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Dramatic Rescue in Japan

Japanese train commuters, staff rally to aid of passenger

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Tuna Sells For a Cool $1.76 Million Dollars

It's a story that should make everybody want to invest in a fishing boat. A 489 pound bluefish tuna caught off the coast of Japan has just been sold for $1.76 million during an auction at Toyko's Tsukiji fish market. 

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Japan Develops Shock-Absorbing Car Covered in Airbags

Remember that time you got super drunk, duct taped couch cushions to your body and smashed into things around the house like a human pinball? You don't? Well you were super drunk so that doesn't shock us.

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Japanese Pepsi Could Actually Make You Skinnier

First there was soda, carbonated sugar water that was sure to expand your waistline. Then there was "diet" soda, which didn't add any calories to the equation but was sweetened with chemicals that may not be so great for you.

Now, in Japan, there is something called Pepsi Special. This drink is so chock-full of chemicals -- mainly indigestible dextrin -- that there are claims it can actually make you skinnier.

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Electric Eels Power Christmas Tree Lights at Japanese Aquarium [VIDEO]

In what may be the most unique example of holiday spirit yet, a tank of electric eels powers a Christmas tree display at an aquarium in Japan.

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Will Radiation Near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Prevent Locals from Coming Home?

The areas surrounding the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan may be uninhabitable for decades. That’s the word from the Japanese government after a survey found dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination.

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Tokyo Named World's Most Expensive City
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Tokyo Named World’s Most Expensive City

You may have to dig deep into your pockets to get to Tokyo.

You may have to dig even deeper to stay.

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The Latest Headlines On The Disaster In Japan

As the world watches the events unfolding in Japan, News Talk 1290 will continue to post links to the latest news and developments.  Be sure to tune in for top of the hour updates every hour from CBS

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