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Mother Of Japanese Journalist Held By ISIS Begs For His Life

The “My son is not an enemy of the Islamic State,” pleaded the mother of one of two Japanese hostages being held for ransom by ISIS as the deadline for payment nears.

01/23/2015

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Japan Scrambling To Negotiate With ISIS To Secure Hostages’ Release

Lacking strong clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled Thursday for ways to secure the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate.

01/22/2015

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Study: Climate Change Could Alter Human Male To Female Ratio

Study finds an increase in the deaths of male fetuses in Japan as temperatures fluctuate from the norms.

09/30/2014

File photo of newborn children in a nursery. (Photo by DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)

Economic Fears Spread As Birth Rates Continue To Drop Worldwide

Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she’d have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won’t be so fortunate next time.

05/07/2014

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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings to a record in December even though the two largest holders of U.S. government debt — China and Japan — reduced their shares. credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign Holdings Of US Treasury Debt Hit Record High

Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings to a record in December even though the two largest holders of U.S. government debt — China and Japan — reduced their shares.

02/18/2014

Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Korean Ambassador Meets Virginia Politicians

RICHMOND, Va. — A debate between Japan and South Korea over what to call the body of water that separates the two countries is being played out in the Virginia Capitol. The South Korean ambassador […]

01/30/2014

A Maglev (magnetic levitation) train speeds during a test run on the experimental track in Tsuru, 100km west of Tokyo, on May 11, 2010. (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Train Could Travel From Baltimore to D.C. in 15 Minutes

The latest thing in travel between D.C. and Baltimore is MARC’s weekend train service, which began in early December. Japan, however, is looking to one-up that long-awaited advancement in transportation between the cities.

01/08/2014

Foreigner buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings for a third month in October, despite budget battles in Washington that shut down the government for 16 days that month. (Photo credit should read Virginie Montet/AFP/Getty Images)

US Treasury Debt To Foreign Holders Continues Increase

Foreigner buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings for a third month in October, despite budget battles in Washington that shut down the government for 16 days that month.

12/16/2013

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Senate Panel Approves Kennedy For Japan Post

A Senate panel has approved the nomination of Caroline Kennedy to serve as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

09/30/2013

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