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Japanese suicide pensioner blows himself up in park, injures three others - NHK

TOKYO A 72 year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing himself and injuring three other people in an apparent suicide, state broadcaster NHK reported. | Video

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Magnitude 6.6 quake jolts western Japan, no tsunami warning or major damage 21 Oct 2016

TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that a tsunami warning was not issued.


What a sting on a regional governor says about how the Kremlin wins elections 21 Oct 2016

MOSCOW On a Friday evening in June, German businessman Yuri Zyudheimer and Russian regional governor Nikita Belykh sat down in a private booth in Megu, an upscale Japanese restaurant in central Moscow.


As Duterte embraces China, Japan's Abe set to roll out warm welcome 21 Oct 2016

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans private personal meetings with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Tokyo next week, three sources said, seeking to keep him onside with U.S.-led efforts to contain Beijing's South China Sea ambitions.

UPDATE 1-As Duterte embraces China, Japan's Abe set to roll out warm welcome 21 Oct 2016

* Visit comes after Duterte embraces China on Beijing trip (Adds Chinese Foreign Ministry comment)


Nissan to make Brexit investment decision next month - CEO 21 Oct 2016

YOKOHAMA, Japan Japanese carmaker Nissan will decide next month whether to make its new Qashqai model in Britain or elsewhere in the first major investment decision affecting the country's car industry since the vote to leave the European Union.