Japan scientists detect rare, deep-Earth tremor

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 28, 2016 - 00:20
Scientists who study earthquakes in Japan said Thursday they have detected a rare deep-Earth tremor for the first time and traced its location to a distant and powerful storm. (gmanetwork.com)
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Osaka cops arrest man after mother's body found in home

Japan Society News - August 28, 2016 - 00:13
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 44-year-old man following the discovery of the body of his mother inside the residence they share in Sakai City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 27). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Many municipalities in Japan say foreign students need language aid

Japan Education News - August 28, 2016 - 00:04
Many municipalities in Japan are struggling to deal with foreign students who are learning at local public schools but cannot understand the Japanese language fully or at all, a Kyodo News survey showed Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Niigata cops: Corpse found in burned-out vehicle

Japan Society News - August 28, 2016 - 00:01
Niigata Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a corpse inside a burned-out vehicle in Nagaoka City, reports Nippon News Network. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japanese seek bargains as economy limps, Abenomics loses shine

Japan Economy News - August 27, 2016 - 23:57
Three years of so-called Abenomics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bold stimulus program, has failed to dislodge a deflationary mindset among businesses and consumers. (Japan Today)
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Mitsubishi Regional Jet leaves for test flights in U.S. but soon returns due to defect

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 27, 2016 - 23:50
A new passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. that left for the United States on Saturday for flight tests was forced to return due to problems with the air-conditioning system, the company said. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo cops: Man plunges to death at Omotesando Hills

Japan Society News - August 27, 2016 - 23:45
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide after a man plunged to his death at a popular shopping mall in Shibuya Ward on Saturday, reports Nippon News Network. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan, S. Korea to begin talks on new currency swap pact

Japan Economy News - August 27, 2016 - 23:39
Top Japanese and South Korean finance officials agreed at a meeting in Seoul on Saturday to launch negotiations on a fresh bilateral currency swap agreement after the previous one expired last year. (Jiji Press)
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Japan announces $30 billion investment in Africa as TICAD begins

Japan Politics News - August 27, 2016 - 23:33
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday that Japan will mobilize a total of $30 billion in private- and public-sector funds to invest in Africa over three years to boost infrastructure building in the resource-rich continent. (Kyodo)
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Japan issues measles warning after infected fan attends Bieber concert

Japan Society News - August 27, 2016 - 01:08
Japanese authorities have warned of a possible measles outbreak after a fan who went to a Justin Bieber concert near Tokyo was diagnosed with the contagious disease, officials said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Public pension fund reports losses

Japan Economy News - August 27, 2016 - 01:05
Japanese officials say the country's public pension fund has suffered investment losses of more than 50-billion dollars for the April-June period. They blame plunging global stock markets triggered by United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union. (NHK)
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One month on, Japan stabbing suspect keeps righteous claims

Japan Society News - August 27, 2016 - 01:00
One month after the deadly attack at a care home for mentally disabled people in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, eastern Japan, the 26-year-old suspect continues to claim that he did it for the sake of society, according to investigative sources. (Jiji Press)
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Abe vows success for TICAD VI in Kenya

Japan Politics News - August 27, 2016 - 00:57
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed on Friday to deliver a successful two-day summit to promote Africa's development, to be held in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi from Saturday. (Jiji Press)
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Consumer prices fall for 5th straight month

Japan Economy News - August 26, 2016 - 05:56
Japanese inflation continued to disappoint in July, according to data released on Friday, with consumer prices dropping for a fifth straight month in the latest blow to Tokyo's faltering war on deflation. (Japan Today)
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Actress Atsuko Takahata apologizes over son's arrest on rape charge

Japan Society News - August 26, 2016 - 05:51
Japanese actress Atsuko Takahata, 61, held a press conference on Friday morning, making an official apology on behalf of her 22-year-old son Yuta Takahata who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman at a hotel in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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German national nabbed at Narita with melted stimulant drugs in suitcase

Japan Society News - August 26, 2016 - 05:49
Tokyo Customs officials arrested a German national at Narita International Airport after melted stimulant drugs were found concealed in a suitcase, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (Tokyo Reporter)
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FTC chides FamilyMart for unfairly curbing subcontractor payments

Japan Business News - August 25, 2016 - 22:55
The Fair Trade Commission on Thursday reprimanded major convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. for unfairly reducing payments to subcontractors making its private brand products. (Japan Times)
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Honda to launch revamped NSX supercar in Japan

Japan Business News - August 25, 2016 - 22:52
Honda Motor says it will revamp its luxury sports car NSX for release in Japan next year. (NHK)
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Mass deaths of crabs blamed on weather

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 25, 2016 - 22:48
Endangered horseshoe crabs are dying in unusually high numbers this year in Japan, possibly due to a drop in sea oxygen levels. (NHK)
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Abe arrives in Kenya to attend TICAD

Japan Politics News - August 25, 2016 - 22:43
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Kenya to attend the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD. (NHK)
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