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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.
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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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President Donald Trump greets troops after speaking at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
May 30, 2019 - 8:50 am
UPDATED: 10:39 a.m. By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press President Donald Trump said Thursday he had nothing to with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan this week. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House,...
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President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci/AP
May 28, 2019 - 11:53 am
ABOARD THE USS WASP (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished "Happy Memorial Day" to U.S. service members aboard an American assault ship docked in Japan. They shouted "U.S.A. U.S.A." Trump called them a "tough bunch of people" and dubbed them "daring and mighty warriors in the Pacific." The...
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A man pays respects at a makeshift memorial.
Jae C. Hong/AP
May 28, 2019 - 8:20 am
UPDATED: 10:30 a.m. ___ KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you!" attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two people and injuring at least 17 before killing himself, officials...
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This aerial photo shows the scene of an attack in Kawasaki, near Tokyo.
Kyodo News/AP via CNN
May 27, 2019 - 9:26 pm
By Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN (CNN) -- Eight children were among at least 15 people hurt in a stabbing spree at a park in the city of Kawasaki on Tuesday, authorities said. The city's fire department said it received an emergency call at 7:44 a.m. Tokyo time that a number of people had been stabbed,...
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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP
May 27, 2019 - 8:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he is not "personally" bothered by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry. Standing beside Trump...
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President Donald Trump participates in a welcome ceremony with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
May 26, 2019 - 9:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump made history Monday under a blazing, hot sun at Japan's Imperial Palace, becoming the first world leader to meet the new emperor of Japan. Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what is called the era of "Reiwa," or "beautiful harmony." Trump's...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
May 25, 2019 - 7:14 pm
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump is downplaying recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him — even though they are for Japan. Trump says, "North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me." That...
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