Adult nappies 'outsell baby nappies'

Japan Business News - November 27, 2014 - 23:04
Adult nappies are outselling nappies for babies in Japan, analysts at Pew Research Center believe. (mirror.co.uk)
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Qantas access to Haneda to increase capacity to Japan

Japan Business News - November 27, 2014 - 23:00
The number of flights between Australia and Japan will increase after Qantas ­Airways was granted a coveted peak-time slot at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, which is much closer to the city's centre than ­Narita Airport. (afr.com)
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E-cigarettes have 10 times more carcinogens: Japan researchers

Japan Sci-Tech News - November 27, 2014 - 22:56
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday (Nov 27), the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. (channelnewsasia.com)
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Highway tolls in Tokyo: Uniform pricing mulled to ease congestion

Japan Business News - November 27, 2014 - 22:43
Japan's transport ministry plans to introduce a uniform toll scheme linked to distances for greater Tokyo highways in an effort to ease congestion close to the city center. (Nikkei)
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Japanese travel agencies adapt to serve wave of foreign tourists

Japan Business News - November 27, 2014 - 22:42
Japan's travel agencies are expanding services for online reservations of flights, hotels and restaurants in hopes of capturing demand from the record numbers of foreign leisure travelers. (Nikkei)
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Man arrested for starting fire in Tokyo hospital

Japan Society News - November 27, 2014 - 22:39
Police have arrested a 47-year-old man on arson and attempted murder charges after he attempted to set a hospital on fire in Hachioji, Tokyo, by throwing Molotov cocktails against walls inside the building. (Japan Today)
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Prince William to visit Japan, China in February

Japan Society News - November 27, 2014 - 22:37
Prince William will visit Japan and China early next year to promote British interests and his personal efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade, his office announced on Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Minister to order SDF to deliver aid to W.Africa

Japan Politics News - November 27, 2014 - 22:31
Japan will accelerate the transport of medical protective gear to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by using its Air Self-Defense Force aircraft. (NHK)
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CNN series 'On the Road' looks at drinks and drums in Japan

Japan Society News - November 27, 2014 - 22:18
CNN journalist Paula Newton is waiting to try the world's best whisky at The Society bar at the Shiodome Park Hotel in Tokyo. Her verdict? "The drink was very good." (Japan Times)
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Man attacks ex-girlfriend, her father with hammer

Japan Society News - November 27, 2014 - 22:16
A man attacked his former girlfriend and her father with a hammer at their home in Osaka on Wednesday night. (Japan Today)
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How to say 'I love you' in Japanese - 47 different ways

Japan Education News - November 27, 2014 - 22:10
Japan may not be that big on a world map, but there's a surprising number of distinct regional cultures you'll find as you make your way from one end of the country to another. (rocketnews24.com)
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Japaese rocker Johnny Ohkura dies at 62

Japan Society News - November 27, 2014 - 22:01
Rock musician Johnny Ohkura died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on Nov. 19, it was learned Thursday. He was 62. (The Japan News)
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Sapporo announces bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Japan Sports News - November 27, 2014 - 14:51
The city of Sapporo in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido has officially announced its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. (NHK)
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Nikkei sags as futures-selling deepens morning losses

Japan Economy News - November 27, 2014 - 07:24
Japanese stocks closed down on Thursday, as selling of Nikkei futures in the afternoon widened earlier losses driven by weak U.S. data and a stronger yen. (Reuters)
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Tokyo sex worker arrested for threatening to kill celebrity doctor Eriko Wakisaka

Japan Society News - November 27, 2014 - 04:33
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a female sex worker for allegedly threatening to kill a celebrity doctor two months ago, reports Nippon News Network. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Weaker yen to hit wallets this winter holiday season

Japan Economy News - November 26, 2014 - 22:49
The prolonged depreciation of the yen could affect how people spend money on the upcoming year-end and New Year holidays. Prices are higher for imported food ingredients used for New Year foods, Christmas presents and the products for which bonuses are expected to be used. (The Japan News)
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For women, Sony is the best Japanese company to work for

Japan Business News - November 26, 2014 - 22:46
Sony offers women more opportunities and a better working environment than other Japanese corporations, according to a Nikkei Inc. ranking of the nation's publicly traded companies for fiscal 2014. (Nikkei)
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2 men convicted of disposing of girl's body in cardboard box

Japan Society News - November 26, 2014 - 22:40
The Utsunomiya District Court in Tochigi Prefecture on Wednesday convicted two men over the illegal disposal of a body after they dumped the body of a young woman in a cardboard box near a quarry in Sano on Aug 4. (Japan Today)
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Japan Basketball Association suspended by FIBA

Japan Sports News - November 26, 2014 - 22:29
Basketball's international governing body has suspended the Japan Basketball Association's membership after it failed to meet a deadline for unifying two domestic leagues. (NHK)
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'Washi' skills listed as cultural heritage

Japan Society News - November 26, 2014 - 22:25
UNESCO has decided to add the traditional techniques of crafting Japanese-style "washi" paper to its list of intangible cultural heritage. (NHK)
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