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Pentagon chief seeks to reassure S. Korea, Japan on North

Pentagon chief seeks to reassure S. Korea, Japan on NorthUS Defense Secretary James Mattis told South Korea Thursday that their alliance remained “ironclad”, as he sought to reassure key East Asian allies following Donald Trump’s unilateral suspension of military exercises with Seoul. Concern has mounted in the region over the stance of the US president, who has lauded North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “talented guy” as he seeks to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.



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Japan probe arrives at asteroid after nearly four-year space odyssey

Japan probe arrives at asteroid after nearly four-year space odysseyBy Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese space probe named after a falcon arrived at an asteroid 300 million kilometers from Earth on Wednesday after a three-and-a half year journey on a mission to seek the origins of life. The Hayabusa 2 blasted off in December 2014 for the asteroid Ryugu on a pioneering mission to take samples that scientists hope will help reveal how life began. “Everything has gone as planned,” a spokesman for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) told a news conference.



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S. Korea holds war games to defend against Japan

S. Korea holds war games to defend against JapanSouth Korea on Monday began two days of war games to practise defending the disputed Dokdo islands off its east coast — against an unlikely attack by Japan. The drills come just days after President Donald Trump announced the suspension of long-running US joint exercises with South Korea — aimed at deterring North Korea — calling them expensive and “provocative”. The two-day exercise — tiny compared with the suspended US-South Korea war games — will involve six warships and seven aircraft and had begun, Seoul’s defence ministry said.



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Powerful quake shakes Osaka, Japan

Powerful quake shakes Osaka, JapanA magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said.



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Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami risk

Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami riskA strong quake hit western Japan early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or risk of tsunami waves, officials said. The 5.3-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 15.4 kilometres (10 miles) at 7:58 am (2258 GMT Sunday) near Osaka, according to the United States Geological Survey. There was no risk of tsunami from the tremor, the Japanese meteorological agency said, putting its magnitude at 5.9, and the epicentre at a depth of 10 kilometres.



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3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan

3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western JapanTOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.



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Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrustJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to jointly overcome their mutual distrust, as he confirmed ongoing efforts to arrange a Japan-North Korea summit. In a television interview, Abe said his government has contacted the North Korean side “through various channels” in a bid to arrange a meeting with Kim. During historic talks with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on Tuesday, Kim reportedly said he was open to a meeting with Abe.



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New Rental Law Forces Airbnb To Cancel Thousands Of Reservations In Japan

New Rental Law Forces Airbnb To Cancel Thousands Of Reservations In JapanAirbnb said on Thursday it's been forced to cancel thousands of bookings in



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Apple said to have chosen OLED for new iPhones; Japan Display shares plunge

Apple said to have chosen OLED for new iPhones; Japan Display shares plungeTOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Apple Inc has decided to use OLED screens in all three new iPhone models planned for next year, according to South Korea’s Electronic Times – a report that sent shares in Japan Display tumbling 10 percent. Japan Display, one of the main suppliers of iPhone liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, has lagged its South Korean rivals in OLED production. By contrast, shares in LG Display Co Ltd surged.



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Military Husband Celebrates Gender Reveal With Comrades While Deployed to Japan

Military Husband Celebrates Gender Reveal With Comrades While Deployed to JapanIn a cute video, he found out what his wife would be having while 3,000 miles away.



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