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Recruit Holdings to team with Airbnb

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 23:25
Japan's Recruit Holdings says it will team up with Airbnb, the leading US tourist accommodation platform, to offer rental housing for travelers in Japan. (NHK)
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NTT Docomo to start QR code payment

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 23:22
Major Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo says its subscribers will be able to pay at stores using a QR code. (NHK)
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Victims of 1995 quake remembered

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 23:21
Japan is marking the 23rd anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake that hit the western port city of Kobe and the surrounding areas. (NHK)
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Hokkaido: Ex-colleague of Sapporo woman accused in her murder

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 10:14
Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested a former co-worker of a 23-year-old woman who was found murdered in her residence in Sapporo last year, reports Nippon News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
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Deadly fugu fish mix-up prompts emergency warning

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 10:13
A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale. (Japan Today)
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Japan OKs online action plan to streamline process for changing addresses

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 10:12
The government announced Tuesday an action plan focused on streamlining the process for residents to change their addresses with one-stop online access. (Japan Times)
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Spending by visitors to Japan exceeds 4 trillion yen in 2017

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/16/2018 - 23:06
Spending by visitors from abroad during their stays in Japan exceeded 4 trillion yen for the first time on record in 2017, the Japan National Tourism Organization said in a preliminary report on Tuesday. (Jiji)
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Japanese dictionary's definition of "LGBT" draws criticism for inaccuracy on the "T" part

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/16/2018 - 23:04
Following the release of its first edition in 1955, publisher Iwanami Shoten's Kojien has become one of the most respected and widely used dictionaries in Japan. Since 1998, the tome has been on a 10-year update cycle, and so last week's release of Kojien's seventh edition was a big deal not just for linguists, but for Japanese society in general. (rocketnews24.com)
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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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