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  • Last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima dies: Media
    The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay – the U.S. plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II – has died
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0200.
  • Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info
    Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.
    Miami Herald.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:23 EDT.
  • Europe shares down ahead of data; Asia gains
    European stocks were lower Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian markets. KEEPING SCORE: In morning trade in Europe, ...
    Yahoo.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:50:01 GMT.
  • Japan's ANA cancels Burmese deal
    Japan's ANA Holdings cancels its plan to buy a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
    BBC News.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:21:27 GMT.
  • Japan Stocks Experienced A Bullish Breakout This Week
    Japan's Nikkei stock index broke above a key technical level to hit a six-month high - here's what it means for traders.
    By Jesse Colombo.  Forbes.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:00 GMT.
  • James Shigeta, 85, Leading Man in ‘Flower Drum Song,’ Dies
    The Hawaii-born actor, who first found fame in Japan, helped break Hollywood clichés about Asian-American performers.
    By William Yardley.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:12:03 GMT.
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  • Japan output falls most since 2011
    Japan's factory output falls 3.3% from May to June, the latest sign to highlight that the recent sales tax rise is affecting consumer demand.
    BBC News.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:10:34 GMT.
  • Japan's June Output Falls at Fastest Pace Since March 2011
    Japan's industrial output fell at the fastest rate since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011, as companies slowed production to offset a build-up in inventories, clouding the outlook for the economy.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:00:52 GMT.
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  • Tokyo Moves to Promote Foreign Direct Investment
    TOKYO and NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) on July 10 held the "Invest Tokyo Seminar in NY: Ride Tokyo's Momentum" in an aggressive move to attract foreign companies to Tokyo. ...
    PR Newswire.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:00:00 EDT.
  • Last Enola Gay airman, who helped bomb Hiroshima, dies
    The last surviving member of the U.S. crew that dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, hastening the end of the Second World War and moving the world into the atomic age, has died.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:06:09 EDT.
Japan map, showing Tokyo, the Japanese capital, and other Japanese cities

Facts About Japan

Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a constitutional monarchy.  Its capital city is Tokyo; its second largest city is Osaka.  Japan's national currency is the Yen.  In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is the primary language spoken in Japan.

For more news and information about Japan, visit this official Japanese government website.  For detailed maps of Japan, visit this Japan map website.

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