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Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 36

HIROSHIMA - At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said. | Video

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Thai police say DNA tests link Japanese man to 12 surrogate babies

BANGKOK - Preliminary DNA test results confirm a match between a Japanese man and at least 12 babies he was suspected to have fathered with Thai surrogate mothers, Thai police said on Wednesday.

World, 4:26pm IST

Citigroup seeks to exit Japanese retail banking : source

TOKYO - Citigroup Inc is preparing to sell its Japanese retail banking operations, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, as it waves the white flag on a venture plagued by regulatory troubles and anemic lending.

3:58pm IST

Japan looks to Indonesian poultry supplies after Chinese food scandal

JAKARTA, Aug 20 - Indonesia and Japan are in talks to resume poultry shipments from the Southeast Asian nation after a 10-year stoppage, an Indonesian government minister said on Wednesday, with any agreement likely to be worth an initial $200 million per year.

3:23pm IST

UPDATE 2-China fines Japanese auto parts makers record $201 mln for price-fixing

* NDRC says 12 Japanese parts makers violated anti-monopoly law

1:51pm IST

Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

SHIZUOKA/OSAKA Japan - Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce.

Tech, 9:33am IST