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Ken Watanabe to star in Japanese remake of ‘The Fugitive’

23 hodiny 56 min zpět
Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, 59, will star in a Japanese remake of the 1993 movie “The Fugitive,” playing the part of the doctor wrongly accused of murdering his wife. (Japan Today)
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Diet passes bill to pay Y3.2 million each to victims forcibly sterilized under Japan's eugenics law

St, 04/24/2019 - 23:58
The Diet enacted legislation Wednesday to pay ¥3.2 million in state compensation to each person who underwent forced sterilization under the nation’s now-defunct eugenics law. (Japan Times)
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Hakuho reprimanded for hand-clapping cheer

St, 04/24/2019 - 23:53
The Japan Sumo Association has reprimanded yokozuna grand champion Hakuho for leading an unapproved cheer during his victory interview last month. (NHK)
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Hayabusa2 to film impact site on asteroid

St, 04/24/2019 - 23:12
A Japanese space probe is scheduled on Thursday to film an artificial crater made on the asteroid Ryugu in an impact experiment. (NHK)
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Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors

Út, 04/23/2019 - 22:32
A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said Tuesday, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead of the 2020 Olympics. (Japan Today)
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Japan's 10-day break to fete new emperor may breathe life into economy

Út, 04/23/2019 - 22:30
Japan's unprecedented 10-day holiday to celebrate Crown Prince Naruhito's enthronement is expected to give the sluggish economy at least a short-term boost. (Japan Today)
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Fukushima agricultural exports bounce back from nuclear disaster to hit record high

Út, 04/23/2019 - 22:22
Exports of agricultural products produced in Fukushima Prefecture rose about 2 percent in fiscal 2018 to a record 217.8 tons, according to the prefectural government. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo-based developer of laundry-folding robot files for bankruptcy

Út, 04/23/2019 - 22:20
A Tokyo-based developer of a laundry-folding robot filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday due to financial difficulties. (Japan Times)
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Emperor, Empress visit Mausoleum of Emperor Showa

Út, 04/23/2019 - 22:19
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have visited the Mausoleum of Emperor Showa in western Tokyo to report his abdication on April 30. (NHK)
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Toshiba develops 'world's fastest' algorithm

Po, 04/22/2019 - 22:41
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba says it's developed what it calls "the world's fastest" algorithm. The company says the formula will significantly boost the calculation power of standard computers. (NHK)
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17-year-old motorcyclist escapes from police despite being handcuffed; turns himself in later

Po, 04/22/2019 - 22:39
A 17-year-old boy who was arrested for riding his motorbike through a red traffic light escaped from police despite being handcuffed but turned himself five hours later in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Somei-Yoshino cherry blossoms arrive in Hokkaido

Po, 04/22/2019 - 22:36
Somei-Yoshino cherry blossoms have started to bloom on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. (NHK)
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One Japanese national killed, four others injured as Sri Lanka attacks rock expat community

Po, 04/22/2019 - 22:31
One Japanese national was killed and four others injured in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday. The attacks left at least 290 dead and more than 500 injured. (Japan Times)
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Ghosn's lawyers request bail following indictment

Po, 04/22/2019 - 22:25
Defense lawyers for former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn have asked a Tokyo court to grant him bail. (NHK)
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Saitama: Woman found with accused stalker 3 days after going missing

Ne, 04/21/2019 - 22:57
Police have arrested a 40-year-old man over the alleged stalking of his former girlfriend whose whereabouts were unknown for three days, reports the Sankei Shimbun (
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Lead singer of pop group AAA arrested over assault

Ne, 04/21/2019 - 22:49
Police in Tokyo said Sunday they have arrested Naoya Urata, lead singer of the six-member pop group AAA, on suspicion of assault. (Japan Today)
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Law recognizing indigenous Ainu enacted

Pá, 04/19/2019 - 22:45
A law recognizing the Ainu ethnic minority as an indigenous people of Japan has been enacted. (NHK)
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'World's smallest baby boy' set to go home in Japan

Pá, 04/19/2019 - 22:43
The world's smallest baby boy, who was born in October in Japan weighing as much as an apple, is now ready for the outside world, his doctor said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Agreement made to clarify eel distribution

Pá, 04/19/2019 - 22:40
An agreement has been reached at an international conference on managing Japanese eel resources to more effectively clarify the distribution routes of young eels. (NHK)
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Elderly driver kills mother, daughter

Pá, 04/19/2019 - 22:39
A woman and her young daughter have died after being struck by a passenger car driven by an 87-year-old man in downtown Tokyo. (NHK)
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