Obama reaffirms no-nukes commitment in historic Hiroshima visit

Japan Politics News - 10 hours 5 min ago
U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment Friday to seeking a world free of nuclear weapons during his historic visit to Hiroshima, which was devastated by a U.S. atomic bomb in the final stage of World War II in 1945. (Kyodo)
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Meteorological Agency forecasts intense heat this summer, particularly in western Japan

Japan Sci-Tech News - 22 hours 47 min ago
The Japan Meteorological Agency has announced its three-month forecast from the month of June until August. This summer, while sweltering temperatures will be experienced nationwide, western Japan, in particular, will be hit by an intense heat wave, the agency said. (Japan Today)
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Revamped labor guidelines to issue sterner warning against LGBT discrimination

Japan Education News - 22 hours 56 min ago
The government is set to make clear in its guideline that discriminatory acts against sexual minorities are regarded as sexual harassment, as Japan steps up efforts to preserve their basic human rights, officials said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Saitama cops nab yakuza in bust of marijuana grow house

Japan Society News - 23 hours 7 min ago
Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested two organized crime members for operating a grow house for marijuana in Soka City, reports TV Asahi. (Tokyo Reporter)
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G7 leaders: Fiscal stimulus for global growth

Japan Economy News - May 26, 2016 - 23:47
Leaders from the Group of Seven countries have agreed to support sustainable growth of the global economy through flexible fiscal spending, structural reform and every other available measure. (NHK)
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G7 leaders discuss China's maritime activities

Japan Politics News - May 26, 2016 - 12:38
The leaders of the Group of 7 nations have expressed concern over the situations in the East and South China Seas, where China is increasing its maritime activities. (NHK)
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Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at 69

Japan Society News - May 26, 2016 - 12:35
Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant who made headlines for spending most of her life alone in a concrete enclosure, died at 69 in Tokyo on Tuesday, NHK (May 26) reported. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Hokkaido melons fetch record Y3 million at season's first auction

Japan Business News - May 26, 2016 - 12:33
A pair of melons produced in the Hokkaido city of Yubari on Thursday fetched a record ¥3 million ($27,240) in the first auction of the harvest season at a Sapporo wholesale market. (Japan Times)
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The whispered numbers that tip off Japan traders have suddenly become taboo

Japan Business News - May 26, 2016 - 12:30
For years, it's been one of the Tokyo stock market's biggest open secrets: By the time companies reveal their earnings to the public, the most plugged-in traders have known the numbers for weeks. (Japan Times)
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Japan deploys 100,000 police for G7 summit

Japan Politics News - May 26, 2016 - 05:48
Almost 100,000 police have been deployed across Japan to ensure security during the Group of Seven summit at Ise-Shima. (NHK)
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G7 Summit opens at Ise-Shima

Japan Politics News - May 26, 2016 - 05:46
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed his guests at Ise Shrine on Thursday morning at the opening of the Group of Seven summit. Abe is chairing the 2-day meeting at Ise-Shima in central Japan. (NHK)
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Stir in Tokyo subway over drunk man's knife

Japan Society News - May 26, 2016 - 05:44
A utility knife sitting on the floor near an intoxicated man's bag caused quite a stir in a Tokyo subway station, NHK reported on Thursday (May 26). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Cup Noodles taking seafood flavor global

Japan Business News - May 26, 2016 - 05:39
Nissin Foods Holdings is looking to roll out seafood-flavored instant noodles all around the world as part of its efforts to establish a global brand and bolster its overseas sales. (Nikkei)
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Japan's 54-year-old lingerie model is turning heads of multiple generations in new ads

Japan Business News - May 26, 2016 - 05:31
Finding early success as an idol singer in Japan opens up the doors to a wealth of other options in the entertainment industry. (rocketnews24.com)
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American handed 18-month sentence for dumping body of Tokyo woman

Japan Society News - May 25, 2016 - 23:17
The Yokohama District Court on Wednesday handed an American male an 18-month prison sentence in the death of a woman in Miura City last July, reports NHK. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Thai police nab Japanese man, 49, in bed with boys for alleged rape of male minors, seize child porn

Japan Society News - May 25, 2016 - 23:15
A Japanese man was arrested Wednesday in Thailand on suspicion of raping and sexually harassing a number boys aged between 13 and 15 in the country's northern province of Chiang Mai, investigators said. (Japan Times)
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New Toyota plant in Malaysia

Japan Business News - May 25, 2016 - 23:10
Toyota Motor plans to boost overseas production and sales. It's building a new passenger car plant in Malaysia. (NHK)
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Soccer: Urawa knocked out on penalties in ACL classic

Japan Sports News - May 25, 2016 - 23:09
Urawa Reds mounted a remarkable extra-time comeback against FC Seoul but conceded a last-minute equalizer for a 3-3 draw on aggregate, and were knocked out of the Asian Champions League on penalties 7-6 on Wednesday in a frenetic Round-of-16 encounter. (Kyodo)
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Japan, Britain Agree to Cooperate for Success of G-7 Summit

Japan Politics News - May 25, 2016 - 23:07
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his British counterpart, David Cameron, on Wednesday agreed to cooperate for the success of the Group of Seven summit in the Ise-Shima region in Mie Prefecture from Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Abe lodges protest to Obama over Okinawa killing

Japan Politics News - May 25, 2016 - 22:19
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lodged a protest with U.S. President Barack Obama over the incident which led to an arrest of an American man working at a U.S. military base in Okinawa Prefecture on suspicion of abandoning the body of a Japanese woman during their bilateral meeting in Shima, Mie Prefecture, on Wednesday night. (the-japan-news.com)
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