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Top 10 Deadliest Earthquakes

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake has hit northeastern Japan, producing a destructive tsunami that swept through several coastal areas. TIME takes a look at some of...

Young Japan

For too long, Japan's youth have been a silent minority. Now, on the eve of a crucially important general election, they seek a bigger voice in forging the...

Top 10 Colorful First Spouses

Miyuki Hatoyama, the wife of Japan's future Prime Minister, claims to have been to Venus and knew Tom Cruise in a previous life (when he was Japanese). Here's a...

The G-8 Summit 2008

China wants clean technology; Japan, an old rival, has it to sell. Why necessity is trumping animosity in the global-warming fight