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    Japan's payback may come at the end of a 5.56 Howa barrel
    Despite Japan's post-World War II constitution absolutely forbidding even to use the words army, navy or air force regarding the nation's Self-Defense Forces,Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (phonetically pronounced "Ah-bay") has made...
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    UAE stun Asian champions and advance to semis
    Japan have seen their dream of defending their Asian Cup title crushed as they were humbled by UAE at Stadium Australia on Friday night. After a tight match ended 1-1, Japan became the second fancied side of the night to go out, losing 5-4 on...
  • Japan celebrate v Jordan 2015AC
    Japan beat Jordan and top group
    Japan have kept up their perfect record in the 2015 Asian Cup as they managed a 2-0 win over Jordan at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Tuesday night. It was an impressive Jordan performance as the put up a gallant fight against the defending...
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    Japan doubles tourism
    Japan tourism officials are on their way to boost the country's tourism to 20 million foreign visitors a year by 2020. That's the target year Japan hosts the Summer Olympics, from July 24 to August 9.Currently, visitors top about 10...
  • Former Aces first baseman signs with Nationals
    Former Aces first baseman signs with Nationals
    Kila Ka'aihue is coming back to the United States to play baseball.The former Reno Aces first baseman (2013) signed a minor league contract this week with the Washington Nationals with an invitation to spring training. Ka'aihue has spent...
  • Japan celebrate goal against Iraq
    Penalty gives Japan win in battle of recent champions
    It may not have been the clinical performance they wanted but Japan got the job done in a 1-0 win against Iraq at Brisbane Stadium on Friday night. The win means Japan have all but sealed progress to the next round, needing just a point.A first...
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    Japan to build floating solar panel islands to power residential areas
    With Americans currently enjoying the lowest gas prices in several years the topic of renewable energy has been more or less put on the backburner of conversation by politicians but that doesn't mean the rest of the world isn't moving on...
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    Japanese Prime Minister Abe may visit Pearl Harbor
    Japanese Prime Minister Abe is planning a spring trip to the United States. During that visit Abe is considering a visit to Pearl Harbor reports the Mainichi on Jan. 15, 2015. Abe's visit to the United States has been planned as part of...
  • Japan celebrate v Palestine AC2015
    Japan open Asian Cup defense with big win over Palestine
    Japan got the perfect start to their Asian Cup title defense as they managed a 4-0 win over Palestine at Newcastle Stadium on Monday night. It was a convincing victory from the Asian Champions as they put the tournament debutants to the sword...
  • Unbroken
    To Remain Unbroken
    Unbroken: Rated “PG-13“ (2 hours, 17 minutes)Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Takamasa Ishihara, Garrett Hedlund, Finn WittrockDirected by: Angelina JolieJust when you thought that we were long past WWII films, we get...
  • Hippo crying in pain after falling from truck (a second time) dies
    Hippo crying in pain after falling from truck (a second time) dies
    A hippopotamus was found in tears after falling from a truck in Taiwan.The hippo, about two meters in length, fell so awkwardly that he managed to smash some of his teeth and well, who wouldn’t cry in a situation like that? The truck driver,...
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    New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is going home to Japan
    Hiroki Kuroda made headlines when he signed on with the New York Yankees as one of the most talented baseball players around. Now it appears as if he wants to go home to continue his career. Major League Baseball reported on Dec. 26, 2014,...
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    The Beatles release their catalog as higher quality SHM-CDs, but just in Japan
    On Dec. 17, Universal Music Group in Japan announced it has released a full stocking of Beatles albums in the SHM-CD (Super High Quality Material) format. The albums being released are all 13 of the Beatles' original UK stereo albums, – ...
  • McDonald's fries are being rationed in Japan
    McDonald's fries in Japan rationed: Labor disputes hold back fast food staple
    McDonald's fries in Japan are being rationed, putting fans that include United States expats at loose ends because of this shortcoming. Although many believe the French perfected this taste treat, the modified potato is really a fast food...
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    Yoshiki Sets Record Bid to Benefit Grammy Foundation and Musicares
    Yoshiki's VIP fan experience was originally to be awarded to just one bidder, but in an effort to maximize fundraising and recognize the generosity of his fans, he ultimately decided to award the two highest bidders. They each won an...