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Japan

Japan Atomic Power Company and Tokyo Electric Power Company report nuclear plants in Japan don't appear affected by earthquake - @Reuters

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Japan

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits near Tokyo, Japan; no immediate tsunami threat - @USGS

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Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe 'neutral' on whether to hike sales tax to 10% - @STForeignDesk

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Japan

Earthquake: M 4.5 - 57km NNW of Rumoi, Japan

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Japan

New index rates Japan, South Korea as most efficient among Asian countries in innovations that benefit industry, public - @AP

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Japan

Earthquake: M 4.5 - 81km S of Yonakuni, Japan

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Japan

Report: North Korea ready to provide Japan with initial findings from investigation into fate of Japanese citizen abducted by Pyongyang's agents decades ago - @Reuters

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Fukushima nuclear plant leaking radioactive water

Nuclear power plant in southern Japan wins regulator approval under new safety standards imposed after 2011 Fukushima disaster - @AP

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Japan

Japan nuclear regulator says it has given final safety approval to restart Kyushu Electric's Sendai reactors - @CNBCWorld

End of alert
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Iraq crisis

Anti-Islamic State coalition so far, per Secretary of State Kerry: Canada, UAE, Estonia, Albania, France, UK; Australia, Japan, Saudi and Kuwait giving aid - @margbrennan

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Japan

Revised data shows Japan's economy contracted in the 2nd quarter at the fastest pace since 2009 - @WSJ

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Japan

Japan says economy contracted at an annual rate of 7.1% in April-June - @AP

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South China Sea dispute

Japan Coast Guard: Chinese Coast Guard ship enters Japan's waters in South China Sea - @The_Japan_News

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Hokkaido Prefecture, JP

4 Japanese whaling ships leave port in Hokkaido to commence seasonal research hunt in Pacific Ocean - @FRANCE24

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh to abandon bid for nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council, will support Japan's candidacy, Bangladesh PM says - @japantimes

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Japan

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake detected 32 miles south of Yonaguni, Japan; no tsunami warning issued - @USGS

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Japan

Earthquake: M 4.8 - 51km S of Yonakuni, Japan

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Japan

Tokyo's Yoyogi Park is closed after dengue virus was detected in mosquitoes caught there - @The_Japan_News

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Japan

At least 6 people taken to hospital after explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, local media reports - @AFP

End of alert
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Ebola outbreak 2014

Japanese researchers at Nagasaki University say they've developed 30-minute Ebola test - @AFP

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