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Hiroshige Iwakawa Kyodo News TÖKYÖ — Japanese people usually say “Itadakimasu” before partaking of a meal, and “Gochisösama” after they have finished eating. These words express...

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Kyodo News Feature by Justin Maki NEW YORK – In a breathless sequence that starts with the Pearl Harbor address of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the...
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NAGASAKI — A monument to commemorate prisoners of war who died in a World War II prison camp in the southwestern Japan city of...

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WASHINGTON — Senior defense officials from the United States and Japan agreed on Sept. 15 that the relocation of a Marine Corps base within...
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TÖKYÖ — Novelist Haruki Murakami’s newest essay, “Shokugyo Toshiteno Shosetsuka,” in which Murakami looks back on his life as a novelist, hit bookstore shelves...
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TÖKYÖ — In a note sent Sept. 12 from the International Space Station, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui said it is important to preserve the...
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TÖKYÖ — The number of foreign visitors to Japan this year — 13.42 million as of Sept. 10 — has already surpassed last year’s...
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TÖKYÖ — Thousands of young people rallied throughout Japan on Aug. 23, protesting controversial security bills that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing for...
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TÖKYÖ — Hitachi Ltd. has unveiled a prototype double-arm robot that can pick up various types of goods from shelves and pack them into...

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TÖKYÖ — An era came to an end Sunday, Aug. 23, when Japan’s last “Blue Train” long-distance sleeper train in service completed its final...

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