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Female imperial family members to be barred from key succession rite

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/17/2019 - 23:59
The government decided Thursday only male adult imperial family members will attend one of the key ceremonies to mark Crown Prince Naruhito's ascension to the throne on May 1, following the example set by Emperor Akihito's enthronement in 1989. (Japan Today)
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'Meat futon' skit with girls in bikinis on Japanese TV slammed as sexist and outdated

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/17/2019 - 23:46
Look carefully and you’ll see Japan’s Benny Hill sandwiched in between these women. (soranews24.com)
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Tokyo to see if waterfront painting is Banksy

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/17/2019 - 20:21
A work of graffiti found at a Tokyo waterfront is receiving special treatment. (NHK)
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Ghosn denied bail again

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/17/2019 - 20:18
A Japanese court has turned down an appeal from Carlos Ghosn's defense team over a decision to deny the former Nissan Motor chairman bail. (NHK)
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Japan cherry blossom forecast 2019! Sakura coming earlier than usual to Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/16/2019 - 19:44
Japan’s most beloved flowers are often associated with April, but they’ll be at their most beautiful in Tokyo before that, says forecast. (soranews24.com)
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Grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/16/2019 - 19:42
Grand champion Kisenosato, the only Japanese wrestler at sumo's highest rank, decided to retire Wednesday after three straight losses at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Today)
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There are many mentally unwell girls in AKB48, claims ex-member

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/16/2019 - 19:41
Being an idol singer in Japan is at least as much about the personality you radiate as the vocals you produce. Sure, idol songs may be almost invariably sweet and sugary, but the performers themselves are expected to be even more cheerful, cultivating the sort of earnest, plucky persona that attracts loyal fanbases. (Japan Today)
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Car driven by 79-yr-old man rams into pedestrians in Tokyo, injures 5

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/16/2019 - 19:36
A car driven by a 79-year-old man ran onto the sidewalk near Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku Station on Wednesday afternoon, hitting and injuring five passers-by, police said. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo plans redevelopment of Tsukiji market site

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/16/2019 - 19:35
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government appears to be considering redeveloping the former site of the Tsukiji food market as a venue for international conferences and expos. (NHK)
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Japan court sides with unshaven metro workers

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/16/2019 - 19:32
A Japanese court has ruled that a subway firm's severe evaluation of personnel with beards or mustaches was unfair, and ordered that damages be paid. (NHK)
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Ajinomoto to raise prices of soup cubes, salt

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/16/2019 - 19:31
Executives at major Japanese food maker Ajinomoto say they are raising prices of instant soup stocks and salt for home use, citing higher costs. (NHK)
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Shibuya on Halloween: 10 more persons to be sent to prosecutors over truck incident

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/16/2019 - 19:28
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are planning to send 10 men to prosecutors over an incident in which a mob damaged a truck during Halloween festivities in Shibuya Ward last year, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Hyogo: American man admits to manslaughter in killing of woman

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/15/2019 - 23:05
An American man accused of manslaughter in the death of a 27-year-old woman and dumping it last year admitted to the allegations at the opening of his trial on Tuesday, reports the Asahi Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Google Japan failed to report Y3.5 billion in income, tax officials determine

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/15/2019 - 23:03
Tokyo tax authorities have found that Google Japan failed to declare about ¥3.5 billion in income for 2015, a source close to the matter said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Japanese workforce projected to be 20% smaller by 2040

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/15/2019 - 23:02
The workforce in 2040 is projected to be 20 percent smaller than in 2017 due to overall population decline if the economy sees no growth and women and the elderly continue to have difficulty landing jobs, according to government study released Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Johnny, oldest chimp in Japan, dies at 69

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/15/2019 - 23:00
Japan's oldest chimpanzee, Johnny, has died at the estimated age of 69, a zoo in western Japan said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Disappointing data shows Japan's not back yet

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/15/2019 - 22:58
Haruhiko Kuroda may rue the day he visited Nagoya. In a Nov. 5 speech to business leaders in the city, the Bank of Japan governor came close to declaring the end of deflation and the dawn of a new era. (Japan Times)
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JOC head denies corruption allegations

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/15/2019 - 22:55
The head of Japan's Olympic Committee is denying any wrongdoing related to allegations he used bribes to help secure the 2020 Tokyo Games. (NHK)
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Carlos Ghosn denied bail

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/15/2019 - 22:51
A Tokyo court has denied bail to Nissan Motor's former Chairman. Carlos Ghosn has been in detention for nearly two months since November. (NHK)
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Coming-of-Age Day: Man, 23, suspected of splashing sauce on kimonos of girls

newsonjapan.com - Út, 01/15/2019 - 03:08
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 23-year-old man who splashed sauce on the clothing of women participating in Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies in Suginami Ward on Monday, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
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