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Jul 10, 2014

Halal tourism expanding in Japan

Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travelers...

Jul 10, 2014

Typhoon Hits Japan's Kyushu Island

Typhoon Neoguri made landfall on Japan's southernmost main island on Thursday after pummeling the Okinawa island chain with torrential rains and violent winds...

Jul 10, 2014

Michelle Wie opens with a 75 at women's British Open

Ayako Uehara of Japan got her one mistake out of the way early and opened with a 4-under 68 to lead the Women's British Open on Thursday at Southport, England...

Jul 10, 2014

Michelle Wie opens with a 75 at women's British Open

Ayako Uehara of Japan got her one mistake out of the way early and opened with a 4-under 68 to lead the Women's British Open on Thursday at Southport, England...

Jul 09, 2014

China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1... #China #Beijing

Jul 10, 2014

Uehara's 68 leads Women's British Open; Wie has 75

Ayako Uehara of Japan shoots 4-under 68 for lead at Women's British Open; Michelle Wie has 7... #China #Beijing

Jul 08, 2014

In Japan, store sells secondhand booze

LiquorOFF accepts and resells donors' unwanted spirits, beers and wines, helping consumers to save money on alcohol... #China #Beijing

Jul 11, 2014

6.8 earthquake off Japan; small tsunami but no damage at nuclear plant

A shallow, magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck early Saturday 79 miles from Namie, Japan, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey... #China #Beijing

Jul 08, 2014

Okla. man loses iPhone, it travels to Japan and back

Nine months after it went on a journey halfway around the world, a man in Chickasha, Okla, has his iPhone back... #China #Beijing

Jul 09, 2014

Japan protests China newspaper's map showing atomic clouds over Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Japan protested Wednesday to China over a newspaper's depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive... #China #Hiroshima #Tokyo