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Japan emperor expresses WWII ‘remorse’ as PM avoids war shrine

Japan’s Emperor Akihito on Wednesday expressed “deep remorse” about his nation’s wartime acts, as Tokyo marked the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also spoke at the ceremony, pledging to remember war dead while building a peaceful future.

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Today in History for August 14th

(14 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born. (Aug. 14)

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Today in History for August 9th

(9 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies. (Aug. 9)

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Today in History for August 6th

(6 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II; LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act; Pope Paul VI dies; Scientist Alexander Fleming born; Funk singer Rick James dies. (Aug. 6)

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Fukushima chronology

In Japan’s Fukushima, officials are attempting what might seem impossible, an image overhaul at the site of the worst nuclear meltdown in decades.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Powerful storm hits disaster-ravaged Japan

A powerful storm slams into central Japan, bringing heavy rains as it churns across western areas already devastated by floods and landslides. IMAGES

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It’s a small world: In Japan, moss wins hearts

Kaori Shibo bends her head down and peers through a magnifying glass in a forest in central Japan, emitting a delighted gasp. The object of her adoration? Moss. She’s out on a stroll with around 20 other people who are part of a growing community in Japan obsessed with moss.

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Japan’s declutter queen expands her empire

(24 Jul 2018) Japanese tidying queen Marie Kondo has had quite a year as she leveraged her best-seller, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” into a full-fledged empire. (July 24)

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‘Unprecedented’ Japan heatwave kills 65 in one week

An “unprecedented” heatwave in Japan has killed at least 65 people in one week, government officials say, with the weather agency now classifying the record-breaking weather as a “natural disaster.”