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Magnitude 5.3 quake hits north Japan, no tsunami alert

TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit northern Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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U.S. Navy to transport damaged destroyer from Singapore to Japan

SINGAPORE The U.S. Navy plans to transport the USS John S. McCain to Japan for a full damage assessment after a collision last month in which ten sailors died between Malaysia and Singapore.

World, Sep 07 2017

Special Report: How Honda lost its mojo - and the mission to get it back

TOKYO The driver punched the air as his red and white Honda McLaren roared over the finish line. It was Suzuka, Japan, 1988, and Ayrton Senna had just become Formula One world champion for the first time. The McLaren racing team and its engine maker, Honda Motor , were unstoppable that year, their drivers winning all but one of the 16 grand prix races.

Special Reports, Sep 07 2017

Japan's Abe says North Korea situation needs quick action

MOSCOW The crisis around North Korea requires quick action, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, calling on world powers to press Pyongyang to abide by its U.N. obligations.

World, Sep 07 2017

Russia's Gazprom, Mitsui sign LNG cooperation agreement

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia Gazprom , Russia's biggest natural gas producer, and Japanese trading firm Mitsui & Co have signed a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cooperation agreement, the Russian energy giant said on Thursday.

Deals, Sep 07 2017

Abe, Moon to seek Chinese, Russian support for North Korea sanctions: Kyodo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will ask China and Russia for their support for new sanctions against North Korea, Kyodo News said on Thursday, citing a Japanese official.

World, Sep 06 2017