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Japan to conduct first major survey on racism...

A number of incidents of hate speech against specific ethnic groups on the streets or online have been reported in recent years.

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Japan economy barely grows in April-June:...

On an annualised basis, the economy expanded a revised 0.7 percent, compared with a slight 0.2 percent expansion in the preliminary data.

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Japanese man, 73, completes record swim across...

The strait is only 19.5km wide at its narrowest point, but Tominaga ended up swimming 38km.

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Hundreds of flights grounded as typhoon strikes...

Typhoon Mindulle made landfall in Tateyama city, 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Tokyo.

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Japan warns China over 'territorial aggression'...

Japan also expressed concern over increased activity in the East China Sea.

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False megaquake alert shakes Tokyo

Japan's Meteorological Agency had sent and immediately withdrawn the alert, but the cancellation did not reach some app operators in time, a spokesman...

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Ex-employee kills 19 in disabled home knife...

The 26-year-old man, who reportedly threatened to kill hundreds of disabled people earlier this year, later turned himself in at a police station, admitting...

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19 killed in Japan knife attack

A doctor at one of the hospitals where victims were taken described some with "deep stab" wounds to the neck.

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How Brazil made a Japanese sport its own...

The sport's founder spread judo to Europe and the Americas around the turn of the 20th century, but Brazil was slow to catch on.

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Suspected N. Korean defector found in Japan:...

The man told the police that he left North Korea by ship last week, public broadcaster NHK and the Asahi Shimbun said, without clarifying why he was on...

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How to safeguard your home while...

During this season, a number of people travel to their villages to join their family members in one big Christmas party and new year celebration.