U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faced off with China's Minister Chang Wanquan over China's establishment of an air defense zone over disputed islands Tuesday.
Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
A strong earthquake and about 20 smaller temblors struck a small volcanic island south of Tokyo on Wednesday, slightly injuring three people but causing no danger of a tsunami.
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