Major eruption may occur at Mt. Shinmoe: experts

Japan Sci-Tech News - 12 hours 1 min ago
Japan's volcanic eruption prediction committee offered the view Thursday that a major eruption may occur at Mount Shinmoe in the southwestern region of Kyushu. (Jiji)
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Social media blamed for crimes against youths

Japan Education News - 12 hours 8 min ago
Japanese police say more than 900 people under the age of 18 were victimized through social media in the first 6 months of this year. (NHK)
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Nissan to suspend shipments

Japan Business News - 12 hours 9 min ago
Nissan Motor has just announced it will suspend domestic shipments of vehicles from all 6 factories in Japan. (NHK)
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Miyazaki police to arrest man in ice pick slaying of manager of diner

Japan Society News - October 19, 2017 - 08:08
Miyazaki Prefectural Police plan to arrest a 62-year-old man in the murder of the manager of a diner in Miyazaki City last month, reports Nippon News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo teacher warned for paying student Y1,000 to teach class

Japan Education News - October 19, 2017 - 08:07
A male high school teacher in the capital was warned by the capital's board of education on Tuesday for paying a female student in cash to teach his class instead. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Yakuza used takkyubin to send stimulant drugs to woman in Aomori

Japan Society News - October 19, 2017 - 08:03
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested an organized crime member suspected in the trafficking in stimulant drugs who used a special delivery service to send the contraband to customers, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Ibaraki police: Woman whose body found in love hotel was beaten

Japan Society News - October 19, 2017 - 08:02
Ibaraki Prefectural Police on Wednesday revealed that a 49-year-old woman whose body was discovered inside a love hotel in Mito City had been beaten, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japanese convenience store clerk stops robbery with wooden kendo sword and fighting pose

Japan Society News - October 19, 2017 - 00:34
Customer service in Japan really is incredible. For example, on October 16, at around 4 in the morning, a man walked into the Shimojima Minami branch of convenience store Circle K in Shizuoka City's Aoi Ward. (rocketnews24.com)
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Body of woman found in Shizuoka mountain forest

Japan Society News - October 19, 2017 - 00:28
Police in Shizuoka city on Wednesday began a murder investigation after the body of a 62-year-old woman was found in a mountain forest. (Japan Today)
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Toyota targets 1,000-km driving range with fuel cell concept car

Japan Business News - October 19, 2017 - 00:24
Toyota Motor Corp. is set to unveil a fuel cell concept car that aims to offer 50 percent more driving range than its current hydrogen-powered sedan in a technology push that defies a rising wave of battery-powered vehicles. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo chiropractor installed spy cam in women's toilet at clinic

Japan Society News - October 19, 2017 - 00:23
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the director of a chiropractic clinic for allegedly installing a camera inside a women's bathroom, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Four people who went missing on Hokkaido's tallest mountain found alive

Japan Society News - October 19, 2017 - 00:20
Four people were found alive Wednesday on snowy Mount Asahidake in Hokkaido after they went missing Tuesday, police and rescue workers said. (Japan Times)
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Japan mulls cutting back sales of ultralong debt

Japan Economy News - October 19, 2017 - 00:19
A possible slowdown in purchases of 30- and 40-year Japanese government bonds by life insurers could influence the Finance Ministry's debt issuance plans for the next fiscal year. (Nikkei)
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Iyama becomes 1st go player to hold 7 titles for 2nd time

Japan Sports News - October 19, 2017 - 00:12
Yuta Iyama has become the first-ever professional player of the board game of go to hold all seven major go titles in Japan for the second time, by winning back the Meijin crown. (Jiji)
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Japanese fighter jet catches fire before takeoff

Japan Politics News - October 19, 2017 - 00:05
A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force F-4 fighter jet caught fire as it approached a runway for takeoff for a training flight at an air base in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, on Wednesday, the ASDF said. (Jiji)
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Huge cave found under surface of moon

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 19, 2017 - 00:02
An international research team, including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said Wednesday that it has found a 50-kilometer-long cave under the surface of the moon through a study of observation data from JAXA's Kaguya (Selene) lunar orbiter launched in 2007. (Jiji)
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Japan, US, S.Korea agree on 'maximum pressure'

Japan Politics News - October 18, 2017 - 23:58
Senior officials from Japan, the United States, and South Korea have agreed that the 3 countries will put maximum pressure on North Korea for its repeated ballistic missile and nuclear tests. (NHK)
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Japan travel agencies to draw closer government oversight

Japan Business News - October 17, 2017 - 22:29
The Japan Tourism Agency will tighten regulations for travel agencies to protect tourists in the wake of Tellmeclub's bankruptcy in March. (Japan Times)
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In a first, Japanese mothers spend more time on kids than chores

Japan Education News - October 17, 2017 - 22:15
Mothers with young children in Japan are now spending more time on child care than household chores, thanks in part to their increasing use of time-saving appliances. (Nikkei)
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Japan to minimize restrictions cities can put on private lodging businesses

Japan Business News - October 17, 2017 - 22:12
The government will try to minimize restrictions placed on the private lodging business by municipalities concerned about noise and traffic jams in residential areas, officials said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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