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Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

Brazil's soccer player Neymar waves for the media during a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe arrives at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan for a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Masuzoe has defended his call for a review of the venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens the proposal of having almost all the facili…

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Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe smiles during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Masuzoe has defended his call for a review of the venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens the proposal of having almost all the faci…

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Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Masuzoe has defended his call for a review of the venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens the proposal of having almost all the faci…

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Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales

Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, shoppers take escalators painted with the logos of Nintendo and Super Mario characters at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales. Bu…

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Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen

Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen

FILE - In this Monday, May 12, 2014 file photo, People walk past a wall set up in front of Nissan's showroom under renovation in Tokyo. Healthy sales and a favorable exchange rate pushed up Nissan's fiscal first quarter profit nearly 37 percent, as vehicle sales grew in North America, China …

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Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla'

Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla'

 Takeshi Maruyama picks up a model of the first Godzilla with some of his collections during an interview at his apartment in Yokohama, near Tokyo. “Godzilla appeals to that destructive instinct that’s in all kids,” says Maruyama, a 28-year-old “salaryman,” who grew up on the VS series and h…

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Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla'

Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla'

Takeshi Maruyama, surrounded by his Godzilla and other monster figure collections, speaks during an interview at his apartment in Yokohama, near Tokyo. One of Maruyama's favorite Godzilla movies is “Godzilla Vs. Mothra,” released in 1992, which showed his home town of Yokohama destruct, incl…

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UN human development report faults inequality

UN human development report faults inequality

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, U.N. Development Program Administrator Helen Clark of New Zealand gestures while speaking during an interview in Tokyo. Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening …

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UN human development report faults inequality

UN human development report faults inequality

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, U.N. Development Program Administrator Helen Clark of New Zealand speaks during an interview in Tokyo. Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a w…

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UN human development report faults inequality

UN human development report faults inequality

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, United Nations Development Program Administrator Helen Clark of New Zealand speaks during an interview in Tokyo. Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequal…

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Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online

FILE - In this Monday, July 21, 2014, file photo, Japanese protesters hold candles during a demonstration in Tokyo, against Israel's military attacks in the Gaza Strip. Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to cont…

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China detains employees of suspect meat seller

China detains employees of suspect meat seller

Customers have a meal at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. McDonald’s Corp. said Tuesday its restaurants in Japan stopped using chicken from the Shanghai company, Husi Food Co. McDonald’s said Husi provided about 20 percent of the meat of expired chicken used in its c…

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China detains employees of suspect meat seller

China detains employees of suspect meat seller

Customers have a meal at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. McDonald’s Corp. said Tuesday its restaurants in Japan stopped using chicken from the Shanghai company Husi Food Co. McDonald’s said Husi provided about 20 percent of the meat of expired chicken used in its ch…

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Asia stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

Asia stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

People walk past an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Asian shares rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes. Japan's Nik…

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Asia stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

Asia stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

A man watches an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Asian shares rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes. Japan's Nikkei…

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Asia stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

Asia stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

A man speaks on a mobile phone in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Asian shares rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft'…

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Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

U.S. actress Elle Fanning poses with fans for a souvenir shot upon her arrival at the Japan premiere of "Maleficent" in Tokyo Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

June 26, 2014 3:58 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A crow carries twigs in its beaks at a park in Tokyo Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

May 25, 2014 7:34 pm
2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

This Feb. 26, 2014 file photo shows Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones performing during their concert at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Andrew Loog Oldham, manager of the Rolling Stones, is one of the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

April 09, 2014 2:55 pm
10 things to see

10 things to see

A model displays a creation from Japanese designer Jotaro Saito's 2014-2015 Autumn/Winter collection at Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

March 20, 2014 11:12 am
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actor Daniel Bruhl waves to fans during the Japan premiere of his movie "Rush" in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

January 30, 2014 4:34 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actor Chris Hemsworth waves to fans during the Japan premiere of his movie "Rush" in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

January 30, 2014 4:34 pm
MERCADOS EMERGENTES

MERCADOS EMERGENTES

Una mujer habla por teléfono frente a una pantalla con indicadores financieros en Tokio el miércoles 29 de enero de 2014. Los mercados mundiales avanzaron el miércoles al tiempo que los temores sobre los mercados emergentes se apaciguaron por un fuerte aumento en las tasas de interés de Turq…

January 29, 2014 10:45 am
MERCADOS EMERGENTES

MERCADOS EMERGENTES

Una mujer habla por teléfono frente a una pantalla con indicadores financieros en Tokio el miércoles 29 de enero de 2014. Los mercados mundiales avanzaron el miércoles al tiempo que los temores sobre los mercados emergentes se apaciguaron por un fuerte aumento en las tasas de interés de Turq…

