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'Pokemon Go' craze leads to spate of accidents, traffic offenses across Japan

Soon after Friday’s release of the smartphone game “Pokemon Go” in Japan, the craze resulted in numerous traffic accidents and other incidents nationwide, police said Monday. “Pokemon Go” is an augmented-reality game in which users visit real-life locations in search of virtual creatures that appear superimposed on smartphone screens. Among ...

Jul 25, 2016

Hiroshima students offer 1,000 paper cranes, call for peace at event

About 500 elementary and junior high school students offered 1,000 orizuru paper cranes Monday at the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. During the ceremony to pray for world peace, the cranes were placed at the “Genbaku no Ko” (“A-Bombed Child”) sculpture, ...

Jul 25, 2016

Japan takes 115 whales in northwest Pacific hunt

Japanese whalers have concluded their annual northwestern Pacific hunt, killing 90 sei whales and 25 Bryde’s whales, the Fisheries Agency said Monday. The numbers taken for what the government says is scientific research, but which many critics say is cover for commercial whaling, was ...