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Whale shark found in Tottori river dies

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 11/11/2018 - 20:28
A whale shark believed to have strayed into a river in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, has been found dead. (NHK)
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Woman arrested over fatal stabbing of U.S. military airman

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/10/2018 - 23:26
Police in Tokyo said Saturday they have arrested a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of killing an American airman in his 30s who was stationed at the U.S. military’s Yokota Air Base. (Japan Today)
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Crumbling and empty plants led Japan Inc. astray

newsonjapan.com - So, 11/10/2018 - 23:03
The series of quality compliance scandals that has rocked Japanese manufacturing has unmasked the sobering truth that workers were often tempted to take shortcuts in quality testing as they struggled to keep up production at decaying and short-handed plants. (Nikkei)
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TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over member’s Hiroshima A-bombing T-shirt

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:32
TV Asahi Corp. said Thursday it had canceled a live performance by K-pop group BTS amid a furor over a member having worn a controversial T-shirt, said by some to celebrate the use of atomic weapons against Japan during WWII. (Japan Times)
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Keio University submits research plan with goal of performing Japan’s first womb transplants

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:29
A Keio University team hopes to carry out Japan’s first clinical research into transplanting wombs to women who do not have the organ, according to sources. (Japan Times)
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Kyoto Wi-Fi signal sensors to monitor and assist in managing tourist crowds

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:23
Kyoto on Saturday will unveil a trial system that monitors, predicts and manages the flow of visitors to high-demand tourist spots, with the popular fall foliage viewing area in Arashiyama as the system’s initial focus. (Japan Times)
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Effort to nudge Japan to go cashless with offsets to sales tax hike faces many hurdles

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:19
On Oct. 15, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed during an extraordinary Cabinet meeting that the government would raise the consumption tax from 8 to 10 percent next Oct. 1. (Japan Times)
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Japan may not allow foreign delinquents to stay

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:13
Japan's justice minister says foreign workers who don't pay their social insurance premiums may be kicked out of the country. (NHK)
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Kyoto Univ. performs world's 1st iPS cell transplant for Parkinson's

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 11/09/2018 - 21:09
Kyoto University said Friday it has conducted the world's first transplant of induced pluripotent stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease. (Kyodo)
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