January 29, 2014 10:33 am
New Year celebrations around the world

New Year celebrations around the world

Buddhist monks pray for the New Year at Zojoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 31, 2013 12:33 pm
Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 

December 30, 2013 5:42 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Rays gather around a diver dressed as Santa Claus feeding fish as the annual Christmas attraction starts at Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 15, 2013 4:43 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A school of fish gather around a diver dressed as a Santa Claus, as he feeds fish during the annual Christmas attraction at Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 15, 2013 4:43 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A Sunshine International Aquarium staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a Zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the aquarium in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 15, 2013 4:44 pm
APTOPIX Japan Santa Claus

APTOPIX Japan Santa Claus

An aquarium staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a Zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 15, 2013 4:10 pm
Japan Santa Claus

Japan Santa Claus

Rays gather around a diver dressed as Santa Claus feeding fish as the annual Christmas attraction starts at Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 15, 2013 4:11 pm
Extreme snow sculptures

Extreme snow sculptures

Visitors gather in front of snow statues depicting a whale and dogs, one of the 330 sculptures on display Friday, Feb. 11, 2000 at the 51st Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, northern Japan. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 10, 2013 5:09 pm
Extreme snow sculptures

Extreme snow sculptures

Visitors pose for a photograph in front of a snow sculpture of Hikone Castle at the 58th annual Sapporo Snow Festival Wednesday, Feb 7, 2007, in Sapporo, Japan. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 10, 2013 5:12 pm
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga poses for photographers with her life-sized dolls during a press conference to promote her album "ARTPOP" in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 02, 2013 12:35 pm
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga poses for photographers with a Hello Kitty doll during a press conference to promote her album "ARTPOP" in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The doll will be sold at an auction for donation to the northeastern Japanese regions hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 02, 2013 12:34 pm
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga posa con muÒecas hechas a su semejanza durante una conferencia de prensa para promover su nuevo ·lbum, "ARTPOP", el domingo 1 de diciembre del 2013 en Tokio. (AP Foto/Shizuo Kambayashi)

December 02, 2013 12:36 pm
Japan Tokyo Motor Show

Japan Tokyo Motor Show

A worker wipes a Honda FIT during the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Showat Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for the public from Saturday, Nov. 23 through Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:48 am
Akio Toyoda, Takanobu Ito

Akio Toyoda, Takanobu Ito

Toyota Motor Corp. president Akio Toyoda, rides on Honda Gold Wing F6C as Honda Motor Co. President Takanobu Ito stands by at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for…

November 20, 2013 1:48 am
Japan Lexus

Japan Lexus

A visitor looks at a new Lexus LF-NX during a special pre-event for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:46 am
Japan Lexus

Japan Lexus

Visitors look at a Lexus RC 300h hybrid coupe during a special pre-event for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:46 am
Mitsuhisa Kato

Mitsuhisa Kato

Toyota Motor Corp. Executive Vice President Mitsuhisa Kato poses with a Toyota JPN Taxi concept car at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for the public from S…

November 20, 2013 1:46 am
Japan Tokyo Motor Show

Japan Tokyo Motor Show

A Nissan IDx Nismo concept car is displayed at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for the public from Saturday, Nov. 23 through Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:46 am
Japan Tokyo Motor Show

Japan Tokyo Motor Show

A Toyota FCV concept car is displayed at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for the public from Saturday, Nov. 23 through Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:46 am
Japan Tokyo Motor Show

Japan Tokyo Motor Show

A Toyota FV2 concept car is displayed at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for the public from Saturday, Nov. 23 through Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:47 am
Japan Tokyo Motor Show

Japan Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn poses with a Nissan IDx Freeflow at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for the public from Saturday, Nov. 23 th…

November 20, 2013 1:47 am
Riyo Mori

Riyo Mori

Lexus Ambassador Riyo Mori poses with Lexus RC 300h hybrid coupe at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan opens to the public from Saturday, Nov. 23 until Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:47 am
Japan Tokyo Motor Show

Japan Tokyo Motor Show

A Nissan e-NV200 concept car is displayed at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for the public from Saturday, Nov. 23 through Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:46 am
Japan Tokyo Motor Show

Japan Tokyo Motor Show

A Nissan New Mobility concept car is displayed at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for the public from Saturday, Nov. 23 through Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:46 am
Japan Tokyo Motor Show

Japan Tokyo Motor Show

A Nissan GTR Nismo is displayed at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention hall in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Japan runs for the public from Saturday, Nov. 23 through Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

November 20, 2013 1:47 am

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