Kagoike couple indicted on fraud charges

Japan Politics News - August 21, 2017 - 14:15
Prosecutors in Osaka have indicted the former head of a school operator and his wife on fraud charges. The couple is at the center of a controversial deal to acquire state land. (NHK)
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Japanese idol singer has an important request for fans: Please use deodorant

Japan Society News - August 21, 2017 - 14:14
Smelly handshake event prompts frank discussion and suggested solutions for common problem at idol appearances. (rocketnews24.com)
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Temporary police box opens in whaling town ahead of hunting season

Japan Society News - August 21, 2017 - 14:07
A temporary police box opened Monday in the Japanese whaling town that was the focus of the Academy Award-winning documentary "The Cove," to monitor activities by antiwhalers ahead of the start in September of the dolphin hunting season. (Kyodo)
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17-year-old youth arrested for smashing koban glass door

Japan Society News - August 21, 2017 - 01:09
A 17-year-old youth has been arrested for smashing the glass door of a police koban in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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74-year-old man rescued 1 week after going missing in Northern Alps

Japan Society News - August 21, 2017 - 01:05
A 74-year-old man was rescued in the Northern Japan alps on Sunday, a week after going missing, police said. (Japan Today)
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Public opinion divided over govt plan to legalize casinos

Japan Business News - August 21, 2017 - 00:57
The government has started holding public hearings nationwide about the establishment of so-called integrated resorts, or IRs, that would include casinos, gatherings that have highlighted again how divided public opinion is over legalizing casinos. (the-japan-news.com)
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Japan's booming and now needs more immigrants

Japan Economy News - August 20, 2017 - 12:20
Japan has served its time as a symbol of economic failure. Its latest growth surge puts it in a welcome new role. (Japan Times)
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Man hits, kills acquaintance in attempting to flee police in Kabukicho

Japan Society News - August 20, 2017 - 12:18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 35-year-old man who killed a male acquaintance with a vehicle while attempting to flee police questioning in Shinjuku Ward early Saturday, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Oita city tries to fend off farm-raiding monkeys with drone

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 20, 2017 - 01:07
The Oita city government in southwestern Japan is working to scare off farm-raiding wild monkeys using a drone decorated to look like a hawk -- their natural enemy. (Japan Today)
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Ex-yakuza is suspected leader of Kanto fraud ring

Japan Society News - August 20, 2017 - 01:01
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a former organized crime member who is the suspected leader of a fraud ring operating in the Kanto area, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan successfully launches 3rd GPS satellite

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 20, 2017 - 00:50
Japan has successfully launched a rocket carrying the third satellite for its own version of a global positioning system. (NHK)
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Japan's consumer prices seen rising for seventh straight month in July

Japan Economy News - August 18, 2017 - 21:03
Japan's core consumer prices were expected to show their seventh straight month of annual increases in July, a Reuters poll found, offering the central bank some hope a strengthening economic recovery will gradually lift inflation toward its 2 percent target. (Reuters)
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Japan is running out of swordsmiths, and a strict apprenticeship requirement is a big reason why

Japan Society News - August 18, 2017 - 20:57
Although it might sound unusual for artifacts with a centuries-long history, swords are currently in vogue in Japan. Museum exhibitions of historically significant katana have been attracting large, enthusiastic crowds in recent years, but the blades' surging popularity is yet to solve a few problems. (Japan Today)
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Abe and new US ambassador to strengthen ties

Japan Politics News - August 18, 2017 - 20:40
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and new US Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty have agreed to strengthen ties amid rising tensions with North Korea. (NHK)
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6 injured in mudslide in Gifu

Japan Society News - August 18, 2017 - 20:37
A landslide has struck four cars on a highway in central Japan. (NHK)
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Healthy sperm from sterile mice through iPS

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 18, 2017 - 13:36
Japanese and British researchers have found out that healthy sperm can be produced by making a kind of stem cell called iPS from sterile mice. (NHK)
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Tour bus falls off road and overturns in Hokkaido, dozens injured

Japan Society News - August 18, 2017 - 13:29
A tour bus fell off a road on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Friday, leaving dozens of passengers injured, local police said. (Kyodo)
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Man arrested for beating wife to death with wooden sword

Japan Society News - August 18, 2017 - 13:24
Police in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 50-year-old man on suspicion of beating his 48-year-old wife to death with a wooden sword. (Japan Today)
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Osaka: Man, 69, accused of slashing acquaintance with sword

Japan Society News - August 18, 2017 - 13:21
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a man in the slashing of a male acquaintance with a Japanese sword in Kishiwada City on Thursday, reports the Mainichi Broadcasting System. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan tests alert system in likely flight path of N Korean missiles

Japan Politics News - August 18, 2017 - 13:19
The Japanese government carried out Friday a drill for its emergency alert system in areas in and around the likely flight path of ballistic missiles North Korea has recently threatened to launch toward Guam.

(Japan Today)

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