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Japanese military helicopter loses contact off central Japan

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:30:34 GMT2017-10-17T15:30:34Z

TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese military helicopter carrying four crewmembers lost radar contact Tuesday while on a nighttime search and rescue flight training mission in central Japan and is feared to have crashed....



Freighter sinks off Philippine coast; 10 crew missing

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:25:29 GMT2017-10-14T02:25:29Z

TOKYO (AP) -- A Hong Kong-registered freighter sank in rough seas off the Philippine coast, leaving 10 crewmembers missing, Japan's coast guard said....



Myanmar envoy denies genocide against Rohingya Muslims

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:05:50 GMT2017-10-12T11:05:50Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Myanmar's ambassador to Japan said Thursday there is no ethnic cleansing or genocide of Rohingya Muslims in his country despite violence that has led a half million of them to flee the country....



Navy relieves of duties top officers of wrecked US warship

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:04:25 GMT2017-10-11T03:04:25Z

TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. Navy has relieved of duties the commander and executive officer of the USS John S. McCain, which collided with an oil tanker near Singapore in August....



Japan's leader pledges stability as election campaign begins

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:36:34 GMT2017-10-10T11:36:34Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Hundreds of candidates took to the streets Tuesday as the official 12-day campaigning period for Japan's Oct. 22 lower house election kicked off, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party facing challenges from regrouped opposition forces....