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NTT Docomo to launch world's 'thinnest and lightest' phone in November

St, 10/17/2018 - 21:21
For years, electronics giants have been developing smartphones with increasingly larger screens. Bucking the trend for phones to be bigger and flashier is a handset set to debut next month from NTT Docomo Inc. that can fit in your business card case. (Japan Times)
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Abe, Macron agree to boost cooperation in Indo-Pacific

St, 10/17/2018 - 21:16
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Wednesday to step up their countries' cooperation in promoting stability in the Indo-Pacific region where China has been increasing its influence. (Kyodo)
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Data cheating worries spread to Tokyo Skytree, Olympic buildings

St, 10/17/2018 - 21:03
The landmark Tokyo Skytree tower, facilities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and more government offices are among the nearly 1,000 buildings using earthquake shock absorbers produced by KYB Corp, which admitted cheating quality inspection data for more than a decade, officials said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Graffiti found in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park

Út, 10/16/2018 - 20:40
Police in Hiroshima, western Japan, are investigating graffiti found at 3 places in the Peace Memorial Park. The park is home to the landmark Atomic Bomb Dome, which was damaged in the 1945 bombing. (NHK)
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Unstaffed shop to open in Tokyo on trial basis

Út, 10/16/2018 - 20:35
An unmanned store using artificial intelligence instead of cashiers is set to open on a trial basis at a station in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Youngest Othello world champion flown home by man he bested

Út, 10/16/2018 - 20:33
Keisuke Fukuchi, the 2018 world champion of the Othello board game and the youngest ever at 11, was congratulated and surprised while on his return flight to Japan after the competition in Prague as the pilot revealed via intercom that he was the previous record holder. (Kyodo)
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Number of visitors to Japan drops amid disasters

Út, 10/16/2018 - 20:16
The number of foreign visitors to Japan has dropped for the first time in more than 5 years as natural disasters prompted many tourists to cancel trips in September. (NHK)
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Crashed helicopter was not carrying logbook

Út, 10/16/2018 - 20:15
Gunma Prefecture says its helicopter that crashed in August is suspected to have been flying in violation of civil aviation laws. (NHK)
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TEPCO former exec denies tsunami accusations

Út, 10/16/2018 - 20:13
A Tokyo court has begun questioning 3 former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company about their involvement in the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. (NHK)
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Govt. wants to minimize tax impacts

Po, 10/15/2018 - 21:30
The Japanese government is looking at how to minimize the impact of the tax hike. (NHK)
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Suga: Facebook leak may affect Japanese users

Po, 10/15/2018 - 21:28
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Facebook has informed the government that its recent massive data leak could involve Japanese users. (NHK)
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First joint survey planned for Daisen Kofun, Japan's largest ancient tomb

Po, 10/15/2018 - 21:26
The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will jointly excavate Japan’s largest ancient mounded tomb with a local government for the first time. (Japan Times)
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Showa University admits to rigging entrance exam results

Po, 10/15/2018 - 21:25
Showa University in Tokyo admitted Monday that its medical school has been rigging entrance examination results in favor of first- and second-time test takers, while putting former students' children high on waiting lists to fill vacancies. (Jiji)
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Japan to introduce electronic visa system for tourists from April 2020

Ne, 10/14/2018 - 21:24
The government will introduce an electronic system for tourist visa applications in April 2020 in an effort to help achieve its goal of 60 million foreign visitors a year by 2030, government sources said Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Woman arrested for killing brother to be charged over father's death

Ne, 10/14/2018 - 21:20
Police in Sakai, Osaka, plan to charge a 44-year-old woman, already under arrest for killing her 40-year-old brother by making it look like he committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, with the murder of her father by withholding his insulin. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo: Doctor used 'JK' service for illicit encounter with teen

Ne, 10/14/2018 - 21:18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male doctor who has been accused of using a so-called “JK business” for an illicit encounter with a teenage girl earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 11). (
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Japan eyes reducing amount of plastic waste by as much as 25% by 2030

Ne, 10/14/2018 - 21:05
The government will announce an ambitious plan aimed at cutting disposable plastic waste by 25 percent over the next decade while promoting environmentally friendly bioplastics made from plants, sources said Saturday. (Japan Times)
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Abe decides to raise consumption tax as scheduled

Ne, 10/14/2018 - 20:56
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to increase the consumption tax rate from 8 pct to 10 pct in October next year as planned to secure funds to carry out programs to realize a social security system that will be beneficial for all generations, sources close to him said Sunday. (Jiji)
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Stunning high-definition promotional short of Hokkaido city leaves jaws hanging

Ne, 10/14/2018 - 20:51
The fine balance between lush greenery and vibrant city makes Kushiro a nature lover’s paradise. (
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