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Highly pathogenic H5N6-type virus found in dead goshawk in Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:23
The Environment Ministry said Wednesday that a highly pathogenic, H5N6-type avian influenza virus was detected in a dead northern goshawk found earlier this month at a park in Tokyo’s Ota Ward. (Japan Times)
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2 boys arrested for pouring shampoo into onsen

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:19
Two 19-year-old boys in Mie Prefecture have been arrested for causing an onsen to overflow after pouring shampoo into the natural hot spring last August. The suspects, who cannot be named because they are minors, were charged with forcible obstruction of business, Fuji TV reported Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Man, 33, admits to showering dozens of women with spit and urine

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:19
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 33-year-old man who admits to spitting and throwing urine on dozens women in Adachi Ward and nearby over the past six years, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo to trial cab-sharing apps but to Japanese speakers only

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:15
A seven-week trial of cab-sharing services in Tokyo will kick off next Monday, the first of its kind in Japan. (Nikkei)
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Sumo: Hakuho pulls out of current basho

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:13
Hakuho, one of three yokozuna competing in the ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, has withdrawn due to toe injuries, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Japanese idol supergroup AKB48 said to phasing out swimsuit modeling for younger teen members

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:09
The common snarky comment about Japanese idol singers is that their musical talents aren’t nearly strong enough to justify their fanbases, but it is true that the most successful idols have a media presence that goes far beyond just singing and dancing. (rocketnews24.com)
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Epsilon-3 causes noctilucent clouds to form

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:01
Shining night clouds were observed in skies over wide areas of western Japan after a rocket lifted off from southern Japan early on Thursday. (NHK)
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Elementary schools in Japan may drop by two thirds

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:57
A new study shows the number of public elementary and junior high schools in Japan may fall to a third of its current total by 2050, due to a declining population. (NHK)
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Abe, Turnbull: N.Korea situation worsening

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:55
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, have agreed that denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is indispensable for safety in Asia. (NHK)
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Inside Tokyo's bath houses: Behind the scenes

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:44
Bath houses in Japan have been a part of the culture for hundreds of years and in Tokyo, there are 600 of them in neighborhood all around the city. (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Japan successfully launches Epsilon-3 small rocket

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:55
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, successfully launched on Thursday its third Epsilon small rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite. (Jiji)
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Number of crimes in Japan hits yet another postwar low in 2017

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:54
The number of criminal offenses recognized by police in Japan in 2017 fell by 81,009, or 8.1 pct, from the preceding year to 915,111, hitting a postwar low for the third straight year, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report Thursday. (Jiji)
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Korean pair suspected in dozens of Tokyo burglaries

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:34
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two male Korean nationals who are suspected in dozens of burglaries in the capital dating back to late last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Hip-hop artist Uzi arrested for possession of marijuana

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:30
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested hip-hop artist Uzi over the alleged possession of marijuana earlier this week, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo: 'JK' parlor suspected of employing underage girls for sex

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:49
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a so-called "JK" (joshi kosei) school girl business that is suspected of dispatching underage female employees to hotels to provide sex services, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Male teacher, 27, accused of molesting high school boy on train

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:45
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 27-year-old male teacher for allegedly molesting a second-year high school boy on a train on Tuesday, reports Sports Nippon (Jan. 17). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Rugby star George Smith arrested for punching taxi driver in Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:43
Australian rugby legend George Smith was arrested by the Tokyo police on New Year’s Eve for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver after refusing to pay his fare, authorities said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Japan to offer pension age option of over 70

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:42
The Japanese government will offer an option to postpone the starting age for receiving public pensions to over 70, according to draft policy guidelines unveiled Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Glacier, Japan's 4th, confirmed in snowy valley

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:35
Researchers have confirmed that there is a glacier in the Kakunezato snowy valley in Kashimayarigatake, a 2,889-meter mountain straddling the central Japan prefectures of Nagano and Toyama, it was learned on Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Hakkoda mountain frozen snow trees defaced with graffiti

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:29
Famous snow trees in the Hakkoda mountains in Aomori, northeastern Japan, part of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park, have been smeared with graffiti in fluorescent pink spray paint, it was learned Wednesday. (Jiji)
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