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The Liberal Democratic Party won 43.12 million votes in Sunday’s snap poll, nearly 3 million fewer than in the 2009 election, which it lost.
As Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Macau this weekend for his first official visit in five years, the message from Beijing is clear: the ...
Japan is arranging to provide patrol boats to Indonesia to support its fight against piracy, government sources said Wednesday, a move seen as part of ...
Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled ...
The Chiba Public Safety Commission has banned a 29-year-old man from Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, from riding a bicycle for 90 days, after he was found ...
Cuba and the U.S. will begin to normalize relations in a surprising move Wednesday by the Obama administration that will loosen a trade and travel ...
A court has ruled the Osaka municipal office’s 2012 investigation, which asked workers to identify whether they had tattoos, was illegal and invalidated its punishment ...
Methane in the Martian atmosphere and organic chemicals in the red planet’s soil are the latest tantalizing findings of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover as it ...
The work is limited to areas of the town near the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant where officials plan to eventually lift the evacuation ...
Snow, strong winds and high waves hit wide areas of Japan on Wednesday. One motorist was killed, and a number of airplane passengers were injured ...
A defect can cause underwires to protrude from holes in the fabric while the undergarments are being worn, the Japanese division of lingerie-maker Triumph International ...
An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing early Wednesday morning at Narita International Airport after hitting severe turbulence that injured 12 people aboard. Among ...
Tuesday began like any other morning in Pakistan’s Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Students pored over their books. Teachers ruffled through ...
Sony Pictures executives told theaters they are free to pull “The Interview” from their multiplexes following threats of violence by a hacker group, according to ...
Retired New York Yankees greats Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui are teaming up once again, this time in support of children in the Tohoku region. ...
Hanshin Tigers general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura said Wednesday that the Central League club is ready to spend on free agent right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, but will ...
A big boost from the very deep Memphis bench put a stop to the Golden State Warriors’ 16-game winning streak. With all backups on the ...
In a marquee matchup of American quarterbacks, which likely led fans to expect an aerial game, running back Gino Gordon stole the show with his ...
Nick Bjugstad took a deep breath before his second attempt in the longest shootout in NHL history. And when he finally exhaled and scored, the ...
Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to ...
Goals from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid coast to a 4-0 victory over Cruz Azul of Mexico on Tuesday and a place ...
Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori on Tuesday told the Tokyo Metropolitan Government that the Tohoku prefecture hopes to host some of the preliminary events for the ...
The Miami Heat may be without forward Josh McRoberts for the remainder of the season, after tests Monday revealed a torn right meniscus that will ...
Naohiro Takahara, who scored 23 times for Japan, and was a popular player in the German Bundesliga, where he was known as the “sushi bomber,” ...
After two years in the United States, most of it spent in Triple-A, second baseman Kensuke Tanaka is returning to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, ...
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