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Osaka: Cops raid 4 'girl's bars' suspected of employing minors

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:07
Osaka Prefectural Police have raided four so-called 'girl's bar' establishments in Osaka for licensing violations that are believed to have employed minors, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Aomori: Girl, 18, accused of strangling 2-year-old son to death

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:06
Aomori Prefectural Police have arrested an 18-year-old girl for allegedly killing her 2-year-old son at a residence in Mutsu City on Tuesday, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Roppongi socialite not prosecuted for allegedly threatening business partner in sex business

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:04
Prosecutors have announced the non-prosecution of a male socialite over the alleged threats of a partner in a sex business last year, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japanese train station stirs up nostalgia with beautiful rural setting and one-carriage train

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:01
For people living in crowded cities in Japan, nothing tugs at the heartstrings more than a picturesque image of a tiny train station in the middle of the countryside. (soranews24.com)
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Japan to mull pro baseball lottery

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:54
The Nippon Professional Baseball Organization will start full discussions on a proposed professional baseball lottery, informed sources said Thursday. (Jiji)
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LDP oks diluted draft bill against passive smoking

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:52
The health, labor and welfare division of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday broadly approved a diluted draft bill for strengthening measures against passive smoking in public places, including restaurants. (Jiji)
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SDF checks lake after US fighter tank drop

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:48
Japan's Self-Defense Force has begun surveying a lake in the northern prefecture of Aomori where a US fighter jet offloaded 2 external fuel tanks. (NHK)
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Honda becomes No.1 in small jet shipment

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:44
Japanese automaker Honda has announced that its HondaJet won the most delivered jet title in its category last year. (NHK)
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Japan's Crown Prince turns 58

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:42
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito turned 58 on Friday. (NHK)
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Japan holds event for Takeshima Day

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:37
A senior Japanese official has criticized South Korea for what he calls the illegal occupation of the Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan. He made the remark on Thursday at a ceremony to commemorate Japan's incorporation of the islands more than a century ago. (NHK)
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WTO panel backs Japan in dispute with S.Korea

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:36
A World Trade Organization panel has ruled in Japan's favor in a dispute over South Korea's ban on seafood imports from 8 Japanese prefectures. (NHK)
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Woman arrested for keeping 23 cats in unsanitary conditions

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:43
A 62-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of animal abuse after keeping 23 cats in unsanitary conditions at her apartment in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Osaka: Man shot by officer in Miyakojima Ward had 2 knives

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:42
Investigative sources revealed on Tuesday that a 25-year-old man who was shot and wounded by an officer in Miyakojima Ward over the weekend while wielding a knife was actually in possession of two knives, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan is safest place to be born, UNICEF report says

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:34
Japan tops the world as the country with the lowest rate of newborn mortality in 2016, followed by Iceland and Singapore, while Pakistan is the riskiest place to be born according to a new UNICEF report launched on Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Fukushima plant reactor gets new roof cover

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:25
Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have finished installing a new roof covering for the No.3 reactor building. (NHK)
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Kyoto becomes wedding destination for couples from abroad

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:24
An increasing number of couples from overseas are having wedding ceremonies in Kyoto, western Japan, attracted by the ancient capital's reputation as symbolizing traditional Japanese culture. (Jiji)
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TPP remains largely unchanged in attempt to lure back U.S., Japanese official says

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:23
While President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership initially put the deal on life support in January 2017, details released Wednesday revealed that the remaining 11 countries have managed to agree on terms close to the agreement’s original form. (Japan Times)
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Number of foreign visitors to Japan rises 9% to 2.5 million in January

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:20
The estimated number of foreign visitors for January rose 9 percent from a year earlier to 2,501,500, a record for the month, the Japan Tourism Agency said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Japan, Finland agree Moomin issue 'resolved' after exam furor

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:19
An uproar in Japan over the homeland of the "Moomin" storybook characters was elevated to a diplomatic matter on Wednesday, with the Japanese and Finnish foreign ministers assuring each other the issue has been well and truly resolved. (Kyodo)
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Japan wins gold in women's team pursuit skating

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:13
Japanese speed skaters have won gold in the women's team pursuit event at the PyeongChang Olympics. (NHK)
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