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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, elderly people rest under the shade of a tree in Tokyo. Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 10…

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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, an elderly shopper looks at goods on a sidewalk in Tokyo. Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least …

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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, an elderly vendor counts money in Tokyo, Sunday. Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years…

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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, an elderly man waits for shoppers in Tokyo. Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old,…

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Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

FILE-This April 7, 2003 file photo a deck crew member of the USS Carl Vinson guides an F/A-18C Hornet during a take-off and landing exercise of fighter jets during the aircraft carrier's operation off the western Pacific Ocean. Two U.S. Navy jets similar to the one pictured crashed into the …

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Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2013 file photo, members of Japan Self-Defense Forces march during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base, north of Tokyo. Several Asian nations are arming up, their wary eyes fixed squarely on one country: a resurgent China that’s boldly asserting its territorial …

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Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2013 file photo, members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force salute from Type 90 tanks at a parade during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base, north of Tokyo. Several Asian nations are arming up, their wary eyes fixed squarely on one country: a resurgent Chin…

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Your Top Plays for Today

Your Top Plays for Today

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, former Mercedes F1 driver Michael Schumacher of Germany pauses during a news conference to announce his retirement from Formula One at the end of 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has left hospital to…

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Michael Schumacher heads home from hospital

Michael Schumacher heads home from hospital

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, former Mercedes F1 driver Michael Schumacher of Germany pauses during a news conference to announce his retirement from Formula One at the end of 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has left hospital to…

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Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Supporters react as they watch on the television Japan's Kei Nishikori play Marin Cilic of Croatia at the U.S. Open tennis final, in Matsue, hometown of Nishikori, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

A man writes a message to Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori on a board with newspapers reporting him in the U.S. Open, in Nishikori's hometown of Matsue, western Japan, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Nishikori, the first man from Asia to make it to the final of a Grand Slam singles tournament, fa…

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Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Green Tennis Garden coach Masaki Kashiwai, right, and supporters of Japan's Kei Nishikori react as they watch the live broadcast of the U.S. Open final between Nishikori and Marin Cilic of Croatia, in Matsue, hometown of Nishikori, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Kashiwai began coachi…

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Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Supporters of Japan's Kei Nishikori react as they watch the live broadcast of the U.S. Open final between Nishikori and Marin Cilic of Croatia, in Matsue, hometown of Nishikori, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, …

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Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Supporters of Japan's Kei Nishikori clap hands as they watch the live broadcast of the U.S. Open final between Nishikori and Marin Cilic of Croatia, in Matsue, hometown of Nishikori, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori …

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Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori

Green Tennis Garden coach Masaki Kashiwai, right, and supporters of Japan's Kei Nishikori react as they watch the live broadcast of the U.S. Open final between Nishikori and Marin Cilic of Croatia, in Matsue, hometown of Nishikori, western Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Kashiwai began coachi…

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Fisheries to cut catch of endangered bluefin tuna

Fisheries to cut catch of endangered bluefin tuna

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 file photo, customers take sushi of a bluefin tuna which was bought by sushi restauranteur Kiyoshi Kimura at the year's celebratory first auction, at his restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. The multi-nation fisheries body that monitors most of th…

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5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a press conference after he reshuffled his Cabinet at his official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Abe picked five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination…

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5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks after he reshuffled his Cabinet at his official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Abe picked five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy…

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5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a press conference after he reshuffled his Cabinet at his official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Abe picked five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination…

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5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

Newly appointed ministers leave the prime minister's office for the Impeiral Palace for the attestation ceremony in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. New ministers are from left.,Minister in charge of regional issues, Shigeru Ishiba, left, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Koya …

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5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils a new lineup of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The appointments announced are sending the strongest message yet about Abe's det…

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5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga smiles as he unveils a new lineup of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The appointments announced are sending the strongest message yet ab…

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5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan's Cabinet, tying past high

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga bites his lips as he unveils a new lineup of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The appointments announced are sending the strongest messag…

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Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India

Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, speaks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a Japan-India Joint press conference at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as Modi won pledg…

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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a signing ceremony at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as Modi won pledges of support for h…

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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a signing ceremony at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as Modi won pledges of suppor…

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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, speaks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a Japan-India Joint press conference at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as Modi won pledg…

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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a Japan-India Joint press conference at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as Modi won …

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It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

A shopper walks near the items featuring Funassyi at Kiddy Land toy store in Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. A hyperactive Asian pear from the city of Funabashi, just outside Tokyo, has taken Japan by storm in the past year. Funassyi, a combination of Funabashi and the Japanese word for pear, …

August 31, 2014 7:47 am
It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

A woman shops around near the shelves selling Rilakkuma characters dolls at Kiddy Land toy store in Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Characters are not just for kids in Japan, but a part of business and social life. Some see Japan’s cute-craze, known as “kawaii,” as a sign of immaturity, but ot…

August 31, 2014 7:47 am
It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

Women shop around near the shelves selling items featuring Rilakkuma characters at Kiddy Land toy store in Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Characters are not just for kids in Japan, but a part of business and social life. Some see Japan’s cute-craze, known as “kawaii,” as a sign of immaturity,…

August 31, 2014 7:47 am
It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

Shoppers gather around the items featuring Youkai Watch characters at Kiddy Land toy store in Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Japan’s latest sensation, Youkai Watch started as a video game, and went big in January with the launch of a cartoon on TV. Children collect special coins to call up th…

August 31, 2014 7:47 am
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actor Orlando Bloom waves to the media during a press conference to promote his latest movie "Zulu" in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

August 28, 2014 2:23 pm
Neymar

Neymar

El futbolista brasileño Neymar saluda a la prensa a su llegada a una conferencia de prensa en un hotel en Tokio, el jueves 31 de julio de 2014. (AP Foto/Shizuo Kambayashi)

August 05, 2014 1:32 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actress Nicola Peltz poses for photographers during Japan premiere of Transformers-Age of Extinction in Tokyo Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

July 31, 2014 3:52 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actor Jack Reynor poses for photographers during Japan premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Tokyo, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

July 31, 2014 3:51 pm
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

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