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Chemistry winner Akira Yoshino gives Nobel lecture

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 8 min ago
Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino delivered his Nobel lecture on Sunday in Sweden. Yoshino is one of the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. (NHK)
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New central Tokyo apartment building for lawmakers comes with low rental prices

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 9 min ago
House of Councilors lawmakers will be offered far lower rents than market prices for an apartment building under construction in a prime location in Tokyo, it has been learned. (Japan Times)
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Hospital equipped with baby hatch in city of Kumamoto to introduce confidential birth program

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 12 min ago
Jikei Hospital in the city of Kumamoto, known for its “Konotori no Yurikago” (storks’ cradle) baby hatch, will start a program allowing women to give birth while keeping their names secret, a senior official has said. (Japan Times)
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Elon Musk is wrong to praise Japanese giant's block on short-selling

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 14 min ago
When the infamous Elon Musk of electric-car company Tesla praises your business strategy, you may be on the wrong side of an issue. (Nikkei)
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F.Marinos wins 1st J-League title in 15 years

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 02:27
Japanese soccer club, Yokohama F. Marinos, has clinched its first J-League championship in 15 years by defeating second-place FC Tokyo. (NHK)
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Cooked radish served at year-end ritual in Kyoto

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 02:26
A Buddhist temple in Kyoto is holding its annual year-end event serving cooked Japanese radish, or daikon, to pray for the good health of visitors. (NHK)
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Japan's households tighten purse strings as sales tax, typhoon hit

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 12/07/2019 - 01:59
Japanese households cut their spending for the first time in almost a year in October as a sales tax hike prompted consumers to rein in expenses and natural disasters disrupted business. (Japan Today)
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Nagano is first prefecture in Japan to declare a climate emergency

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 12/07/2019 - 01:49
Nagano became the first prefecture to declare a climate emergency Friday, joining a growing coalition of nations, regions and local municipalities around the world in vowing to take action that reflects the urgency of the crisis. (Japan Times)
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Girls revive previously male-dominated cheering squads

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 12/07/2019 - 01:48
Typical cheerleading clubs in schools, known as ōendan, consist of men clad in black gakuran stand-up collar uniforms yelling vigorously and performing synchronized, dynamic choreographed moves to support sports teams. (Japan Times)
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SoftBank and University of Tokyo to open business-oriented AI research centers

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 12/07/2019 - 01:46
SoftBank Corp. and the University of Tokyo have agreed to open artificial-intelligence centers staffed with specialists from the university and around the world, to swiftly turn research into profitable business ventures so Japan can keep up with the U.S. and China. (Japan Times)
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Man arrested for pepper spraying customers at supermarket in Gifu

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 12/07/2019 - 01:41
Police in Kitagata, Gifu Prefecture, have arrested a 25-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business after he pepper sprayed employees and customers at a supermarket in August. (Japan Today)
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Millions in Kanagawa at risk of ID theft after prefectural government's disk drives sold online

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 12/07/2019 - 01:25
In a major privacy breach, 18 hard drives used by the Kanagawa Prefectural Government to store taxpayers’ data were auctioned online over the summer instead of being destroyed, prefectural officials disclosed Friday. (Japan Times)
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Actress Sawajiri indicted on drug possession charges

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 12/07/2019 - 01:23
Prosecutors indicted on Friday actress Erika Sawajiri on charges of possessing the illegal drugs MDMA and LSD following her arrest last month. (Japan Today)
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Gang leader arrested over August shooting in Kobe

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 01:26
A senior member of a splinter group from Japan's largest crime syndicate has been arrested for allegedly shooting a member of the parent group in Kobe in August amid a gang feud, police said. (Japan Today)
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Niigata man gets life for driving car into girl, 7, then molesting and strangling her

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 01:20
The Niigata District Court on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man to life in prison for the sexual assault and murder of a 7-year-old schoolgirl last year. (Japan Times)
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Iranian man arrested over ex-wife’s murder in Saitama park

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 01:18
Police in Saitama City have arrested a 51-year-old Iranian man on suspicion of killing his 50-year-old Iranian ex-wife in a park. (Japan Today)
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Dentsu again found violating rules on overtime hours

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 01:11
Dentsu Inc said Thursday it has again received a warning from labor authorities over its illegal overtime practices. (Japan Today)
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Nissan gives U.S. workers two unpaid days off as America sales slump

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 01:10
Nissan Motor Co. is making its U.S. factory and office employees take two days off without pay amid slumping sales. (Japan Times)
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Japan stimulus package swells to $120bn in Abenomics reboot

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 00:57
The Japanese government approved 13.2 trillion yen ($121 billion) worth of public stimulus spending on Thursday, with the economy due for a total infusion of 26 trillion yen if private-sector and other outlays are factored in. (Nikkei)
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Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 00:55
As fireworks light up the winter night, scores of men, women and teenagers crying “washoi, washoi” haul the last of six towering, lantern-covered floats up a small hill and into the town center, the culminating moment of a Shinto festival that has evolved from a harvest thanksgiving into a once-a-year meeting between two local gods. (Japan Today)
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