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Japanese man detained in North Korea: report

Japanese man detained in North Korea: reportA Japanese man has been detained in North Korea, and government officials are trying to gather information on his safety, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday. It quoted one of the sources as saying that North Korea could use him as a bargaining chip in any future diplomatic talks. Japan, in addition to demanding that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs, has also sought the return of abductees kidnapped during the 1970s and 1980s.



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Japanese space probe arrives at asteroid to collect samples

Japanese space probe arrives at asteroid to collect samplesTOKYO (AP) — A Japanese space probe arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3 1/2-year journey to undertake a first-ever experiment: blow a crater in the rocky surface to collect samples and bring them back to Earth.



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Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount Everest

Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount EverestKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday.



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One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at Everest

One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at EverestA celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said Monday. Nobukazu Kuriki had fallen ill and was descending when his team lost contact with him. The 35-year-old is the third climber this month to perish on the world’s highest peak.



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112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World's Oldest Living Male

112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World's Oldest Living MaleA man in Ashoro, Japan, is being honored with an award that's been a long time



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112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World's Oldest Living Male

112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World's Oldest Living MaleA man in Ashoro, Japan, is being honored with an award that's been a long time



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Japanese arrested for reportedly caging son for 20 years

Japanese arrested for reportedly caging son for 20 yearsTOKYO (AP) — Japanese police said Monday they have arrested a 73-year-old man who reportedly kept his disabled son locked in a small wooden cage for more than 20 years.



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Japanese 'James Bond' volcano shoots to thrill

Japanese 'James Bond' volcano shoots to thrillA Japanese volcano which featured in a 1960s James Bond movie shot smoke and ash thousands of meters into the sky on Tuesday, prompting the cancellation of flights to and from a nearby airport, with the eruption likely to continue for some time. Shinmoedake, in a largely rural area some 985 km (616 miles) from Tokyo on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu, had been erupting on a smaller scale since March 1, when entrance to the 1,421 meter-high peak was restricted. Television footage showed smoke and ash billowing high into the sky, with lava visible deep inside a crater at the mountain, which featured in the 1967 James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice”.



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One killed as avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at Japanese resort

One killed as avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at Japanese resortBy Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – One man was killed and at least 11 people injured, some critically, when rocks from an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday and an avalanche soon after the eruption engulfed about a dozen skiers. Seven of those struck by rocks were members of Japan’s Ground Self Defence Force (SDF) engaged in winter training maneuvers, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement. Japanese media said at least 12 people were injured, many apparently hit by volcanic rocks.



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12 skiers injured by flying rocks as Japanese volcano erupts

12 skiers injured by flying rocks as Japanese volcano eruptsTOKYO (AP) — Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano near a famous hot spring resort in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died.



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