Chiba: Teacher coerced school girl to send him nude images of her

Japan Education News - February 23, 2018 - 21:50
Chiba Prefectural Police on Thursday arrested a 34-year-old elementary school teacher from Hiroshima Prefecture for allegedly coercing a girl to send him obscene photographs of her via social media, reports Nikkan Sports (
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Rural areas hit by acute scarcity of nurses, with turnover high among agency-referred staff

Japan Education News - February 23, 2018 - 21:47
Hospitals and clinics in rural areas are finding it increasingly difficult to hire nurses on their own, and the amount of referral fees they are paying to private agents are significantly on the rise, a recent research report shows. (Japan Times)
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Mongolia protests to Japan over vulgar manga picture mocking Genghis Khan

Japan Politics News - February 23, 2018 - 21:45
Mongolia lodged a diplomatic protest with Japan on Friday after a monthly kid’s comic magazine included a picture of national hero Genghis Khan with a crude sketch of male genitalia across his forehead. (Japan Times)
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More time necessary for 'Premium Friday' to become part of life

Japan Business News - February 23, 2018 - 21:28
One year since its introduction, "Premium Friday," a nationwide consumption-boosting campaign on the last Friday of each month, has become a name with a familiar ring for many people. (Jiji)
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Shooting at building of pro-N.Korea group

Japan Politics News - February 23, 2018 - 21:22
Japanese police have arrested 2 men in connection with a shooting at the headquarters of a pro-North Korea organization in central Tokyo. (NHK)
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Tokyo: Korean national arrested for possession of marijuana after car chase ends in crash

Japan Society News - February 22, 2018 - 22:18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 21-year-old Korean national for the alleged possession of marijuana after a pursuit ended in an accident in Shibuya Ward early Wednesday, reports TV Asahi. (
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Osaka: Cops raid 4 'girl's bars' suspected of employing minors

Japan Society News - February 22, 2018 - 22:07
Osaka Prefectural Police have raided four so-called 'girl's bar' establishments in Osaka for licensing violations that are believed to have employed minors, reports TV Asahi. (
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Aomori: Girl, 18, accused of strangling 2-year-old son to death

Japan Society News - February 22, 2018 - 22:06
Aomori Prefectural Police have arrested an 18-year-old girl for allegedly killing her 2-year-old son at a residence in Mutsu City on Tuesday, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (
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Roppongi socialite not prosecuted for allegedly threatening business partner in sex business

Japan Society News - February 22, 2018 - 22:04
Prosecutors have announced the non-prosecution of a male socialite over the alleged threats of a partner in a sex business last year, reports TV Asahi (
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Japan to mull pro baseball lottery

Japan Business News - February 22, 2018 - 21:54
The Nippon Professional Baseball Organization will start full discussions on a proposed professional baseball lottery, informed sources said Thursday. (Jiji)
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LDP oks diluted draft bill against passive smoking

Japan Politics News - February 22, 2018 - 21:52
The health, labor and welfare division of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday broadly approved a diluted draft bill for strengthening measures against passive smoking in public places, including restaurants. (Jiji)
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SDF checks lake after US fighter tank drop

Japan Politics News - February 22, 2018 - 21:48
Japan's Self-Defense Force has begun surveying a lake in the northern prefecture of Aomori where a US fighter jet offloaded 2 external fuel tanks. (NHK)
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Honda becomes No.1 in small jet shipment

Japan Business News - February 22, 2018 - 21:44
Japanese automaker Honda has announced that its HondaJet won the most delivered jet title in its category last year. (NHK)
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Japan's Crown Prince turns 58

Japan Society News - February 22, 2018 - 21:42
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito turned 58 on Friday. (NHK)
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Japan holds event for Takeshima Day

Japan Politics News - February 22, 2018 - 21:37
A senior Japanese official has criticized South Korea for what he calls the illegal occupation of the Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan. He made the remark on Thursday at a ceremony to commemorate Japan's incorporation of the islands more than a century ago. (NHK)
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WTO panel backs Japan in dispute with S.Korea

Japan Economy News - February 22, 2018 - 21:36
A World Trade Organization panel has ruled in Japan's favor in a dispute over South Korea's ban on seafood imports from 8 Japanese prefectures. (NHK)
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Woman arrested for keeping 23 cats in unsanitary conditions

Japan Society News - February 21, 2018 - 21:43
A 62-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of animal abuse after keeping 23 cats in unsanitary conditions at her apartment in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Osaka: Man shot by officer in Miyakojima Ward had 2 knives

Japan Society News - February 21, 2018 - 21:42
Investigative sources revealed on Tuesday that a 25-year-old man who was shot and wounded by an officer in Miyakojima Ward over the weekend while wielding a knife was actually in possession of two knives, reports NHK (
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Japan is safest place to be born, UNICEF report says

Japan Education News - February 21, 2018 - 21:34
Japan tops the world as the country with the lowest rate of newborn mortality in 2016, followed by Iceland and Singapore, while Pakistan is the riskiest place to be born according to a new UNICEF report launched on Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Fukushima plant reactor gets new roof cover

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 21, 2018 - 21:25
Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have finished installing a new roof covering for the No.3 reactor building. (NHK)
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