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All 6 Japan high schoolers win gold, other medals in International Mathematical Olympiad

So, 07/14/2018 - 22:35
All six high school students representing Japan at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad have won medals including a gold, the education ministry said Friday. (Jiji)
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Hokkaido isle jolted by 1st appearance of brown bear in 106 years

So, 07/14/2018 - 22:32
On Rishiri Island in the northern Japan prefecture of Hokkaido, people are on alert after a brown bear has recently been spotted for the first time in 106 years, ahead of the summer tourism season. (Jiji)
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Eel alternatives becoming options for Day of Ox in Japan

So, 07/14/2018 - 22:29
Meat, mackerel and other foods are being increasingly promoted as substitutes for "kabayaki," or grilled, eels ahead of the midsummer Day of the Ox in Japan. (Jiji)
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Rescuers, clean-up volunteers struggle in heat

So, 07/14/2018 - 22:23
People in western Japan are contending with scorching heat as they pick through the debris left by record rain, flooding and landslides. (NHK)
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5 dead, more than 1,500 taken to hospitals as heat wave covers Japan

So, 07/14/2018 - 22:15
Five people died and more than 1,500 others were taken to hospitals for heat exhaustion, as a heat wave covered Japan on Saturday, a Kyodo News tally showed. (Japan Today)
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The ill-considered reform of Japanese university entrance exams

Pá, 07/13/2018 - 23:48
Japan's university entrance examination system is scheduled for an overhaul in 2020. The planned changes in English-language testing are a particular target of attention. (
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Man, 22, accused of molesting university student

Pá, 07/13/2018 - 23:42
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 22-year-old male resident of Yokohama who is alleged to have repeatedly molested a female university student across two municipalities earlier this year, reports TBS News (
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Suspect in shinkansen stabbing rampage to undergo psychiatric evaluation for 4 months

Pá, 07/13/2018 - 23:29
A 22-year-old man who went on a rampage on a shinkansen (bullet train) last month, fatally stabbing one man and injuring two women, began a psychiatric evaluation on Friday. The Yokohama District Court ordered the examination to determine if the man is mentally competent to stand trial. (Japan Today)
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Ratio of working women jumps to record in Japan

Pá, 07/13/2018 - 23:23
More than three-quarters of Japanese women of prime age to start families are now in the workforce, signaling a break from the long-running trend of mothers quitting jobs to care for newborn babies. (Nikkei)
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Emperor, empress cancel summer retreat over flood disaster

Pá, 07/13/2018 - 23:20
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have cancelled their planned summer retreat north of Tokyo following last weekend's deadly torrential rain in western Japan, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday. (Japan Today)
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NHK aims to begin simultaneous streaming, with gov't approval

Pá, 07/13/2018 - 23:18
A government panel gave the green light Friday for public broadcaster NHK to start simultaneous online streaming of its television programs amid surging popularity of streaming video services. (Japan Today)
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Poor hygiene hits western Japan area after floodwater recedes

Pá, 07/13/2018 - 23:11
The issue of hygiene has become paramount now that floodwater has receded in the downpour-hit Mabi district of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture. (Jiji)
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Hokkaido: Man, wife found with 'marijuana wax' in residence

Čt, 07/12/2018 - 21:49
Law enforcement has accused a married couple of cultivating marijuana and possessing a special form of the same banned drug at their residence in the town of Tobetsu, reports the Hokkaido Shimbun. (
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Sumo: Hakuho withdraws from Nagoya tourney with knee injury

Čt, 07/12/2018 - 21:48
Yokozuna Hakuho, who was seeking to extend his record championship haul to 41, pulled out of the ongoing Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday due to a right knee injury. (Kyodo)
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Woman stabbed by Filipino national dies in hospital

Čt, 07/12/2018 - 21:47
A woman stabbed by a male Filipino national at her residence in Hamura City earlier this week has died, police said on Wednesday, reports NHK (
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Idol group AKB48's new song is the third-best-selling Japanese single CD of all time

Čt, 07/12/2018 - 21:45
AKB48, the mega-group that kicked off the modern idol era, has once again demonstrated that it wears the sparkly crown of the idol industry, as its newest single, "Teacher Teacher," has now sold three million copies. (
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Small eruption occurs on uninhabited Japanese island in Pacific

Čt, 07/12/2018 - 21:38
A small eruption has been confirmed on an uninhabited island in the Pacific around 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, the weather agency said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima on March 26, 2020

Čt, 07/12/2018 - 21:33
The torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will start in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on March 26 of that year, the organizing committee of the games announced on Thursday. (Jiji)
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JAXA: Ryugu was likely born from asteroid pieces

Čt, 07/12/2018 - 21:26
NHK has learned that scientists now believe the asteroid Ryugu was likely formed from a collection of asteroid fragments. (NHK)
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Apple Japan accused of monopoly practice

Čt, 07/12/2018 - 21:24
Japan's Fair Trade Commission has accused the Japanese unit of global tech-giant Apple of possibly violating the anti-monopoly law by forcing major mobile service providers to give discounts on their iPhones. (NHK)
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