Japan to prune taxes in hopes of growing farm business

Japan Business News - May 22, 2017 - 06:19
The Japanese government is moving to cut taxes on operators of high-tech indoor farms to encourage more businesses to enter the sector and turn "smart agriculture" into a growth industry. (Nikkei)
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Osaka cops arrest school teacher in abduction, rape of student at hotel

Japan Education News - May 22, 2017 - 06:14
Osaka Prefectural Police on Saturday arrested a school teacher for allegedly abducting and raping a student he met online at a hotel, reports Jiji Press (tokyoreporter.com)
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Kyoto University gets billed for using Bob Dylan lyrics in speech

Japan Education News - May 21, 2017 - 22:49
During a commencement ceremony for students of Kyoto University, president Juichi Yamagiwa delivered a speech that dealt with the song "Blown' in the Wind" by folk artist and Nobel laureate Bob Dylan. (rocketnews24.com)
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Chicks of slain stork to be raised at facility

Japan Sci-Tech News - May 21, 2017 - 22:47
Four stork chicks whose mother was shot dead by a hunter in Shimane Prefecture will be raised at a specialist breeding facility, a local education board said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Osaka taxi driver suspected in theft of Suumo promotional balloons

Japan Society News - May 21, 2017 - 22:46
Osaka Prefectural Police on Friday arrested a male taxi driver suspected in the theft of balloons featuring the mascot of real estate firm Suumo, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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SoftBank-Saudi high-tech Vision Fund raises $93 bil

Japan Business News - May 21, 2017 - 22:44
Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank said, with Saudi partners, it has raised nearly $100 billion in pledges to launch a major global fund for long-term, high-tech investments. (Japan Today)
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Gatlin wins 100 meters at Golden Grand Prix in Japan

Japan Sports News - May 21, 2017 - 22:43
Justin Gatlin clocked 10.28 seconds to win the 100 meters at a Golden Grand Prix event on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Japan, 10 others agree to aim for early effectuation of TPP

Japan Economy News - May 21, 2017 - 12:03
Ministers from Japan and 10 other signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, excluding the United States, which has pulled out of the pact, adopted at their meeting in Hanoi on Sunday a joint statement showing their intention to aim for the TPP's early entry into force. (Jiji)
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North Korea fires off medium-range missile in 'challenge to the world'

Japan Politics News - May 21, 2017 - 11:48
North Korea launched an apparent medium-range ballistic missile Sunday in what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe termed a "challenge to the world." (Japan Times)
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Kanagawa cops arrest 2 male dentists over marijuana possession

Japan Society News - May 21, 2017 - 11:46
Kanagawa Prefectural Police working off a tip have arrested two male dentists for allegedly possessing marijuana at their residences, reports Nikkan Sports. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Apple to invest in Softbak fund

Japan Business News - May 20, 2017 - 22:29
NHK has learned that US tech giant Apple and other investors will contribute to a fund being set up by Japanese telecom firm Softbank Group. (NHK)
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Gang of 6 beats boy his over failure to 'greet'

Japan Society News - May 20, 2017 - 00:40
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested one man and five boys in the beating of another male youth at a park in Arakawa Ward after the victim did not show them respect, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Basquiat painting sold for $110 million to Japanese entrepreneur

Japan Business News - May 20, 2017 - 00:25
A painting by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat was sold to Yusaku Maezawa, president of Japan's Start Today Co., which operates online fashion mall Zozotown, for 110,487,500 dollars at a Sotheby's auction in New York Thursday. (Jiji)
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Man arrested after jumping onto tracks over trouble on train

Japan Society News - May 20, 2017 - 00:14
A 35-year-old man was arrested for disrupting railway operations on the Keihin Tohoku line on Thursday night, after he jumped onto train tracks following trouble with another passenger on the train, police said Friday. (Japan Today)
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New graduates enjoy best job market in decades

Japan Education News - May 20, 2017 - 00:11
New university graduates in Japan are enjoying the best job market on record. (NHK)
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2nd US carrier to be sent to waters near N.Korea

Japan Politics News - May 19, 2017 - 23:58
A US Department of Defense official says that a second aircraft carrier will be sent to the waters near the Korean Peninsula. (NHK)
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Female stork shot mistakenly by hunter in Shimane

Japan Society News - May 19, 2017 - 23:52
A female stork, a species designated as a special national treasure, was killed Friday as a hunter shot it by accident in Shimane Prefecture, police and a local education board said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Shoe shop goes bust after holding closing sale for more than 20 years

Japan Business News - May 19, 2017 - 23:50
A Japanese shoe shop known for holding a "store-closing sale" for more than 20 years finally went bust, a credit research agency said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Nigerian nationals caught dismantling stolen van at Chiba workshop

Japan Society News - May 18, 2017 - 23:57
Two male Nigerian nationals have been arrested after they were found dismantling a stolen Toyota HiAce van at a workshop in Inzai City, reports Nippon News Network. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Miyagi school girl dies in apparent suicide by jumping off hotel roof

Japan Education News - May 18, 2017 - 23:55
Miyagi Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide following the discovery of the body of a female middle school student at a hotel in Tagajo City on Wednesday, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
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