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2011-07-18 09:05:00

Japan’s government plans to suspend all cattle shipments from Fukushima after the country’s second-biggest retailer reported Sunday it had sold beef from cattle that ate nuclear-contaminated feed.

2006-03-12 21:33:11

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government faces a new headache in talks with the United States about relocating American forces throughout the country after voters in a local referendum overwhelmingly rejected a plan to increase the U.S. presence at a nearby base.

2006-02-10 02:45:00

Japan's government is expected to announce this month measures to deal with a possible eruption for of its famed Mount Fuji, officials said, but they added there were no signs that the long-dormant volcano had become active.

2006-02-01 00:53:52

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government has adopted a statement saying it does not consider China to be a threat, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, in an apparent move to ease friction between them.

2005-07-20 21:39:30

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - Nearly 30 years after her daughter disappeared, Sakie Yokota is hoping next week's six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear ambitions will help resolve a dispute over Japanese citizens abducted to the reclusive communist state.

2005-07-18 22:01:17

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo High Court was set to rule on Tuesday on a lawsuit by Chinese plaintiffs demanding that Japan's government pay compensation and apologize for the activities of the Imperial Japanese Army's biological warfare units including the infamous Unit 731.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.