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Japan seeks to keep pressure on NKorea over abductions

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:42:15 GMT2016-12-02T20:42:15Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The government minister responsible for the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea during the 1970s and 80s says he believes growing international pressure will eventually lead to a return of the abductees or their remains....



Coca-Cola No. 1 in Japan with drinks galore, but not Coke

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:13:45 GMT2016-11-29T13:13:45Z

EBINA, Japan (AP) -- Coca-Cola has been the No. 1 beverage maker in Japan for half a century, but it's not thanks to the popularity of Coke. Instead, the American soft-drink brand has adapted to the quirky ways this society quenches its thirst....



Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyper-personalization' revenue

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:05:22 GMT2016-11-29T07:05:22Z

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Nissan is going to offer internet access, safety technology and myriad accessory options the Japanese automaker calls "hyper-personalization," not only in new models but also for vehicles people already own....



Woman in Japan reclaims dad, US identity in 6-decade journey

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:53:05 GMT2016-11-26T00:53:05Z

KASHIWA, Japan (AP) -- At a public bath in a Yokohama slum in the 1950s, a red-haired girl scrubs her skin with a pumice stone, hard, to try to get the white out....



Japanese woman reclaims dad, US identity in 6-decade journey

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:58:12 GMT2016-11-25T15:58:12Z

KASHIWA, Japan (AP) -- At a public bath in a Yokohama slum in the 1950s, a red-haired girl scrubs her skin with a pumice stone, hard, to try to get the white out....