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Jul 10, 2014

Japan to host dementia conference

Japan will host an international conference on dementia in Tokyo and two other prefectures in early November, the government said. The event will focus on new care and prevention models for the disease, and will take place Nov. 5 to 7, officials said Wednesday. ...

Jul 10, 2014

Underworld suspect kills self in clinic amid standoff

A 52-year-old former mobster fatally shot himself Wednesday after a four-hour standoff with police at a clinic in Okayama Prefecture, police said Thursday. Susumu Yoshioka had been served an arrest warrant for alleged violations of the Law on Punishment of Organized Crime and Control ...

Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Kyushu

Jul 10, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Kyushu

Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Kyushu early Thursday after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country. “It landed near the city of Akune shortly before 7 a.m.,” an official at the Meteorological Agency said. ...

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Jul 10, 2014

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Japan lodged a protest Wednesday with China over a newspaper’s depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan, as the only nation to have suffered atomic attacks, will “never tolerate” ...

Typhoon Neoguri heads for Kyushu, death toll hits four

Jul 9, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri heads for Kyushu, death toll hits four

Extreme winds and torrential rains battered the Okinawan islands and other parts of Japan on Wednesday, leaving at least four dead and threatening widespread flooding as typhoon Neoguri headed for Kyushu. The effects of the powerful storm were widespread, and included a mudslide in ...