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North Korea deploys new missiles, warns embassies diplomats not safe, AFP says

North Korea deploys new missiles, warns embassies diplomats not safe, AFP says

Pyongyang said it can’t guarantee safety of embassies after April 10…

Japanese authorities on alert for new bird flu strain; six deaths reported in China, Reuters says

Japanese authorities on alert for new bird flu strain; six deaths reported in China, Reuters says

World Health Organization works on vaccine; virus transmission not human to human…

Japan marks 2nd earthquake and tsunami anniversary with anti-nuclear protests, AFP says

Japan marks 2nd earthquake and tsunami anniversary with anti-nuclear protests, AFP says

The push to end Japan’s reliance on nuclear power remains strong two years after March 11 disaster…

WHO experts say cancer risk from Fukushima radiation very low, AP reports

WHO experts say cancer risk from Fukushima radiation very low, AP reports

The health risks from Fukushima maybe less dangerous than walking across the road, one expert said…

‘The Intermission’ pays tribute to closing Ginza theater

Cine Pathos will shut its doors after nearly five decades at the end of March …

Japan says Russian jets violated airspace north of Hokkaido, FT reports

The Japanese government has lodged a formal complaint with the Russian Embassy in Tokyo…

‘Reunion’ listens to the voices of the deceased from March 11

The film chronicles a city's desperate attempt to transfer corpses from a temporary morgue to a crematorium…

Japan’s population falls its most since records kept, Bloomberg News says

Japan’s population falls its most since records kept, Bloomberg News says

In 2012, the number of people declined by 212,000…

North Korean satellite reaches orbit, tumbles ‘out of control,’ NBC reports

North Korean satellite reaches orbit, tumbles ‘out of control,’ NBC reports

Washington and its allies believe the launch is part of a stealth program to test long-range ballistic missiles…

North Korea carries out rocket launch; trajectory takes it over Okinawa, Kyodo News says

North Korea carries out rocket launch; trajectory takes it over Okinawa, Kyodo News says

Japan calls for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council over the incident…