Fans in Japan cheering for Nadeshiko

Japan Sports News - 10 hours 28 min ago
Football fans in Japan are celebrating the victory of the women's national football team over England to advance to the World Cup final. (NHK)
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Japan beats England to reach Women's World Cup final

Japan Sports News - 10 hours 36 min ago
Reigning champions Japan will meet the United States in the Women's World Cup final for the second tournament in a row after a 2-1 defeat of England on Wednesday, victory coming after a cruel and unlucky injury-time own goal from Laura Bassett. (Kyodo)
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Foreign visitors help lift land prices at tourist spots in Japan

Japan Economy News - 17 hours 9 min ago
Land prices at tourist spots in Japan have risen markedly, against the backdrop of growing numbers of visitors from overseas, a government report showed Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Man in shinkansen suicide blaze complained about pension

Japan Society News - 17 hours 12 min ago
A 71-year-old man who set himself on fire on a shinkansen bullet train Tuesday had repeatedly complained that the pension he received was not enough to live on, one of his neighbors said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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Shinkansen passengers recount terrifying ordeal with man who set himself ablaze

Japan Society News - July 1, 2015 - 11:00
Shortly after a Shinkansen left Tokyo bound for Osaka at 11 a.m. on June 30, a passenger in the train's No. 1 car became suspicious about a man who was behaving erratically. (Asahi)
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Tokyo stocks rise on good Tankan results

Japan Economy News - July 1, 2015 - 10:57
Stock prices in Tokyo rose on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed better-than-expected results. (NHK)
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Teen troubles force cancellation of stalls at Yasukuni festival

Japan Society News - July 1, 2015 - 10:52
Each year, the four-day Mitama Matsuri, a festival held on the grounds of the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, attracts approximately 300,000 revelers. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan's roadside land prices show smaller fall

Japan Economy News - July 1, 2015 - 10:47
Land prices in Japan for this year fell 0.4 pct on average from the previous year, dropping for the seventh straight year but at a slower pace than the previous year's 0.7 pct, the government said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Japanese business mood improves despite gloomy data, BOJ survey shows

Japan Economy News - July 1, 2015 - 07:17
The mood among big Japanese corporations is unexpectedly upbeat despite recent data showing the recovery appears to be stalling. (Asahi)
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Japan's debt expected to reach 1,035 trillion yen

Japan Economy News - July 1, 2015 - 00:07
Japan's debts are expected to reach about 1,035 trillion yen, or nearly 8.5 trillion dollars, at the end of next March. (NHK)
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Suzuki chooses new president

Japan Business News - July 1, 2015 - 00:03
Japan's Suzuki Motor has chosen a new president. (NHK)
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Sony to raise up to $3.6 bil.

Japan Business News - July 1, 2015 - 00:00
Japanese electronics giant Sony says it will raise up to 440 billion yen, or about 3.6 billion dollars, by issuing new shares and bonds to invest in its fast-growing image sensor business. (NHK)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.63%

Japan Economy News - June 30, 2015 - 10:26
Tokyo stocks have gained 0.63 per cent, rebounding after sharp losses in the previous session as investors brace for an expected Greek default later in the day. (tradingroom.com.au)
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Japan bullet train incident: Two dead after suicide on Shinkansen train

Japan Society News - June 30, 2015 - 10:21
Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train have died after one of them doused himself in oil and set himself ablaze, local media is reporting. (abc.net.au)
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The kabuki art of public apology

Japan Business News - June 29, 2015 - 23:52
Public contrition has long been an art in Japan, and this past month has offered a great opportunity to study the form. June has seen a sudden rash of apologies from top chief operating officers (including the bosses of Toshiba, Sharp, Takata and Toyota) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Japan Times)
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Salarymen's allowances lowest in three decades as living costs rise

Japan Economy News - June 29, 2015 - 23:50
Salarymen's allowances have fallen to their lowest level in 33 years even as the cost of lunch has surged, showing the pinch felt by workers that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is counting on to drive a recovery in the economy. (Japan Times)
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English to be Honda's official language by around 2020

Japan Business News - June 29, 2015 - 23:47
Honda Motor plans to make English the official language for international communications within the company around 2020, the automaker said in a report Monday. (Nikkei)
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Two boys aged 3 and 4 hit by train in Yamanashi; one dies

Japan Society News - June 29, 2015 - 23:39
Two boys aged 3 and 4 were hit by a train in Showacho, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Monday afternoon. (Japan Today)
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Editors protest remarks by LDP lawmakers

Japan Politics News - June 29, 2015 - 23:33
A group of Japanese media representatives has issued a statement of protest against recent remarks by lawmakers. (NHK)
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Crows culprit in car vandalism spree

Japan Society News - June 29, 2015 - 23:29
An intensive investigation involving about 50 police officers has revealed the culprit in the vandalism of about 40 cars in the Higashi-Izumo area of Matsue this spring. Crows. (The Japan News)
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