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  Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final  A virtuoso performance from the 27-year-old ensured gold in the men's all-around gymnastics final Wednesday for the second Games in successi...   Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo Map of Maracana Rio de Janeiro Brazil
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04-15 Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan
C. 08-08 Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate Tokyo
D. 08-21 Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

  Fresh magnitude-5.4 quake strikes southern Japan   Kumamoto Prefectural official Tomoyuki Tanaka says the death toll is still unclear, with the fire department reporting a higher number of at...   Japan earthquake: Thousands spend night in cold and wet Map of Kumamoto Kyushu Japan  Tens of thousands of people have spent a cold and wet night in temporary shelters following two earthquakes that struck the island of Kyushu Thousands search for missing in Japan's deadly earthquakes Japan earthquake: '250,000 told to leave amid fear of tremors' Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima on Japan and Vietnam trip   G7 warns of Brexit as risk to global growth priority  A declaration at the G7 meeting in Japan says a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would pose a 'serious threat to global growth' More than 300 people on board Korean Air plane evacuated over engine fire   Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit   Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima since the World War Two nuclear attack Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido Map of Shikabe Hokkaido Japan  A boy who went missing in remote woods in Japan after being left alone by his parents as a punishment has been found alive and well Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe resigns over spending scandal Pound falls further in Asian trading on Monday Stocks in the Asia Pacific region see more gains Toyota recalls half million US cars over faulty airbags   Japan exit polls suggest boost for PM Abe in senate election  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to increase his majority in the upper house of parliament after elections, exit polls suggest Japanese Emperor Akihito 'wishes to abdicate'  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has expressed his desire to abdicate in the next few years, public broadcaster NHK reports Nintendo shares up more than 50% since Pokemon Go release Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first female governor North Korea fires ballistic missile into Japanese waters Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate
  N Korea nuclear: US, Japan, S Korea pledge united response   The US, South Korea and Japan have said they will be united in their response to North Korea's claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen ... Strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake rattles northern Japan Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27   The bus veered into the opposite lane near the famous resort town, rammed through a guardrail and slid down the mountainside Apple, Samsung and Sony face child labour claims Japan adopts negative interest rate in surprise move  The benchmark rate of -0.1% means that the central bank will charge commercial banks 0.1% on some of their deposits Japan 'paternity leave' MP quits amid affair scandal  Kensuke Miyazaki who sparked a national debate about paternity leave has quit after admitting to having an affair as his wife was due to give... Japanese shares plunge amid global economic worries Japan's economy contracts in fourth quarter   The economy contracted by 0.4% quarter on quarter, adding to a string of setbacks for the government's economic reform policy Japan's Sharp accepts Foxconn takeover bid   Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary   Japan is marking the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18,000 dead or missing Runaway Japanese zebra dies in golf course lake Offshore magnitude-6 earthquake shakes central Japan   John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial Map of Hiroshima Japan  US Secretary of State John Kerry has made a historic visit to the Hiroshima memorial in Japan, which commemorates the world's first atomic bombing Search continues for survivors after biggest Japan quake since 2011   Rescuers have been searching for anyone trapped under rubble after a powerful earthquake hit southern Japan. At least nine people died Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto Map of Kumamoto Kyushu Japan


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  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his duties
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  The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo
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Nov.17     Japan PM: 'I have great confidence in Trump'   Japan's PM Shinzo Abe has said he has 'great confidence' in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of... Nov.21   Japan lifts tsunami advisories issued after 7.4 earthquake Map of Fukushima Japan
  Japan has lifted the tsunami advisories issued after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit its eastern coast near Fukushima at about 06:00 local time
Nov.22     7.4 quake was aftershock from 2011
Map of Fukushima Japan  The Japan weather agency said that the quake that triggered moderate tsunamis was an aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake Nov.23 Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years

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Dec.18 Club World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sinks brave Antlers
Dec.26     Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit Map of Pearl Harbour Hawaii
  Abe has visited several memorials in Hawaii, ahead of a visit to Pearl Harbor, the US naval base attacked by the Japanese in 1941





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  Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit   Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima since the World War Two nuclear attack North Korea fires ballistic missile into Japanese waters Strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake rattles northern Japan Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27   The bus veered into the opposite lane near the famous resort town, rammed through a guardrail and slid down the mountainside   Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary   Japan is marking the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18,000 dead or missing Runaway Japanese zebra dies in golf course lake Offshore magnitude-6 earthquake shakes central Japan Search continues for survivors after biggest Japan quake since 2011   Rescuers have been searching for anyone trapped under rubble after a powerful earthquake hit southern Japan. At least nine people died Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto Map of Kumamoto Kyushu Japan




