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Thunderstorm in Tokyo area disrupts mass transit

Jul 24, 2013

Thunderstorm in Tokyo area disrupts mass transit

A heavy thunderstorm that struck Tokyo and northern Kanagawa Prefecture on Tuesday afternoon caused a power outage that forced train passengers to walk on a railway track and a bullet-train line to shut down. The outage, possibly caused by a lightning strike at around ...

Dolphins have 'names,' respond to cohorts' calls

Jul 24, 2013

Dolphins have 'names,' respond to cohorts' calls

Wild bottlenose dolphins design unique signature whistles to identify themselves, and answer when a close cohort calls them by name, researchers said Monday. A study of 200 bottlenose dolphins off the eastern coast of Scotland found that they are the only nonhuman mammals to ...

South's new heroes? Spies from North

| Jul 24, 2013

South's new heroes? Spies from North

They are handsome, daring, patriotic and multilingual elite fighters who dodge bullets while remaining loyal to their women and families. Meet the new heroes of South Korean cinema — North Korean spies. Portrayed by Hollywood as merciless terrorists in films such as “White House ...

With baby, Kate's apprenticeship has just begun

| Jul 24, 2013

With baby, Kate's apprenticeship has just begun

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She transformed herself effortlessly from ordinary Kate Middleton into a future queen — but for Britain’s most famous new mother, the work has just begun. Exhausted after giving birth, 31-year-old Kate will have little time to recover before she and Prince William present their ...

Young returnees aiding post-disaster Tohoku

Jul 24, 2013

Young returnees aiding post-disaster Tohoku

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A rising number of young people who had left their hometowns in Tohoku before the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami wrecked the region have started returning to support its recovery. Mamoru Kondo, 27, is one of many young Tohoku natives who had moved ...

Jul 24, 2013

The danger zone for eels

As Japanese eels move closer to an international endangered species list, Japanese consumers had better try to curb their appetite for them.

Ginza merchant has essence of Edo cool

| Jul 24, 2013

Ginza merchant has essence of Edo cool

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Masayuki Kazama, 51, is the owner of StockPlus, a mailbox-rental and parcel-forwarding service located in Tokyo’s Ginza district, just opposite the Kabukiza theater. Printing business cards, pamphlets, posters and seasonal greeting cards for nearby mom-and-pop shops, restaurants and hostess clubs, Kazama and his staff ...

Koki Kameda defends bantamweight title

Jul 24, 2013

Koki Kameda defends bantamweight title

Koki Kameda successfully defended his WBA bantamweight title for a seventh time on Tuesday, winning by unanimous decision against third-ranked challenger John Mark Apolinario of the Philippines. Kameda won a razor-thin split decision over Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym of Thailand in April, but he put in ...

Marinos snatch victory from Kagawa, Manchester United

Jul 24, 2013

Marinos snatch victory from Kagawa, Manchester United

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Shinji Kagawa came off the bench but failed to prevent Manchester United from falling to a 3-2 exhibition-match defeat to Yokohama F. Marinos on Tuesday night. Kagawa started the match among the substitutes at Nissan Stadium after linking up with the Premier League champions ...