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Japan's Mount Shindake volcano erupts, May 2015

Photo: Thick black ash billows into sky following eruption of Japan's Mount Shindake volcano - Instagram user nao.ryou.rui

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Japan's Mount Shindake volcano erupts, May 2015

Photo: Ash cloud from Japan's Mount Shindake volcano - Instagram user nao.ryou.rui

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Japan's Mount Shindake volcano erupts, May 2015

All Nippon Airways to divert some flights to Okinawa and Southeast Asia as a precaution due to eruption of Japan's Mount Shindake, airline says - @gmanews

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Japan's Mount Shindake volcano erupts, May 2015

Video: Japan's Mount Shindake erupts - @nippon_en

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Japan's Mount Shindake volcano erupts, May 2015

More: About 140 people believed to live on remote Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu where Mount Shindake volcano erupted - @AP

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Japan's Mount Shindake volcano erupts, May 2015

Volcano erupts on small southern Japanese island; residents urged to evacuate - @AP, @japantimes

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North Korea nuclear program

Top nuclear envoys from South Korea, US and Japan meet to discuss coordinating response to North Korea's nuclear weapons program - @AP

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Japan

Earthquake: M 4.8 - 10km ESE of Makurazaki, Japan

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Japan

Japanese troops to take part in a major US-Australian anti-terrorism military exercise - @AFP

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Hasuda-shi, Saitama Prefecture, JP

5.3-magnitude earthquake hits Japan, no tsunami warning - @Reuters, @usgs

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Japan

Earthquake: M 4.5 - 4km E of Makurazaki, Japan

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Japan

Japan pledges $450 million in climate change and disaster aid to Pacific island nations - @nytimes

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Japan

IMF: The Bank of Japan, government are overly optimistic about Japan's economic prospects - @Reuters

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Japan

Earthquake: M 5.2 - 24km NNE of Naze, Japan

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Japan

UN climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan inks pledge

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Fukushima nuclear plant leaking radioactive water

Japan launches trade dispute at WTO to challenge South Korea's restrictions on food imports related to Fukushima nuclear disaster - @Reuters

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Takata air bag investigation

Fumihiko Ike, Chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA): 'We manufacturers have asked for a third party investigation, Takata has also asked a third party for research, and as individual companies we are doing various things. Amid all that, it will still take a long time to find the real cause and this is very distressing' - @AP

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Japan

Japan reports January-March annualized GDP at 2.4% vs. revised 1.1% last quarter - @WSJbreakingnews

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Japan earthquake, tsunami 2011

Officials: Japanese government is working to extend compensation payments by Tokyo Electric Power to businesses affected by the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima No. 1 plant by 1 year - @japantimes

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nuclear weapons

Japan is negotiating with China on plan to call on world leaders to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki at a conference on nuclear disarmament - @nhk

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