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Man arrested for sexually molesting woman last September

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:50
Police in Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 28-year-old painter on suspicion of sexually molesting a woman in her home last September. (Japan Today)
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Japan notifies WTO about action against US tariffs

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:49
The Japanese government has notified the World Trade Organization that it is prepared to take countermeasures against US tariffs on steel and aluminum. (NHK)
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Japan to introduce information as subject in university entrance exams

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:46
The Japanese government has presented a plan to add the subject of information to university entrance examinations, in order to test skills such as programming. (Jiji)
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Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special kawaii interiors

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:40
It was a sad day when the Evangelion Shinkansen made its last journey on the rails on 13 May. But where one door closes, another one opens, and that’s exactly what happened this week, as West Japan Railway finally let us all peek inside their new Hello Kitty Shinkansen, which is set to make its debut next month. (soranews24.com)
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Sake brewed in Yamaguchi wins top prize at int'l competition

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:39
A sake produced by a brewery in the western Japan prefecture of Yamaguchi won the top prize in its category Friday for the second year in a row at an international sake contest held in northeastern Japan. (Kyodo)
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Japan's lower house passes Trans-Pacific trade deal

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:34
Japan's lower house on Friday passed a bill to ratify the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, paving the way for its enactment before the current Diet session ends in June. (Japan Today)
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Cops nab man, 22, over fatal stabbing at internet cafe in Nagoya

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:31
Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a 22-year-old man over the fatal stabbing of another customer at an internet cafe in Nagoya on Thursday, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
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Asakusa Sanja Matsuri starts

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:22
Crowds of people have gathered in Tokyo's Asakusa district to watch a traditional Shinto festival that heralds the arrival of early summer. (NHK)
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Torrential rain in northern Japan

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:20
Torrential rain has hit northeastern Japan. The Meteorological Agency is warning of landslides, overflowing rivers and flooding in the region. (NHK)
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Shogi chess player Fujii becomes youngest 7th-dan

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:19
Japanese teenage shogi chess sensation Sota Fujii has set a new record. The 15-year-old high school freshman has become the youngest player to achieve the rank of 7th-dan. (NHK)
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Screening to name geological age 'Chibanian' suspended

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:16
An international organization has halted its screening to name a geological period 126,000 to 770,000 years ago after Japan's Chiba Prefecture due to a data falsification allegation, a Japanese study team said Friday. (Jiji)
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Japan to set no numerical spending-cut goal for FY 2019-2021

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:14
The Japanese government cannot set a numerical goal for curbing annual growth in its social security spending from fiscal 2019 to 2021, informed sources said Friday. (Jiji)
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Narita Airport marking 40th anniversary

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:13
Narita International Airport is set to mark on Sunday the 40th anniversary of launching operations, at a time when airports in Asia are fiercely competing for the status of transport hub in the region. (Jiji)
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Record 98 percent of new university grads in Japan secure jobs

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:11
The employment rate for people who graduated from Japanese universities in spring this year came to 98.0 pct as of April 1, the highest since the survey started in 1997, the labor and education ministries said Friday. (Jiji)
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Over 90% of Japan's child abuse and sexual crime victims didn't receive compensation: survey

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:20
More than 90 percent of child abuse and sexual crime victims and their families didn’t receive compensation from their assailants, nor public financial assistance, largely due to the lack of awareness on the consultation services available, police data showed Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo: Man threatened school girl prior to molestation

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 33-year-old man over the alleged molestation of a school girl in Itabashi Ward in which he threatened her before, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japanese singer Hideki Saijo, known for cover song of 'Y.M.C.A.,' dies at 63

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:13
Hideki Saijo, a singer popular in Asia and best known for his cover song of the megahit “Y.M.C.A.,” died of acute heart failure Wednesday, his office said. He was 63. (Japan Times)
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Actor Ken Watanabe splits with actress wife

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:10
Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, who has appeared in a number of American films including the 2003 period drama "The Last Samurai," has split with his actress wife Kaho Minami, their agencies said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Travel through Japanese festivals and tourist sites with this stunning 8K highlight reel

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:09
We’re no strangers to the power of a good camera. Last year’s 4K introductory video to the San’in region, with its gorgeous foliage and eerily perfect beaches, set an incredibly high standard. Now, Akita-based cinematics company Armadas is here to push that standard doubly high, with eye-searing, gorgeous shots from a number of locales around Japan – in 8K resolution. (Japan Today)
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Some 100 bamboo plants vandalized in Kyoto

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:53
Kyoto City officials have discovered about 100 bamboo plants in the city's Arashiyama district vandalized. (NHK)
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