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'Talk instead of yelling at North Korea' - Russian diplomat

The US said on Thursday that its policy was to exert maximum pressure on North Korea through sanctions and diplomatic activity, echoing comments made by the Trump administration the previous…

The US said on Thursday that its policy was to exert maximum pressure on North Korea through sanctions and diplomatic activity, echoing comments made by the Trump administration the previous…

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Putin and Abe in call to defuse tensions over North Korea

Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe have called on North Korea and other countries to avoid antagonising tensions around Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.

Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe have called on North Korea and other countries to avoid antagonising tensions around Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.

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The US talks trade with Tokyo

The US vice president is in Japan for talks. Mike Pence is also hoping to reassure Tokyo, a key ally, amid rising tensions over North Korea.

The US vice president is in Japan for talks. Mike Pence is also hoping to reassure Tokyo, a key ally, amid rising tensions over North Korea.

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South Korea: North's failed missile test 'threatens whole world'

South Korea reacted to the North’s failed missile launch on Sunday by threatening punitive action if such action is repeated, or leads to further provocation such as a nuclear test or a long-range mis

South Korea reacted to the North’s failed missile launch on Sunday by threatening punitive action if such action is repeated, or leads to further provocation such as a nuclear test or a long-range mis

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North Korea: Japan warns of Sarin missile threat

The North Korean US-based monitoring service 38 North has said the country’s nuclear site is ‘‘primed and ready’‘ for a sixth nuclear test.

The North Korean US-based monitoring service 38 North has said the country’s nuclear site is ‘‘primed and ready’‘ for a sixth nuclear test.

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Insect noodles on the menu in Tokyo

A full meal consists of insect ramen, a bowl of rice with crickets, spring rolls with fried worms and ice cream flavoured with insect powder

A full meal consists of insect ramen, a bowl of rice with crickets, spring rolls with fried worms and ice cream flavoured with insect powder

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US warships are sent to the Korean peninsula

An aircraft-carrier led navy strike group was rerouted towards the western Pacific amid concerns about Pyongyang's weapons programme.

An aircraft-carrier led navy strike group was rerouted towards the western Pacific amid concerns about Pyongyang's weapons programme.

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Tokyo Cherry blossoms in full bloom

Hundreds of people joined together to celebrate the start of spring under Tokyo’s cherry blossom trees as they reached ‘peak bloom’.

Hundreds of people joined together to celebrate the start of spring under Tokyo’s cherry blossom trees as they reached ‘peak bloom’.

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Several students feared dead in Japan avalanche

Rescue teams have begun the desperate search for survivors after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.

Rescue teams have begun the desperate search for survivors after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.

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Japan court rules state liable for negligence over Fukushima

A court in Japan has ruled for the first time that the state is jointly liable for negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

A court in Japan has ruled for the first time that the state is jointly liable for negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

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The fastest mochi makers in Japan

The Japanese city of Nara is a popular tourist attraction where mochi rice products are made.

The Japanese city of Nara is a popular tourist attraction where mochi rice products are made.

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A second robot staffed hotel opens in Tokyo

Dinosaur receptionists were on standby on Wednesday (March 15) as a second hotel staffed mostly by robots and automatons opened in Tokyo.

Dinosaur receptionists were on standby on Wednesday (March 15) as a second hotel staffed mostly by robots and automatons opened in Tokyo.

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Japan develops technology to improve health

“What better place than Japan to discover innovative healthcare solutions and technology that can improve people’s lives all over the world.

“What better place than Japan to discover innovative healthcare solutions and technology that can improve people’s lives all over the world.

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Japan mourns earthquake and tsunami victims

Throughout Japan, minutes of silence were observed in tribute to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people six years ago.

Throughout Japan, minutes of silence were observed in tribute to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people six years ago.

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Fukushima towns cleared of wild boars

After residents were forced to flee their homes in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture in 2011, wild boars moved in.

After residents were forced to flee their homes in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture in 2011, wild boars moved in.

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Nintendo's Switch console sales strong

Nintendo's shares rose following reports of strong sales of its Switch console, but analysts say it's too early to project its long term success.

Nintendo's shares rose following reports of strong sales of its Switch console, but analysts say it's too early to project its long term success.