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A journey to the Women's March on Washington Click Here to Open in a New Window

Bridget Pitcock and Meg Hancock filled a van with other women for the trip to Washington, D.C., from Louisville, Ky. (Yahoo News)Twelve women from Louisville, Ky., say they aim to show the "world changes today" on their terms, not on Donald Trump's.



How 3 Trump fans celebrated the inauguration Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump supporter and first-time voter Amanda Rose. (Amanda Rose via Yahoo News)Voters from New York, Alabama, and Michigan write about their visit to Washington to witness history.



More than 200 arrested at Trump inauguration Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump inauguration protests (Reuters)Demonstrators in D.C., many wearing masks and helmets, clashed with police officers as Donald Trump was sworn in as president.



Concerned residents learn to be 'active bystanders' Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump protester (Getty Images)A group of D.C.-area residents harnesses their "moral outrage" so they can step in and protect victims of harassment.



Trump signs first executive order Click Here to Open in a New Window

President Trump (Reuters)Hours after getting sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump moves swiftly to push his agenda.



What Trump's speech did, and didn't, do Click Here to Open in a New Window

In Trump's inaugural speech, a demand for unity and loyalty. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)Those hoping for a more inclusive tone and an appeal to the common humanity of each American were disappointed.



Fact-checking Trump's inaugural address Click Here to Open in a New Window

President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address. (Getty Images)The nation's 45th president starts his historic speech on a familiar note — with exaggeration and hyperbole.



Trump's defense, homeland picks confirmed Click Here to Open in a New Window

Retired U.S. Marine Corps general and defense secretary nominee James Mattis speaks with a Marine guard before the inaugural parade. (Reuters)Retired Marine Gens. James Mattis and John Kelly become the first members of the new administration's Cabinet.



Trump's task may be simpler than he thinks Click Here to Open in a New Window

How President Trump can succeed—or craterMaking America great again will involve just three things, but if he overreaches, it may imperil his presidency.



Trump ignored advisers on inaugural speech Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump advisers backed a more unifying inaugural speech. (Saul Loeb/AFP)The president offered a bleak portrayal of the nation despite suggestions to be unifying, a commentator says.



The all-new Trump White House web site Click Here to Open in a New Window

President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)Just as Donald Trump was sworn in, the Whitehouse.gov webpage and official Twitter account assumed a new look.



George H.W. Bush, wife still in hospital Click Here to Open in a New Window

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, former President George H. W. Bush, right, and his wife, Barbara, are greeted before a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston in Houston. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the former president was admitted to an intensive care unit, and Barbara was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The former president is having breathing problems due to pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, is being treated for bronchitis.



Dollar moves lower, Asian stocks flat ahead of Trump's inauguration Click Here to Open in a New Window
NEW YORK, U.S. - Ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, the dollar edged lower while stocks were little changed on Friday, with investors preferring to be cautious.Concerns over what Trum
In annual policy address, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe pledges allegiance to Trump Click Here to Open in a New Window
TOKYO, Japan - On the eve of Trump's inauguration, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, “The Japan-U.S. alliance is the cornerstone of our country’s foreign and security policy,
S. Korea, U.S., Japan to hold joint maritime drills against North Korean threats Click Here to Open in a New Window
Seoul [South Korea], Jan. 20 (ANI): South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold joint maritime drills this week to enhance capability to detect and trail ballistic missiles from North Korea. Th
Japan psychic ordered to pay client forced into sex work Click Here to Open in a New Window
Tokyo - A fortune teller in Japan has been ordered to pay $850 000 in damages to a female client she forced into prostitution, local media reported. Tokyo District Court ruled that the clairvoyant br
Star-studded Sundance comedy 'Fun Mom Dinner' sells to Netflix Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Netflix and Momentum Pictures have nabbed North American theatrical and streaming rights to Fun Mom Dinner out of the Sundance Film Festival. The ensemble comedy sold for $5 millio
People in Japan celebrates New Year with fun, shopping and sports Click Here to Open in a New Window
Tokyo [Japan], Jan.20 (ANI): Hokkaido Island in northern Japan is covered by snow. But, football club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo brings hot news to the island after it been upgraded to J1. Consadole,
FD Zone to screen popular Japanese animation film - 'Tomako Love Story' Click Here to Open in a New Window
Mumbai [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Like India, Japan to is getting decked up to celebrate 2017 as the year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges, marking the 60th anniversary of signing of Cultural Agreement.
10 promises Trump made for his first day Click Here to Open in a New Window
Washington - Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a contract detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office
Toshiba shares crash amid deepening nuclear writedown crisis Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Shares in Toshiba have dived 16% on reports that the embattled Japanese conglomerate faces bigger losses at its U.S. nuclear power business, according to BBC News. It is feared Tosh
Assad hopes for 'reconciliation' agreements from Astana peace talks Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believed Russian-backed peace talks in Kazakhstan aimed to produce local reconciliation agreements with rebel groups whereby they would giv
Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to take back Beatles catalog Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit to secure the copyright to the Beatles back catalog in a case that could have wide ramifications for the music industry, AFP reports. The complica
South Korea-Japan Row Could Hurt Cooperation on North Korea Click Here to Open in a New Window
I think at some levels certainly when it gets to the official level of recalling the ambassador or closing down the consulate or levels like that, then you have to worry about the broader set of rela


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910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.

1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.

1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.

1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan

1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.

1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan


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