1-year-old boy falls to death from 6th floor

Japan Society News - August 30, 2015 - 22:53
A one-year-old boy fell to his death from a 6th-floor apartment in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Ehime man arrested after body of mother unearthed

Japan Society News - August 30, 2015 - 22:52
Ehime Prefectural Police on Friday arrested a 41-year-old male for dumping the body of his mother in Matsuyama City, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Through smiles, tears, 22 young girls beat massive competition to join NGT48

Japan Society News - August 30, 2015 - 22:49
While chasing her dream of becoming an "idol," a junior high school girl named Moeka sounded less than confident among hopefuls vying to be chosen for the new Niigata Prefecture-based NGT48. (Asahi)
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Mitsubishi to test first Japan-made jet

Japan Business News - August 30, 2015 - 22:39
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation plans to conduct a test-flight in late October of Japan's first domestically-produced passenger aircraft in half a century. (NHK)
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Protesters rally across Japan against controversial security bills

Japan Politics News - August 30, 2015 - 22:35
Students, mothers and other protesters staged rallies at more than 200 locations across Japan on Sunday, calling for the scrapping of controversial security legislation that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to enact to strengthen the role of Japanese forces abroad. (Kyodo)
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VW ordered to sell Suzuki stake at Y463 billion; 4-year rift ends

Japan Business News - August 30, 2015 - 22:30
Volkswagen AG will sell a Suzuki Motor Corp. stake valued at about ¥463 billion back to the carmaker following a decision from arbitrators that ended a four-year dispute over a failed partnership. (The Japan News)
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Just a little more to the side, that's it...

Japan Society News - August 30, 2015 - 22:26
HIROSAKI, Aomori - The tower of Hirosaki Castle, a state-designated important cultural asset, is being towed dozens of meters away from its original location as part of a project to repair its stone walls. (The Japan News)
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Presence of descendants of Japanese immigrants rising in Paraguay

Japan Business News - August 29, 2015 - 23:35
The presence of descendants of Japanese immigrants is increasing in Paraguay as they draw attention from Japanese companies that have entered, or hope to enter, the South American country. (Jiji Press)
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Police on alert over split in biggest yakuza gang

Japan Society News - August 29, 2015 - 23:33
A rift has emerged in Japan's largest yakuza organised crime syndicate, the government said, with police warning Saturday that the split could lead to a wave of gang violence. (Japan Today)
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H2A rocket No. 29 shown to press

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 29, 2015 - 23:24
H2A rocket No. 29 was shown to the press on Friday at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Tobishima plant in Tobishima, Aichi Prefecture. (The Japan News)
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Osaka mayor to create new party, could spark opposition realignment

Japan Politics News - August 29, 2015 - 23:21
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said Saturday he plans to establish a new political party possibly within the year, deepening the strife within Japan's second-largest opposition party. (Kyodo)
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Study: Japanese have the longest healthy lives

Japan Education News - August 28, 2015 - 23:28
The Japanese have the reputation of longevity. Now, the latest studies show that they also enjoy the longest periods of healthy lives. (NHK)
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Tokyo Olympic committee shows original logo design amid dispute

Japan Sports News - August 28, 2015 - 23:17
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday showed the original design of Kenjiro Sano's Olympic and Paralympic Games logo embroiled in a plagiarism dispute, backing the Japanese designer's claim that he did not copy a Belgian theater logo. (Kyodo)
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Duty-free stores coming soon in Ginza

Japan Business News - August 28, 2015 - 23:11
A series of new duty-free stores will open in Ginza, Tokyo, from this autumn to cater to the growing number of foreign customers coming to the shopping district. (The Japan News)
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Diet passes bill aimed at boosting women in the workplace

Japan Economy News - August 28, 2015 - 11:32
The Diet passed a bill Friday aiming to promote the role of women in the workplace, along with greater female participation in the economy at a time when the country's population is expected to shrink further. (Japan Times)
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Nikkei 225 Up 3.03% On China Rally, Overnight Wall Street Gains; Jobless Report

Japan Economy News - August 28, 2015 - 11:28
The Nikkei 225 Friday rose 3.03% in a continuing rebound, in concert with a rally in mainland China stocks, and overnight gains on Wall Street. The official unemployment rate in Japan fell to 3.3% from 3.4% it was reported Friday, against a season of good earnings reports. (nasdaq.com)
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Japan draws up new plan for Olympic stadium

Japan Sports News - August 28, 2015 - 06:38
The Japanese government has decided on a new plan for a national stadium to be used in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (NHK)
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Japan's Empress plays piano to soprano singer

Japan Society News - August 28, 2015 - 06:36
Japan's Empress Michiko has enjoyed playing the piano to the singing voice of a prominent foreign soprano. (NHK)
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Japan July jobless rate falls to 3.3 pct

Japan Economy News - August 28, 2015 - 06:34
The number of jobless people decreased by 260,000 from a year before to 2.22 million, the ministry also said. (Jiji Press)
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Japan slams Xinhua's demand for apology as being rude to emperor

Japan Politics News - August 28, 2015 - 06:33
Japan criticized China's official Xinhua News Agency on Friday for having demanded an apology from Emperor Akihito over Japan's wartime acts, saying such a claim was "extremely discourteous to His Majesty the Emperor." (Kyodo)
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