Tokyo shares end lower by break on profit taking

Japan Economy News - September 16, 2014 - 10:07
Tokyo shares ended the morning session lower on Tuesday as traders here intended to take profits after recent rally. (globalpost.com)
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Nissan faces battery plant cuts as electric car hopes fade

Japan Business News - September 15, 2014 - 23:36
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. boss Carlos Ghosn is preparing to cut battery manufacturing, people familiar with the matter said, in a new reversal on electric cars that has re-opened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault. (businessinsider.com.au)
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New Japanese battery only needs water to power up smartphones in a disaster

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 15, 2014 - 23:33
Sitting on several fault lines, Japan is no stranger to natural disasters and the havoc that ensues afterward. While these tragedies can't be prevented, their effects can be lessened by making a disaster preparedness kit to handle several days without power or access to food and water. (rocketnews24.com)
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Japan's Korean schools being squeezed by rising tensions with Pyongyang

Japan Education News - September 15, 2014 - 23:31
Tensions between North Korea and Japan are threatening the survival of this and dozens of other Korean schools. (theguardian.com)
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OECD cuts growth outlook for G-7, worried about euro area

Japan Economy News - September 15, 2014 - 23:21
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Monday cut its economic outlook for the Group of Seven nations in 2014, including Japan, while expecting a moderate expansion to continue in most of the major economies. (Kyodo)
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2 women killed, one injured after car goes into river

Japan Society News - September 15, 2014 - 23:16
Two women died and a third woman was injured after the car they were in went off a mountain road and plunged into a river in Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, on Monday. (Japan Today)
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S. Korea to review import ban on Japan marine products

Japan Economy News - September 15, 2014 - 22:50
The South Korean government announced Monday it will examine whether it needs to keep in place its ban on imports of marine foods from eight Japanese prefectures including Fukushima, which was hit hard by the 2011 nuclear accident. (Jiji Press)
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Japan's whaling has produced more sushi than science

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 15, 2014 - 13:06
In 1994, member governments of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the whaling regulatory body, agreed to create a vast sanctuary in the Southern Ocean. There, commercial whaling would be barred so whales hunted nearly to extinction could replenish their numbers in the cold, nutrient-rich waters and thrive again. The Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary was designed to serve as a safe haven for these marine mammals in their summer feeding grounds. (The Guardian)
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Man mistakenly arrested after police get knife measurement wrong

Japan Society News - September 15, 2014 - 13:04
Police said Monday they arrested a man by mistake after incorrectly measuring the size of a folding knife he had with him during a fight with his father. (Japan Times)
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Manager of ryokan in Ibaraki arrested for murder of husband

Japan Society News - September 15, 2014 - 09:10
Police in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 47-year-old ryokan manager for killing her husband. (Japan Today)
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Japan's Abe says 'neutral' on whether to raise sales tax to 10%

Japan Economy News - September 14, 2014 - 23:15
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday he remained "neutral" on whether to proceed with a hike in Japan's sales tax to 10 per cent, adding that decision would hinge on the strength of economic indicators for the current quarter. (straitstimes.com)
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Kamen Rider stuntman applies skills to thievery

Japan Society News - September 14, 2014 - 23:09
Yasutomo Ihara, a former stuntman known for his participation in the Kamen Rider franchise, has since turned his training to nefarious ends. (rocketnews24.com)
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Meguro's annual saury festival draws 30,000

Japan Society News - September 14, 2014 - 23:03
A grilled saury festival drew around 30,000 people near JR Meguro Station in Tokyo on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Hakuho collects win on first day of basho

Japan Sports News - September 14, 2014 - 22:59
Yokozuna Hakuho kick-started his bid for a third consecutive Emperor's Cup by smashing Chiyotairyu, but Goeido's debut at ozeki was marked with a defeat on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Kennedy joins cycling event in disaster-hit area

Japan Society News - September 14, 2014 - 22:52
US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has participated in a cycling event in an area that was severely hit by the massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. (NHK)
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US filmmakers receive 'Cool Japan' awards

Japan Society News - September 14, 2014 - 22:50
A ceremony for the second "Cool Japan" awards was held at the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles on Saturday. (NHK)
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S. Korean Foreign Minister Yun meets Japan envoy for 1st time

Japan Politics News - September 14, 2014 - 22:37
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se and Japanese Ambassador to Seoul Koro Bessho held talks Sunday at a cultural exchange event in Seoul as the two countries struggle to mend strained relations. (Kyodo)
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IWC braces for clash over Japanese whale hunts

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 14, 2014 - 01:06
Nations will square off in Slovenia this week over the fate of hundreds of whales in the cross hairs of Japanese and Greenland hunters accused of sidestepping a commercial culling ban. (Japan Times)
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Man arrested for fatally abusing 4-year-old daughter

Japan Society News - September 14, 2014 - 00:56
Police in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 43-year-old man for fatally abusing his 4-year-old daughter. (Japan Today)
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Bullet train hits top speed on new line

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 14, 2014 - 00:42
Rail officials in Japan are conducting final tests on a new Shinkansen bullet train route before it opens in March. (NHK)
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