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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 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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Phanfone

Typhoon Phanfone lashes Tokyo with heavy rains, 100mph winds - @NBCNews

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Phanfone

43-mph gusts reported at Narita Airport east of Tokyo as Typhoon Phanfone approaches - @twc_hurricane

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markets

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index closes at highest level since 2007 - @AFP

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Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP

Buildings reportedly shake in Tokyo in magnitude 5.6 earthquake - @AFP

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Japan

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

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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 dolphin hunt 2014

Photo: Tokyo police protect protesters marching against Japan's annual dolphin hunt in Taiji - @AFP

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kampong Pelembang, Selangor, MY

Malaysia Airlines plane forced to return to Kuala Lumpur due to cabin pressure issue, aviation watchdog says - @AFP

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Japan war shrine visits

Japan PM Shinzo Abe's offering to Tokyo war dead shrine on anniversary of Japan's defeat in WWII angers South Korea and China - @reuters

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markets

Tokyo stocks close up 2.38% as investors pick up bargains - @AFPTokyo

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Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP

Man sets himself on fire at a busy intersection in Tokyo in an apparent protest against plans to ease limits of the country's pacifist constitution - @Reuters

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Paul McCartney

Spokesperson: Paul McCartney hospitalized with virus in Tokyo; singer expected to make complete recovery - @ABC

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Japan

Japanese court rules against the restart of a nuclear power plant west of Tokyo - NHK via @RT_Com

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Japan

Due to illness, Paul McCartney has been forced to cancel all his concerts on his Japan tour, including his first at the Budokan since 1966 - @The_Japan_News

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Japan

17 people injured, some of them from falls after quake hit Tokyo region, Japan's NHK says, citing local authorities - @AP

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Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP

#BREAKING: A magnitude-6.0 earthquake has struck near Tokyo, but no tsunami warning was issued. http://t.co/Ib8dPNLUiP - @wsvn

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Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP

#BREAKING: Big quake shakes buildings in #Tokyo http://t.co/EZRY6Qk5Ax - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP

#BreakingNews: Big quake shakes buildings in Tokyo: AFP - @AlArabiya_Eng

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