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'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at...

The oldest man in the world is 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka of Japan, the organisation announced on April 10.

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One killed as landslide engulfs houses in...

The landslide hit in the early hours of Wednesday, and rescuers were searching for five women and one man reported missing after dirt engulfed three local...

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Japan marks sarin attacks anniversary as...

At a solemn ceremony at Kasumigaseki station, one of the targets of the 1995 attacks which is surrounded by key government buildings, Tokyo subway staff...

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Japan ministry admits altering documents...

Abe and his finance minister Taro Aso face mounting pressure over the scandal, which has resurfaced in recent days with allegations that officials altered...

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'Citizen scientists' track radiation seven...

Safecast now has around 3,000 devices worldwide and data from 90 countries

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Japan PM scraps key policy after dodgy data...

The opposition spotted dozens of inconsistencies in the data including absurdities like statistics showing overtime of "45 hours per day"

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Taxi! Companies line up to overhaul Japan's...

Uber is far from alone in targeting the market, with Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and Japanese telecom firm SoftBank announcing a deal in early...

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Thousands stranded, scores injured in snowbound...

The weather paralysed Monday evening's commute as millions of workers battled to get home in one of the world's most populous cities.

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US apologises to Japan over repeated military...

In October, an American military helicopter burst into flames after landing in an empty field on the island.

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Asia markets enjoy fresh rally as energy...

The positive start to the year for equities follows a stellar 2017.

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