Protesters marched in front of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing today. They carried a banner declaring: "We are proud of China's rise. We resolutely oppose Japan's rightist forces." Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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Protesters march outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing on Saturday. Tension escalated, sometimes to violence, in cities across China after Japan bought the disputed islands from a private Japanese owner. Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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Katsuya Takahashi, the last fugitive connected to the 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo's subway system, after his arrest today. Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Peeled persimmon is a traditional food of Tohoku. Kyodo /Landov hide caption

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