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  A more powerful 7.3 earthquake has rocked the southern city of Kumamoto in the middle of the night, a day after an earlier tremor killed nine people
Apr.16   Fresh magnitude-5.4 quake strikes southern Japan   Kumamoto Prefectural official Tomoyuki Tanaka says the death toll is still unclear, with the fire department reporting a higher number of at... Apr.16   Japan earthquake: Thousands spend night in cold and wet
Map of Kumamoto Kyushu Japan  Tens of thousands of people have spent a cold and wet night in temporary shelters following two earthquakes that struck the island of Kyushu Apr.17 Thousands search for missing in Japan's deadly earthquakes Apr.17 Japan earthquake: '250,000 told to leave amid fear of tremors' May.26 More than 300 people on board Korean Air plane evacuated over engine fire Jun.2 Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido
Map of Shikabe Hokkaido Japan  A boy who went missing in remote woods in Japan after being left alone by his parents as a punishment has been found alive and well Aug.21 Typhoon Mindulle disrupts flights and trains in Japan Sep.22 Strong earthquake hits off Japan Nov.21 Japan lifts tsunami advisories issued after 7.4 earthquake Map of Fukushima Japan
  Japan has lifted the tsunami advisories issued after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit its eastern coast near Fukushima at about 06:00 local time
Nov.22   7.4 quake was aftershock from 2011 Map of Fukushima Japan  The Japan weather agency said that the quake that triggered moderate tsunamis was an aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake Nov.23 Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years



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2016 Aug.10   Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final  A virtuoso performance from the 27-year-old ensured gold in the men's all-around gymnastics final Wednesday for the second Games in successi... Aug.21   Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo
Map of Maracana Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo
Sep.7 US Open 2016: Kei Nishikori stuns Andy Murray Dec.18 Club World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sinks brave Antlers



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2016 Jan.18 Apple, Samsung and Sony face child labour claims
Jan.28 Japan adopts negative interest rate in surprise move  The benchmark rate of -0.1% means that the central bank will charge commercial banks 0.1% on some of their deposits Feb.11 Japanese shares plunge amid global economic worries Feb.14 Japan's economy contracts in fourth quarter   The economy contracted by 0.4% quarter on quarter, adding to a string of setbacks for the government's economic reform policy Feb.24 Japan's Sharp accepts Foxconn takeover bid Jun.26 Pound falls further in Asian trading on Monday Jun.28 Stocks in the Asia Pacific region see more gains Jun.28 Toyota recalls half million US cars over faulty airbags Jul.13 Nintendo shares up more than 50% since Pokemon Go release Jul.21 Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan Nov.8 Asian markets tumble as US presidential race tightens



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2016 Jul.25 Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara




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2016 Jan.6   N Korea nuclear: US, Japan, S Korea pledge united response   The US, South Korea and Japan have said they will be united in their response to North Korea's claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen ... Jan.18 Apple, Samsung and Sony face child labour claims
Feb.11 Japan 'paternity leave' MP quits amid affair scandal  Kensuke Miyazaki who sparked a national debate about paternity leave has quit after admitting to having an affair as his wife was due to give... Mar.10   Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary   Japan is marking the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18,000 dead or missing Apr.10   John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial Map of Hiroshima Japan  US Secretary of State John Kerry has made a historic visit to the Hiroshima memorial in Japan, which commemorates the world's first atomic bombing May.10 Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima on Japan and Vietnam trip May.26   G7 warns of Brexit as risk to global growth priority  A declaration at the G7 meeting in Japan says a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would pose a 'serious threat to global growth' May.27   Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit   Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima since the World War Two nuclear attack Jun.14 Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe resigns over spending scandal Jul.10   Japan exit polls suggest boost for PM Abe in senate election  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to increase his majority in the upper house of parliament after elections, exit polls suggest Jul.13 Japanese Emperor Akihito 'wishes to abdicate'  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has expressed his desire to abdicate in the next few years, public broadcaster NHK reports Jul.31 Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first female governor Aug.8 Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate
  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his duties
Nov.8 Asian markets tumble as US presidential race tightens
Nov.17   Japan PM: 'I have great confidence in Trump'   Japan's PM Shinzo Abe has said he has 'great confidence' in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of... Dec.26   Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit Map of Pearl Harbour Hawaii
  Abe has visited several memorials in Hawaii, ahead of a visit to Pearl Harbor, the US naval base attacked by the Japanese in 1941