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Sep 7, 2016

Wakayama shooting suspect had stimulants in his system

The man suspected of killing an employee at a construction firm last week in the city of Wakayama and who later shot himself to death had stimulants in his system, police said. The Wakayama Prefectural Police collected urine samples from the body of Yasuhide ...

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo reports first Asian elephant pregnancy

Sep 7, 2016

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo reports first Asian elephant pregnancy

An Asian elephant at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo is pregnant in a first for the zoo, which opened in 1882. Zoo officials said the 18-year-old elephant, named Authi, is expected to give birth around June or July. Only 10 births of Asian elephants ...

Sep 7, 2016

Japan angling for treaty to obtain EU flight passenger records

The government plans to begin negotiations with the European Union to gain access to passenger records on flights bound for Japan as part of security efforts ahead of the 2020 Olympics. Currently, Japan receives passenger records from major airlines across the world, but has ...