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Justice minister apologizes as 6,600 police hunt fugitive thief

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:54
Japan's justice minister apologized Tuesday over the escape of a "model" inmate who fled an open prison more than a week ago, as the number of police hunting him passed 6,000. (Japan Today)
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Dentsu to debut 'input holiday' day off every month from June on trial basis

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:53
Major Japanese advertising agency Dentsu Inc. will introduce a uniform monthly day off on a trial basis from June, aiming to improve productivity by allowing more private time for its workers. (Japan Times)
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Saitama: Teacher not prosecuted in alleged indecent assault of woman

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:51
Prosecutors have announced the non-prosecution of a middle school teacher who was accused of molesting a woman as she returned home in Fujimino City last year, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Detainees go on hunger strike at Ibaraki detention center

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:47
Foreigners held in a Japanese immigration detention centre have launched a hunger strike over the death of a detainee, drawing fresh attention to conditions under which they are held. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested for fatally stabbing woman in Hiroshima hotel room

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:46
Police have arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing to death a 48-year-old woman in a hotel room in Hiroshima City. (Japan Today)
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MOF request to sexual harassment victim sparks new controversy

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:29
The Ministry of Finance has caused a fresh controversy by asking the victim of an alleged sexual harassment by Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda to cooperate with an investigation into the allegation. (Jiji)
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Kawauchi wins Boston Marathon, 1st title for Japan in 31 years

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:27
Yuki Kawauchi won the 2018 Boston Marathon on Monday, becoming the first Japanese runner to win the prestigious race in 31 years. (Jiji)
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Okinawa village tops Japan municipalities in average life span of women

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:23
The average life expectancy in 2015 for women was highest in Kitanakagusuku, a village in the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa, at 89.0 years, a health ministry survey showed Tuesday. (Jiji)
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SDF officer shouts abuse at opposition lawmaker

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:19
A Japanese opposition party member says a Self-Defense Force officer yelled at him and accused him of being an enemy of the Japanese people. (NHK)
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Izu Peninsula registered as UNESCO Geopark

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:17
UNESCO has listed the Izu Peninsula in central Japan as a Global Geopark for its unique landform featuring many active volcanos in line. (NHK)
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Abe, Trump discuss N.Korea, trade, abductees

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:08
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is holding his sixth summit with US President Donald Trump. (NHK)
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Japanese mangoes match records, fetching Y400,000 at season's first auction

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:09
A pair of premium mangoes from Miyazaki Prefecture fetched a record-matching ¥400,000 at the season’s first wholesale auction Monday. (Japan Times)
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Japanese retro game centers | Tokyo arcade experience

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:58
Japanese game centers are must visit places on any trip to Japan, but in Tokyo, there is a place where you can time warp back to the 1980s and 1990s and play those games of the past, too. Since Japan was the leader in arcade game programming and machine production, the culture stretches back decades and those old machines are still in use! (ONLY in JAPAN)
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14-year-old girl nabbed for alleged theft of Y10 million

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:57
A 14-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of stealing 10 million yen in cash from a friend's house, according to police. (Japan Today)
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Shiga cops seek help of public in identifying severed woman's corpse

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:55
Shiga Prefectural Police are seeking the help of the public in identifying a woman’s corpse found severed in Moriyama City one month ago, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
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Nagoya's Shachihoko Boys look to make global splash

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:55
Men wearing gold, full-body suits and costume hats, themed as taiyaki (a waffle-like cake shaped like a fish, typically filled with red bean paste), have started to appear in central Nagoya, attracting the attention of pedestrians. (Japan Times)
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Japan's workers win biggest pay raises in 20 years

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:51
Japanese workers appear headed for their biggest wage increase in two decades as companies led by the logistics and retail sectors compete for a slice of the country's ever-shrinking workforce. (Nikkei)
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SoftBank interested in buying U.S. newspaper publisher Tronc: report

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:50
SoftBank Group Corp. is among several potential buyers for U.S. newspaper publisher Tronc, U.S. online news outlet Axios reported Monday, quoting a source familiar with the situation. (Kyodo)
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Naomi Osaka eager to play in Tokyo Olympics

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:45
Tennis player Naomi Osaka, now living in the United States, has expressed her willingness to play in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a member of the Japanese team. (NHK)
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85-year-old woman fatally struck by driver playing Pokemon Go

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:43
An 85-year-old woman was fatally struck by a car in Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture, police said Sunday. The female driver of the car, who resides in the same city, was arrested on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death, Sankei Shimbun reported. (Japan Today)
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