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On-demand streaming service available for overseas visitors to RWC

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:26
An online streaming service designed for the more than 400,000 overseas visitors expected here over the next two months for the Rugby World Cup was launched this week by J SPORTS, one of the three broadcast rights holders in Japan. (Japan Times)
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Amazon Japan announces locker delivery service at train stations and convenience stores

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:22
E-commerce giant Amazon Japan has announced it will launch a locker delivery service called Amazon Hub at the major convenience store chain FamilyMart and train stations along the Odakyu line. (Japan Today)
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Tourism helps lift Japanese land prices

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:19
A growing number of foreign tourists coming to Japan has helped push up commercial land prices throughout the country. (NHK)
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Former TEPCO execs found not guilty

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:17
A Japanese district court has found all three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima. (NHK)
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Application starts for English test under new college entrance system

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:11
The operator of a private-sector English proficiency test began accepting applications Wednesday for its tests that will serve as a component of Japan’s new standardized university entrance exam. (Japan Times)
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'Hello World': Kyoto as you've never seen it before

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:08
If you’ve studied the basics of computer programming, you’ll probably recognize the phrase “hello world.” It’s the textbook-recommended line of text learners type into their first program, then delight as it pops up on screen. (Japan Times)
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New Japan Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi holds firm that Seoul must end wartime labor row

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:07
Newly appointed Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Wednesday that Tokyo urgently demands Seoul eliminate “violations of international law” regarding wartime Korean labor issues, adding that it is a top priority for Japan in handling the bilateral relationship. (Japan Times)
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Japan eyes screening technology investments as small as 1%

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:56
The Japanese government is considering tighter restrictions on foreign investment in industries it sees as key to national security, such as nuclear power and chipmaking. (Nikkei)
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Rugby: Japan set to host "spectacular" World Cup despite legacy issues

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:52
Japan may be ready to host a "spectacular Rugby World Cup," but serious questions remained Tuesday as to what impact it will have on the nation, particularly with the Tokyo Olympics just a year away. (Kyodo)
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Toyota launches new Corolla sedan for 1st time in 7 yrs

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:49
Toyota Motor Corp. rolled out a new model of the Corolla on Tuesday, making it the first fully redesigned sedan in about seven years. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo woman sentenced to eight years in prison over fatal abuse of 5-year-old daughter

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:48
The mother of Yua Funato was given an eight-year prison term by the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday for parental neglect that led to the death last year of her 5-year-old daughter. (Japan Times)
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Japan to nominate Asakawa for ADB chief

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:42
Japan's government is expected to nominate former vice finance minister Masatsugu Asakawa to head the Asian Development Bank. (NHK)
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World's oldest woman celebrated in Fukuoka

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 23:14
A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been celebrated on Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. (NHK)
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Princess Kako meets Austrian president

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 23:14
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Japan's Crown Prince and Princess Akishino, has paid a courtesy call on Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen. (NHK)
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Heavy rain slows typhoon recovery work

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 23:10
It's been a week since Typhoon Faxai hit Chiba prefecture near Tokyo. Recovery work has been slowed by another bout of heavy rain. (NHK)
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Ichiro gives speech in English to Mariners' fans

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 22:46
In Major League Baseball, former Seattle Mariner player Ichiro Suzuki has made his first public farewell since his retirement at the team's home stadium. The Japanese baseball superstar expressed his gratitude to his fans in English. (NHK)
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Japan's elderly population hits record high

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 22:44
A Japanese government survey shows the number of people aged 65 or older, and their proportion to the overall population, have both marked record highs. (NHK)
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One week on since blackout in Chiba

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 22:40
Life for many people in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, has been worsening since a typhoon caused massive power outages there a week ago. (NHK)
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Octopuses predict Japan will fail to reach knockout stage at Rugby World Cup

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 23:52
Two octopuses predicted Friday that Japan will not advance to the knockout stage of the Rugby World Cup, which opens next week. (Japan Times)
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70% of married women in Japan support same-sex marriage

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 23:51
Almost 70 percent of married women in Japan believe that same-sex marriage should be legalized in the country, a government survey of around 6,000 married women showed Friday. (Kyodo)
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