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North Korea launches missile into Sea of Japan

by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/28/17, 04:28 pm

North Korea on Tuesday launched an unidentified missile into the sea, dashing hopes for progress toward a diplomatic solution to the ongoing nuclear crisis. South Korean, Japanese, and U.S. officials confirmed the launch and said the test likely involved an intercontinental ballistic missile. The rocket traveled about 620 miles and landed in the Sea of Japan, about 200 nautical miles from the Japanese coast. Japan’s chief Cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said his country filed a strong protest over the incident.

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Lonely in Japan

Japan | How can such a wealthy and technologically advanced nation feel so empty?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/28/17, 10:34 am

I recently went on a 16-day trip to Japan, partly for vacation, partly for work. I did all the touristy things—zipping through Tokyo on a six-hour bike tour, trekking “Hacksaw Ridge” in Okinawa, gawking at the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, and visiting the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto—but for the last six days, I stayed at a tiny studio in the outskirts of Tokyo and basically lived like a local. 

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U.S. Navy plane crashes into the Pacific

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/22/17, 08:35 am

The U.S. Navy said it had recovered eight of 11 passengers aboard a Navy transport plane that crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday afternoon. The Navy in a tweet said the eight rescued people, who are in good condition, are on board the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier as the search for the three others missing continues. The C-2 twin-propeller plane was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan, operating in the Philippine Sea during a joint U.S.-Japan naval exercise.

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