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Coca-Cola to debut first alcohol drink in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/22/2019 - 23:34
Coca-Cola in October will take an alcoholic drink nationwide in Japan as the global soft drink giant attempts to diversify its way out of the mature and crowded soda pop market with an "alcopop" offering. (Nikkei)
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Yoshimoto chief retracts punishment of scandal-hit comedians

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/22/2019 - 23:33
Bowing and at times teary, the president of Japanese entertainment powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo Co said Monday he wants to withdraw punishment of two popular comedians over their paid appearance at a party for a group of swindlers and apologized to them for mishandling the aftermath. (Japan Today)
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Tochigi: Restaurant shooting leaves man seriously injured; gunman at large

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/22/2019 - 23:31
One male customer at a restaurant in Tochigi Prefecture was seriously injured in a shooting early Sunday. The gunman remains at large, police said, reports NHK (July 21). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Economists question Japan's planned consumption tax hike

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/22/2019 - 23:29
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner Komeito won a majority of seats in the country's upper house election on Sunday, paving the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned consumption tax hike in October. (Nikkei)
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Olympics: Surfing venue, waves tested ahead of 2020 debut in 1 year

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/22/2019 - 23:24
The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and International Surfing Association got a hint of what to expect when surfing makes its Olympic debut next year following a successful test at the competition's venue on Tsurigasaki Beach. (Kyodo)
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South Korea detains 6 for illegally entering Japan consulate

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/22/2019 - 23:21
Police on Monday detained six South Koreans for allegedly illegally entering a Japanese diplomatic facility in South Korea and staging an anti-Tokyo demonstration there. (Japan Today)
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Muneo Suzuki rebounds from cancer, 2010 bribes conviction to win seat in Upper House

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/22/2019 - 23:20
Muneo Suzuki, a veteran politician with close ties to Russia, won a seat in Sunday’s House of Councilors election, returning to the Diet for the first time since being forced out by a conviction in 2010. (Japan Times)
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Female voters remain dubious despite record number of women winning seats

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/22/2019 - 23:15
Despite a record number of women winning seats in Sunday's House of Councillors election, some female voters have cast doubt over the government's pledge to help empower women. (Japan Today)
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Japan reports more than 3,000 syphilis cases in first half of 2019

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 07/21/2019 - 21:45
After reporting more than 5,000 cases in 2017, the first time that happened in more than 4 decades and nearly 7,000 cases in 2018, the first time since 1970, Japan continues to see the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis at high levels in the first half of 2019. (outbreaknewstoday.com)
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Two severely-disabled candidates win seats in Japan upper house vote

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 07/21/2019 - 21:43
Two wheelchair-bound candidates won seats in Japan’s upper house vote on Sunday, media projections showed, a sign of changing attitudes towards disabled people in a country where they have long been encouraged to stay in the shadow. (Reuters)
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In wake of election, a host of foreign policy challenges await Abe

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 07/21/2019 - 21:36
After Sunday’s election, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party — along with its coalition partner Komeito — remains firmly in the saddle with a strong majority in both the Upper and Lower Houses of the Diet. (Japan Times)
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Pro-amendment camp loses 2/3 majority

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 07/21/2019 - 21:33
Japan's ruling coalition is set to maintain control of the Upper House following Sunday's election. But it fell short of maintaining a key threshold. The coalition and lawmakers in favor of amending the Constitution will not hold a two-thirds majority of the chamber. (NHK)
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Heavy rain hitting northern Kyushu

newsonjapan.com - So, 07/20/2019 - 23:13
Unstable atmospheric conditions caused by moist air flowing into a tropical storm are dumping heavy rain in some parts of western Japan, especially the northern Kyushu region. (NHK)
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Kanto railways to offer three-day pass for foreign nationals during 2020 Games

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/19/2019 - 22:24
East Japan Railway Co. and 25 other railway operators in the Kanto area said Thursday they will sell a three-day train pass for foreign visitors during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (Japan Times)
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Asahi to buy AB InBev's Australian unit in $11.3bn deal

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/19/2019 - 22:20
Asahi Group Holdings, Japan's biggest brewer, has struck a deal to acquire leading Australian player Carlton and United Breweries. (Nikkei)
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Saury catch limit in Pacific agreed for first time by eight economies

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/19/2019 - 22:18
Japan, China and six other economies of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission agreed for the first time Thursday to set annual catch quotas for saury, aimed at addressing fishery resource depletion. (Japan Times)
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Man dies by self-immolation at Japanese Embassy in Seoul

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/19/2019 - 22:16
A man who attempted to drive a car filled with flammable fuels into the Japanese Embassy here early Friday died in the hospital after suffering burns when the vehicle ignited. (Nikkei)
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'A tragedy felt far beyond Japan': World mourns Kyoto anime studio

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/19/2019 - 22:13
The tragedy that struck Kyoto Animation has sent shock waves across the world, as the Japanese studio's works are highly regarded both at home and abroad. (Nikkei)
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Japan to test online voting for overseas citizens

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/19/2019 - 22:07
The internal affairs ministry will test online voting for Japanese citizens living abroad in an effort to raise voter turnout among such people in elections. (Japan Times)
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Top Japanese comedian to retire in wake of 'underground business' scandal

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/19/2019 - 22:06
A top Japanese comedian, suspended by his talent agency for conducting an “underground business” operation, has decided to retire from the entertainment industry, sources close to the matter said Friday. (Japan Times)
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