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Japan dominates on first day of the Tokyo Grand Slam

Pedro Lasuén, euronews: “The World Judo Tour is drawing to a close and it’s time for competitors to wrap up the season in style.

Pedro Lasuén, euronews: “The World Judo Tour is drawing to a close and it’s time for competitors to wrap up the season in style.

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North Korea faces fresh sanctions over its atomic ambitions

Japan and South Korea have agreed to impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

Japan and South Korea have agreed to impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

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Japanese skating rink causes uproar by freezing 5,000 dead fish in ice

Owners of a skating rink at Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu, Japan, came under fire for what they called an “Ice Aquarium”. The project

Owners of a skating rink at Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu, Japan, came under fire for what they called an “Ice Aquarium”. The project

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First November snow in Tokyo for 54 years

The Japanese capital does see snow at least once a year, it usually falls in January or February and rarely accumulates for long.

The Japanese capital does see snow at least once a year, it usually falls in January or February and rarely accumulates for long.

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Leaders react to Trump's plan to pull out of TPP trade pact

World leaders have reacted to Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day as President.

World leaders have reacted to Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day as President.

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Japanese tsunami makes waves

A powerful earthquake sent a series of moderate tsunamis toward Japan’s northeastern shore onTuesday, causing rivers in some areas to flow upstream.

A powerful earthquake sent a series of moderate tsunamis toward Japan’s northeastern shore onTuesday, causing rivers in some areas to flow upstream.

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Japanese PM Abe believes Trump 'can be trusted'

Donald Trump has received a vote of confidence from the first foreign leader he has met since winning the race to the White House.

Donald Trump has received a vote of confidence from the first foreign leader he has met since winning the race to the White House.

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Rubber Trump sells out

A factory in Japan is struggling to cope with orders for rubber masks of US President-elect Donald Trump.

A factory in Japan is struggling to cope with orders for rubber masks of US President-elect Donald Trump.

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Trump victory overshadows Japan's growth

Japan's economic growth was stronger than expected in Q3 but the election of Donald Trump is casting uncertainty over its export prospects.

Japan's economic growth was stronger than expected in Q3 but the election of Donald Trump is casting uncertainty over its export prospects.

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Toyota picks up the tab for rusty pickups

Rustproofing issues with Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles are to cost Toyota $3.4 billion in settling a US federal class action law suit.

Rustproofing issues with Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles are to cost Toyota $3.4 billion in settling a US federal class action law suit.

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Halloween celebrations in Tokyo

Thousands of Halloween revelers took to the streets of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya shopping district on Sunday (October 30).

Thousands of Halloween revelers took to the streets of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya shopping district on Sunday (October 30).

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All change on the ISS

A joint US, Russian and Japanese crew have landed back on earth after leaving the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule.

A joint US, Russian and Japanese crew have landed back on earth after leaving the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule.

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Philippines President Duterte reassures Japan over China visit

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said his recent visit to China was about economics and not security, as he sought to reassure Japan on an official visit to the…

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said his recent visit to China was about economics and not security, as he sought to reassure Japan on an official visit to the…

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Saving the whale - IWC meets in Slovenia

Dispute between Australia and Japan is likely to feature near the top of the agenda at the organisation's biennial congress

Dispute between Australia and Japan is likely to feature near the top of the agenda at the organisation's biennial congress

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Japanese pensioner injures three in suicide blast

A Japanese pensioner blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, injuring three people, according to local media.

A Japanese pensioner blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, injuring three people, according to local media.

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Nintendo unveils next-generation games console

Nintendo has shown off its next-generation video gaming console - the Switch - to be launched worldwide in March 2017.

Nintendo has shown off its next-generation video gaming console - the Switch - to be launched worldwide in March 2017.

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Nissan rescues Mitsubishi after mileage fixing scandal

Nissan takes a controlling stake in Mitsubishi to rebuild trust after a scandal over falsifying the fuel economy figures of some of its vehicles.

Nissan takes a controlling stake in Mitsubishi to rebuild trust after a scandal over falsifying the fuel economy figures of some of its vehicles.