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Still more questions than answers with 2 years to go until Rugby World Cup 2019

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 22:41
Japan celebrated two years to the start of Rugby World Cup 2019 on Wednesday with the Webb Ellis Cup on display in Tokyo's Shibuya district ahead of a 46-day tour that will see it visit all 12 host cities from Sapporo in the north to Kumamoto in the south. (Japan Today)
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Namie Amuro to retire next year

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 22:40
Popular Japanese singer Namie Amuro has announced that she will retire next September. (NHK)
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100-day-old baby panda at Tokyo zoo wobbles a few steps

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 22:36
The 100-day-old baby giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo can now wobble a few steps by itself, according to pictures and a video released by the zoo on Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Over 40 countries sign UN nuclear ban treaty

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 22:29
More than 40 countries have signed a global treaty at UN Headquarters to legally ban nuclear weapons. (NHK)
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Emperor visits shrine for ancient Korean settlers

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 22:24
Emperor Akihito on Wednesday visited a shrine dedicated to ancient Korean settlers in Hidaka, Saitama Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Toshiba to sell chip unit to Japan-U.S.-South Korea group

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 06:53
Toshiba Corp has decided to sell its chip unit to a Japan-U.S.-South Korean consortium for around 2.4 trillion yen ($21 billion) following months of talks involving other bidders, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo man arrested after apartment blaze

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 06:52
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 32-year-old man after a fire at a government-run apartment in Edogawa Ward on Monday resulted in injuries to himself and one other person, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
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Foreign crime fears spur Tokyo cops to search Roppongi sex parlors

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 06:51
Fears about foreign crime caused Tokyo Metropolitan Police to conduct searches through sex parlors in the Roppongi entertainment last week, an initiative that is part of law enforcement’s preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan logs trade surplus of 113.6 b. yen in Aug.

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 06:49
Japan logged a customs-cleared trade surplus of 113.6 billion yen in August, compared with 34.6 billion yen in deficit a year before, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Fukuoka man stabbed by wife makes emergency call, says guts 'coming out'

newsonjapan.com - St, 09/20/2017 - 06:47
Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 36-year-old woman in Yukahashi City after she admitted to stabbing her husband, who himself told police his intestines were "coming out" in an emergency call. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Beaches of Miyazaki, Kyushu set for World Jr. Surfing Championships

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 23:13
The surf breaks of Okuragahama Beach in Miyazaki, Kyushu are set to welcome the world's top junior surfers Saturday at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. (Kyodo)
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Japan's women's colleges grapple with shifting views on gender

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 23:12
It was at the end of 2015 when an all-girl junior high school affiliated with Japan Women's University received an inquiry from a mother of an elementary school student, asking if her daughter would be eligible to apply for enrollment. (Japan Times)
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Toys 'R' Us Japan operating as usual

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 23:08
A spokesperson for Toys"R"Us Japan says the company is operating as usual. (NHK)
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Delta Air Lines ending flights from Japan to Guam

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 23:05
Delta Air Lines has announced it will end flights between Japan and Guam because of low demand just days after another airline delayed Japan-Guam flights because of North Korea's threat to attack the U.S. island territory. (Japan Today)
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Money dispute said to have led wife to break husband's 54 violins

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 23:02
The estranged wife of a former violin maker broke into his house and destroyed 54 violins and 70 bows after they fought over payments for child support, prosecutors said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Land prices rise 0.5 pct in Japan commercial districts

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 22:58
The average land price in commercial districts in Japan as of July 1 inched up 0.5 pct from a year earlier, mainly reflecting higher demand for hotel and store sites on the back of an increasing number of inbound visitors, a land ministry survey report showed Tuesday. (Jiji)
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PAC-3 deployed in Hakodate

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 22:57
The Defense Ministry deployed Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3, missile interceptors in the city of Hakodate, Hokkaido, on Tuesday after North Korea recently fired two missiles over the southern part of the northernmost prefecture. (the-japan-news.com)
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Tokyo's secret island paradise Aogashima

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 22:53
Jurassic Park may be the first thing that comes to mind when you see Aogashima Island from the air - but yes, THIS IS TOKYO! (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Japan sees 862,000 new cancer patients in 2013

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 22:48
Some 862,000 people in Japan are estimated to have been newly diagnosed with cancer in 2013, down some 3,000 from the previous year, a National Cancer Center research revealed Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Photographer captures fantastical images of a fire-walking festival in northern Japan

newsonjapan.com - Út, 09/19/2017 - 22:42
Japan has no shortage of festivals for every season, from the weird and wacky, to the absolutely magical. One such festival that would fall into the latter category is the Tengu no Hi-watari (天狗の火渡り), which takes place annually in Japan’s northern-most prefecture of Hokkaido. (rocketnews24.com)
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