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Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters which make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".

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Articles About Japan

Another Aviation Disaster: Taiwan Plane Crashes, Passengers Aboard Feared Dead [PHOTO]

By IBTimes AU

As the world continues to mourn for the family of the passengers aboard that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, another aviation disaster happened on July 23 near Magong Airport in Taiwan. (2:00 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, SOUTH KOREA, THAILAND

iPad
iPad Air 2 Release Date Will Skip IGZO Panel; To Rollout with Super-Slim iPad Mini Air

By IBTimes AU

Apple’s release date schedule for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 this 2014 will push through as planned as company big boss Tim Cook declared that he is highly optimistic of the prospects offered by the global tablet market. (5:35 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, IPAD

Tour de France
Tour de France 2014 Live Streaming: Stage 17 Prediction, Standings and Results

By IBTimes AU

The 2014 Tour de France is heating up as the 100th edition of the most prestigious cycling competition heads into another grueling climb from Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet on Stage 17 on Wednesday. (2:52 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

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‘Good Will Hunting’ Actor Robin Williams Checks into Rehab to Maintain Sobriety

By IBTimes AU

Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams has checked himself into a Minnesota rehab early this month to maintain his sobriety, various media outlets reported. (8:43 am)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, ADDICTION, ALCOHOLISM

BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen holds up the unreleased Blackberry Passport device during the company's annual general meeting for shareholders in Waterloo June 19, 2014
BlackBerry Passport Video Leak, Release Date, Five Fresh Features to Anticipate [Watch YouTube Clip] --Reports

By IBTimes AU

Despite reports that the Canadian telecommunication company BlackBerry is struggling, a video of BlackBerry Passport leaked online which was viewed by tech enthusiasts as perhaps the last ditch for the company to save itself. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, TWITTER, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Kim Jong Un
North Korea Demands That China Take Down Kim Jong Un’s Viral Dance Video – Report [VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

Kim Jong Un’s dancing has infuriated North Korea. The reclusive nation demanded China to take down a viral video that sees its supreme leader digitally manipulated into dancing. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, SOUTH KOREA, UKRAINE

Asian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 21, 2014

By Comsec

The Australia stock market finished the day higher as the ASX 200 added 8 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 9.2 points. The volume was very light today and the public holiday in Japan also impacted international trading volumes. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, COURT, AUSTRALIA

Lenovo to Announce New 8- and 10-Inch Windows Tablet During Holidays

By IBTimes AU

Lenovo has stated it is not dumping the small Windows tablet segment. To further reinforce its stand, the company has also stated it is working on new 8- and 10-inch devices which it plans to launch during the holidays. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MICROSOFT, IPAD

The International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2, grapples the Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft, as seen in this still image taken from NASA TV July 16, 2014. The Orbital Sciences Corp cargo ship reached the International Space Stati
Space Race On in Middle East, UAE Plans Planet Mars Mission in 2021

By IBTimes AU

A new player has joined the worldwide list of nations hurtling space missions to Mars. The United Arab Emirates recently announced plans to send a mission to the red planet by 2021. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Villagers affected by the Mount Sinabung eruption earlier this year head to a polling station in Medan, Sumatra July 9, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo looked to be heading for a narrow victory in Indonesia's presidential electi
End of Times Indicators: Japan’s Mount Fuji in ‘Critical State’ to Erupt, Could Affect At Least 1.2M People

By IBTimes AU

Japan's highest peak Mount Fuji has been placed by a team of researchers in a "critical state" to erupt, spurred by the pressure built underneath it by the 2011 magnitude-9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI