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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

Serena Williams of the U.S. competes in a women's singles match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 28, 2014.
Serena Williams Beats Tsvetana Pironkova To Advance In The Third Round In Beijing

By IBTimes AU

Serena Williams powered through when she crushed her opponent in the second round of the 2014 China Open. (4:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, RUSSIA, POLAND, UKRAINE

An elderly man takes part in a rally to commemorate International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
New Zealand Named 10th Best Country in the World for Senior Citizens

By IBTimes AU

Australia ranked 13th with one out of three senior citizens living in poverty. (12:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, ICELAND, AGING

Xie Enwei, General Manager Of Management And Operations Of Microsoft In China, Speaks During The Presentation Of The Xbox One By Microsoft As Part Of ChinaJoy 2014 China Digital Entertainment Expo And Conference In Shanghai
Xbox One Sales Gear Up in China And UK As October System Update Improves Hardware

By IBTimes AU

Gearing up toward catching with the sales of the PS4, the Xbox One has managed to draw great crowds for its launch in China. (10:43 am)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, CHINA, MICROSOFT

Mars Orbiter Mission
Dust Storm In Mars: Mars Orbiter Sends Pictures [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Exclusive photos of a dust storm were captured by the Indian spacecraft, Mangalyaan. (10:35 am)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, STORM

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Nintendo Celebrates 125 Years As Wii U And Nintendo 3DS Get New Firmware Updates

By IBTimes AU

Nintendo is hitting past its 125th year as a gaming giant in the industry, and with it comes new firmware updates for two of its consoles, the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. (10:23 am)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, SAMSUNG, MANAGEMENT

Coders Rest In The Office Of Mojang, A Small Swedish Company Behind The Wildly Popular 'Minecraft' Video Game, In Stockholm
‘Minecraft’ Will Get ‘Doctor Who’ Skin Pack As Halo Pack Receives A New Trailer

By IBTimes AU

“Doctor Who” fans should rejoice as a new skin pack featuring the Doctor, his friends and enemies are coming to “Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition.” (10:23 am)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, TWITTER, SONY

New York Stock Exchange
Global Markets Overview – October 1, 2014

By IG Markets

Global equities have just capped the worst quarter of trade since 2012. However, the US market has just logged its seventh consecutive quarterly gain. That is a concern for me. (9:35 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, EMERGING MARKETS

An Australian Institute Of Marine Science (AIMS) diver inspects large Porites coral on the Great Barrier Reef, in this handout photo released to Reuters on February 10, 2011.
Australia’s Scientific Investments At 30-Year Decline, Country Risks Falling Behind Future Technology

By IBTimes AU

Australia's scientific investments have reached a 30-year low. Experts fear the country will fall behind other nations in terms of R&D capabilities in the future. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT

Tsunekazu Ishihara, President And Chief Executive Officer Of The Pokemon Company And Producer Of Pokemon, Introduces The New 'Pokemon Art Academy' Game During A News Conference At The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known As E3, In Los Angeles
‘Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire’ Demo Distribution Method For Australia Revealed, More Info Coming

By IBTimes AU

Australia Club Nintendo members will be getting access to the special demo of “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire” in a unique way from the rest of the world. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, AUSTRALIA

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'Super Smash Bros' For Nintendo 3DS XL Can Hamper Gaming Experience Due To More Resistant Circle Pad

By IBTimes AU

"Super Smash Bros" for Nintendo 3DS received some negative impressions when it comes to gaming experience using the built-in controls. In comparison with consoles, the game's required reflexes do not seem to fit perfectly on circle pad of Nintendo 3DS XL. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO