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Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70
by Kyoko Hasegawa - October 15, 2019 - 11:43am
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said there was no plan to slow rescue operations, with around 110,000 police, coast guard, firefighters and military troops involved.
Japan's new emperor speaks of 'deep remorse' in 1st speech marking WWII
by Kyoko Hasegawa - August 15, 2019 - 3:10pm
Emperor Naruhito's comments were being monitored in Tokyo and throughout Asia for any change in tone but he closely echoed the language employed by his father Akihito.
Fearing Olympic chaos, Tokyo tells workers: stay home
by Kyoko Hasegawa - July 24, 2019 - 3:38pm
Japan's famously diligent workers spend more hours at the office than employees in almost any other country. But to avoid traffic chaos at next year's Olympics, authorities have a message: stay home.
After decades, Japan courts controversy resuming commercial whaling
by Kyoko Hasegawa - June 30, 2019 - 4:54pm
The planned hunts, while small and far from internationally protected waters, have also sparked anger in countries where whaling is considered outdated and harmful. 
Extra abdication holidays pose dilemma for hardworking Japanese
by Kyoko Hasegawa - April 3, 2019 - 10:56am
A survey by the Asahi Shimbun daily showed 45 percent of Japanese "felt unhappy" about the long vacation, with only 35 percent saying they "felt happy".
Japan's new imperial couple face heavy burden of tradition
by Kyoko Hasegawa - April 1, 2019 - 9:35am
Japan's incoming emperor Crown Prince Naruhito faces the delicate task of balancing tradition within the world's oldest monarchy and his own modern values, including protecting his family from the palace's rigid...
WATCH: Japan gay couples seek marriage rights in Valentine's lawsuit
by Kyoko Hasegawa - February 16, 2019 - 6:21pm
Chizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall, they knew it would be rejected.
Japan gay couples seek marriage rights in Valentine's lawsuit
by Kyoko Hasegawa - February 13, 2019 - 4:02pm
Chizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall, they knew it would be rejected.
Toll from Japan quake rises to 18 as hopes fade for survivors
by Kyoko Hasegawa - September 7, 2018 - 2:59pm
Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud Friday to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake, as the death toll rose to 18.
Six dead as strongest typhoon in quarter century batters Japan
by Kyoko Hasegawa - September 4, 2018 - 9:36pm
The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years battered the west of the country Tuesday with violent winds and heavy rain, killing six and injuring scores more.
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