Japan, France Eye "prior Notification" Arrangement For Arms Exports

Japan, France eye "prior notification" arrangement for arms exportsJapan and France plan to hold their first security talks early next year, possibly in the first half of January, to discuss establishing an arrangement under which Tokyo would be notified of exports from France of equipment that could be diverted to military use, Japanese government sources said Wednesday.
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Yoga Boom In Japan Moving To New Phase

Yoga boom in Japan moving to new phaseThere is a "natural" convergence among yoga practitioners in Japan, with those who have practiced it primarily for slimming or health becoming more interested in its spiritual aspects and those who have approached it as a philosophy becoming more actively engaged in physical exercise, according to an experienced yoga instructor.
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M5.5 Quake Jolts Ibaraki Pref.

M5.5 quake jolts Ibaraki Pref.An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 jolted the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture on Sunday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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Huge Green Wall Unveiled In Osaka

Huge green wall unveiled in OsakaA huge wall covered with flowers and greenery has been unveiled in an office district of Osaka, western Japan.
About 250 people attended an event to mark the completion of the landmark at a high-rise on Tuesday.
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