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Earthquake hits western Japan: USGS

Earthquake hits western Japan: USGS

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit western Japan on Friday, the United State Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami risk.

China detains Japanese for 'spying'

China has reportedly detained a Japanese official from an exchange group for his alleged involvement in spying activities, but the Tokyo-based group denies any links with the man.

Japan emperor intends to step down in coming years: NHK

Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to step down in coming years, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday, a step unprecedented in modern Japan.

Nissan in talks for controlling stake in Mitsubishi: Media

The scandal -- reported to cover almost every model sold in Japan since 1991 -- also includes mini-cars produced by Mitsubishi for Nissan as part of a joint venture.