Danish and Japanese royals come together in Tokyo

Japan Society News - 18 hours 2 min ago
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik's three-day tour of Japan came to an end on Saturday and the couple were bid farewell by the Emperor and Empress of Japan. (hellomagazine.com)
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Disappointing levels of English

Japan Education News - 18 hours 11 min ago
The education ministry reported last month that high school English-proficiency scores fell far short of its goals. (Japan Times)
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Kirobo reports on its activity at space station

Japan Sci-Tech News - March 28, 2015 - 23:51
A talking robot has attended a meeting in Tokyo to report back about its activities on the International Space Station. (NHK)
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Annals of late Emperor Hirohito go on sale in Japan

Japan Society News - March 28, 2015 - 23:37
The first two volumes of the annals of the late Japanese Emperor Hirohito hit the shelves of bookstores across Japan Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Hammerhead sharks to test safety of Tokyo aquarium's water

Japan Sci-Tech News - March 28, 2015 - 23:32
A Tokyo aquarium at which large numbers of tuna and bonito have mysteriously died has announced plans to reintroduce bluefin tuna around June. (The Japan News)
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1 dead, 1 rescued after workboat capsizes

Japan Society News - March 28, 2015 - 23:26
One man died and another was rescued after a workboat capsized at sea off Hakodate, Hokkaido, on Friday. (The Japan News)
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Japan's whale survey fleet returns from Antarctic

Japan Sci-Tech News - March 28, 2015 - 07:01
Japanese research whaling vessels have returned to a port in Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan, after completing a survey expedition in the Antarctic Ocean. The expedition was unusual in that it did not involve catching any whales. (NHK)
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'It all came out?' Debate ensues over whether schoolgirl ad is just talking about mayonnaise

Japan Society News - March 28, 2015 - 02:51
A teen model smiles sweetly at the camera. Deftly using her hands, she produces a considerable volume of white, goopy liquid. Then she turns to the camera and asks, innocently, "It all came out?" (rocketnews24.com)
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Japan repatriates 8 children in 1st year under Hague abduction treaty

Japan Education News - March 28, 2015 - 02:27
Japan has repatriated eight children to or from other countries in the year since it joined the Hague Convention on child abductions, according to the Foreign Ministry. (Asahi)
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Woman loses an eye from foul ball at Sapporo Dome, sues team for millions of yen

Japan Sports News - March 28, 2015 - 02:20
Imagine you're sitting in the Sapporo Dome, cheering for the Nippon Ham Fighters home team, when suddenly you hear the unmistakable crack of a bat. (rocketnews24.com)
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More body parts found in Hyogo river

Japan Society News - March 28, 2015 - 02:15
Police in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, said Friday that more body parts have been found in the Tsuto River near where two severed arms were found on Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Friday marked 6 months since Ontake eruption

Japan Society News - March 28, 2015 - 02:12
Six months after the deadly eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan, mourners on Friday offered flowers for the victims of the disaster. (NHK)
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Japan beats Tunisia 2-0 in first game under Halilhodzic

Japan Sports News - March 28, 2015 - 02:04
Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda came off the bench to score quickfire goals as Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 on Friday in their first outing under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic. (Japan Today)
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Otsuka Kagu president wins proxy fight for firm

Japan Business News - March 28, 2015 - 01:44
The proxy fight over Otsuka Kagu Ltd. ended Friday morning with the victory of the founder's oldest daughter, as stockholders agreed to retain Kumiko Otsuka as president of the furniture retailer and remove her father Katsuhisa from the board. (The Japan News)
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Leader of big-time fraud group arrested

Japan Society News - March 27, 2015 - 05:59
Police in Tokyo have arrested the leader and one member of a large con-artist group accused of defrauding elderly people out of hundreds of millions of yen with various scams. (Japan Today)
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South Korean Embassy in Tokyo hit by suspected arson

Japan Politics News - March 26, 2015 - 23:34
The Korean Cultural Center, a facility of the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo, was hit by a suspected arson attack Wednesday night, sources said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Apple Yokohama center plan announced

Japan Business News - March 26, 2015 - 22:29
Apple Inc. will establish a technology development facility at a former Panasonic Corp. plant site in Yokohama. (The Japan News)
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Japan to work with foreign entities in Hague Convention

Japan Education News - March 26, 2015 - 22:08
The Foreign Ministry plans to introduce a system in which the arbitration entities of Japan and other countries will cooperate in meeting the demands of parents overseas, such as in the return of, and meeting with, their children in international child custody disputes. (The Japan News)
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Tokyo's Shibuya Ward to recognize same-sex couples

Japan Politics News - March 26, 2015 - 21:50
The assembly of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward is expected to pass an ordinance next week acknowledging same-sex partnerships as equivalent to marriage, after a bill for the ordinance was approved at a committee meeting Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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2 arrested over import of North Korean matsutake

Japan Society News - March 26, 2015 - 21:44
Lee Dong Cheol, 61, and an employee of his trading firm were arrested by the Kyoto, Kanagawa, Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectural police departments on Thursday for allegedly importing North Korean matsutake mushrooms under the pretense that they were Chinese ones. (The Japan News)
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