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Man in charge of cybersecurity for 2020 Olympics has never touched a computer

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 11/15/2018 - 21:52
On 14 October, the Minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Yoshitaka Sakurada was questioned by opposition party members in the Japanese Diet. In one particular exchange with Constitutional Democratic Party member Masato Imai he made a surprising revelation. (soranews24.com)
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SoftBank commits another $3 billion to WeWork

newsonjapan.com - St, 11/14/2018 - 23:56
SoftBank Group Corp. is continuing to push money into one of its biggest investments: WeWork Cos. (Japan Times)
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NHK unveils lineup for year-end music show — without K-pop group BTS

newsonjapan.com - St, 11/14/2018 - 23:54
Public broadcaster NHK announced Wednesday the lineup for its annual New Year’s Eve music extravaganza, but K-pop group BTS — under fire recently for a controversial T-shirt worn by one of its members — was not included. (Japan Times)
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ASEAN to groom 80,000 tech specialists with Japan's help

newsonjapan.com - St, 11/14/2018 - 23:51
Japan will help countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations groom 80,000 manufacturing and digital industry specialists over five years, part of a broader effort by Tokyo toward cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. (Nikkei)
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Japan's economy shrinks annualized 1.2%

newsonjapan.com - St, 11/14/2018 - 23:48
Japan's economy contracted for the first time in 2 quarters. Government officials say a string of natural disasters in the period dented exports and consumer spending. (NHK)
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340,000 foreigners may flow into Japan in 5 years under new visa system

newsonjapan.com - St, 11/14/2018 - 23:45
Between 260,000 and 340,000 foreign workers are estimated to flow into Japan in the five years from next April through an envisioned immigration control law revision aimed at dealing with the country's serious labor crunch, government sources said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Japan court acquits tattooist for operating without medical license

newsonjapan.com - St, 11/14/2018 - 23:43
A Japanese high court on Wednesday overturned a lower court decision and acquitted a tattooist for operating without a medical license, ruling the process is not a medical practice. (Kyodo)
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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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