Japan

Typhoon Hagibis
Kyodo News via AP
AP News
October 14, 2019 - 6:40 am
Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 48 people dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Read more here.
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Students and residents scoop dirt as the town is flooded Typhoon Hagibis, in Marumori, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.
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AP News
October 13, 2019 - 4:17 pm
Rescuers in Japan are continuing to help people in the aftermath of a ferocious typhoon.
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Queer Eye
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CNN
October 08, 2019 - 1:18 pm
"Queer Eye" is going to Japan. The Emmy Award-winning Netflix show, which brands itself as "more than just a makeover," dropped a new trailer Tuesday, revealing the "Fab Five" are going to Tokyo for a special four-episode season.
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Researchers have found a nearly complete skeleton of a new dinosaur.
Kobayashi Y ET AL, Scientific Reports via CNN
CNN
September 06, 2019 - 11:43 am
A new kind of duck-billed dinosaur has been discovered in Japan. The largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in the country was hiding underneath 72 million-year-old marine deposits in the town of Mukawa, according to Hokkaido University.
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This Jan. 25, 2019, photo shows water tanks containing contaminated water that has been treated at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan.
Kyodo News via AP
August 09, 2019 - 11:51 am
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant said Friday it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years, adding pressure on the government and the public to reach a consensus...
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A crowdfunding campaign launched by U.S. animation distributor Sentai Filmworks to support Kyoto Animation has raised more than $2 million. The Japanese studio was a victim of an arson attack Thursday leaving 34 people dead.
Kyodo News via AP
July 25, 2019 - 12:35 pm
By Leanna Faulk and Jamiel Lynch, CNN (CNN) -- A crowdfunding campaign launched by U.S. animation distributor Sentai Filmworks to support Kyoto Animation has raised more than $2 million. The Japanese studio was a victim of an arson attack Thursday, leaving 34 people dead. "The support from the...
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Japanese Diet member, Kenta Izumi, left, and Buddhist monk, Matsumoto Genkun, pay respects at a makeshift memorial site in front of burned Kyoto Animation Studio building, background left, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Kyoto, Japan.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
July 19, 2019 - 8:04 am
By Haruka Nuga and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press KYOTO, Japan (AP) — Investigators on Friday returned to the skeletonized building where a man raging about theft set a fire that gutted an animation production studio, killed 33 people and crushed the hearts of comic fans in Japan and beyond...
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Firefighters respond to a building fire of Kyoto Animation in Kyoto, western Japan, Thursday, July 18, 2019.
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July 18, 2019 - 8:30 am
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan, and set it on fire Thursday, authorities said, shocking anime fans in and outside Japan. A fire official says the death toll is 33. Most of the dead and the 36...
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Hello Kitty attends Proactiv’s Celebration of Pop Icon Hello Kitty's Birthday and the Launch of Proactiv ULTA Beauty Exclusive Hello Kitty Brush Kit with Singers Ally Brooke and Maddie Poppe on November 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Proactiv
July 09, 2019 - 9:54 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities have fined the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty for restricting cross-border sales of toys, mugs, bags and other products featuring the cartoon cat girl. The EU's antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said Tuesday that Sanrio Co. was fined 6.2...
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A whale is unloaded at a port in Kushiro, in the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, Monday, July 1, 2019.
Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP
July 01, 2019 - 9:53 am
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese whalers returned to port Monday with their first catch after resuming commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years, achieving the long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as largely a lost cause amid slowing demand for the...
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