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Salt prices to rise for the first time in three decades

newsonjapan.com - Út, 11/13/2018 - 21:50
For the first time in almost three decades the Salt Industry Center of Japan has announced it will raise the price on many of its products by around 15 percent, indicating inflation has finally arrived in at least some industries. (Japan Times)
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SoftBank's mobile IPO marks Son's latest risky play

newsonjapan.com - Út, 11/13/2018 - 21:48
SoftBank Group has set the stage for what is likely to be one of the largest initial public offerings ever, with its move to float mobile phone unit SoftBank Corp. But as Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son completes the conglomerate's divergence into an investing holding company and a wireless provider, market watchers see significant risks on both fronts. (Nikkei)
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Japanese insurers to pay out a record 1tn yen in FY2018

newsonjapan.com - Út, 11/13/2018 - 21:47
With Japan having suffered extensive damage from a number of natural disasters this year, the country's three top damage insurers are expected to pay out a record 1 trillion yen ($8.7 billion) in combined insurance claims in fiscal 2018 through March 2019. (Nikkei)
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Suicides spiking in Kabukicho after woman’s fatal fall

newsonjapan.com - Út, 11/13/2018 - 21:44
The dark side lurking within the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward — today, something like a mix of a theme park and a strip club — can easily get lost amid its blinking lights and the roar of Godzilla. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Rubella infections starting to spread across Japan

newsonjapan.com - Út, 11/13/2018 - 21:39
Health officials in Japan say nearly 2,000 people have contracted rubella, or German measles, this year. (NHK)
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Tokyo Disneyland seeks rejection of costumed performers' suit

newsonjapan.com - Út, 11/13/2018 - 21:35
Oriental Land Co. ltd., the operator of Tokyo Disneyland, asked a court Tuesday to reject a suit filed by two female workers seeking damages for overwork and harassment while they were working as costumed performers at the theme park. (Japan Times)
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Japan may accept 47,000 foreign workers next year

newsonjapan.com - Út, 11/13/2018 - 21:32
Japan's government has projected up to 47,000 foreign workers could come to the country in fiscal 2019 under proposed revisions to the immigration law. (NHK)
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Abe, Pence reaffirm cooperation on North Korea

newsonjapan.com - Út, 11/13/2018 - 21:31
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged greater cooperation with the United States on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. Abe met US Vice President Mike Pence in Tokyo on Tuesday. (NHK)
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SoftBank unveils Y2.4 trillion IPO for Japan mobile telecom business

newsonjapan.com - Po, 11/12/2018 - 22:26
SoftBank Group Corp. is seeking to raise ¥2.4 trillion in the initial public offering of its domestic telecommunications operations scheduled for Dec. 19. (Japan Times)
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Palace grounds to open for autumn viewing

newsonjapan.com - Po, 11/12/2018 - 22:17
The Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo will be partially opened to the public early next month for autumn foliage viewing. (NHK)
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Canned mackerel certified as space food

newsonjapan.com - Po, 11/12/2018 - 22:12
Canned mackerel developed by high school students in central Japan has been officially certified as space food by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA. (NHK)
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71-year-old man held for allegedly attacking woman

newsonjapan.com - Po, 11/12/2018 - 22:04
A 71-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a woman in Yokohama, after he was apparently filmed walking right behind her with a stick. (NHK)
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Capsule with ISS experiments aboard is recovered after splashing down into ocean near remote island

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 11/11/2018 - 20:45
A capsule ejected from a space cargo vessel returned to Earth on Sunday, bringing back experiment samples from the International Space Station (ISS) in the first such mission for Japan. (Japan Times)
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Whale shark found in Tottori river dies

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 11/11/2018 - 20:28
A whale shark believed to have strayed into a river in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, has been found dead. (NHK)
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Woman arrested over fatal stabbing of U.S. military airman

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/10/2018 - 23:26
Police in Tokyo said Saturday they have arrested a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of killing an American airman in his 30s who was stationed at the U.S. military’s Yokota Air Base. (Japan Today)
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Crumbling and empty plants led Japan Inc. astray

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/10/2018 - 23:03
The series of quality compliance scandals that has rocked Japanese manufacturing has unmasked the sobering truth that workers were often tempted to take shortcuts in quality testing as they struggled to keep up production at decaying and short-handed plants. (Nikkei)
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TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over member’s Hiroshima A-bombing T-shirt

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:32
TV Asahi Corp. said Thursday it had canceled a live performance by K-pop group BTS amid a furor over a member having worn a controversial T-shirt, said by some to celebrate the use of atomic weapons against Japan during WWII. (Japan Times)
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Keio University submits research plan with goal of performing Japan’s first womb transplants

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:29
A Keio University team hopes to carry out Japan’s first clinical research into transplanting wombs to women who do not have the organ, according to sources. (Japan Times)
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Kyoto Wi-Fi signal sensors to monitor and assist in managing tourist crowds

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:23
Kyoto on Saturday will unveil a trial system that monitors, predicts and manages the flow of visitors to high-demand tourist spots, with the popular fall foliage viewing area in Arashiyama as the system’s initial focus. (Japan Times)
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Effort to nudge Japan to go cashless with offsets to sales tax hike faces many hurdles

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:19
On Oct. 15, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed during an extraordinary Cabinet meeting that the government would raise the consumption tax from 8 to 10 percent next Oct. 1. (Japan Times)
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