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Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500   Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 as F1 star Fernando Alonso was forced to retire with smoke billowing from his... Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from N. Korea Map of Abu Japan  A town in western Japan conducted an evacuation drill Sunday amid rising fear that a North Korean ballistic missile could hit Japanese soil Japan passes controversial anti-terror conspiracy law  PM Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc pushed it through the upper house early on Thursday, despite vocal opposition USS Fitzgerald crash: 7 navy crew missing off Japan Map of Yokosuka Japan
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Avalanche leaves 6 students unconscious Map of Nasu Tochigi Japan  Authorities say six Japanese high school students have been found unconscious after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort Roland founder, digital music pioneer Kakehashi dies  Ikutaro Kakehashi, the Japanese engineer who pioneered digital music and founded synthesizer giant Roland Corp., has died at 87 US VP Pence arrives in Japan to focus on trade   U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Japan for the second stop of a 10-day Asia tour. The focus is expected to shift in Japan to tr... Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel  Japan has dispatched its biggest warship, in the first such operation since it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military   Princess Mako to lose royal status by marrying commoner
China sails warships near islands   Three Chinese warships sailed near the contested Senkaku Islands Monday, apparently sending a message to the U.S.   Trump tells Abe: US-Japan ties are 'cornerstone of peace'  Trump said the alliance between the US and Japan was the 'cornerstone of peace' in the Pacific, after meeting Japan's Prime Minister North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into Sea of Japan Map of Tongchang-ri North Korea

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  Three of them fell into Japan's exclusive economic zone after flying some 1,000km (620 miles), in what PM Shinzo Abe called a 'new stage of threat'

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  The 25-year-old eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will become engaged to law firm worker Kei Komuro, also 25

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  Among the injured is the Fitzgerald's commanding officer, who was taken to hospital by helicopter. The destroyer collided with the container ship
Jun.17   USS Fitzgerald: Several sailors' bodies found Map of Yokosuka Japan
  Navy divers have found several bodies aboard the USS Fitzgerald Sunday but a spokewoman confirmed that not all seven have been located
Jun.18   US Navy calls off search for 7 missing sailors Map of Yokosuka Japan  The search for seven missing sailors was called off after several bodies were recovered from the flooded compartments of the destroyer Jun.25   Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy   Japanese car parts maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan. It is facing billions of dollars in liabilities

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Jul.5     Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; 2 dead
Map of Fukuoka Kyushu Japan  Troops were working to rescue families left stranded. 11 were unaccounted for in flooding that wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces Jul.6   EU and Japan reach free trade deal
  The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world's biggest economic areas

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