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Japan inflation slips, unemployment up in Sept.

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:21AM UTC A businessman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up.

FIFA launches campaign to combat match-fixing

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:41AM UTC Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — FIFA, international players’ union FIFPro and Interpol have launched a campaign to combat match-fixing.

Japanese swimmer Tomita suspended for camera theft

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:47PM UTC Naoya Tomita. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — The Japan Swimming Federation has suspended Naoya Tomita until March 31, 2016 after the swimmer was allegedly caught stealing a camera at the Asian Games.

Ebola expert says China at risk and seeks Japan aid

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:09PM UTC The body of a man found in the street, suspected of dying from the ebola virus is covered and removed by health workers, in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers of Chinese workers travelling to and from Africa.

Recovering crown princess to attend Japan banquet

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:08AM UTC Japan's Crown Princess Masako, right, and Crown Prince Naruhito leave a welcome ceremony for King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Crown Princess Masako is set to attend a banquet for the visiting Dutch royals, her first such appearance since developing a stress-related illness.

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