Prince William dons warrior garb on Japan visit

Japan Society News - March 1, 2015 - 02:15
The Duke of Cambridge was transformed into a samurai warlord when he visited the set of a long-running Japanese drama. (westernmorningnews.co.uk)
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Novartis Japan ordered to shut down for failure to report side effects

Japan Business News - February 28, 2015 - 02:59
Health authorities ordered the Japanese unit of Novartis AG to shut down most operations for 15 days in March, saying the drug maker failed to report side effects from its products in a timely fashion. (wsj.com)
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Tokyo submits basic plan for 2020 Olympic Games

Japan Sports News - February 28, 2015 - 02:47
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have drawn up a basic plan to be used as guidelines to prepare for the events. (NHK)
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Foreign demand boosting production in Japan

Japan Economy News - February 28, 2015 - 00:35
Recovering demand in the U.S. and other foreign markets is driving up Japan's output, especially as the weak yen finally starts to benefit businesses here by bolstering profits on exports. (Nikkei)
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Soccer: JFA will offer job to ex-Algeria coach Halilhodzic

Japan Sports News - February 28, 2015 - 00:20
The Japan Football Association will make a formal offer to former Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic, a source confirmed on Friday. (Kyodo)
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Softbank: Humanoid robot for software developers

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 28, 2015 - 00:18
All 300 units of a newly developed robot offered by major Japanese telecom operator Softbank have sold out. The human-like robot can talk and read human expressions. (NHK)
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Kuroda: Deflationary mindset continues to wane

Japan Economy News - February 28, 2015 - 00:14
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says expected wage hikes are weakening the country's deflationary mindset despite falling oil prices. (NHK)
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Son kills mother and bites own tongue after calling police

Japan Society News - February 28, 2015 - 00:11
Police in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, say a man in his 20s killed his 58-year-old mother, called 110 to admit what he had done and then bit his tongue, seriously injuring himself. (Japan Today)
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KFC potato chips return to Japan this spring

Japan Business News - February 28, 2015 - 00:08
Once again, Japanese snack company Calbee is teaming up with the world's most famous fast food fried chicken outfit. (Japan Today)
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Aya Ueto is TV commercial queen for 2014

Japan Society News - February 28, 2015 - 00:04
Aya Ueto, 29, was Japan's TV commercial queen for 2014, according to Video Research Co. The actress had the most air time in the Kanto, Kansai and other areas. (Japan Today)
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Emperor, empress meet Prince William

Japan Society News - February 27, 2015 - 12:11
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have welcomed Britain's Prince William for lunch at the Imperial Palace. (NHK)
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Ticket vending machines go down at 434 stations

Japan Society News - February 27, 2015 - 12:10
A Japanese railway company is trying to find out the cause of a glitch that affected ticket vending machines at more than 400 stations in and around Tokyo. (NHK)
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Vietnamese pair get suspended sentences for Gifu goat theft

Japan Society News - February 27, 2015 - 09:26
A court here handed down suspended sentences on Feb. 27 to two Vietnamese who stole and ate goats that were kept in a park in Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture. (Asahi)
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Prince William lays flowers at Yokohama war cemetery

Japan Society News - February 27, 2015 - 09:16
Prince William laid a floral tribute at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Yokohama on Friday morning as he began a visit to Japan. (Japan Times)
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Nikkei hits fresh 15-year high

Japan Economy News - February 27, 2015 - 09:07
Japan's Nikkei share average hit a fresh 15-year high on Friday on upbeat Japanese industrial output data, while the market awaited an announcement from the country's biggest pension fund on its latest asset allocations. (thehindubusinessline.com)
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Japan's consumer prices up for 20th straight month

Japan Economy News - February 27, 2015 - 04:38
Officials at Japan's Internal Affairs Ministry say consumer prices rose for the 20th straight month in January. But the pace of increase is slowing down. (NHK)
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Crown prince takes surprise jaunt around Imperial Palace

Japan Society News - February 26, 2015 - 23:11
Crown Prince Naruhito made an unexpected appearance outside the Imperial Palace on Feb. 25, surprising pedestrians as he jogged around the residence on a public running path. (Asahi)
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Japan's GSDF, US Marines conduct landing drill

Japan Politics News - February 26, 2015 - 23:04
Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and the US Marine Corps have carried out a large-scale landing drill that included a rescue operation using an Osprey aircraft. (NHK)
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Okinawa checks reefs for damage from US base work

Japan Politics News - February 26, 2015 - 22:57
Local government officials in Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan, are surveying coral reefs to assess the impact of preparations to build an air base for the US Marines. Prefectural government officials say giant concrete weights set on the seabed may have damaged the reefs. (NHK)
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Embattled Nishikawa received 10 milliony en from 2 firms

Japan Politics News - February 26, 2015 - 22:52
Japan's House of Representatives Budget Committee on Thursday found that embattled former Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Koya Nishikawa has received a total of 10 million yen from two companies. (Jiji Press)
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