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Mitsubishi pide perd�n a prisioneros de guerra que us� como esclavos

mexico.cnn.com — TOKIO, Japón (CNN) - Mientras Japón se prepara para celebrar el 70 aniversario del fin de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, una de sus empresas ofreció una disculpa por las atrocidades cometidas durante el periodo bélico. En una ceremonia en Los Ángeles este domingo, un representante de Mitsubishi Materials Corporation se disculpó por haber utilizado a soldados estadounidenses capturados como mano de obra.

Japan scraps plans for controversial Olympic stadium

cnn.com — Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid's ultramodern design for the stadium -- likened by critics to a giant bike helmet -- has been the subject of fierce debate in Japan, particularly since the cost of the project rose to 250 billion yen ($2.02 billion). Officials have hinted in recent weeks that the design could be scrapped.
Jul 17, 2015

RT @cnnbrk: Japan scraps plans for expensive, controversial stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, PM says. cnn.it/1CKLnXR pic.twitter.com/jMbdKfY1G1

Jul 17, 2015

Japan scraps plan for "bike helmet" Olympic stadium; new one won't be ready for Rugby WC 2019 cnn.it/1I7ZqqU pic.twitter.com/UaGgb6RxAN

Jul 17, 2015

#DEVELOPING: #Japan PM @AbeShinzo scraps controversial plans for #Tokyo2020 stadium critics called 'giant helmet'... fb.me/426AyayCK

Jul 17, 2015

RT @cnnbrk: Japan scraps plans for expensive, controversial stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, PM says. cnn.it/1CKLnXR pic.twitter.com/jMbdKfY1G1

Jul 17, 2015

RT @cnnbrk: Japan scraps plans for expensive, controversial stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, PM says. cnn.it/1CKLnXR pic.twitter.com/jMbdKfY1G1

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Japan scraps plans for Olympic stadium

wdsu.com — Japan is scrapping controversial plans for an expensive new centerpiece stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday. Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid's ultramodern design for the stadium -- likened by critics to a giant bike helmet -- has been the subject of fierce debate in Japan, particularly since the cost of the project rose to 250 billion yen ($2.02 billion).

Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda 'missing in Syria'

cnn.com — On June 23, Jumpei Yasuda, 41, told a close friend over the phone from Turkey of his plans to enter the war-torn country. Yasuda had previously reported from Syria. The friend, who did not want to be named, said he believed it was highly likely Yasuda was being held by Islamic militants.

Japan shakes off 67-year ban on dancing after midnight

cnn.com — A crowd quickly gathers, many begin tapping their toes, shaking their hips, and waving their arms to the beat. This kind of dancing in the streets is permitted in a vibrant, youthful place like Shibuya.

10 ways to avoid tourist trouble in Japan

wdsu.com — Keeping abreast of customs -- and avoiding faux pas -- can be a minefield for visitors to Japan, as U.S. model and restaurateur Patrick Schwarzenegger is finding out. The son of "Terminator" star -- and former California governor -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, and first cousin, once removed to U.S.

How to avoid tourist trouble in Japan

cnn.com — The son of "Terminator" star -- and former California governor -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, and first cousin, once removed to U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has been posting pics and videos of his trip. It's mostly regular tourist stuff, like visiting Tokyo's Meiji Shrine and eating sushi.

Nepal search finds no sign of missing U.S. helicopter

cnn.com — The UH-1 Huey helicopter had six U.S. Marines and two Nepali service members aboard when it lost contact Tuesday evening, Pentagon officials said. Radio transmissions indicated its crew was having some type of fuel problem before it went missing near Charikot, an area roughly 45 miles east of Kathmandu, the capital, the Pentagon has said.
May 13, 2015

CNN: Hours of searching so far fail to find U.S. helicopter missing in Nepal cnn.it/1JGSak9

May 13, 2015

RT @cnnasiapr: U.S. helicopter still missing in #Nepal .@WillRipleyCNN has the details cnn.it/1PHA6Ii #NepalEarthquake

May 14, 2015

Search continues for US helicopter w/6 Marines & 2 Nepali troops, missing since Tuesday's earthquake cnn.it/1JGS7ER @WillripleyCNN

May 14, 2015

RT @IvanCNN: Search continues for US helicopter w/6 Marines & 2 Nepali troops, missing since Tuesday's earthquake cnn.it/1JGS7ER @W…

May 14, 2015

RT @cnnasiapr: U.S. helicopter still missing in #Nepal .@WillRipleyCNN has the details cnn.it/1PHA6Ii #NepalEarthquake

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Earthquake-hit Nepal traumatized but not beaten

cnn.com — But on Wednesday afternoon, a 7.3-magnitude aftershock shook the ground so much that people could barely move for almost 30 seconds. It was another sickening blow for Nepal's traumatized population. Not knowing what devastation would await us, we flew in to the country's capital -- just days after the bulk of CNN's field teams had left the country following the destructive earthquake of April 25.

Report: North Korea tests ballistic missile

wlwt.com — North Korea has carried out a successful underwater test of a ballistic missile, the North Korean state news agency reported. Leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test himself, KCNA reported on Saturday (Friday evening, ET). A submarine launched the missile at a location far from the mainland, the news agency reported.
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Jul 27, 2015

I'll join @andersoncooper to discuss a mom's horrifying escalator death here in #China. The mall knew it was... fb.me/1SzXLsY8l

Jul 26, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown ‘is finally at peace in the arms of God,’ statement from Houston family representative says... fb.me/7iRopSFBv

Jul 26, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown has died. Family rep tells CNN: "She is finally at peace in the arms of God." #whitneyhouston #bobbikristina

Jul 26, 2015

Sad news in #Japan. Plane crashes into #Tokyo suburb, killing 3 and setting buildings & cars ablaze... fb.me/7vrSy52Jx

Jul 26, 2015

RT @fryan: According to @willripleyCNN, this CNN pickup of the Taylor Swift/Tiananmen story was censored in China. edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2…

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