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Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert

Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile AlertA Japanese broadcaster on Tuesday erroneously sent a mobile app alert announcing that North Korea had launched a missile.



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Tattoos lead Thai police to arrest Japanese gang member

Tattoos lead Thai police to arrest Japanese gang memberBANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said they have arrested a 74-year-old fugitive Japanese gang member who was recognized when photos of his full-body tattoos were circulated online.



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YouTube Star Logan Paul Under Fire After Filming Apparent Suicide Victim in Japanese Forest

YouTube Star Logan Paul Under Fire After Filming Apparent Suicide Victim in Japanese ForestA YouTube star with millions of teenage followers is facing waves of criticism after he and his friends filmed themselves making jokes alongside the body of an apparent suicide victim in a Japanese forest



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Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee diesTOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.



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Japanese defense in the age of North Korean missile successes

Japanese defense in the age of North Korean missile successesThe Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military have a ballistic missile defense system in place in case that would respond if North Korea were to use any of its missiles against the island nation.



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Japanese politician barred from bringing baby to council session

Japanese politician barred from bringing baby to council sessionA local Japanese politician has stirred debate after she was forbidden from bringing her baby into a council session. In a case that contrasts starkly with the Australian lawmaker who breastfed her baby in parliament, Yuka Ogata was told she could not take part in the assembly on Wednesday if she had her seven-month-old son with her.  Officials of the Kumamoto municipal assembly said visitors and observers were forbidden from the floor, and that included the young children of politicians. The session eventually started 40 minutes late after Ms Ogata agreed to leave the infant with a friend.  It was the first time Ms Ogata had attended a plenary session since she gave birth to her son, the BBC reported. She said she wanted to show how difficult it was for women to continue careers and bring up children.   Ms. Yuka Ogata (Ogata is her family), one of a few female members of Kumamoto's City Council, has received… t.co/Q4KirSrif1— Kumamoto-i (@Kumamotoi) November 23, 2017 "I wanted the assembly to be a place where women who are raising children can also do a great job," she told the Mainichi newspaper. The council said it would discuss ways to support lawmakers who had young children.  "We would like to work on a system where assembly members can participate in meetings with their children," Speaker Yoshitomo Sawada, according to the Mainichi. Her move has sparked debate online with supporters saying she was brave and opponents questioning if it was a good idea to bring a baby to a workplace. "I think her act was wonderful. People wouldn't take problems seriously" if she hadn't shown up with the child, one Twitter user said. "Balancing work and child rearing isn't about being with a child all the time at a workplace," said another user, who identified herself as a fellow working mother. "I really cannot understand her action," wrote this user. Japan has consistently fared poorly in gender equality rankings in the developed world. Women are still often expected to give up work after having children, face chronic shortages of public childcare spots and regularly describe the existence of a “concrete” rather than glass ceiling preventing female workers from advancing to senior positions. So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more #women & parents in Parli #auspolpic.twitter.com/w34nxWxG0y— Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) May 9, 2017 In contrast, Senator Larissa Waters returned to parliament in Australia in May after giving birth to her second daughter  and brought her baby Alia Joy with her while she voted.  Furthermore, she made political history in the country by breastfeeding her daughter in the chamber. In Britain, an independent review in July last year concluded that allowing women to breastfeed would be "symbolic" and showcase the Commons as a "role-model parent friendly institution".



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A U.S. Warship Just Collided With a Tugboat in Japanese Waters

A U.S. Warship Just Collided With a Tugboat in Japanese WatersIt's the fifth crash this year for the Navy's 7th Fleet



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Japanese Teen Says School Told Her to Dye Her Natural Hair Black or Drop Out

Japanese Teen Says School Told Her to Dye Her Natural Hair Black or Drop OutShe said she experienced scalp pain and irritation caused by the black hair dye



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Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North KoreaCLARK, Philippines (AP) — Japan's defense minister asserted Monday that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an "unprecedented, critical and imminent" level, requiring "different responses" to the threat.



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A Japanese Volcano Erupted For the First Time in Six Years

A Japanese Volcano Erupted For the First Time in Six YearsA volcano in southwestern Japan has erupted for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns.



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