Japan asks Britain to ensure stable business environment after vote

Japan Politics News - 11 hours 11 min ago
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida asked British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens on Monday to help ensure a stable business environment for Japanese companies in Britain in the wake of the country's historic vote to leave the European Union. (Japan Times)
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Brexit shock may have silver lining for bruised Asian investors

Japan Economy News - 11 hours 13 min ago
Asia's equity markets were the first to suffer through a Brexit-fueled rout. Old Mutual PLC and Citi Private Bank are betting they may be the first to recover. (Japan Times)
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Line, biggest tech IPO of year, struggles to show growth plan can work

Japan Business News - 11 hours 15 min ago
In delaying its IPO by two years, Japanese messaging app company Line Corp. bought time to correct weak financial reporting controls, work on its business plan, bolster staffing — and left billions of dollars on the table as its valuation shriveled. (Japan Times)
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17-year-old suspected of hacking school systems

Japan Education News - 11 hours 19 min ago
A 17-year-old boy arrested for uploading illegal software is suspected of hacking into the computer system of Saga Prefecture's board of education. (NHK)
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Japan's election offers little choice

Japan Politics News - 17 hours 46 min ago
The campaign for Japan's Upper House election on July 10 is shaping up to be one of the dullest in recent memory. (wsj.com)
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Former Japanese leader Hatoyama to buck precedent, join advisory panel of China-Led AIIB

Japan Economy News - June 26, 2016 - 23:40
Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama will sit on an international advisory committee of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, it was learned Saturday. (Japan Times)
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Okada says he will not run for party chief if hometown candidate loses

Japan Politics News - June 26, 2016 - 23:32
The main opposition Democratic Party's leader Katsuya Okada said Sunday he will not run for his party's leadership in September if the party's candidate in his hometown in central Japan loses in the upper house election. (Japan Today)
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One woman dead, two injured in stabbing attack in Tachikawa

Japan Society News - June 25, 2016 - 23:03
A 57-year-old woman stabbed her younger sister and her mother in her 80s, and then stabbed herself, at their apartment in Tokyo's Tachikawa, police said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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More schools introducing modern, fashionable uniforms

Japan Education News - June 25, 2016 - 23:00
For most image-conscious high school students forced to wear old-fashioned school uniforms, opinions about the outfits ranged from disdain to horror, but now some schools in Japan are introducing modern, fashionable uniform designs which are actually proving an attraction to new students. (Japan Today)
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Ex-actor Takachi arrested for drug possession

Japan Society News - June 25, 2016 - 22:51
Police have arrested former actor Noboru Takachi, husband of actress Reiko Takashima, on suspicion of possessing stimulant drugs and marijuana, they said. (Japan Today)
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Mammal fossil skeleton from dinosaur era found in Japan

Japan Sci-Tech News - June 25, 2016 - 22:45
A fossil skeleton that forms almost the whole body of a herbivorous mammal has been discovered from a Lower Cretaceous layer of earth of about 120 million years ago in Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, it was announced Saturday. (Jiji Press)
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Lotte shareholders reject bid by founder's eldest son to oust board

Japan Business News - June 25, 2016 - 22:37
Shareholders of Lotte Holdings Co., which has been embroiled in a family feud over its management, rejected Saturday a third bid by its founder's eldest son to oust the current board members including his younger brother. (Kyodo)
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Japan gov't, BOJ brace for further market volatility after Brexit

Japan Economy News - June 25, 2016 - 22:36
The Japanese government and the Bank of Japan agreed Saturday to closely cooperate to prepare for any further financial market volatility following Britain's decision to leave the European Union. (Kyodo)
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Vietnamese arrested in Japan for sexual assaults: report

Japan Society News - June 25, 2016 - 00:46
Police in Tokyo on Wednesday arrested a Vietnamese man suspected of sexually assaulting many Japanese women on the street. (thanhniennews.com)
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Japan PM: Hard for now to revise arms-renouncing article of constitution

Japan Politics News - June 25, 2016 - 00:42
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday it would be difficult for the time being to revise the armament-renouncing article of Japan's pacifist constitution, an issue drawing attention as the July 10 upper house election approaches. (Reuters)
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Japan Inc. gets Brexit bargain on $23 billion outstanding deals

Japan Business News - June 25, 2016 - 00:37
Japanese companies, which have embarked on a $210 billion global acquisition spree over the past three years, are getting a surprise bargain out of Brexit. (bloomberg.com)
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Japan railway plans lighter, less power hungry bullet train

Japan Sci-Tech News - June 24, 2016 - 22:28
Central Japan Railway will in about four years introduce a new bullet train that will be lighter and consume 7% less electricity than the latest varieties in operation, the company announced Friday. (Nikkei)
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Police officer arrested for filming up 17-year-old girl's skirt

Japan Society News - June 24, 2016 - 22:13
Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 28-year-old police officer on suspicion of using his smartphone to film up a 17-year-old girl's skirt. (Japan Today)
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Guinness recognizes Ichiro as global hit king

Japan Sports News - June 24, 2016 - 22:11
Japanese baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki was recognized on Friday by Guinness World Records for having the most base hits in professional baseball. (NHK)
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US forces in Okinawa extend off-base drinking ban

Japan Politics News - June 24, 2016 - 22:09
The US military in Okinawa, southwestern Japan, says it will extend a ban on off-base drinking by all its personnel for another 4 days until next Tuesday. (NHK)
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