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Avalanche kills 7 students, instructor in Japan

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:21:30 GMT2017-03-27T14:21:30Z

TOKYO (AP) -- An avalanche killed seven Japanese high school students and an instructor Monday during a mountaineering field trip at a ski resort north of Tokyo, authorities said....



As Japan suicides drop, survivor shares story to save others

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:03:05 GMT2017-03-23T07:03:05Z

TOKYO (AP) -- It's not that he wanted to die. Rather, Kazuo Sawato says, he couldn't bear his life anymore. The 31-year-old Japanese office worker ran to the roof's edge and jumped....



Japan PM accused of giving cash for nationalistic school

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:55:56 GMT2017-03-23T04:55:56Z

TOKYO (AP) -- The head of an ultra-nationalistic Japanese school operator at the center of a land and political scandal has testified in parliament that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife for an elementary school where she once was honorary principal....



Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge NKorean restraint

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:00:09 GMT2017-03-20T13:00:09Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work toward resolving a longstanding territorial dispute through cooperation in a range of areas....



Japan's parliament proposes abdication law for emperor

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:55:02 GMT2017-03-17T14:55:02Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese ruling and opposition parties on Friday handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a proposal urging his government to write a special one-time law that would allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate....