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May 26, 2016

Double foreign winners of Japanese decorations: panel

A government panel reviewing Japan’s decoration and medal award system proposed Thursday almost doubling the number of foreign awardees to 300 per year in a phased approach. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is expected to revise the system from this fall’s awards based on ...

Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at age 69

May 26, 2016

Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at age 69

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Hanako, the oldest elephant in Japan, died Thursday afternoon at Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo, the metropolitan government said. The beloved female was 69 years old. According to the metropolitan government, Hanako was found lying on the floor of her cage at around 8:30 ...