Pro-N. Korea Chongryon property in Tokyo resold

Japan Business News - 9 hours 45 min ago
A real estate service company that won a court-led auction of the headquarters of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, has signed a deal to resell the property to another real estate firm, it was learned Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo stocks fall 1.06% by the close

Japan Economy News - 9 hours 47 min ago
Tokyo stocks closed 1.06 percent lower on Thursday, with videogame giant Nintendo and Canon tumbling after their latest earnings disappointed investors, and after Wall Street fell sharply. (
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New Miami Marlin Ichiro Suzuki makes it official in Japan

Japan Sports News - 9 hours 48 min ago
The Marlins handed Ichiro Suzuki a uniform bearing the No. 15 - the reverse of his cherished No. 51. He laughed. So did everyone in Japan when he joked about it. ()
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Skymark begins searching for sponsors after bankruptcy

Japan Business News - 9 hours 52 min ago
Skymark Airlines Inc. expressed its intention Thursday to swiftly find sponsors for restructuring, a day after filing for court protection from creditors, with its new president blaming a weaker yen and ensuing higher fuel costs for its bankruptcy. (Kyodo)
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Thai transvestite arrested on suspicion of scamming Japanese men

Japan Society News - 14 hours 15 min ago
Thai police said Wednesday they have arrested a transvestite on suspicion of swindling money from more than 100 Japanese men. (Japan Times)
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Japan's 'shunto' wage talks begin

Japan Economy News - 14 hours 18 min ago
The top leaders of Japan's biggest business group and labor union umbrella body held a meeting Thursday, marking the start of "shunto" wage negotiations this year. (Jiji Press)
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1,789 file Y100 mil damages suit against Benesse over data leak

Japan Business News - 14 hours 22 min ago
Lawyers representing 1,789 customers of educational services company Benesse filed a 100 million yen suit for damages against the firm on Thursday over a data leak that affected more than 20 million people last year. (Japan Today)
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Japan's fast-food chains face new headache

Japan Business News - 17 hours 24 min ago
Already reeling from a handful of scandals, Japan's fast-food industry faces a new problem: diners are no longer heading out for meals like they used to. (
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Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

Japan Politics News - 18 hours 17 min ago
The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida. (
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Japan's hope may be its hinterlands

Japan Economy News - January 28, 2015 - 22:45
Japan Inc has changed too much for traditional monetary and fiscal incentives to work on their own. So the ripest targets for the Bank of Japan could well lie outside Tokyo and the headquarters of the country's once world-beating companies (
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Man arrested for spraying graffiti on cars and walls in Sapporo neighborhood

Japan Society News - January 28, 2015 - 22:34
Police have arrested a 67-year-old man for spraying graffiti on cars, concrete walls and other areas in a residential neighborhood of Sapporo in Hokkaido. (Japan Today)
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Lawson to shed 100-yen stores, abandon small supermarkets

Japan Business News - January 28, 2015 - 22:22
Lawson will scale back its network of 100-yen (84 cents) convenience stores by over 20% and withdraw from the minisupermarket business to focus more on chains enjoying brisk sales. (Nikkei)
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Froman seeking early conclusion of TPP talks

Japan Economy News - January 28, 2015 - 22:20
The top US trade official says he expects countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal to reach agreement on agricultural tariffs within several months. (NHK)
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JAXA: Hayabusa2 flying well

Japan Sci-Tech News - January 28, 2015 - 22:18
Japan's space agency says its asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 is flying well after the launch in early December. (NHK)
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MRI ordered to pay victims 584 million dollars

Japan Business News - January 28, 2015 - 22:06
A US court has ordered investment firm MRI International to pay 584 million dollars in damages to Japanese investors. (NHK)
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Emperor invites leprosy patients to palace

Japan Society News - January 28, 2015 - 22:01
Japan's Emperor and Empress have invited former leprosy patients from both Japan and abroad to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Jordan prisoner swap on hold, fate of Japanese IS hostage unclear

Japan Politics News - January 28, 2015 - 21:58
Jordan said on Wednesday it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed. (Reuters)
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Fate of hostage Goto unknown after 24-hour deadline passes

Japan Politics News - January 28, 2015 - 21:51
The fate of Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto, believed to be held captive by the Islamic State militant group, has remained unknown after a new 24-hour deadline for negotiations on his life, set by the group, appears to have passed late Wednesday night. (Jiji Press)
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China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan'

Japan Politics News - January 28, 2015 - 10:12
China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan". (
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Japan stocks rise to fresh one-month high as yen weakens

Japan Economy News - January 28, 2015 - 08:34
Japan stocks gained further on Wednesday to a fresh one-month high, as the yen weakened versus the greenback ahead of the outcome of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later in the day. (
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