Protests Growing Against Deployment Of Osprey In Japan

Protests growing against deployment of Osprey in JapanProtests are growing across the nation against the U.S. Marine Corps' planned deployment of vertical takeoff and landing Osprey aircraft in Japan.

In response, the National Governors' Association has adopted a resolution expressing opposition to the deployment of the aircraft in Japan.

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Heat Wave Hits Eastern And Western Japan

Heat wave hits eastern and western JapanA severe heat wave hit eastern and western Japan on Monday -- a national holiday.

The Meteorological Agency says the thermometer topped 35 degrees Celsius at 60 locations across the country.

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Prince Mikasa To Receive Heart Surgery

Prince Mikasa to receive heart surgeryThe Japanese Emperor's uncle, Prince Mikasa, will undergo surgery to repair a faulty heart valve as early as Wednesday.

The 96-year-old prince reported feeling something wrong with his chest at the funeral of his son, Prince Tomohito of Mikasa, last month. The prince was hospitalized the next day.

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Observatory Over Sea Of Clouds Sees Sky - High Popularity

Observatory over sea of clouds sees sky-high popularityUp to 1,000 tourists a day are flocking to an observatory here to enjoy an early morning view of a sea of clouds spreading beneath them.

Dubbed the "sea of clouds terrace," the observatory at Hoshino Resort Tomamu in Shimukappu is located at an altitude of 1,088 meters. Visitors take a 13-minute gondola ride from the foot of the mountain to reach the observatory.

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M5.4 Quake Jolts Kanto, Tokai Regions

M5.4 quake jolts Kanto, Tokai regionsAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 jolted Tokyo and other areas in the Kanto region as well as central Japan's Tokai area Tuesday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.

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Ohi Nuclear Plant To Go Back Line On Sunday

Ohi nuclear plant to go back line on SundayOne of the reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant in central Japan on Sunday will go back online.

It will be the first to do so since reactors went offline due to safety concerns after the Fukushima accident last year.

All nuclear reactors in Japan are now offline.

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Students Send Messages To U.s. Teen Who Found Tsunami - Swept Ball

Students send messages to U.S. teen who found tsunami-swept ballMembers of Kesen Junior High School's basketball club in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, show a ball on June 28, 2012, on which they have written "Thank you" and other messages in English and Japanese, for Aleasha Hohorst, an 18-year-old American girl who returned a basketball with the school's name on it after finding it in Alaska in March 2012, a year after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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34 Years Since N.korea Abducted Yaeko Taguchi

34 years since N.Korea abducted Yaeko Taguchi34 years since N.Korea abducted Yaeko TaguchiFamilies of Japanese nationals kidnapped by North Korea are urging their government to do all it can to resolve the issue.

Yaeko Taguchi was abducted in late June 1978 by North Korean agents. She was 22 years old. At the time she was the mother of one and two year-old infants.

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