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Okinawan fisherman reel in two live oarfish, eat portion of one

Ne, 02/17/2019 - 23:54
Two rare deep-sea oarfish caught in fixed nets off Toya port on the southwest side of Okinawa stunned the local fishing community last month for simply being alive. (Japan Times)
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Ichiro back in Mariners camp at 45

Ne, 02/17/2019 - 23:52
Ichiro Suzuki fluidly went through a variety of stretches on the floor in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse even before going onto the field. Once outside, he smoothly went through fielding, hitting and baserunning drills. (Japan Times)
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Hikari's '37 Seconds' wins 2 Berlin film awards

Ne, 02/17/2019 - 23:50
A movie by the Japanese director Hikari picked up two awards at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. "37 Seconds" won the Panorama Audience Award and the CICAE Art Cinema Award. (NHK)
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Plum flower festival starts at Kairakuen Garden

Ne, 02/17/2019 - 23:49
People are enjoying the first signs of spring at an annual plum flower festival at the Kairakuen garden in Mito City, north of Tokyo. (NHK)
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Mother arrested for hitting 6-year-old daughter with futon beater

Ne, 02/17/2019 - 02:51
Police in Koga, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 35-year-old woman on suspicion of abusing her six-year-old daughter by hitting her with a futon beater. (Japan Today)
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Overseas bookings skyrocket as 10-day Golden Week offers Japan rare chance to enjoy longer trips

So, 02/16/2019 - 01:15
Reservations for travel overseas are surging for this year's 10-day Golden Week period, during which the Imperial succession is set to take place, according to a JTB Corp. official. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo warehouse fire kills 3, affects flights at nearby airport

So, 02/16/2019 - 01:14
A fire broke out at a warehouse in Tokyo on Tuesday afternoon leaving three men dead and another man injured, while some flights at nearby Haneda airport were also disrupted by the incident. (Kyodo)
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Coke raises prices in Japan, swallowing higher costs no more

So, 02/16/2019 - 01:11
Soft drink companies in Japan have put aside their long-held fear of losing market shares, moving to raise prices amid soaring expenses for labor and materials. (Nikkei)
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Tokyo: Woman posed nude as '100-year-old' on video site

Pá, 02/15/2019 - 09:44
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 58-year-old woman who while nude portrayed an elderly woman on a pay-to-view site, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 14). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Govt. OKs bill to recognize Ainu as indigenous

Pá, 02/15/2019 - 09:38
The Japanese government has mapped out a bill to officially recognize the Ainu ethnic minority as an indigenous people of Japan. (NHK)
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Trouble hits bullet train ticket machines

Pá, 02/15/2019 - 09:32
Bullet train ticket machines have stopped working in many parts of Japan. (NHK)
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Tokyo: Knife-wielding man wounds pair at Korakuen Station

Pá, 02/15/2019 - 00:14
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have apprehended a man who is suspected of slashing another man and a woman at a railway station in Bunkyo ward on Thursday, reports NHK (Feb. 14). (tokyoreporter.com)
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The art and science of Japan's cherry blossom forecast

St, 02/13/2019 - 09:44
As spring approaches in Japan, the country's weather forecasters face one of their biggest missions of the year: predicting exactly when the famed cherry blossoms will bloom. (straitstimes.com)
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Third outbreak of swine fever confirmed in Aichi

St, 02/13/2019 - 09:05
A new outbreak of swine fever has been confirmed on a pig farm in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. It is the third farm in the prefecture to be hit by the highly contagious disease. (NHK)
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Valentine's Day: Japan falling out of love with 'obligation chocolates'

St, 02/13/2019 - 09:04
Around the world, people use chocolate treats to express sweet nothings on Valentine's Day. (BBC)
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