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Shooting in Tokyo's Kabukicho district leaves man dead

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:10
A man was fatally shot Monday in a karaoke bar in Tokyo’s famous Kabukicho entertainment district, police said. (Japan Times)
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Abe, Putin on collision course over islands

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:04
The leaders of Japan and Russia hold crunch summit talks on Tuesday, with the two countries locked in an undiplomatic war of words over a set of disputed islands. (Japan Today)
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Hunter dies after being mauled by wild boar on Japan mountain

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:58
A 59-year-old amateur hunter died after being attacked by a wild boar Sunday morning on a mountain west of Tokyo, police said. (Kyodo)
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Unified college and university entrance exams end

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:53
This year's unified college and university entrance exams in Japan have ended for almost all applicants . (NHK)
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World's oldest man dies at 113

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:50
A 113-year-old Japanese man died on Sunday. Masazo Nonaka was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man in April last year. (NHK)
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Tickets for all Japan games at Rugby World Cup sell out

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:15
Tickets for all of host-nation Japan's Rugby World Cup 2019 pool games have sold out following the start of sales on a first-come, first-serve basis, organizers said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Tsunami-hit town demolishes old office despite preservation calls

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:11
Work began in northeastern Japan on Saturday to tear down a former town hall building where dozens of people died in a tsunami in 2011, despite calls from some residents to preserve it as a memorial. (Japan Today)
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80-year-old man arrested for setting fire to wife in car

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:10
Police in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, have arrested an 80-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he threw oil on his 79-year-old wife and set fire to her inside a car. (Japan Today)
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College and university entrance exams underway

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:06
More than half a million high-school students and graduates across Japan are putting their knowledge to the test at unified college and university entrance exams. (NHK)
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TPP-11 opens doors to new members

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:04
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11), a trade pact among 11 Pacific Rim nations, officially opened its doors to new members on Saturday in a move aimed at bolstering free trade at a time when the U.S. and China remain locked in a trade war. (Nikkei)
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School apologizes after video purportedly shows teacher assaulting student

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:01
A public high school in Machida City has apologized to a boy after the emergence online of a video that purportedly shows a male teacher assaulting him, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
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Health insurance in Japan to exclude family abroad

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:56
Overseas dependents of foreigners working in Japan would no longer be covered by medical insurance come 2020 under a legislative proposal that seeks to restrain ballooning health care costs. (Nikkei)
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Suicides in Japan down for 9th straight year to 37-year low in 2018

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:54
The number of suicides in Japan dropped 3.4 percent from a year earlier to 20,598 in 2018, down for the ninth year and the lowest in 37 years amid economic recovery, preliminary data by the National Police Agency showed Friday. (Japan Today)
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Japanese consumer prices rose a sluggish 0.9% in 2018

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:48
Consumer prices rose a sluggish 0.9 percent last year, according to government data published Friday, as the world’s third-largest economy continues its yearslong battle to stoke weak inflation. (Japan Times)
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Saitama: Body of man struck by train hits two women on station platform

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:45
The body of a man struck by an oncoming train at a station in Fujimi City hit and injured two women on the platform, police said on Friday, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Wife of yakuza boss, driver shot in Kawasaki; gunman sought

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:39
Kanagawa Prefectural Police are hunting for a gunman who shot the wife of a boss in the Inagawa-kai criminal syndicate and his male driver on a road in Kawasaki City on Thursday, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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The global decline of Japanese universities

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:35
A glance at the World University Rankings, published last September by the Times Higher Education, reveals the following major changes in the rankings compared with the previous year. (Japan Times)
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Survey: 30% want to keep working until age 65

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:32
About 30 percent of respondents in a Japanese government survey say they want to work until their early 60s. (NHK)
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Epsilon-4 puts 7 satellites into orbit

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:30
Japan's Epsilon-4 rocket has put into orbit seven small satellites that were developed by private-sector companies and universities. (NHK)
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Gifu: Suspected drunk driver plows vehicle into grocery store

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:02
A suspected drunk driver plowed his vehicle into a market in Kani City on Wednesday, injuring two persons, police said, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
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