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Japan

Japan retail sales beat expectations, rising 0.9% in June - @CNBCWorld

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Japan

Photo: Police presence at an anti-war demo outside Japan's parliament building - @MSalt69

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St. Petersburg, FL

Photo: World War II era Japanese bomb fuse found by man examining war memorabilia in St. Petersburg, Fla. - @ClwLt

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insurance

Japanese life insurance company Meiji Yasuda plans to buy Portland, Ore., based StanCorp Financial for about $4.8 billion, source says - @ReutersBiz

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Pearson explores sale of Financial Times

Japanese publisher Nikkei to buy Financial Times in $1.29 billion deal - @marketwatch, @pearson

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Japan

Photo: Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, 91, takes to streets to protest Japan's new security bills - @XHNews

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China

China warns Japan against downplaying WWII responsibility in statement marking 70th anniversary of the end of the hostilities - @AP

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Japan

14 dead, more than 6,100 hospitalized in Japan due to weeks-long heat wave - @weatherchannel

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space

Photo: A 3-person crew from Russia, Japan and the United States is in Kazakhstan awaiting a 5:02 pm ET launch to the International Space Station, where they will remain in orbit until December - @NASA

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Japan

Earthquake: M 4.4 - Bonin Islands, Japan region

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Halola

Halola restrengthens to typhoon status 159 nautircal miles southeast of Iwo To, Japan - JTWC

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Toshiba

Toshiba CEO Hisao Tanaka to resign after $1.2 billion accounting scandal - @FT

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China

In annual defense report, Japan emphasizes China as a threat in escalating regional tensions - @AP

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Japan

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's public support drops to all-time low of 35%, after pushing security bills through lower house - @cctvnews

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Japan

Japan won't have new National Stadium ready for 2019 Rugby World Cup, PM Shinzo Abe says - @Reuters

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Japan

Japan sets goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26% by 2030 - @Reuters

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Nangka

At least 2 dead as Typhoon Nangka barreled across western end of Japan's largest main island; nearly 100,000 people advised to evacuate, authorities say - @Reuters

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Nangka

Typhoon Nangka has dropped more than 20 inches of rain after making 1st landfall on Japan's Shikoku Island - @weatherchannel

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Nangka

Photo: Radar image of Typhoon Nangka making landfall over Shikoku, Japan - @EarthUncutTV

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Japan

Japan's lower house of parliament OKs expanded military role in vote boycotted by opposition - @AP, @Reuters

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