Ashley Madison returns to growth in 2017

Japan Business News - 10 hours 25 min ago
Ashley Madison, the world's leading married dating website, has released the findings of an Ernst & Young LLP (EY Canada) report on the 2017 membership statistics of verifying more than 15,000 new member accounts were added on average each day. (
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Uniqlo to double online sales ratio with help from real stores

Japan Business News - April 25, 2018 - 21:12
Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing is launching a counteroffensive against and other rivals in the online fashion market, using its vast network of real-world stores to differentiate itself. (Nikkei)
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Gunma: Police hunt for man after Peruvian hurt in assault

Japan Society News - April 25, 2018 - 21:09
Gunma Prefectural Police are hunting for a man who assaulted a male Peruvian national in the town of Oizumi on Tuesday, reports TV Asahi (
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Police seek prosecution of 14-year-old for threatening Tokyo school over Armani uniforms

Japan Education News - April 25, 2018 - 21:07
Police have sent prosecutors papers on a 14-year-old boy for allegedly threatening a public elementary school in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district that introduced uniforms designed by high-end Italian brand Armani. (Japan Times)
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Man arrested for fatally stabbing woman in apartment

Japan Society News - April 25, 2018 - 21:06
Police in Hakodate, Hokkaido, have arrested an unemployed 44-year-old man on suspicion of killing a woman in his apartment on Tuesday night. (Japan Today)
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J-pop megastar Utada Hikaru announces first concert tour in 12 years

Japan Society News - April 25, 2018 - 21:01
After a dozen years waiting, fans have a chance to see the Kingdom Hearts/Evangelion singer live, plus a way to boost their odds of getting tickets. (
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Former NHK reporter sentenced to 21 years in prison for series of rapes

Japan Society News - April 25, 2018 - 20:56
A court sentenced on Wednesday a 29-year-old former reporter for public broadcaster NHK to 21 years in prison for raping three women. (Japan Times)
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Sources: Prosecutors receive data from Kobe Steel

Japan Business News - April 25, 2018 - 20:51
NHK has learned that Kobe Steel submitted to the Tokyo District Prosecutors Office documents related to the firm's falsified product inspection data. (NHK)
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Victims of fatal JR West train crash remembered after 13 years

Japan Society News - April 25, 2018 - 20:48
A memorial service was held on Wednesday in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, to mark the 13th anniversary of a commuter train crash on the Fukuchiyama Line of West Japan Railway Co. <9021>, or JR West, that killed 106 passengers and the train driver, and injured 562 others. (Jiji)
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Japan education minister 'sorry for confusion' over yoga class report

Japan Education News - April 25, 2018 - 20:46
Japanese education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi apologized Wednesday for "causing confusion" over a magazine article that said he used an official vehicle during daytime on a weekday to go to a yoga class. (Jiji)
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Pay hikes at major Japanese firms average 2.54 percent: Keidanren

Japan Economy News - April 25, 2018 - 20:44
Major Japanese companies have agreed to raise monthly employee pay by 8,621 yen, or 2.54 pct, on average so far during this year's "shunto" spring labor-management negotiations, the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Japan protests planned dessert flag at inter-Korea summit dinner

Japan Politics News - April 25, 2018 - 20:42
The Japanese government lodged a protest against South Korea on Wednesday over the use of a flag showing disputed Sea of Japan islands on a dessert planned for the inter-Korean summit on Friday. (Jiji)
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Kanagawa cops: Body found at dam belongs to ’03 murder suspect

Japan Society News - April 24, 2018 - 23:42
Kanagawa Prefectural Police suspect that a 24-year-old man committed suicide at a dam in the village of Kiyokawa in 2003 after murdering a woman at the restaurant where she worked, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (
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After escape, GPS monitoring eyed for open prisons in Japan

Japan Society News - April 24, 2018 - 23:39
Japan's Justice Ministry is considering a plan to utilize the Global Positioning System to monitor inmates serving sentences in so-called prisons without walls, amid a prolonged manhunt for a fugitive. (Jiji)
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Education minister visits 'sexy yoga' studio by official car

Japan Politics News - April 24, 2018 - 23:34
Education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi has used an official ministry car to visit a "sexy yoga" studio in Tokyo, a weekly magazine said Tuesday, in another apparent scandal to hit the government. (Japan Today)
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Court rejects damages suit by alleged swindler after money stolen from police safe

Japan Society News - April 24, 2018 - 23:26
A Japanese court dismissed on Tuesday a damages suit filed by a man accused in a fraud case, after cash confiscated from him and kept in a police safe was stolen. (Japan Today)
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Tsuburaya Productions wins suit on overseas Ultraman rights

Japan Business News - April 24, 2018 - 23:24
Tsuburaya Productions Co.., the producer of the television series featuring Japanese superhero Ultraman, said Tuesday a California court has ruled that an alleged contract on the use rights of Ultraman outside Japan is not authentic. (Jiji)
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74-year-old woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run says she thought she hit a cardboard box

Japan Society News - April 24, 2018 - 23:16
A 74-year-old woman who was arrested over a fatal hit-and-run incident has told police that she thought her vehicle had hit a cardboard box. (Japan Today)
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Fukuda's resignation OK'd, MOF in dire situation

Japan Politics News - April 24, 2018 - 23:04
Japan's cabinet on Tuesday approved the resignation of Vice Minister of Finance Junichi Fukuda, 58, who last week offered to quit over his alleged sexually harassing remarks. (Jiji)
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Japan machine tool orders hit record high for 1st time in decade

Japan Economy News - April 24, 2018 - 23:02
Orders for Japanese machine tools hit a record high for the first time in a decade in fiscal 2017, backed by strong demand from smartphone makers and others in China, industry data showed Tuesday. (Jiji)
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