Retired NHK employees demand Momii's resignation from top slot

Japan Business News - 10 hours 14 min ago
More than 1,500 retired employees of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) have demanded the resignation of NHK President Katsuto Momii, saying he is not suitable for leading the public broadcaster. (Asahi)
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Princess Noriko to marry son of Shinto shrine's chief priest on Oct 5

Japan Society News - 10 hours 34 min ago
The Imperial Household Agency has announced that Princess Noriko, 26, a daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin Prince Takamado, will marry Kunimaro Senge, 40, a son of the chief priest of the Izumo Taisha (Grand Shrine) in Shimane Prefecture, on Oct 5. (Japan Today)
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Trio held over drowning death of man in Fukuoka river

Japan Society News - 10 hours 36 min ago
Police in Fukuoka have arrested three people over the drowning death of a 72-year-old man on Aug 17. (Japan Today)
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Okinawa marks 70th anniversary of torpedoed ship tragedy

Japan Politics News - 10 hours 41 min ago
Okinawa Prefecture marked the 70th anniversary on Friday of the tragedy of the Tsushima Maru evacuation ship, in which more than 1,400 people aboard, mainly school children, were killed in a U.S. torpedo attack during World War II. (Jiji Press)
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Train groper escapes along tracks at Ebisu station in Tokyo

Japan Society News - 10 hours 44 min ago
A man suspected of groping a woman on the JR Yamanote line escaped by jumping onto the tracks at JR Ebisu station in Tokyo on Thursday night. His actions delayed trains along the Yamanote line for about 30 minutes, TBS reported Friday. (Japan Today)
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Japan ends nine days of gains

Japan Economy News - August 22, 2014 - 23:50
Japan stocks closed lower on Friday, breaking a nine-session string of gains. (
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Russia restricts entry of some Japanese citizens as retaliation

Japan Politics News - August 22, 2014 - 23:27
The Russian government said Friday it has restricted the entry of specific Japanese citizens in retaliation for sanctions imposed by Japan over the Ukraine crisis. (Kyodo)
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Man gets 4 1/2 years over threats to 'Kuroko's Basketball' manga author

Japan Society News - August 22, 2014 - 04:22
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday sentenced a man to 4 1/2 years in prison for sending threatening letters to convenience store chains and other establishments linked to Tadatoshi Fujimaki's "Kuroko's Basketball" manga series. (Japan Today)
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Shots fired in Tokyo coffee shop, yakuza involvement suspected

Japan Society News - August 22, 2014 - 02:14
Tokyo Metropolitan Police suspect organized crime members participated in a shooting incident that took place on Thursday inside a coffee shop in the Nishikoiwa district of Edogawa Ward, reports public broadcaster NHK. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Pachinko parlors bet on tidiness to reverse decline

Japan Business News - August 21, 2014 - 23:55
The once-booming pachinko industry, grappling with a graying customer base and the threat of new competition from casinos, is adopting a softer touch and smoke-free zones to lure a new generation of players, particularly women. (Japan Times)
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Aeon to set up nursery schools at malls, supermarkets across Japan

Japan Education News - August 21, 2014 - 23:51
Japanese retail giant Aeon plans to open day care facilities inside its nationwide network of shopping centers and general merchandise supermarkets for its employees and other parents. (Nikkei)
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Justin Timberlake's 'ninja' slur controversy baffles Japan

Japan Society News - August 21, 2014 - 23:48
Justin Timberlake recently called Madonna a "mother chucking ninja". Some people in the US were upset, saying the word had racist connotations. In Japan, some folks were baffled by this controversy. (Kotaku)
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McDonald's Japan denies placing orders with Thailand's CPF

Japan Business News - August 21, 2014 - 23:46
McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd (2702.T) said it had not placed any orders to import chicken from Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) (CPF.BK) a few days after senior officials at Thailand's biggest meat and animal feed producer told Reuters they had received such orders. (Reuters)
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Wild monkeys expand habitat in Minami-Soma

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 21, 2014 - 23:24
The wild monkey population is rapidly increasing in Odaka Ward of Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, which is under an evacuation advisory as a result of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (The Japan News)
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Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing woman at love hotel

Japan Society News - August 21, 2014 - 23:21
Police in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested an unemployed 28-year-old man on a charge of attempted murder after he stabbed his 23-year-old female friend in the back with a large kitchen knife. (Japan Today)
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Govt urged to loosen regulations on Docomo

Japan Business News - August 21, 2014 - 23:15
A panel set up by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry has said in an interim report that the government should relax its regulations on NTT Docomo Inc., including a ban on exclusive partnership with businesses. (The Japan News)
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220 minors caught on cybersoliciting

Japan Education News - August 21, 2014 - 23:04
The National Police Agency reported Thursday that police gave correctional guidance nationwide to a total of 220 minors younger than 18 who tried to provide sex for money or sell their used underwear online from January to June this year. (The Japan News)
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Annals of late Japanese Emperor Hirohito completed

Japan Politics News - August 21, 2014 - 12:41
The annals of Emperor Hirohito of Japan, posthumously called Emperor Showa, has been completed 24 years after the start of compilation work. (Jiji Press)
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Nikkei gains for 9th consecutive trading day on dollar's rise

Japan Economy News - August 21, 2014 - 07:34
Tokyo stocks ended modestly higher on Thursday, with its benchmark Nikkei stock index rising for the ninth consecutive trading day bolstered by the U.S. dollar's rise to the upper 103 yen range. (
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'Sex harassment' scandal rocks skating in Japan

Japan Sports News - August 21, 2014 - 05:56
A sexual harassment scandal was gripping Japan's skating world Wednesday after pictures emerged of a young heartthrob Olympian in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport. (
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