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A man suspected of stabbing five people dead at a family home in rural Japan was being quizzed by police Monday, with reports saying he is a "hikikomori," or social misfit, who lived nearby.
 

It was not Hiroshima or Nagasaki, but in many ways, including lives lost, it was just as horrific.
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Deadly WWII firebombings of Japan cities largely ignored, say survivors

 

A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
 

The UK's Prince William stood atop a hill in northeastern Japan on Sunday, and stretched below him was barren land known as the "Bay of Destruction," which was swept by a tsunami four years ago.
Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster

 

The Japanese government on Friday proposed that the Self-Defense Forces be allowed to rescue Japanese nationals embroiled in terrorist attacks overseas if a rescue by local police authorities cannot be expected.
 

The UK's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable.
Prince William strikes friendly contrast to Japan prince

 

Britain's Prince William is having afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it's green and served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house.
Prince William starts Japan visit with trip to tea house

 

A panel of experts appointed by Japan's prime minister will meet for the first time Wednesday to discuss what he should say in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, fueling speculation that he may water down previous government apologies for the country's wartime past.
 

Japan appears set to relax rules to let pilots fly until they are 67 as it tries to ease a shortage created by the growing popularity of air travel, an official said Tuesday.
 

Japan's crown prince has warned of the need to remember World War II "correctly," in a rare foray into an ideological debate as nationalist politicians seek to downplay the country's historic crimes.
Japan crown prince warns on 'correct' history

 

Japan's agriculture minister stepped down Monday following questions over political funding contributions, the latest in a series of such resignations.
 

Three of the nine members of the Bank of Japan's policy board have cast doubt on the feasibility of reaching its two-percent inflation target, minutes revealed Monday.
 

Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the crippled plant.
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More than 2,000 people are suing the liberal Asahi newspaper to demand that it place international advertisements apologizing for its coverage of wartime sex slavery, saying it has stained Japan's reputation, local media said Thursday.
 
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