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Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Comes To Japan’s Sacred Mount Fuji

Climbers who reach the summit of Mount Fuji will now be able to share their achievement via free Wi-Fi.

07/11/2015

A display for the Nintendo 3DS (Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images)

Nintendo Games To Feature Same-Sex Marriages Between Characters

Nintendo confirmed that the new Fire Emblem role-playing games will introduce same-sex marriage to players.

06/24/2015

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Strong Earthquake Strikes South Of Tokyo

A strong earthquake has struck off an island chain south of Tokyo, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.

06/23/2015

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7.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan Saturday, No Tsunami Risk Due To Quake’s Depth

A strong 7.8 magnitude quake struck the open ocean, 543 miles south of Tokyo early Saturday morning.

05/30/2015

Blue Bottle Coffee Co.'s New Orleans-style Iced Coffee will be available at grocery stores nationwide. (photo via Bluebottlecoffee.com)

4-Hour Wait For Blue Bottle Coffee In Tokyo

The company, which began in Oakland, California in 2002, hopes its early popularity is more than a passing fad.

05/25/2015

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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Near Site Of Deadly 2011 Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck off the coast of Japan, not far from where a 2011 earthquake and tsunami claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people.

05/12/2015

A catastrophic tsunami – caused by an undersea earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude – destroyed the coast of Japan. Almost 16,000 were killed by the resulting flash floods, with thousands more injured or missing. The devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Photo credit by Noboru Hashimoto/AFP/Getty Images)

Mega Quake Warning In Rumblings Off Japan’s Coast Alarms Scientists

Scientists say they’ve recorded low frequency shaking on the ocean floor that could be the result of increasing pressure, similar to what was released during the devastating 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

05/12/2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to members of the media after taking a test drive with Tesla CEO Elon Musk at Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto, California on April 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Rides In Tesla With Elon Musk, Brings Bullet Train Simulator For Jerry Brown To Try

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made stops in San Francisco and Silicon Valley in part of a three day trip to focus on tech ties between his country and Silicon Valley.

04/30/2015

A new Apple Watch on display at the Apple Grand Central Station store on April 24, 2015 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Problems With Taptic Engine Slows Rollout Of Apple Watch

Tests revealed that some taptic engines supplied by AAC Technologies Holdings in China started to break down over time.

04/30/2015

Archival photo of women during World War II. (Dai Sil Kim-Gibson)

Japanese Prime Minister Accused Of Trying To Erase Sex Slave History From U.S. Textbook

Japan’s Prime Minister is stopping short of apologizing for his nation’s role in World War II.

04/30/2015

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