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Japanese man gets back boat lost in 2011 tsunami

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:01AM UTC Japanese man gets back boat lost in 2011 tsunami

HONOLULU (AP) — A Japanese man says he’s grateful for the return of his boat three years after it disappeared in the 2011 tsunami.

Dozens take refuge from Japan quake aftershocks

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 2:02PM UTC Dozens take refuge from Japan quake aftershocks

TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of villagers are staying in shelters as aftershocks rattle a region in central Japan jolted by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes. The damage in a mountainous area that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics was worse than

Magnitude-6.8 quake strikes central Japan’s Nagano city

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:48PM UTC Magnitude-6.8 quake strikes central Japan’s Nagano city

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit parts of Nagano city and surrounding areas the hardest. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake’s magnitude was 6.2. The earthquake

Japan orders air bag maker to conduct investigation

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:53AM UTC Japan orders air bag maker to conduct investigation

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s transport ministry has told air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the U.S. and other countries.

Japan’s lower house dissolved for snap election

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:23PM UTC Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan’s parliament, paving the way for a general election next month.

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