Japan ‘Twitter Killer’ Sentenced to Death for Serial Murders

TOKYO — A Japanese court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing and dismembering nine people, most of whom had posted suicidal thoughts on social media, in a case that shocked the country. The Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court found Taka...
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe Says He’s Resigning for Health Reasons

TOKYO — Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said Friday he is stepping down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced. He told reporters that it was “gut wrenching” to leave many of his goals unfinished. “Faced with the illness and tre...

India Hits 1 Million Virus Cases, Nations Battle Flare-Ups

MITO, Japan — A return of stringent coronavirus restrictions in Israel, another daily record of reported cases in Japan's capital and outbreaks in remote areas such as China's Xinjiang region underscored Friday the ongoing battle to quash COVID-19 flare-ups as...
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Japan Battered by More Heavy Rain, Floods; 58 Dead

TOKYO — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides, and destroying...
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California to Apologize for Internment of Japanese Americans

SACRAMENTO — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California's capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the 5-year-old and his family...