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Feb 27, 2015

Japan, Poland agree to bolster security, energy ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski agreed Friday to strengthen security ties by holding regular defense talks, Japanese officials said. During talks at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo, Abe and Komorowski also decided to boost cooperation on energy, including atomic ...

Feb 27, 2015

Three teen suspects held in Kawasaki boy's slaying

Three male teenagers were arrested Friday on suspicion of stabbing to death a 13-year-old boy in Kawasaki last week, investigative sources said. The eldest of the three, an 18-year-old resident believed to be the main suspect, told investigators he wishes to remain silent, while ...

Feb 27, 2015

Erupting volcanic island still expanding on 2013 debut

Japan is getting a bit more space as the new island formed by a volcanic eruption in 2013 keeps growing. New footage of far-flung Nishinoshima shows the volcano some 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo erupting up to six times a minute, spewing ...

Fish distributor thrives as tablets speed up orders

Feb 27, 2015

Fish distributor thrives as tablets speed up orders

by Junji Yamaguchi

Hachimenroppi Inc., a Tokyo-based venture, is growing rapidly thanks to its tablet computer-based platform for distributing fresh fish. The company provides tablets to restaurants free of charge, allowing them to order fish based on their prospects for arrival at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the nation’s ...

Feb 27, 2015

Noted jockey Goto dies in apparent suicide

Jockey Hiroki Goto, whose victory total of 1,447 is 16th in Japanese horse racing history, was found dead in an apparent suicide in his home in Ami, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Friday. The fire department responded to an emergency call from his family around ...

Prince William lays flowers at Yokohama war cemetery

Feb 27, 2015

Prince William lays flowers at Yokohama war cemetery

Britain’s Prince William on Friday paid a visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Yokohama and attended a luncheon hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during his first Japan visit that started the previous day. The Duke of Cambridge, 32, who will stay ...