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Japan

Justice Minister Midori Matsushima becomes second female Japanese cabinet minister to resign within a matter of hours - @BBCBreaking

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Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says 2nd female cabinet minister resigns - @AFP

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Japan

Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi submits her resignation amid allegations of political funds misuse - @BBCBreaking

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air travel

Photo: Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan's 1st commercial aircraft in 50 years, is unveiled in Komaki - @jonostrower

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Japan war shrine visits

Japanese cabinet member visits Tokyo war shrine day after PM Shinzo Abe angered China and South Korea by sending ritual offering to same shrine - @Reuters

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Japan

Japan Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi to resign over funds scandal - @Reuters

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Japan

Earthquake: M 4.6 - 160km NNW of Naze, Japan

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Japan

Earthquake: M 5.0 - 172km NNW of Naze, Japan

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Japan war shrine visits

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sends ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine to war dead, triggering criticism from China and South Korea - @Reuters

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Japan

Earthquake: M 5.8 - 162km SSE of Hachijo-jima, Japan

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Ebola outbreak 2014

President Obama urged leaders of UK, France, Germany, Japan and Italy to 'make more significant contributions' to fight against Ebola, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says - @OKnox

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air travel

Passenger arrested, accused of sex assault in airplane bathroom during flight from Hawaii to Japan - @AP

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Japan

Russia proposes building natural gas pipeline connecting fields in its far east with northern Japan, local media reports - @Reuters

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Vongfong

2 men killed and another remains missing, officials say, after Typhoon Vongfong smashed through Japan - @AFP

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Vongfong

Japan Meteorological Agency declares Vongfong a post-tropical cyclone - @twc_hurricane

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Vongfong

Winds in Vongfong slow to 100 mph after typhoon is downgraded to a tropical storm, reports Japan's Meteorological Agency - @VOA_news

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Vongfong

Torigatayama, Japan, has observes 12.1 inches of rain since midnight as Typhoon Vongfong hits area - @breakingweather

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Vongfong

Typhoon Vongfong makes landfall near Makurazaki, Japan - @twc_hurricane

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Vongfong

Typhoon Vongfong's sustained winds today dropped to about 86 mph in Japan, making it equivalent to a Category 1 Hurricane - @CNN

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Vongfong

Local Mainichi newspaper reports 14 people in Okinawa and Kagoshima prefecture in Kyushu have been injured due to strong winds from Typhoon Vongfong - @Reuters

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