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Women's presence increasing at BOJ

newsonjapan.com - Po, 04/16/2018 - 23:38
The presence of women is increasing at the Bank of Japan after a series of measures to make it easier for employees to balance work with family life. (Jiji)
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Nearly 20 pct of college students in Japan secure job offers

newsonjapan.com - Po, 04/16/2018 - 23:35
Nearly 20 pct of job-hunting university students in Japan secured informal offers of employment next spring as of April 1 this year, a private survey showed. (Jiji)
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Top finance bureaucrat denies sexual harassment of female reporters

newsonjapan.com - Po, 04/16/2018 - 23:32
Japan's top financial bureaucrat has denied a weekly magazine's allegations that he sexually harassed female journalists, the Finance Ministry said in a report Monday. (Jiji)
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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route bustles with tourists

newsonjapan.com - Po, 04/16/2018 - 23:29
Visitors to a scenic mountain route through the Northern Japan Alps are enjoying the towering walls of snow under a bright sun. (NHK)
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Hitachi developing urine test to screen cancer

newsonjapan.com - Po, 04/16/2018 - 23:26
Researchers at Japanese electronics maker Hitachi are studying a new method to help people detect cancer at an early stage. The idea is to screen urine samples mailed from home. (NHK)
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Prison escapee continues to evade police on small island

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 04/15/2018 - 23:02
The whereabouts of a 27-year-old prison escapee remained unknown on Sunday, with a weeklong search involving some 6,600 police officers on a small forested western Japan island failing to nab the convicted thief. (Japan Today)
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Japan, China to work on infrastructure development

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 04/15/2018 - 23:00
Japanese and Chinese ministers in charge of economic affairs have agreed to work together to develop infrastructure in third countries, based on an agreement reached by their leaders last year in a summit. (NHK)
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Tokyo Disneyland marks 35th anniversary

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 04/15/2018 - 22:58
A ceremony was held at Tokyo Disneyland on Sunday to celebrate its 35th anniversary. (NHK)
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Japan offers China help with 'toilet revolution'

newsonjapan.com - So, 04/14/2018 - 23:05
Japan has offered to lend China a hand with President Xi Jinping's "toilet revolution." (Nikkei)
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Filipino held after 10 guns, 200 bullets found in vacated Tokyo dorm room

newsonjapan.com - So, 04/14/2018 - 23:00
A Filipino man has been arrested after police found 10 guns and more than 200 bullets earlier this week in a Tokyo dormitory room where he recently lived. (Japan Times)
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Flyweight boxer Higa stripped of WBC title for being overweight

newsonjapan.com - So, 04/14/2018 - 22:54
Japan's Daigo Higa, aiming to break the national record for consecutive knockouts, was stripped Saturday of his World Boxing Council flyweight belt for being overweight on the eve of his title defense, local media said. (Japan Today)
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81-year-old man killed by falling stone lantern in Mie

newsonjapan.com - So, 04/14/2018 - 22:52
An 81-year-old man died in central Japan on Saturday after being struck by a falling stone lantern which was dislodged by a passing bus, police said. (Japan Today)
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Kumamoto remembers string of strong earthquakes 2 years ago

newsonjapan.com - So, 04/14/2018 - 22:45
Kumamoto Prefecture held a memorial service on Saturday for those who died in a string of powerful earthquakes that hit the southwestern Japan prefecture and nearby areas two years ago. (Jiji)
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Recent study once again ranks Japan as the country that sleeps the least

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 04/13/2018 - 23:30
Japanese men and women seem to sleep as much as one hour less than people from other countries. (soranews24.com)
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Uniqlo sales soar overseas

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 04/13/2018 - 23:27
The operator of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain says it has just passed an important milestone, the brand's overseas sales topped those at home in Japan for the first time for a fiscal half-year. (NHK)
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Plan to turn real-world shrine from Studio Ghibli anime into a parking lot upsets fans, residents

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 04/13/2018 - 23:24
Last week, the anime world suffered the sad loss of Isao Takahata, one of the medium’s most respected directors and a founding member of Studio Ghibli, who passed away on April 5 at the age of 82. (soranews24.com)
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Man gets 30 years over fatal 2016 stabbing of Osaka father of three

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 04/13/2018 - 23:18
The Osaka District Court on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old man to 30 years in prison for stabbing a resident to death with a dagger and injuring his three children at their home in the prefecture in 2016. (Japan Times)
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'Can I touch your boobs?'- Harassment scandal shakes Japan's troubled Finance Ministry

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 04/13/2018 - 23:13
Criticism mounted Friday of Japan's top Finance Ministry bureaucrat after an alleged audio clip of him sexually harassing a female reporter emerged. (Kyodo)
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Japan's plunging population adds urgency to immigration talk

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 04/13/2018 - 22:59
Japan's population fell for the seventh straight year in 2017, with the native population dropping at a record pace, while the influx of foreign residents forestalled an even steeper decline. (Nikkei)
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Japan govt to allow blocking of pirating websites

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 04/13/2018 - 22:56
The Japanese government on Friday decided as an emergency measure to advise Internet service providers to block malicious pirating websites as part of efforts to enhance the protection of copyrights on manga and anime works. (Jiji)
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