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Vending machines in Tokyo shut down for President Obama's visit

Tokyo - Just before the arrival of United States President Barack Obama, a number of ice cream and beverage vending machines were shut down in Tokyo. Reportedly, Japan is normally known as the kingdom of vending machines.
In the Media by Mike White

Japan arrests man over Anne Frank book vandalism

Tokyo - Japanese police Friday arrested a man suspected of tearing pages out of books written on Anne Frank. Police suspect the man is linked to the vandalism of more than 300 books related to the Holocaust, including the "The Diary of a Young Girl."
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 1 comment

Games-time disaster prevention is top priority-Tokyo governor

Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe's worst nightmare is a catastrophe hitting the city during the 2020 Summer Games and disaster prevention and mitigation tops his Olympic to-do list.
In the Media by Karolos Grohmann (Reuters)

Tokyo prosecutors raid Novartis Japan offices in probe

Prosecutors in Tokyo raided offices of Swiss drugmaker Novartis <NOVN.VX> on Wednesday as part of an investigation into alleged use of manipulated data to promote its best-selling blood pressure drug Diovan.
In the Media by Reuters

Tokyo governor election puts nuclear power to test

Tokyo - Voters in Tokyo went to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor in a race that was being closely watched as a popular verdict on the use of nuclear power.
In the Media by Miwa Suzuki (AFP)

Tokyo governor election puts nuclear power to test

Tokyo - Voters in Tokyo went to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor in a race that was being closely watched as a popular verdict on the use of nuclear power.
In the Media by AFP

'Sex strike' against leading Tokyo governor candidate

Tokyo - Women in Tokyo are threatening a sex boycott against any man who votes for the front-runner in this weekend's gubernatorial election, in protest at his claim that menstruation makes women unfit for government.
In the Media by AFP

Video: Tokyo zoo runs simulated gorilla escape

Tokyo - In an effort to be prepared for the unexpected, officials at Tokyo zoo ran an emergency drill on Thursday. They dressed a member of staff in a gorilla costume, who then mimed the great escape.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Baseball, softball should be part of Tokyo Games - ANOC chief

Baseball and softball should be part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite failing to make the cut last year, the head of the powerful Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) said on Wed
In the Media by Karolos Grohmann (Reuters)

People standing in line to sample Ramen Burgers

Brooklyn - What kind of food is it that a line of 250 would form for three hours in Brooklyn to sample? It was a Ramen Burger, and while 250 people were in line, the creator of the burger had only planned on making 150, before so many people heard about it.
In the Media by Mike White - 5 comments
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