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Japan sees death caused by corynebacterium ulcerans for 1st time

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 21:59
A woman in her 60s in Fukuoka Prefecture died in 2016 after being infected with Corynebacterium ulcerans, becoming the first victim of the zoonotic disease in Japan, health ministry officials said Monday. (Jiji)
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Victims mourned 2 years after Karuizawa bus crash

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 21:58
On the second anniversary Monday of a fatal ski tour bus crash in the town of Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, mourners visited the accident site and offered prayers for the victims. (Jiji)
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Hideki Matsui elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 21:55
Former Japanese baseball star Hideki Matsui has become the youngest inductee into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. (NHK)
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Impact of gala dress kimono firm scandal growing

newsonjapan.com - Po, 01/15/2018 - 21:50
Police and consumer centers across Japan have received more than 1,500 inquiries from people affected by a scandal involving a gala dress kimono retail and rental firm. The total value of contracts drawn up between the firm and the consumers who have consulted with the centers has topped 270 million yen, or nearly 2.5 million dollars. (NHK)
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Chiba: Pair nabbed over cultivation of marijuana in Mobara

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:25
Chiba Prefectural Police on Wednesday re-arrested a 29-year-old man over the cultivation of marijuana in Mobara City last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Bringing traditional sweets back to the Kyoto masses

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:22
The heir of a store specializing in a confectionery style with more than 300 years of tradition in Japan’s ancient capital is hoping her youthful reimagining of yatsuhashi sweets will help attract a new generation of Kyoto locals and carry on its legend. (Japan Times)
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2,000 women take part in New Year archery event

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:19
About 2,000 women who are or will turn 20 years old as of April 1 took part in an annual New Year archery event for new adults at Sanjusangendo, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Beware the patter about purchasing property to rent out around Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:11
It was said of the California Gold Rush of the mid-19th century that the ones who made the money were those who sold the shovels. Today’s shovel sellers in Tokyo are the service providers, agents and brokers eager to entice clients with tales of gold in the hills. (Japan Times)
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Netizens speak up over video of kidnapping prank in Japan posted by American YouTuber duo

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:10
The Paul Logan fiasco has raised Japanese netizens’ awareness of YouTubers who seem to take joy in causing havoc in Japan. Some of them have begun searching for more of such videos, and have unearthed one taken last September by American YouTuber duo, Dan Rue and Nick Joseph. (rocketnews24.com)
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Ex-head of fan club of voice actress harassed her with 200,000 emails

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:06
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday arrested the former male head of a fan club for popular voice actress Ayana Taketatsu for allegedly harassing her via email last year. The crime is believed to have included the sending of tens of thousands of messages dating back to four years ago, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Sumo: Top referee to resign over sexual harassment scandal

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:05
Sumo's top-ranked referee will resign over a sexual harassment scandal, the sport's governing body said Saturday following an extraordinary meeting of its board of directors. (Kyodo)
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Frigid weather disrupts university entrance exams; Hokkaido cops give students a lift

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 23:03
The annual unified college entrance examinations began Saturday as many parts of the country saw their coldest winter day so far cause traffic jams and force several schools to postpone the pivotal tests. (Japan Times)
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Japanese onsen bath experience

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 22:52
Grab your towel because it's time for an epic Japanese onsen bath adventure! We will explore 12 Onsen Towns, hopping from one to another as a "bath tourist" around Fukushima. Naked outside in the snow? It's part of the fun! (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Abe visits Sugihara Museum in Lithuania

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 22:50
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited a museum commemorating Chiune Sugihara, who saved thousands of Jewish people from Nazi persecution during World War II. (Jiji)
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US deploys new amphibious assault ship to Japan

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 01/14/2018 - 22:48
The US Navy has deployed to southwestern Japan a new amphibious assault ship that can carry advanced F-35B stealth fighter jets. (NHK)
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College entrance exams start in Japan

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/13/2018 - 21:36
Students and graduates of high schools across Japan are sitting the annual unified college and university entrance examinations. (NHK)
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Toshiba pays off Westinghouse debts

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/13/2018 - 21:34
Toshiba Corp. said Friday it has completed the payments of Westinghouse Electric Co.’s debts it guaranteed for the failed U.S. nuclear business subsidiary. (the-japan-news.com)
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Japan's foreign minister visits Myanmar Rohingya villages

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/13/2018 - 21:30
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono visited Myanmar's Rakhine state on Saturday after meeting with the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in the capital of Naypyitaw a day earlier. (Nikkei)
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In a first for Japan, Supreme Court judge to use maiden name

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/13/2018 - 01:34
A newly appointed female judge on Japan's Supreme Court has said she will use her maiden name when handing down rulings, a legal first in a country criticised for its attitudes to gender equality. (Japan Today)
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Lure of foreign bonds fades for Japanese investors

newsonjapan.com - So, 01/13/2018 - 01:32
Japanese investors became less enthusiastic about buying foreign bonds last year on growing concern about rising U.S. Treasury yields. (Nikkei)
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