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Japanese industries eye foreign workers

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 07/12/2018 - 21:23
Japan's government is counting on foreign workers to ease the labor shortage in a range of industries. (NHK)
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Japan to toughen control of govt worker overtime

newsonjapan.com - St, 07/11/2018 - 18:17
Japan's National Personnel Authority will introduce stronger restrictions on overtime hours of national public servants to promote work style reform, informed sources have said. (Jiji)
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Executed Aum founder's 4th daughter plans to scatter his ashes in Pacific

newsonjapan.com - St, 07/11/2018 - 18:11
Executed Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara's fourth daughter plans to scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean, her lawyer, Taro Takimoto, said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Abe visits disaster-hit Okayama Prefecture

newsonjapan.com - St, 07/11/2018 - 18:08
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Okayama Prefecture Wednesday to see firsthand the damage, such as burst dikes and landslides, that recent torrential rain inflicted on the western Japan prefecture. (Jiji)
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Upper house passes LDP's election reform bill

newsonjapan.com - St, 07/11/2018 - 17:58
The House of Councillors passed on Wednesday an amendment bill to the public offices election law calling for increasing the number of seats in the upper chamber of Japan's Diet by six from the current 242. (Jiji)
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Japan sees 9 years of population decline

newsonjapan.com - St, 07/11/2018 - 17:55
Japan's population has fallen for 9 years in a row, while the capital, Tokyo, keeps growing. (NHK)
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Questions arise over warning system

newsonjapan.com - St, 07/11/2018 - 17:50
Following the disaster, questions are beginning to emerge. Some wonder whether people were given enough warning to leave areas threatened by rising waters. Others ask whether the high loss of life could have been avoided. (NHK)
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So far nearly 200 dead in Japan's record rain

newsonjapan.com - St, 07/11/2018 - 17:49
Authorities say the death toll from the record rainfall that pounded western Japan has climbed to 193. Another 47 people are still missing. Authorities say 5 people are without vital signs. (NHK)
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Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

newsonjapan.com - Út, 07/10/2018 - 22:25
The climbing season for Mount Fuji got fully underway Tuesday with three trails in Shizuoka Prefecture opening to the public. (Japan Times)
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SoftBank to buy Y221 billion of Yahoo Japan shares from Altaba

newsonjapan.com - Út, 07/10/2018 - 22:22
Yahoo Japan Corp. is blunting the impact of a large stock sale by a big shareholder, buying back about ¥221 billion ($2 billion) worth of its shares in a complicated deal with SoftBank Group Corp. (Japan Times)
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Women's university in Japan officially announces new policy to start accepting transgender students from 2020

newsonjapan.com - Út, 07/10/2018 - 22:20
In what is believed to be a first in Japan, a prestigious national women’s university officially announced Tuesday its new policy to open doors from 2020 to people who were assigned as male at birth but identify as female, saying it’s a natural decision that takes gender diversity into account. (Japan Times)
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Stabbing at Gunma supermarket leaves 2 hurt

newsonjapan.com - Út, 07/10/2018 - 22:15
Gunma Prefectural Police arrested a man after a stabbing incident at a supermarket in Maebashi City on Tuesday left two employees hurt, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
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Typhoon Maria bringing gusts to Okinawa islands

newsonjapan.com - Út, 07/10/2018 - 22:12
Typhoon Maria is bringing strong winds and rough seas to a remote island chain in Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa. (NHK)
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Evacuees face risk of heatstroke, food poisoning

newsonjapan.com - Út, 07/10/2018 - 22:09
Evacuees in rain-hit areas of western Japan are being urged to take precautions for heatstroke and food poisoning, as the hot weather is expected to continue. (NHK)
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China court gives Japanese man 12 years for spying

newsonjapan.com - Út, 07/10/2018 - 22:04
A Chinese court ordered a 12-year prison term for a Japanese man over spying and other charges, Japanese government sources said Tuesday. (Jiji)
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Obayashi, Shimizu admit bid-rigging on maglev project

newsonjapan.com - Út, 07/10/2018 - 22:02
Japanese general contractors Obayashi Corp. and Shimizu Corp. admitted Tuesday their involvement in rigging bids for a high-speed magnetic levitation railway project. (Jiji)
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71-year-old woman arrested for keeping dead mother's body in apartment for 18 months

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/09/2018 - 22:21
Police in Sapporo on Monday arrested a 71-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the body of her mother in their apartment in Kita Ward for the past 18 months. (Japan Today)
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Yakuza accused in sale of fake hepatitis C remedy

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/09/2018 - 22:16
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a member of a yakuza organization over the sale of a fake remedy for the infectious disease hepatitis C, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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SoftBank aims to raise $22bn from mobile unit IPO

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/09/2018 - 22:06
SoftBank Group has filed for the listing of its mobile service unit SoftBank Corp., in an apparent bid to raise about 2.5 trillion yen ($22.6 billion) from the stock debut. (Nikkei)
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ANA to cancel 176 more domestic flights for engine inspections

newsonjapan.com - Po, 07/09/2018 - 22:03
ANA Holdings Inc. said Monday it will cancel 176 domestic flights between Friday and July 22 to inspect Rolls-Royce engines on Boeing 787 aircraft, after calling off 113 domestic flights for July for the same reason. (Kyodo)
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