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May, 28, 2016

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Japan's justice minister visited a Tokyo war shrine Saturday morning to become the second member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet attending its latest ritual, which has already angered China and South Korea.
 
U.S. President Barack Obama will go to the atom-bombed city of Hiroshima after a G-7 summit in Japan next month, the Nikkei business daily reported Friday, in what would be the first such visit by a sitting U.S. leader.
 
Japan's first stealth fighter jet successfully took to the skies on Friday as the country joins a select group of world military powers wielding the radar-dodging technology.
 
Cold rice balls, no flush toilets at Japan shelters
In this mountainous Japanese town known for its hot springs, prized beef and Jersey milk cows, more than 2,000 people have taken refuge from earthquakes at school gymnasiums and community centers, surviving on rock-hard biscuits, cold rice balls and bread.
 
Japan on Monday enlisted U.S. help to airlift supplies to some of the 100,000 people made homeless by earthquakes in the country's south, as rescuers struggled to find those still missing in a massive landslide.
 
Rescuers race against landslides to reach Japan quake victims
Rescuers used shovels to dig through mountains of soil Sunday as they raced against the threat of more landslides to reach people still trapped by two big earthquakes in Japan.
 
People trapped under buildings that collapsed in Japan's double earthquakes used social media to chat to friends and keep their spirits up while they awaited rescue, reports said Sunday.
 
Japan quake toll hits 41, scores trapped
Scores of people were feared buried alive Saturday after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 41 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides.
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Twin quakes kills at least 16 in south Japan; many trapped
Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 16 people, trapping many others beneath flattened homes and sending thousands of residents to seek refuge in gymnasiums and hotel lobbies.
 
Strong quake hits southern Japan, tsunami advisory
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck southern Japan, barely 24 hours after a deadly quake hit the same region.
 
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