"The toilet issue is no small thing," Xi said. "It's an important aspect of building civilized cities and countryside."
His ratings were at an all-time low over the claims, which came as he prepared to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump.
A 2008 test showed that a 52-foot-high tsunami could strike the Fukushima nuclear plant, but bosses delayed building a protective seawall.
From India to China to South Korea, women and girls have stood up against sexism and harassment.
These are used in everything from mobile phones to washing machines.
The oldest person of all time was Jeanne Louise Calment from France who lived to 122 years and 264 days between 1875 and 1997.
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade held a ceremony as the threat from China is said to be growing.
Our simian cousins enjoy a good soak as much as the next primate.
The meeting will take place about a month or so before Trump's landmark meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
The Kanamara Festival is held annually on the first Sunday of April and raises money for research into sexually-transmitted diseases.
Camera's owner tracked down by smart-thinking Taiwanese schoolchildren.
Both Russia and Japan claim the so-called Kuril Islands, in a dispute stretching back to World War Two.
"The coaster was moving so slowly, I didn't notice it had stopped," a passenger said.
Hayato Imai, 25, was found to have murdered three elderly residents at Kawasaki Nursing Home, where he worked, in 2014.
An award in her name, the Saruhashi Prize, honors female scientists for distinguished research in natural sciences.
Japan's claims to islands seized by Soviet forces in World War II and installation of U.S. missile defense have troubled relations with Russia.
Japanese seniors would rather be incarcerated than face poverty and loneliness.
The attack in Tokyo's subway killed 13 people and injured 6,000 others.
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A job listing for a level designer from Square Enix Japan gives a few clues about the pace of development on "Final Fantasy VII Remake" and where the game could depart from the PS1 original.