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Japanese Consumers Lead Economic Rebound in First Quarter

Japan's economy bounced back in the first quarter from a year-end lull, powering ahead of other major industrial nations thanks to rebuilding of the...
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Floating Windmills in Japan Help Wind Down Nuclear Power

Japan is preparing to bolt turbines onto barges and build the world’s largest commercial power plant using floating windmills. The partners are tackling the engineering...
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Tsunami Relief Heroes Honored in Japan at Baseball’s Opening Game

Although baseball's Ichiro Suzuki was the star player of the opening day game in Tokyo, this week, all eyes were on the tsunami heroes...
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Celebration of DC Cherry Blossoms Marks 100 Years of Japan’s Friendly Gift

Today, Washington, DC celebrates the first day of Spring and the opening of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, commemorating the 100th anniversary of a...
Japanese fisherman (Operation Blessing photo)

Americans Deliver Fishing Boats to Japan on First Anniversary of Tsunami

Family fishermen in Japan took delivery of a very special donation, on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that wiped out their...
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Surprising Recovery for Japan Automakers, One Year After Disaster

Nissan is back, one year after an earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan ground auto production to a halt, left giant cracks at a...
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Penguin Launches ‘Madagascar’-style Daring Escape From Japan Zoo

The hunt was on today for a penguin that scaled a sheer rock face to escape from a Tokyo zoo and was last seen...
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Hawaii Parade Honors Japanese-American WWII Vets

Hundreds of Japanese-American veterans of World War II were honored Saturday with a parade in Honolulu—nearly 70 years after they volunteered to fight for...
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Japan to Provide $17 Million to Afghanistan for Clean Water, Electricity

The government of Japan has pledged $17 million dollars to Afghanistan to provide more people with clean drinking water and electricity. According to Afghan media...
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The Purrfect House for Cats by Japanese Design Firm

Does it make sense to design homes to cater to the enjoyment of cat and dog pet owners? The demand is there, at least in...
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Sunflowers Planted in Japan to Absorb Radiation and Lift Hopes

To combat excessive radiation levels in the agricultural regions surrounding the Fukashima nuclear plant, monks at a Japanese Buddhist temple began growing and distributing...
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Sunflowers Planted in Japan to Absorb Radiation and Lift Hopes

To combat excessive radiation levels in the agricultural regions surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plant, monks at a Japanese Buddhist temple began growing and distributing...
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Japanese Breakthrough Will Make Wind Power Cheaper than Nuclear

A surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the 'wind lens' could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less...
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Honest Japanese Return Total of $78 Million in Cash Found in Quake Rubble

The earthquake and tsunami that walloped Japan left much of its coastline ravaged, but left one thing intact: the Japanese reputation for honesty. In the...
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First World Cup for Asian Team is Sweet Win for Disaster-ridden Japan

A come-from-behind victory for the Japanese women in the World Cup finals Sunday was particularly sweet, not only because they were the underdogs in...
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Coke Vending Machines Collect Donations in Japan for Red Cross

If only charitable giving was as easy as buying a Coke at a vending machine. Well, now it is—at least in Japan. A Coca-Cola bottling...
Rocky Matayoshi wins Distinguished Service Award

WWII Japanese-American Soldier Whose Dad was Interred Awarded High Honor

A Japanese-American soldier who single-handedly stormed machine gun nests in World War II clearing the way for an entire battalion to escape was awarded...
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Japan Donates $120,000 in Relief Supplies to Alabama

Even though they are still recovering from their own natural disaster, the Japanese Government is helping Alabama tornado victims, donating emergency supplies including 8,000...
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Couple Sneak in to Save Pets From Japan Exclusion Zone

The Japan Animal Rescue Shelter has undertaken several clandestine and dangerous trips into the exclusion zone to rescue 200 dogs and cats from the...
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Japan Clothing Line Carries Messages of Encouragement Sent From Around the World

A Japanese lingerie maker Wednesday unveiled a line of "Support Japan" clothing that carries messages of encouragement from overseas as the country struggles to...