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    Sports Japan beat Colombia 2-1 in World Cup Group H opener – Punch Newspapers

    Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup. Osako’s 73rd-minute winner meant... Read more via Punch Newspapers – https://ift.tt/2yqtoKc Get More Nigeria...
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    World Japan’s royal family visits Russia first time since 1916 – Premium Times Nigeria

    Japan’s Princess Takamado was seen by a Reuters witness in the Russian city of Saransk, where she will watch her national team compete in the soccer World Cup later on Tuesday. She is the first member of Japan’s royal family to visit Russia since 1916, … Read more via Premium Times...
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    World Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan’s Osaka area kills three, stops factories – Reuters

    TOKYO (Reuters) – A 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. No tsunami warning was issued...
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    Japan Wage Growth Falls Back to Trend in April After March Surge – Bloomberg

    Japanese wage data released on Wednesday dimmed hopes that the tightest labor market in decades was finally driving pay increases sharply higher. A 2 percent on-year jump in overall cash earnings.... Read more via Bloomberg – https://ift.tt/2LZunnn Get more World News
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    World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117 – ABC News

    The world’s oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117. An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and … Read more via ABC News –...
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    World Embattled Japanese PM Attacks Critics Amid Corruption Allegations – Channels Television

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers questions during a budget committee session of the upper house in Tokyo on March 19, 2018. Japan’s embattled prime minister hit back on March 19 at critics over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his...
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    World Japan Holds Competition on How to Dress a Corpse [See PHOTOS]

    A 23-year-old undertaker won a contest at Japan’s biggest funeral expo on Thursday that tested ancient skills in the ritual dressing of the dead. “I practiced every day to prepare for this competition,” said a smiling Rino Terai after her win over three other finalists. “I took videos and made...
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    World Japan's Oldest Porn Queen, Maori Tezuka Retires At 80

    A Japanese porn actress famous for being the country’s oldest has called it quits at the ripe old age of 80. Maori Tezuka, a former opera singer who made her debut in Japan’s flourishing “silver porn” industry at a sprightly 71, blamed her decision partly on a lack of red-blooded Lotharios...
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    World Japan Zoo Kills 57 Snow Monkeys for Carrying 'Invasive Alien Genes'

    Fifty seven snow monkeys in a northern Japan zoo have been put down by lethal injection after it was discovered that they carried the genes of an "invasive alien species". According to the Takagoyama Nature Zoo in Chiba, DNA testing showed the monkeys had been crossbred with the non-indigenous...
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    World Japan's Phone Booth Where People Call The Dead

    Almost 16, 000 people died during the earthquake and tsunami that tore through Japan in 2011. Many communities across the country are yet to recover from the natural disaster. But one coastal Japanese town is dealing with its grief in a unique way—a white telephone booth with glass panels. The...
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    World Trump to Appoint Daughter US Ambassador to Japan?

    Members of the diplomatic circle are worried that US President-elect, Donald Trump may appoint his daughter, Ivanka, as ambassador to Japan. Photos of US President-elect Donald Trump’s landmark first talks with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe show his daughter Ivanka was present; AFP...