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Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

newsonjapan.com - 10 hours 38 min ago
The Lower House signed off Tuesday on a trade deal with the United States that cuts tariffs on farm and industrial products, taking a step toward its entry into force next year. (Japan Times)
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Group riding bikes through underground shopping mall in Osaka cause ruckus

newsonjapan.com - 10 hours 40 min ago
In Japan, there’s a common understanding that public places are spaces are to be respected, which is the reason why people talk quietly on public transport, hold back on eating while walking, and stand patiently in orderly queues. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo's homeless population shrinks 7% in central wards

newsonjapan.com - 10 hours 42 min ago
The number of homeless people in central Tokyo has dropped 7% from a year ago, the metropolitan government says, with the robust job market receiving much of the credit. (Nikkei)
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Amazon bursts onto Japan's emerging Black Friday scene

newsonjapan.com - 10 hours 45 min ago
Japanese retailers are gearing up for Black Friday sales this week, including an initial foray by Amazon Japan, hoping the event will give consumer spending a much-needed shot in the arm after last month's consumption tax increase. (Nikkei)
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Teachers questioned over bullying of colleague

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:58
Police have questioned, on a voluntary basis, four teachers involved in the alleged bullying of a male colleague in Kobe, western Japan, according to sources close to the matter. (NHK)
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Construction of Olympic stadium completed

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:54
All construction works for the main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have finished. (NHK)
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Tokyo ranked third in Global Power City Index

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:50
A private Japanese think tank has ranked Tokyo third in its annual assessment of major cities around the world. (NHK)
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Japan, S.Korea still divided after 2nd WTO talks

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:45
Japan and South Korea have failed to hammer out their differences over Japan's export controls in the second round of bilateral talks at the World Trade Organization. (NHK)
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Old wooden Harajuku Station to be demolished

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:40
East Japan Railway says it will tear down Harajuku Station, the oldest wooden station building in Tokyo, after the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in the metropolis. (NHK)
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All aboard the Kyoto Railway Museum

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 02:32
For most city residents, trains and subways are an integral part of daily life, and few countries have embraced rail travel like Japan. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that one of the best train museums in the world is found here: the Kyoto Railway Museum — and it’s a great place to visit with kids. (Japan Times)
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Japan's METI says it's safe to dump radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear disaster into ocean

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 02:29
The industry ministry said Monday it would be safe to release water contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the ocean, stressing that on an annual basis the amount of radiation measured near the release point would be very small compared to levels to which humans are naturally exposed. (Japan Times)
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71-year-old woman suspected of murdering three older family members due to stress of caregiving

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 02:27
A 71-year-old woman in central Japan suspected of murdering her husband has told investigators she strangled her in-laws as well, local police said Monday, pointing to the stress of being the sole caregiver in the family as a possible motive. (Japan Times)
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Suspect arrested over slaying of 20-year-old Niigata woman

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 02:23
Police arrested a man wanted over the slaying of a 20-year-old woman in the city of Niigata. (Japan Times)
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Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving PM

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 02:08
Shinzo Abe has become Japan's longest-serving prime minister after breaking a record set more than a century ago. (NHK)
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Former Japanese princess gives birth to boy

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 01:58
Ayako Moriya, the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado and now a commoner, has given birth to a boy, her first child, the Imperial Household Agency said Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Sawajiri admits to using illegal drugs

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 01:56
Sources close to the investigation of Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri say she has admitted to using illegal drugs for some time. (NHK)
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Yahoo Japan, Line to merge

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 01:54
Yahoo Japan's parent company, Z Holdings, and major messaging app provider LINE have reached an agreement to merge. (NHK)
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Addiction to weak yen saps Japan's growth potential

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 11/17/2019 - 03:25
Japan is one of the few countries where a weaker currency is good for the stock market, but a closer look reveals the long-term consequences of this reliance at a time when companies need to invest abroad for growth. (Nikkei)
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Tourist spots in Japan still smarting from typhoon damage

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 11/17/2019 - 03:24
November is usually peak travel season in Hakone, one of the most popular resorts within easy reach of Tokyo. Visitors flock to the area in autumn to watch the leaves turn and enjoy a dip in the hot springs. (Nikkei)
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Police hunt for man after woman fatally stabbed near JR Niigata Station

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 11/17/2019 - 03:21
Niigata Prefectural Police are hunting for a 25-year-old man after a woman was fatally stabbed in a business district in Chuo Ward, Niigata City on Friday, reports Jiji Press (Nov. 16). (tokyoreporter.com)
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