Special isolation ward for Ebola unveiled

Japan Sci-Tech News - 10 hours 13 min ago
With the Ebola outbreak swiftly spreading in West Africa, Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital opened to the press on Wednesday a special isolation ward for highly dangerous infectious diseases. (The Japan News)
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Nikkei’s wild ride – Strap in or jump off?

Japan Economy News - 10 hours 17 min ago
Japan's Nikkei index has taken a rollercoaster ride so far this week, and some analysts believe traders should strap in for more turbulence. (cnbc.com)
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Japan logs trade deficit of 958.3 billion yen in Sept.

Japan Economy News - 10 hours 18 min ago
Japan logged a customs-cleared trade deficit of 958.3 billion yen in September, compared with the 943.2-billion-yen deficit a year earlier, the Ministry of Finance said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan's Aso calls on China for bilateral summit

Japan Politics News - October 22, 2014 - 23:25
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso told Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Wednesday of Japan's wish to have a bilateral summit on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit in November in Beijing. (Jiji Press)
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Japan, Chinese vice premiers make contact amid soured ties

Japan Politics News - October 22, 2014 - 07:26
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday had a chat with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli as the two countries are trying to mend relations badly strained by territorial and wartime historical issues, sources familiar with the matter said. (Kyodo)
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Woman found stabbed to death; suspect jumps from building roof

Japan Society News - October 22, 2014 - 07:23
Police in Hachioji, Tokyo, said Wednesday that a man suspected of fatally stabbing a 35-year-old woman at her home, apparently jumped to his death from the building roof. (Japan Today)
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Japan to crack down on wealthy tax dodgers fleeing abroad

Japan Economy News - October 21, 2014 - 23:34
Japan is considering taxing the capital gains on stocks and other financial assets held by residents moving overseas, part of an effort to prevent the super rich from escaping tax bills. (Nikkei)
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Court orders Facebook to reveal revenge porn IP addresses

Japan Society News - October 21, 2014 - 23:27
A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn, a lawyer said Tuesday, in the first such case in Japan. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo doctor, 75, and wife, 30, in shotgun murder-suicide

Japan Society News - October 21, 2014 - 23:17
Denenchofu, a quaint residential area of Tokyo's Ota Ward, is home to some of the richest people in the metropolis. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Female civil servant sues over 'institutional sexism' in her ministry

Japan Society News - October 21, 2014 - 23:09
In possibly a legal first, a female civil servant on Tuesday sued the government over what she calls institutional sexism at the ministry she works for, citing almost two decades of blocked promotions and pay raises. (Japan Times)
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Workers to dismantle Fukushima No.1 reactor cover

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 21, 2014 - 23:02
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is to begin dismantling the cover of a reactor building to remove debris as preparation for taking out nuclear fuel from a spent fuel storage pool. (NHK)
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Japan govt agrees to settlement of asbestos suit

Japan Politics News - October 21, 2014 - 22:56
The Japanese government said Tuesday it will settle a damages lawsuit with former workers at factories using asbestos in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, that was sent back by the Supreme Court after their defeat at a lower court. (Jiji Press)
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Dept. store sales down 0.7% in Sept.

Japan Economy News - October 21, 2014 - 22:50
Sales at department stores in Japan in September decreased 0.7 percent from a year before on a same-store basis, down for the sixth consecutive month, according to the Japan Department Stores Association. (The Japan News)
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New economy minister faces energy, tax challenges ahead

Japan Economy News - October 21, 2014 - 22:48
Yoichi Miyazawa, the new economy, trade and industry minister, will immediately face many important and difficult challenges over energy policies. (The Japan News)
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TEPCO deploys 2 more ALPS units

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 21, 2014 - 22:44
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has unveiled two new units of the advanced liquid processing system (ALPS) water treatment system to remove radioactive substances from contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (The Japan News)
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Edogawa Rampo series set to return

Japan Society News - October 21, 2014 - 22:38
The Shonen Tanteidan (Boy Detectives Club) series written by famed mystery novelist Edogawa Rampo (1894-1965) will be resurrected by current popular novelists. (The Japan News)
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Man admits killing Kobe girl, his lawyer says

Japan Society News - October 21, 2014 - 09:37
The man arrested on suspicion of killing a 6-year-old girl in Kobe has confessed to the crime, his lawyer said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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New ministers pledge no interruption to nuclear policy, female empowerment

Japan Politics News - October 21, 2014 - 09:33
On his first day in his new job, industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Tuesday he will soon be ready to visit communities near nuclear power plants, apparently pledging to maintain the momentum for reactor restarts. (Japan Times)
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Nikkei extends fall on Shiozaki comments, gets little help from China data

Japan Economy News - October 21, 2014 - 09:32
Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday, with the market latching on to comments from the welfare minister on the country's public pension fund as an excuse to take profits from outsized gains the previous day. (brecorder.com)
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Japan's plan to legalise casinos likely to be delayed again, official says

Japan Business News - October 21, 2014 - 01:03
Japan's plan to legalise casino gambling has likely been delayed again, a senior official said on Monday, dealing a further political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (straitstimes.com)
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