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Disney characters Mickey (L) and Minnie Mouse (R), dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos, wave to greet guests from a float during the theme park's annual New Year's Day parade at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, suburban Tokyo on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people visited the theme park to mark the start of the New Year's holiday, the biggest one of the year in Japan.     AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Disney Apologizes For Poorly-Timed Tweet On Nagasaki Anniversary

Walt Disney Japan has apologized after a tweet sent from its corporate Twitter account wished readers “congratulations on a not special day” on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

08/10/2015

Netflix Headquarters

Disney Friendship Gives Netflix A Boost

Netflix isn’t done flying to record heights, as its stock soared Wednesday following Disney CEO Bob Iger earnings conference comments that he considers Netflix more of a friend than foe, and that products like Netflix are attractive because they offer a user-friendly and often times cheaper way for people to watch television.

08/05/2015

Mount Fuji

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

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