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Abe rules out holding simultaneous elections this summer

St, 06/19/2019 - 21:40
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided against holding simultaneous elections for both houses of the Diet this summer for fear of undermining the strength of the ruling coalition, senior administration officials said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Japan posts first trade deficit in 4 months

St, 06/19/2019 - 21:37
Japan has posted a trade deficit for the first time in four months. The shortfall comes as shipments to China and other Asian economies plunged. (NHK)
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Shibuya bans drinking on street for Halloween

St, 06/19/2019 - 21:15
Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has passed a bill to ban drinking alcohol in streets, parks and open spaces near Shibuya station during Halloween and other major events. The ordinance will go into effect on Thursday. (NHK)
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Continued caution advised for quake-hit areas

St, 06/19/2019 - 21:11
Weather officials are calling for continued caution against landslides in two Japanese prefectures hit by Tuesday's powerful earthquake. (NHK)
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Nearly 50 percent of Japan's singles have no dating prospects: gov't survey

Út, 06/18/2019 - 20:55
Almost half of singles in Japan who wish to get married are unable to find a suitable partner, with 61.4 percent of the group stating they are not doing anything to change the situation, a government survey showed Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Man wanted for stabbing ex-wife found dead in Hokkaido forest

Út, 06/18/2019 - 20:53
A 62-year-old man wanted by police on suspicion of stabbing his former wife in Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido, has been found dead in a forest, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Residents urged to stay on the alert

Út, 06/18/2019 - 20:48
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says people in the affected areas should remain on the alert. (NHK)
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Man in Fukuoka arrested for shoplifting a 49-inch TV weighing 12 kilos

Út, 06/18/2019 - 20:36
Shoplifting has long been an issue in Japan with retail staff going to great lengths to combat it, such as being dragged by cars or covering the entire ceiling with security cameras. (soranews24.com)
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Japan's financial agency estimates couples need retirement savings of up to 30 mil. yen

Út, 06/18/2019 - 20:27
The Financial Services Agency estimates couples will require up to 30 million yen in retirement savings, far higher than the amount suggested by a panel in a controversial report that questioned the credibility of the public pension system, a document showed Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Denki Groove's Pierre Taki given suspended sentence for cocaine use

Út, 06/18/2019 - 20:24
The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday sentenced Pierre Taki, an actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo Denki Groove, to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years, for using cocaine. (Japan Times)
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Major quake strikes northern Japan

Út, 06/18/2019 - 20:15
The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Tsunami advisories issued along the Sea of Japan coast have been lifted. (NHK)
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Drone deliveries to start to Japanese islet

Po, 06/17/2019 - 21:49
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and supermarket chain Seiyu are starting a drone delivery service for summer visitors to an island off Yokosuka, near Tokyo. (NHK)
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Hiroshima's Itsukushima Shrine undergoing repairs

Po, 06/17/2019 - 21:48
A major renovation project has begun at Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan. (NHK)
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Tokyo: Man, 43, accused of setting fire to door of Shibuya sex business

Po, 06/17/2019 - 21:44
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 43-year-old man for allegedly setting fire to a sex business in Shibuya Ward earlier this year, reports TBS News (June 17) (tokyoreporter.com)
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Motor racing: Dominant Toyota finish 1-2 at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Po, 06/17/2019 - 21:28
Toyota drivers Kazuki Nakajima, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Buemi claimed their second consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans victory Sunday, but only after some bad luck scuttled their sister car's hopes of a win. (Kyodo)
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Hotel employee held for attempted murder after abandoning her newborn baby in toilet

Po, 06/17/2019 - 21:22
Police in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby daughter in a business hotel’s toilet. (Japan Today)
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Japan Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya apologizes over errors in Aegis deployment survey

Po, 06/17/2019 - 21:10
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya apologized Monday to Akita Gov. Norihisa Satake for errors in the ministry’s geographical survey that was used to select the northeastern prefecture as a candidate for hosting a U.S.-developed missile defense system. (Japan Times)
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