Okinawa, Osaka governors at odds over police officer’s insult

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga told a news conference that Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui “lacked consideration for the Okinawan people,” after Matsui expressed appreciation for the work of his police officers on Wednesday, a day after one of them called the ... ( read original story ...)

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A 72-year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing himself and injuring three other people in an apparent suicide, state broadcaster NHK reported. A second explosion, separate from the blast that killed the ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shakes western Japan, but there is no danger of a tsunami being caused. The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake occurred Friday at 2:10 p.m. local time in Japan's western prefecture ... ( read original story ...)

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