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North Korea detains Japanese man, casting cloud over abduction negotiations

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 23:34
A Japanese man has recently been taken into custody in North Korea, government officials said Saturday as Tokyo tried to obtain information on the case. (Japan Times)
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Police promotes safe climbing on Mountain Day

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 23:25
Japanese police carried out a climbing safety campaign on Mount Fuji on Mountain Day on Saturday. (NHK)
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'Izakaya' pubs reach out to tourists as Japanese stay home

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 23:32
Izakaya Japanese-style pubs are bringing in a new kind of customer, foreign tourists. (Nikkei)
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SoftBank's Son says WeWork is his 'next Alibaba'

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 23:30
Japan's SoftBank Group has agreed to invest an additional $1 billion in shared-office company WeWork, where SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son sees the potential for a repeat of his lucrative bet on Alibaba Group Holding. (Nikkei)
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High-tech Tokyo tops list of world's most innovative cities

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 23:28
Tokyo topped a list of the world's most innovative cities on Friday, leapfrogging London and New York after embracing the"globe-shaking trends of robotics and 3D manufacturing". (Japan Today)
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Japan's royal wedding called off over in-laws' money trouble

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:16
The parents of Princess Mako of Japan have informed the mother of her commoner fiancé that they will not permit the wedding to go ahead until a financial dispute within his family is solved. (smh.com.au)
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Gunma copter crash kills all nine crew members and passengers

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:14
All nine passengers on a rescue helicopter that crashed on a mountain near the border of Gunma and Nagano prefectures on Friday died, Gunma Prefectural Government officials confirmed on Saturday. (Japan Times)
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Olympic: Tough road courses set for Tokyo 2020 cycling

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:52
Local organizers announced the road cycling courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Thursday and declared them "extremely difficult." (Kyodo)
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Sony opens experimental 'park' in Ginza

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:48
In what appears to be an unusual mix, tech giant Sony Corp. opened a “park” in the middle of the Tokyo’s ritzy Ginza district on Thursday with four subterranean levels. (Japan Times)
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Marijuana smuggling ring using postal mail busted

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:47
Saitama Prefectural Police and Tokyo Customs on Thursday announced the bust of a marijuana smuggling ring that has netted 12 persons, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan to beef up immigration office in preparation for more foreign workers

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:45
The government plans to upgrade the Justice Ministry’s Immigration Bureau to an affiliated agency in April next year in preparation for accepting more foreign workers, sources said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Hokkaido: Cop flashed women in Sapporo

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:44
Hokkaido Prefectural Police on Tuesday arrested an officer for exposing himself to women in Sapporo earlier this year, reports Jiji Press (tokyoreporter.com)
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Crippled Fukushima plant stops selling souvenirs

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:32
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear reactors said Thursday it had stopped selling a souvenir at the plant after facing a storm of online criticism saying it was inconsiderate. (Japan Today)
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Nagasaki marks 73 years since atomic bombing

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:00
People in Japan are observing 73 years since American forces carried out their second atomic bomb attack on the country during World War Two. (NHK)
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Severe tropical storm heading north along Japan

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:58
A typhoon making its way up Japan's Pacific coast has been downgraded to a severe tropical storm but officials say conditions could still be dangerous. (NHK)
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Okinawa Governor Onaga dies

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 00:05
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga has died. He was 67. (NHK)
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Japan posts steepest pay growth in 21 years

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 23:16
Overall pay for workers in Japan in June posted the steepest growth in over 21 years in real terms, as bonuses increased on upbeat corporate earnings, the labor ministry said Tuesday. (Jiji)
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Age limit for SDF recruits to be raised to 32

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 23:14
Japan's Defense Ministry will raise the age limit of applicants for Self-Defense Forces members and cadets from the current 26 to 32 as early as October, ministry officials said Tuesday. (Jiji)
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70,000 taken to hospital for heatstroke this year

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 23:04
More than 70,000 people have been taken to hospitals across Japan since late April with symptoms of heatstroke. (NHK)
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Princess Mako's fiance leaves Japan to study at U.S. law school

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 23:02
Kei Komuro, whose marriage to Japanese Princess Mako has been postponed, left Japan on Tuesday to study at Fordham University's law school in New York. (Jiji)
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