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G8 papers over differences on climate change

TOYAKO, Japan – G8 nations, papering over deep differences on how to set goals to combat global warming, said on Tuesday they would work toward a target of at least halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with other participants in U.N. talks.
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Protests Held as G-8 Leaders Arrive in Japan

Protests Held as G-8 Leaders Arrive in Japan

SAPPORO, Japan — Hundreds of protesters rallied under heavy police security Sunday in Japan as leaders from the top industrialized nations began arriving for their annual summit.
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Renewed respect as geisha make a comeback

Renewed respect as geisha make a comeback

Miehina has barely taken a dozen steps along a Kyoto street before the audio backdrop to her every public move comes to life. In the fading light of an early summer evening, the metronomic clip-clop of her platform okobo sandals is accompanied by the clicking of shutters, as a gaggle of amateur photographers seeks the perfect snapshot of one of Japan’s most venerated women.
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