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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese mother and three children jump to death in 'family suicide'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Police in Japan are probing a possible family suicide after a mother and her three small children plunged to their deaths from an apartment complex, they said ... east of Tokyo, a police spokesman said. “They are believed to be a mother and her children,” he said. Asked if it appeared to be a forced family suicide, he said: “Police are investigating ...

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    Japanese PM pushes North Korea to resolve abductions issue

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 05:26pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... of the abduction victims have been returned to their families.” Shinzo Abe “Resolving the abductions issue is the top priority of my administration,” the prime minister told the crowd. “My mission will not be over until the day all of the abduction victims have been returned to their families.” North Korea is expected to announce the preliminary results of its new investigation soon, possibly ...

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    Hello Kitty confirmed as human, despite whiskers and pointy ears

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... whiskers and pointy ears, just like the rest of her family, Kitty has her own pet- a "real" cat named Charmmy Kitty. Her life story has always been there, the spokesman said. Web users ...

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    Japanese court rules against Fukushima operator Tepco in landmark suicide case

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... damages to the bereaved family of a farmer who committed suicide at age 64 on March 24, 2011, through an out-of-court settlement. Tepco has settled a number of other suicide-related claims through ... the crisis was triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan. Their home was located about 40km away from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Watanabe and other family members ...

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    Tokyo court awards 5 million yen to family of Ghanaian killed in custody

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Court gives ¥5m to wife of killed Ghanaian A Japanese court yesterday awarded compensation to the family of a Ghanaian who died in immigration custody, blaming officials for accidentally killing the man who was restrained with handcuffs and a mouth gag. Tokyo District Court ruled that the family of Abubakar Awudu Suraj- who was awaiting ...

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    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... into the minds of the public this year. "I respect kamikaze pilots- they sacrificed their lives for their families and the country," 18-year-old Tokyo university student Tsurugi Nakamura said ...

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    Japanese anime producer may have made its last film

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:08am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 1985 after the success of the 1984 film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Ghibli built its reputation on its morally complex yet family-friendly films, popularising the anime form worldwide ...

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    Japanese girl accused of beheading friend has history of violence

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AP

    ... state. The 16-year-old, who was arrested on Sunday for the decapitation of 15-year-old friend Aiwa Matsuo, was raised in a wealthy family in Sasebo, a port city of 255,000 people. She was close ... wouldn't have happened," he said. In April, the girl entered senior secondary school and moved out of the family home, living alone in the condominium where the killing took place. Her father ...

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    More Japanese women freeze eggs and put their careers first

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by KYODO

    ... a family as she thought "getting pregnant would be a handicap" for her at the male-dominated company she works for. But since her husband wants their baby, she thought about preserving ...

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    Japanese woman clings to hope lost sister is alive in North Korea

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... on an isolated beach on the Sea of Japan 360km from home- not far from where two known abductees were taken. Years of fruitless searching followed. The family feared Miho might have run away from home, upset by the death of her elder brother in a road accident. They were notified when bodies were found, but none was a match. In 2002, Morimoto met other families who believed their loved ones ...




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