Tokyo cops bust underwear-peeping pub on licensing charges

Japan Society News - 15 hours 44 min ago
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the bust of a risque bar in Machida City for licensing violations, reports Jiji Press (Oct. 30). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.67pc, Nikkei 225 index at the TSE climbed 104.29 points

Japan Economy News - 15 hours 53 min ago
Tokyo stocks rose 0.67 percent on Thursday after the dollar hit a three-week high against the yen in response to the US Federal Reserve's decision to bring an end to its stimulus programme. (
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Four launch campaigns to become Okinawa governor

Japan Politics News - 15 hours 55 min ago
Four candidates have launched their campaigns to become the next governor of Okinawa. They're expected to focus on the debate over a US base relocation plan in Japan's southernmost prefecture. (NHK)
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Host club employee arrested for threatening girlfriend

Japan Society News - 18 hours 30 min ago
A 25-year-old man who works as a host at a club in Tokyo's Kabukicho district has been arrested for trying to extort 3 million yen from his girlfriend by threatening her. (Japan Today)
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Prosecutors search home of ex-aide to Obuchi

Japan Politics News - 18 hours 35 min ago
Tokyo prosecutors are searching the house of a former aide to Lower House member Yuko Obuchi over the recent political funds scandal. The scandal drove Obuchi from her post as Economy, Trade and Industry Minister. (NHK)
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Big hopes riding on Hayabusa-2

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 29, 2014 - 22:04
Two years after Hayabusa's challenging but successful return to Earth carrying samples from the Itokawa asteroid, its successor is scheduled to be launched next month to carry out a new mission. (The Japan News)
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Fukuoka police issue anti-yakuza manga

Japan Society News - October 29, 2014 - 22:03
In spite of a recent fall in organized crime membership, Fukuoka Prefectural Police on Monday released a manga comic to discourage participation in yakuza gangs, reports the Nishi Nippon Shimbun (Oct. 27). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Baseball: Nakamura belts three-run homer in 10th to put Hawks one win away from Japan Series title

Japan Sports News - October 29, 2014 - 22:00
The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks celebrated like they'd won a championship after Akira Nakamura's home run cleared the fence and ended Game 4 of the Japan Series. (Japan Times)
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Squeezed by budget carriers, Skymark headed toward worst year ever

Japan Business News - October 29, 2014 - 21:54
Skymark Airlines is expected to post a parent-only net loss of more than 10 billion yen ($91 million) for the year ending March 2015, battered by stiff competition with low-cost carriers and higher fuel costs. (Nikkei)
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Japan's ex-PM Fukuda holds 'nice meeting' with Chinese Pres. Xi

Japan Politics News - October 29, 2014 - 21:30
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said Wednesday he had a "nice meeting" with Chinese President Xi Jinping, less than two weeks ahead of a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing where there is a window of opportunity for the two countries to thaw icy relations. (Kyodo)
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Obuchi's ex-aide questioned by prosecutors over scandal

Japan Politics News - October 29, 2014 - 21:27
Prosecutors have questioned a former secretary to House of Representatives lawmaker Yuko Obuchi over a political funds scandal involving Obuchi, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Rakuten to sell low-cost smartphones

Japan Business News - October 29, 2014 - 21:25
Online shopping mall operator Rakuten Inc. said Wednesday that its telecommunications unit Fusion Communications Corp. will launch a low-cost smartphone service. (The Japan News)
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Nikkei leads Asian shares higher ahead of Fed meeting

Japan Economy News - October 29, 2014 - 08:41
Stocks in Tokyo gained on Wednesday, leading Asian markets higher as investors awaited a decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on quantitative easing. (
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Japan to create cabinet post for Tokyo Olympics

Japan Politics News - October 28, 2014 - 23:47
Japan is planning to create a new cabinet post to oversee the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the education minister said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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SoftBank locks on Indian Net sector with Snapdeal investment

Japan Business News - October 28, 2014 - 23:45
SoftBank announced Tuesday that it will invest $627 million in leading Indian e-retailer Snapdeal, just the tip of the iceberg on a plan to pour about $10 billion into the country's burgeoning Internet sector over the next decade. (Nikkei)
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Up to 90,400 may die in Wakayama in Nankai quake, tsunami

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 28, 2014 - 23:41
The Wakayama prefectural government said Tuesday that up to 90,400 people in the western Japan prefecture would die in the event it is hit by a massive earthquake that would occur at the Nankai Trough off the nation's Pacific coast and resultant huge tsunami. (Jiji Press)
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Colowide to buy ailing Kappa Sushi operator

Japan Business News - October 28, 2014 - 23:36
Major restaurant chain Colowide Co. said Monday it will acquire slumping conveyer-belt sushi restaurant operator Kappa Create Holdings Co. (The Japan News)
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Small fire at Genkai nuclear power plant

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 28, 2014 - 23:30
A small electrical fire broke out in an auxiliary building at the Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture, western Japan. Workers used extinguishers to immediately put it out. (NHK)
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Crown Princess to attend 1st banquet in 11 years

Japan Society News - October 28, 2014 - 23:17
Japan's Crown Princess Masako on Wednesday is attending a banquet at the Imperial Palace for the first time in 11 years. (NHK)
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Japan, N. Korea end 1st-day abduction talks

Japan Politics News - October 28, 2014 - 23:11
The Japanese and North Korean governments ended the first-day session Tuesday of their two-day talks in Pyongyang on North Korea's investigation into Japanese nationals abducted by the reclusive communist state. (Jiji Press)
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