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Japan’s Unlikely Rise to Luxury Car Dominance in the U.S.

Out of the ashes of World War II, the Japanese for a time turned out trinket cars: miniature mobile contraptions…

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Sports

Japan’s Perfect Game Drought Ends With a 19-Strikeout Masterpiece

Roki Sasaki’s perfect game was a long time coming, the first in the Japanese majors since 1994. But the wait…

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World

Asia Welcomes Travelers, but Japan Says, Not Yet

Last week, Japan’s National Tourism Organization unveiled a glossy website aimed at international visitors looking to experience the country’s ...

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Business

‘Tokyo Vice’ Revisits a Faded Underworld

TOKYO — These days there are few visible signs of the yakuza in Kabukicho, the storied entertainment and red-light district in the…

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World

Beating Japan at Its Own (Video) Game: A Smash Hit From China

TOKYO — Genshin Impact, one of the world’s hottest mobile video games, has all the characteristics of a Japanese invention:…

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World

Shintaro Ishihara, Outspoken Nationalist Governor of Tokyo, Dies at 89

Shintaro Ishihara, a Japanese author turned firebrand nationalist politician who served as the governor of Tokyo and famously stoked diplomatic…

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World

‘Call Me Dog Tag Man’: Pacific Island Is Full of War Relics and Human Remains

BIAK, Indonesia — On a remote coral island in Indonesia, a history lover who keeps a collection of old bombs…

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World

Japan’s Most Popular Candidate for Prime Minister Is Far From a Shoo-In

TOKYO — If popularity were the deciding factor, there would be a clear front-runner to become the next prime minister…

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Magazine

In Brooklyn, a Couple With Opposing Tastes Strike a Balance

AS A CHILD in Virginia, Michael Brown collected birds’ nests, stamps and mounted beetles and butterflies. By the age of…

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