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Wrestler says he wasn't driving the car

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/22/2018 - 07:19
The Japan Sumo Association says wrestler Osunaarashi has denied allegations that he was driving a car involved in a traffic accident earlier this month. (NHK)
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Japanese govt. submits record budget plan

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/22/2018 - 07:18
The Japanese government has submitted a record draft budget of 97.7 trillion yen, or more than 880-billion dollars, for the fiscal year starting in April. (NHK)
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Weather warnings blare as Tokyo prepares for snow

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/22/2018 - 07:01
Tokyo braced for heavy snowfall on Monday, prompting NHK to urge the capitals’ workaholic citizens to head home early, and some train operators to cancel services. (Japan Times)
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Long-term stress raises cancer risk 20% in men, Japanese study finds

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/21/2018 - 22:07
Long periods of stress appear to raise the cancer risk in men by 20 percent compared with those who say they’re stress-free, according to a survey by a Japanese research team. (Japan Times)
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Constitutional revision, casinos, labor reform top Japan's agenda as Diet prepares to open

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/21/2018 - 21:49
After months of turmoil over a snap election, opposition realignment and stalled legislative progress, this year’s regular Diet session was scheduled to kick off Monday. (Japan Times)
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Kagoshima teen held over stabbing of high school girl said target 'could be anyone'

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/21/2018 - 21:44
A male teen held for allegedly stabbing a female high school student in the city of Kagoshima earlier this month told police his target “could be anyone,” investigative sources said Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Sumo wrestler caused vehicular accident

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/21/2018 - 21:40
NHK has learned that a sumo wrestler, driving without a license, was involved in a vehicular accident earlier this month. No one was injured. (NHK)
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Filming of school girl prostitute leads to arrest of Saitama man

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:30
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for over an illicit encounter with a high school girl last year that he allegedly filmed, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
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Yahoo Japan defamed man by displaying false search results: Tokyo High Court

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:27
The Tokyo High Court has ruled that Yahoo Japan Co. defamed a man and has ordered that it delete 11 search results that associate his name with criminal behavior, sources have confirmed. (Japan Times)
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Another yakuza arrested over pistol found by police dog

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:25
Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested another organized crime member over the alleged possession of a pistol found last year through the help of a so-called “hybrid police dog,” reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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BOJ trim of bond purchases flags risks of market overreaction

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:24
Many bond market participants were caught off guard on Jan. 9 when the Bank of Japan unexpectedly reduced its purchases of government bonds, instantly pushing yields higher. In the nine days that followed, long-term rates -- yields on 10 year Japanese Government Bonds -- hit 0.090%, the highest since July 2017. (Nikkei)
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Body of 3-year-old Fukui boy missing since Dec 9 found at river edge

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:22
The body of a child which was found Friday at the edge of a river in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, has been identified as that of a three-year-old boy who has been missing since Dec 9. (Japan Today)
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Ex-Kanto Rengo member among 3 accused in attempted extortion of porn actor

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:21
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested three persons, including a former member of a bosozoku group, over the alleged extortion of a male adult video (AV) star, reports Nikkan Sports (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tighter rules making Japanese wineries review product indications

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:16
Some Japanese wineries are moving to change their product indications containing geographical names ahead of the planned tightening of place-of-origin rules aimed at preventing consumers' misunderstanding amid the rising reputation of domestic wines. (Jiji)
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Dud shell disposal conducted on Okinawa street

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:13
Work to dispose of a World War II bomb that did not explode was carried out on Kokusai-dori, a major street in the city center of Naha, the capital of Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, on Saturday. (Jiji)
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JNTO creates promotion videos for Japan's Tohoku region

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:11
The New York office of the Japan National Tourism Organization has produced four videos to promote tourist attractions of Japan's Tohoku northeastern region to American people. (Jiji)
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'Ice tulips' in full bloom in Ibaraki

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:08
Thousands of blooming tulips are giving people an early taste of spring at a park in eastern Japan. (NHK)
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Tokyo to encourage foreign tourists to splurge on nightlife

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:06
The Tokyo metropolitan government will survey foreign tourists on what they enjoy about the city's nightlife, aiming to better cater to their interests while encouraging them to spend, a source said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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SDF scrambled fewer jets against Chinese aircraft

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/20/2018 - 23:04
Japan's Defense Ministry says the Air Self-Defense Force scrambled its jets against Chinese aircraft fewer times during the first 9 months of this fiscal year, compared to the previous year. (NHK)
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Luggage falls out of bus on Nagoya Expressway

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 01/19/2018 - 22:06
Luggage fell out of a tour bus while it was driving along the Nagoya Expressway in Aichi Prefecture on Thursday. (Japan Today)
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