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Japan thrash Black Queens 7-1 in friendly

Japan completed its preparation for the Women’s Asian Cup in emphatic style Sunday with a 7-1 victory over the Black Queens of Ghana in an international friendly. With an eye on her lineups for the April 6-20 tournament in Jordan, coach Asako Takakura made multiple changes throughout the match against the Black Queens, including bringing veteran forward Nahomi Kawasumi off ...

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Japanese group experiments mercury-free gold mining technology in Ghana

Some Japanese non-profit organizations and researchers have initiated a drive to assist Ghana to deal with mercury contamination from gold mines. The team is introducing a technology that will allow the smelting of gold without the use of mercury which has been found to have serious negative health consequences. This comes at a time when Ghana has signed the Minamata Convention. ...

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YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

YouTube has cut some business ties with Logan Paul, the hugely popular vlogger who posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. Paul’s channels were removed from YouTube’s Google Preferred programme, where brands sell ads on the platform’s top 5% of content creators. YouTube also said it had put on hold original projects with the ...

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Outrage over YouTuber’s dead body video

An American YouTube star has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed Logan Paul and friends at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides. Going in to film the “haunted” forest, they come ...

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Japan man held over bodies and severed heads in flat

Japanese police have arrested a man after finding parts of nine bodies in his apartment in Zama, near Tokyo. Police found two severed heads in a cold-storage container outside the flat of the suspect, named as Takahiro Shiraishi, while investigating the disappearance of a woman. They also found the body parts of seven other people, also stored in cool boxes, ...

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Japan goes to the polls in snap election

A typhoon has been drenching parts of Japan as the country heads to the polls after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election in the face of the rising threat from North Korea. Mr Abe called the election amid rebounding approval ratings after a record low over the summer and with the opposition largely in disarray. He is predicted ...

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Japan election: PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of the parliament ahead of a snap election. The poll, announced on Monday and which comes a year early, will take place on 22 October. Mr Abe is seeking a fresh mandate amid a rebound in his approval ratings and the ongoing North Korea nuclear crisis. The right-wing hawk became prime minister ...

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a year early and will dissolve parliament on Thursday. Mr Abe said he was seeking a fresh mandate to overcome “a national crisis” amid rising threats from North Korea. His decision comes amid rebounding approval ratings after a record low over the summer and with the opposition largely in disarray. Mr ...

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North Korea fires missile over Japan in ‘unprecedented threat’

North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an “unprecedented” threat to his country. The missile, launched early on Tuesday Korean time, flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the sea. The UN Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting in response. North Korea has conducted a flurry of ...

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More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

Japanese rescue crews took advantage of a break in the weather on Saturday to search for survivors of torrential rain, floods and landslides, as the death toll from several days of freak weather rose to 16, the NHK state broadcaster reported. Authorities warned of more downpours over the weekend, compounding the misery that the summer storms have brought to southwest ...

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