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NHK apologizes for false missile alert

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/16/2018 - 23:00
NHK is apologizing after issuing a false alert that said North Korea had probably launched a missile and warned people in Japan to take cover. (NHK)
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Tokyo: Man suspected of stealing wallets of sleeping Yamanote Line passengers

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/16/2018 - 05:40
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 41-year-old man who is suspected of stealing the wallets of dozens of sleeping passengers on the Yamanote Line since last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Jan. 16). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Kanazawa: 8 suspected North Korean corpses found after ship washes ashore

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/16/2018 - 05:38
Eight corpses possibly belonging to North Korean nationals have been discovered aboard and near a wooden ship that washed ashore in Kanazawa City earlier this month, reports NHK (Jan. 16). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Osaka: Probe into game centers with rigged claw crane machines widens

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 22:25
With the investigation into the rigging of arcade games widening in scale, Osaka Prefectural Police have re-arrested the president of a management company over the alleged fraud of additional persons, reports NHK (Jan. 13). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Foreign trainee work deaths highlight safety, exploitation issues

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 22:23
Twenty-two foreign trainees died in work-related incidents in the three years from fiscal 2014, government data showed Sunday, indicating people brought to Japan to work may face dangerous or exploitative conditions. (Japan Today)
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Don Quijote takes wraps off Ferris wheel in Osaka tourist spot

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 22:18
Discount retailer Don Quijote Co. unveiled a renovated Ferris wheel Monday in Osaka’s Dotonbori shopping district. (Japan Times)
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Man held after random stabbings leave one dead in Hiroshima

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 22:17
A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of stabbing two men the previous night, one fatally, in what appeared to be random attacks, the police said. (Japan Times)
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JAXA postpones launch of satellite due to lightning

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 22:10
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said Monday it will postpone the Wednesday launch of its third Epsilon solid-fuel rocket due to expected bad weather. (Japan Times)
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Meiji to increase health-oriented chocolate output

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 22:07
Japanese confectionery maker Meiji will ramp up its production capacity of health-oriented chocolate. (NHK)
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Shogi sensation Fujii defeats title holder for 1st time

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 22:06
Sota Fujii, 15, the youngest professional shogi player, defeated Amahiko Sato, the holder of the Meijin title, in a quarterfinal of the 11th Asahi Cup open tournament, achieving his first victory over any title holder. (Jiji)
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City ordered to pay damages for info leak that led to murder

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 22:03
A branch of Yokohama District Court on Monday ordered the city of Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, eastern Japan, to pay 1.1 million yen in damages for leaking information that led to the murder of a 33-year-old woman by a stalker. (Jiji)
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BOJ ups economic views on Tohoku, Hokuriku, Kinki regions

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 22:00
The Bank of Japan upgraded its economic views on three of the country's nine regions in a quarterly report adopted at a meeting of its local branch chiefs on Monday, partly reflecting rises in corporate capital expenditures and personal consumption. (Jiji)
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Japan sees death caused by corynebacterium ulcerans for 1st time

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 21:59
A woman in her 60s in Fukuoka Prefecture died in 2016 after being infected with Corynebacterium ulcerans, becoming the first victim of the zoonotic disease in Japan, health ministry officials said Monday. (Jiji)
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Victims mourned 2 years after Karuizawa bus crash

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 21:58
On the second anniversary Monday of a fatal ski tour bus crash in the town of Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, mourners visited the accident site and offered prayers for the victims. (Jiji)
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Hideki Matsui elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 21:55
Former Japanese baseball star Hideki Matsui has become the youngest inductee into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. (NHK)
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Impact of gala dress kimono firm scandal growing

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 21:50
Police and consumer centers across Japan have received more than 1,500 inquiries from people affected by a scandal involving a gala dress kimono retail and rental firm. The total value of contracts drawn up between the firm and the consumers who have consulted with the centers has topped 270 million yen, or nearly 2.5 million dollars. (NHK)
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Chiba: Pair nabbed over cultivation of marijuana in Mobara

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:25
Chiba Prefectural Police on Wednesday re-arrested a 29-year-old man over the cultivation of marijuana in Mobara City last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Bringing traditional sweets back to the Kyoto masses

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:22
The heir of a store specializing in a confectionery style with more than 300 years of tradition in Japan’s ancient capital is hoping her youthful reimagining of yatsuhashi sweets will help attract a new generation of Kyoto locals and carry on its legend. (Japan Times)
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2,000 women take part in New Year archery event

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:19
About 2,000 women who are or will turn 20 years old as of April 1 took part in an annual New Year archery event for new adults at Sanjusangendo, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Beware the patter about purchasing property to rent out around Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:11
It was said of the California Gold Rush of the mid-19th century that the ones who made the money were those who sold the shovels. Today’s shovel sellers in Tokyo are the service providers, agents and brokers eager to entice clients with tales of gold in the hills. (Japan Times)
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