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Japanese rice: the new, safe luxury food in China

SHANGHAI/TOKYO - First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe.

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Obama, Japan's Abe discuss apparent IS execution - White House 7:19am GMT

NEW DELHI - President Barack Obama phoned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday from New Delhi to offer condolences for the apparent killing of a Japanese citizen by Islamic State militants, the White House said.

Obama, Japan's Abe discuss apparent IS execution: White House 7:18am GMT

NEW DELHI - President Barack Obama phoned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday from New Delhi to offer condolences for the apparent killing of a Japanese citizen by Islamic State militants, the White House said.

Japan offers compromise on rice in Asia-Pacific trade talks - Nikkei 2:03am GMT

TOKYO - Japan has offered to import more rice from the United States in a compromise aimed at pushing forward the Asia-Pacific regional trade talks, the Nikkei reported on Sunday.

Japan offers compromise on rice in Asia-Pacific trade talks: Nikkei 1:38am GMT

TOKYO - Japan has offered to import more rice from the United States in a compromise aimed at pushing forward the Asia-Pacific regional trade talks, the Nikkei reported on Sunday.

Balloon pilots in quest of world records take off from Japan 1:20am GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Two balloonists took flight from Japan on Saturday in a bid to break world records for distance and duration for gas balloon travel, in what they hope will be at least a six-day trans-Pacific flight reaching the U.S. West Coast, officials said.