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Number of Japanese drops in all 47 prefectures for first time as foreign population surges
As of Jan. 1, Japan’s population, including foreign residents, stood at 125,416,877, down around 511,000 from a year earlier.
Can Japan prevent crimes from happening on trains?
Trains are often targeted for attacks because they offer the most familiar, everyday setting. Railway companies are now exploring ways to bolster security.
My Number woes put digital minister Taro Kono under pressure
Another misstep could deal a further blow to the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and jeopardize the political standing of Kono.
France and Japan to expand defense ties with first joint fighter jet drills
The drills are scheduled to run from Wednesday to Saturday in the airspace around the Kanto region and the ASDF’s Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki …
Decapitated Sapporo man had history of violence toward suspected killer, mother says
Hiroko Tamura told investigators her 29-year-old daughter had been victimized by the murdered man.
China ousts foreign minister as world grasps for clues as to why
There are still several questions over Qin Gang’s fate and whether he will continue to serve in the government as a state councilor.

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Nadeshiko Japan downs Costa Rica to move into knockout stage
Two goals in two first-half minutes gave Japan a 2-0 win to clinch a spot for the 2011 champions in the knockout rounds of the …
The local threat to American democracy
Through “preemption” measures, ballot and voting restrictions, gerrymandering and other schemes, America continues to be threatened by entrenched minority rule.
‘Japan’s Anatolia’ becomes a home away from home for Kurds and Turks
Rather than deal with the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Turkish and Kurdish communities are moving farther afield to come together.
Masataka Yoshida goes 3-for-4 with homer as Red Sox beat Braves
The Japanese outfielder improved his batting average to an American League-best .320 after launching the two-run shot to right with his third hit of the …
Philippines stuns New Zealand for historic first World Cup win
The minnows stunned the Football Ferns thanks to a first-half Sarina Bolden header in front of 32,357 in Wellington.

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