Tourism-hungry Japan wants more terminals for cruise ships

Japan Business News - 11 hours 18 min ago
The Japanese government wants city governments and cruise ship operators to join hands in building large harbors exclusively for cruise ships, eyeing an economic boost through increased tourism. (Nikkei)
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Man beats father to death with baseball bat

Japan Society News - 11 hours 23 min ago
Shizuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in the beating death of his father at the residence they shared in Hamamatsu City, reports TV Asahi (Jan. 23). (
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Man arrested after holding girl hostage in shopping center

Japan Society News - 11 hours 24 min ago
Police on Sunday night arrested an unemployed 31-year-old man for taking a 16-year-old girl hostage at knifepoint in a shopping mall in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Dentist stabbed to death in clinic

Japan Society News - January 22, 2017 - 23:41
Gifu Prefectural Police have arrested a 58-year-old male patient of a dental clinic in Gifu City in the stabbing death of the facility's director, reports NHK. (
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Niigata school apologizes for 6-month inaction over bullying of Fukushima evacuee

Japan Education News - January 22, 2017 - 23:37
The principal of a middle school apologized on Sunday for failing to take action over the bullying of a female student over the Fukushima nuclear disaster for almost six months until her parents raised the issue. (
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Man arrested for killing girlfriend in love hotel

Japan Society News - January 22, 2017 - 23:35
Police in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old company employee on suspicion of killing his 18-year-old girlfriend in a love hotel. (Japan Today)
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Man punched Don Quijote employee who warned him about dog

Japan Society News - January 22, 2017 - 23:30
Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested a 59-year-old man after he punched a 24-year-old female employee of a discount department store in Ichikawa City following the issuing of a warning about him bringing his pet dog inside, reports TV Asahi. (
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One in four marriages in Japan involved divorced person in 2015

Japan Society News - January 22, 2017 - 23:29
Slightly more than one in four marriages in the nation involved a divorced person in 2015, the highest since 1952, the earliest year for which comparable data are available, according to the latest data compiled by the welfare ministry. (Japan Times)
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8 firefighters injured as fire engines collide while rushing to blaze

Japan Society News - January 22, 2017 - 23:24
Eight firefighters sustained injuries Saturday night when two fire engines collided in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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2 candidates with same name, kanji characters run in Saga Pref city assembly election

Japan Politics News - January 22, 2017 - 23:21
Two men with the same name have filed as candidates in the Karatsu city assembly election in Saga Prefecture, prompting the election board to take the unusual step of asking voters to differentiate between the two by writing something beside their name when voting on Jan 29. (Japan Today)
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Close aides to Abe, Trump agree to boost bilateral ties

Japan Politics News - January 22, 2017 - 23:17
Close aides to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed Sunday to work together to enhance bilateral relations, Japanese government officials said. (Kyodo)
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Tennis: Nishikori falls to Federer in 5-set Australian Open battle

Japan Sports News - January 22, 2017 - 23:16
Japan's Kei Nishikori showed great resilience but eventually fell in five sets to 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday, missing out on a third straight appearance in the Australian Open quarterfinals. (Kyodo)
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Evacuation order lifted as Wakayama refinery fire abates

Japan Society News - January 22, 2017 - 23:14
A fire at an oil refinery that forced nearby residents to evacuate Sunday in Wakayama Prefecture subsided early Monday. (Japan Times)
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Large crane falls down at Takahama nuclear plant in western Japan

Japan Society News - January 21, 2017 - 23:13
A 113-meter crane toppled over two buildings at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama plant in Fukui Prefecture, western Japan, Friday night, the operator said Saturday. (Jiji)
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Japan to set marriageable age at 18 for both men, women

Japan Education News - January 21, 2017 - 23:09
The Japanese government will set the legal age for marriage at 18 for both men and women, informed sources said Saturday. (Jiji)
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Ozeki Kisenosato wins his first title

Japan Sports News - January 21, 2017 - 23:04
In sumo, Ozeki champion Kisenosato clinched his first Emperor's Cup on Saturday, the 14th day of the 15-day tournament, in Tokyo. (NHK)
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A chili day in Niigata

Japan Society News - January 20, 2017 - 22:50
Workers at a maker of fermented kanzuri seasoning scatter red peppers on snow-covered rice paddies in Myoko, Niigata Prefecture, on Friday. (
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Park worker punished for not collecting fees from foreigners

Japan Society News - January 20, 2017 - 22:46
The Environment Ministry said Friday that it has punished a 71-year-old part-time worker at Shinjuku Gyoen National Park in central Tokyo for neglecting to collect entry fees from some non-Japanese speakers. (Jiji)
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Abe celebrates Trump's inauguration as U.S. President

Japan Politics News - January 20, 2017 - 22:43
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent Donald Trump a message celebrating his inauguration as new president of the United States in Washington on Friday. (Jiji)
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MRJ delivery to be delayed until mid-2020

Japan Business News - January 20, 2017 - 22:42
The manufacturer of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet plans to postpone its first delivery until mid-2020. (NHK)
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