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September, 27, 2016

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Typhoon Lionrock
A car lies on its roof beside an elderly care home where nine people were found dead after Typhoon Lionrock made landfall in Iwaizumi, Iwate prefecture on Thursday, Sept. 1.
 
Typhoon leaves eleven dead in northern Japan
Surging flood water and mud brought by a devastating typhoon killed nine people in an elderly care home in northern Japan, officials said Wednesday, after the third storm in two weeks ripped through the country.
 
Japanese murder suspect in armed standoff
A suspect in a rare fatal shooting in Japan was holed up at an apartment in an armed standoff Wednesday after he fired at a police car and escaped.
 
Japan's defense ministry requested a record budget on Wednesday, with funds for an anti-ship missile system to defend islands at the center of a territorial dispute with China.
 
When Yuki Kai dropped her baby son off at nursery on her way to work he was his usual bright, exuberant self. Just hours later the 14-month-old was dead.
 
Typhoon hits Japan, threatening floods
A typhoon slammed into northern Japan on Tuesday evening, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami.
 
Japan gunman kills 1, wounds 3 in rare shooting
A gunman who shot dead a construction worker and wounded three others at their office in Japan was on the run Monday, in a country where firearms violence is extremely rare.
 
Dances with clappers
Participants perform a folk dance as they parade through Tokyo streets during an annual "Yosakoi" festival in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 27.
 
Japan pledges to invest US$30 bil. in Africa by '18
Japan will pour US$30 billion in investment in Africa by 2018, including US$10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday at a summit in Nairobi.
 
Flights grounded as typhoon hits near Tokyo
A powerful typhoon struck near Tokyo on Monday, the first for 11 years to hit the densely populated region, temporarily shutting down Japan's biggest airport and grounding more than 500 flights nationwide.
 
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