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Japan to lift evacuation order for Fukushima town of Naraha

Sep 4, 2015

Japan to lift evacuation order for Fukushima town of Naraha

The government is set to lift at midnight Friday its evacuation order for the Fukushima Prefecture town of Naraha, most of which is located within 20 kilometers of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Naraha will be the first ...

German pianist performs atop 296-meter-tall Yokohama Landmark Tower

Sep 4, 2015

German pianist performs atop 296-meter-tall Yokohama Landmark Tower

German pianist Stefan Aaron, known for playing at unusual outdoor places, on Friday performed a work on the helipad of the 296-meter-tall Yokohama Landmark Tower. The 41-year-old played his signature orange-colored piano on Japan’s second-tallest building during the fifth stop of his “Orange Piano ...

Online community offers up Olympic logo ideas

Sep 4, 2015

Online community offers up Olympic logo ideas

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As the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee decided to scrap the official emblem design for the 2020 Games and launch a new competition to find another design, Japan’s online community has been actively discussing what might be suitable alternatives. Many, including some politicians, have turned ...

Sep 4, 2015

Plastic found inside McDonald's frappe

McDonald’s Japan said Friday it is investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals. The company said it temporarily closed the outlet in Osaka this week, and ...