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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 US Navy calls off search for 7 missing sailors   The search for seven missing sailors was called off after several bodies were recovered from the flooded compartments of the destroyer 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   Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; 2 dead   Troops were working to rescue families left stranded. 11 were unaccounted for in flooding that wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces 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 N Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat' Map of Hokkaido Japan
China sails warships near islands Trump tells Abe: US-Japan ties are 'cornerstone of peace' North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into Sea of Japan Map of Tongchang-ri North Korea  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' 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 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  The 25-year-old eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will become engaged to law firm worker Kei Komuro, also 25 Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500 Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from N. Korea   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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  Among the injured is the Fitzgerald's commanding officer, who was taken to hospital by helicopter. The destroyer collided with the container ship
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  North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an 'unprecedented' threat to his country


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  The missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido


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Oct.8     Hamilton extends title lead as Vettel's challenge misfires   Lewis Hamilton took full advantage of rival Vettel's latest misfortune to win the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday and extend his advantage in the... Oct.11   Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities   Shinmoedake volcano in southwestern Japan has erupted for the first time in six years. A plume rose 1,700 meters from the crater Oct.22     Japan's Abe on track for landslide victory
  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to 'deal firmly' with North Korea after exit polls suggested he won a clear victory in Sunday's electio
    Two die as Typhoon Lan hits Japan   Typhoon Lan made landfall at Shizuoka, 175km (110 miles) south-west of Tokyo, at about 03:00 local time on Monday Oct.30   Japan man held over bodies and severed heads in flat Map of Zama Japan  Japanese police have arrested 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, after finding parts of nine bodies in his apartment in Zama, near Tokyo

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Nov.4     Trump lands in Japan, kicking off first Asia trip
Map of Yokota Air Base Japan
  President Donald Trump will exhort allies and rivals to step up efforts to counter the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat


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Dec. 7   'Samurai sword' homicide leaves three dead at shrine
Map of Tomioka Hachimangu Japan  Three people have been killed and another injured at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo in what appeared to be a succession feud





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China sails warships near islands North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into Sea of Japan Map of Tongchang-ri North Korea  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' 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 Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from N. Korea   A town in western Japan conducted an evacuation drill Sunday amid rising fear that a North Korean ballistic missile could hit Japanese soil USS Fitzgerald crash: 7 navy crew missing off Japan Map of Yokosuka Japan




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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 Aug.28 N Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat' Map of Hokkaido Japan
  North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an 'unprecedented' threat to his country
Sep.14 North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan Map of Hokkaido Japan
  The missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido




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2017 Mar.26 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 Jun.16 USS Fitzgerald crash: 7 navy crew missing off Japan Map of Yokosuka Japan
  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   The search for seven missing sailors was called off after several bodies were recovered from the flooded compartments of the destroyer Jul.5   Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; 2 dead   Troops were working to rescue families left stranded. 11 were unaccounted for in flooding that wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces Oct.11 Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities   Shinmoedake volcano in southwestern Japan has erupted for the first time in six years. A plume rose 1,700 meters from the crater Oct.22   Two die as Typhoon Lan hits Japan   Typhoon Lan made landfall at Shizuoka, 175km (110 miles) south-west of Tokyo, at about 03:00 local time on Monday Dec. 7 'Samurai sword' homicide leaves three dead at shrine Map of Tomioka Hachimangu Japan  Three people have been killed and another injured at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo in what appeared to be a succession feud



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2017 May.28 Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500
Oct.8   Hamilton extends title lead as Vettel's challenge misfires   Lewis Hamilton took full advantage of rival Vettel's latest misfortune to win the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday and extend his advantage in the...



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2017 Apr.2 Roland founder, digital music pioneer Kakehashi dies
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 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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2017 Jun.14 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 Oct.30 Japan man held over bodies and severed heads in flat Map of Zama Japan  Japanese police have arrested 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, after finding parts of nine bodies in his apartment in Zama, near Tokyo Dec. 7 'Samurai sword' homicide leaves three dead at shrine Map of Tomioka Hachimangu Japan  Three people have been killed and another injured at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo in what appeared to be a succession feud



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2017 Feb.10 Trump tells Abe: US-Japan ties are 'cornerstone of peace'
Apr.17 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... May.17   Princess Mako to lose royal status by marrying commoner  The 25-year-old eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will become engaged to law firm worker Kei Komuro, also 25 Jun.14 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 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 Sep.4 Japanese princess to lose royal status after marrying commoner  Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, is getting married to a university classmate who won her heart with bright smiles and si... Oct.22   Japan's Abe on track for landslide victory
  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to 'deal firmly' with North Korea after exit polls suggested he won a clear victory in Sunday's electio
Nov.4   Trump lands in Japan, kicking off first Asia trip
Map of Yokota Air Base Japan
  President Donald Trump will exhort allies and rivals to step up efforts to counter the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat