Tokyo stocks end lower after wiping out gains

Japan Stocks News - April 21, 2014 - 11:14
Stocks failed to sustain their earlier strength supported by the yen's weakness and ended lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday. (The Japan News)
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Tokyo stocks end lower after wiping out gains

Japan Economy News - April 21, 2014 - 11:14
Stocks failed to sustain their earlier strength supported by the yen's weakness and ended lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday. (The Japan News)
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Justin Bieber 'in a happy place,' hits Tokyo with mom Pattie Mallette

Japan Society News - April 21, 2014 - 07:16
Justin Bieber flies to Tokyo, Japan, with mom Pattie Mallette, leaving his legal woes, Drake Bell drama and the debate on the deportation petition behind. (inquisitr.com)
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Daughter arrested for killing 83-year-old mother with kettle

Japan Society News - April 21, 2014 - 06:50
Police in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 55-year-old woman for fatally beating her 83-year-old mother with a kettle at their home. (Japan Today)
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Japan logs record trade deficit of 13.75 tril. yen in FY 2013

Japan Economy News - April 21, 2014 - 06:43
Japan logged a record trade deficit of 13.75 trillion yen in fiscal 2013, up 68.5 percent from a year earlier, as a surge in energy imports amid the prolonged halt of nuclear power plants dwarfed growth in exports, the Finance Ministry said Monday. (Kyodo)
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Man stabs ex-girlfriend, her parents in their home in Aichi

Japan Society News - April 20, 2014 - 23:57
Police in Fuso, Aichi Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested an unemployed 38-year-old man for attempted murder after he broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and stabbed her and her parents. (Japan Today)
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Man jumps to death after fatally stabbing father

Japan Society News - April 20, 2014 - 23:55
Police in Tokyo said that a 46-year-old man apparently jumped to his death after fatally stabbing his father at their condominium in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Sunday morning. (Japan Today)
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Youngest winner Katsu bursts on golf scene

Japan Sports News - April 20, 2014 - 23:53
A 15-year-old amateur won the KKT Cup Vantelin Ladies in Kikuyo on Sunday, becoming the youngest-ever winner on the Japan LPGA tour. (The Japan News)
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Matsushima gull feeding ban to protect pine trees

Japan Society News - April 20, 2014 - 23:47
Feeding black-tailed gulls has been a popular activity on the sightseeing boats that cruise around the Matsushima islets, considered to be one of the three most beautiful spots in Japan, but local authorities banned the practice this month in a bid to protect the islets' famous pine trees from withering as a result of nitrogen in the droppings of the gulls, who have bred in large numbers in the area. (The Japan News)
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Japan sets up military post on western island

Japan Politics News - April 19, 2014 - 23:14
Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan. (Japan Today)
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Manager at Fukushima plant admits radioactive water leaks embarrassing

Japan Sci-Tech News - April 19, 2014 - 23:12
The manager of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant admits to embarrassment that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water, eight months after Japan's prime minister told the world the matter was resolved. (Japan Today)
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Serial burglar suspected of over 100 thefts

Japan Society News - April 19, 2014 - 23:10
Police in Tokyo have arrested a 41-year-old construction worker on suspicion of stealing over 10 million yen in cash and precious jewels. (Japan Today)
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16,000 police mobilized to protect Obama

Japan Politics News - April 19, 2014 - 13:39
The National Police Agency will mobilize 16,000 police officers to ensure tight security during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Japan from April 23 to April 25. (Japan Today)
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Japan opens Imperial Palace to public

Japan Society News - April 19, 2014 - 13:34
Japan opened the Imperial Palace to the public on Saturday, starting a string of special palace openings to celebrate the longevity of Emperor Akihito who turned 80 last December. (Jiji Press)
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IKEA Japan plans to overhaul workforce to promote equality among staff

Japan Business News - April 19, 2014 - 03:22
The Japanese division of Swedish furniture chain IKEA recently announced that they will make large changes to their job descriptions including the elimination of fixed-term contracts for part-time workers. (rocketnews24.com)
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Radiation exposure estimate for returnees released

Japan Sci-Tech News - April 19, 2014 - 03:19
The Japanese government on Friday issued estimates of how much radiation residents would be exposed if they return to their homes near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. (NHK)
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Govt eyes financial aid for school lunch fees

Japan Education News - April 19, 2014 - 03:13
The government plans to provide financial assistance to help households on welfare pay lunch fees, bus fares and the cost of educational materials for their children in nursery school, kindergarten, or other types of authorized preschools, officials said earlier this month. (The Japan News)
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Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoe line

Japan Business News - April 19, 2014 - 03:09
Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. (Japan Today)
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Japan to abolish tariff on Aussie oranges during Summer

Japan Economy News - April 19, 2014 - 03:04
Japan's agricultural ministry said Friday that the country will abolish its 16 pct tariff on oranges from Australia during the June-September summer season in stages over 10 years after a bilateral economic partnership agreement takes effect. (Jiji Press)
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Male cross-dresser arrested for assaulting 3 elementary school students

Japan Society News - April 19, 2014 - 02:54
Kanagawa prefectural police said Friday they have arrested an unemployed 42-year-old man on assault charges for allegedly attacked a 10-year-old elementary school boy and two others as they were playing in Yokosuka City in February of this year. (Japan Today)
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