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Amazing images of Tokyo before it was a city

The Japanese capital wasn't always the bustling metropolis it is today. Here are images that show its journey.
The process matters just as much as the outcome.

A Japanese word without a direct English translation reveals the biggest difference between Japanese and American work cultures

"Shokunin" is the Japanese word for mastery of one's profession. Japanese people see their work as a source of pride, perhaps more so than Americans do.
Even Japanese riot police infrequently turn to guns, instead preferring long batons.

Japan has almost completely eliminated gun deaths — here’s how

Gun control has been a topic of national conversation since the Texas shooting. Japan may offer some help for preventing future attacks.
Joshua Ramo of Kissinger Associates.

NBC apologizes after a Winter Olympics analyst’s comments set off a firestorm

An NBC Asia analyst, Joshua Cooper Ramo, made comments during the Winter Olympics that many people viewed as culturally insensitive.

China’s Didi, SoftBank to roll out taxi venture in Japan

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech to U.S. and Japanese service members on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan April 19, 2017.

State Department says there are no plans for the US delegation to meet with North Korea during the Winter Olympics

Pence said the US hopes to ensure North Korea "doesn't use the powerful symbolism and the backdrop of the Olympics to paper over the truth about their regime."

A chemical used to make McDonald’s fries could one day help regrow hair in mice, Japanese scientists say

Researchers at Yokohama National University found that dimethylpolysiloxane helped to produce follicles that grew hair when transplanted into mice.
Japan's first F-35 deployed at Misawa Air Base

Japan’s first operational F-35 gets deployed amid rising threat from China

Just before the end of January, the Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) announced that it had deployed its first operational F-35 at Misawa Air Base.

These are all the Japanese cars made in the USA

Just how many Japanese cars are actually made in the US? It's a lot. We added it up.