Husband of Japanese abductee dies

Japan Society News - December 11, 2017 - 22:20
The American husband of a former Japanese abductee has died at the age of 77. (NHK)
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Obayashi vice president called in for questioning over suspected maglev project bid-rigging

Japan Business News - December 10, 2017 - 22:32
Prosecutors investigating Obayashi Corp. suspect the major construction firm rigged a bid for the building of a maglev train station emergency exit, with one of the company's vice presidents brought in voluntarily for questioning about the matter, sources close to the case said Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Kanagawa man, 38, abducted school girl from Aomori with motorcycle

Japan Society News - December 10, 2017 - 10:02
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 38-year-old man from Hiratsuka City for allegedly abducting a middle school student in Aomori Prefecture and confining her at his residence for two months, reports Jiji Press (Dec. 8). (
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Tokyo cops nab man suspected in 100 purse-snatching cases

Japan Society News - December 10, 2017 - 06:42
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 33-year-old man suspected in 100 purse-snatching incidents over the past few moths in the northern part of the capital, reports the Sankei Shimbun (
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Top 10 ways to make relationships romantic

Japan Society News - December 9, 2017 - 23:11
Romance and love are inseparable components of the most sincere and deepest feelings people can experience. (
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Japan may ease key residency rule requirement for foreign entrepreneurs

Japan Business News - December 9, 2017 - 22:36
The Justice Ministry is considering relaxing a key requirement that non-Japanese planning to start businesses here must fulfill to obtain resident status in Japan. (Japan Times)
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Rakuten to launch drone traffic management service

Japan Business News - December 9, 2017 - 22:01
Online retail giant Rakuten wants to help drones navigate safely at a low altitude in Japan, with an eye on future autonomous delivery service. (NHK)
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Baseball: Ohtani to become an Angel in LA

Japan Sports News - December 9, 2017 - 21:58
The agent representing Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani has announced that the ace pitcher-and-slugger has decided to join the Los Angeles Angels in the 2018 season. (NHK)
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Japan Crown Princess Masako humbled by Emperor Akihito's abdication

Japan Society News - December 9, 2017 - 01:26
Japanese Crown Princess Masako said she feels humbled thinking about her future, after Emperor Akihito's abdication was formally set for April 30, 2019. (Jiji)
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3 people dead, 1 injured after knife attack at Tokyo shrine

Japan Society News - December 7, 2017 - 22:21
Two women were killed and another person was injured Thursday night in a stabbing incident at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo, with the male suspect appearing to have committed suicide, police said. (Japan Today)
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Princess Mako and shogi champ Sota Fujii among celebrities featured ornamental wooden paddles

Japan Society News - December 6, 2017 - 22:45
Princess Mako, her husband-to-be, Kei Komuro, teenage shogi sensation Sota Fujii, a giant panda cub and seven other figures who featured heavily in the media this year have been featured on colorful hagoita wooden paddles unveiled by Japanese traditional doll maker Kyugetsu Co. on Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Osaka: Man, 35, accused of raping girl, 12, he met via Line

Japan Society News - December 6, 2017 - 22:44
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly raping a female middle school student he met online earlier this year, reports the Asahi Shimbun (
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Woman's corpse found in Kabukicho love hotel

Japan Society News - December 6, 2017 - 22:42
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a woman's corpse inside a love hotel in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward, reports Nikkan Sports (Dec. 6). (
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Amid spate of incidents, 'Mario Kart' drivers to be required to buckle up

Japan Society News - December 6, 2017 - 22:38
Drivers of the now-ubiquitous go-karts reminiscent of Nintendo Co.'s "Mario Kart" video games will soon be required to buckle up for their safety. (Japan Times)
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Police recommending indictment of sumo champ

Japan Sports News - December 6, 2017 - 22:30
Police in Tottori Prefecture will file papers with prosecutors next week on the alleged assault by former sumo grand champion Harumafuji. (NHK)
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Supreme Court rules NHK fee system constitutional

Japan Business News - December 6, 2017 - 22:28
Japan's Supreme Court has ruled for the first time that an article in the country's Broadcast Law that obliges TV owners to sign receiving contracts with NHK does not violate the Constitution. (NHK)
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Japan to provide subsidies for private high school education

Japan Education News - December 6, 2017 - 22:27
The Japanese government plans to provide subsidies to support private high school students from households with annual income of less than 5.9 million yen, stating in fiscal 2020, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Japan mulling designating date for imperial accession as holiday

Japan Politics News - December 6, 2017 - 22:26
The Japanese government is considering designating May 1, 2019, the planned date for Crown Prince Naruhito's rise to the throne, as a national holiday, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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42-year-old woman arrested a second time for stalking

Japan Society News - December 5, 2017 - 22:40
Police in Chiba have arrested an unemployed 42-year-old woman for the second time in a month on suspicion of stalking the same man. (Japan Today)
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Japanese supercomputer venture chief arrested for alleged fraud

Japan Sci-Tech News - December 5, 2017 - 22:38
Tokyo prosecutors on Tuesday arrested the president of a tech venture known as one of the developers of the world's fourth-fastest supercomputer on suspicion of defrauding a governmental institution of 431 million yen in subsidies. (Japan Today)
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