Ichiro stars for Marlins in victory over Nationals

Japan Sports News - April 22, 2016 - 05:44
Ichiro Suzuki quietly cleaned his cleats in a noisy postgame clubhouse Thursday before packing the shoes for his next game, which will be No. 2,368. (Japan Times)
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Japanese 'vagina artist' to marry Waterboys frontman

Japan Society News - April 22, 2016 - 05:39
Megumi Igarashi, who is currently under prosecution on charges of obscenity, has announced her engagement to Mike Scott, the founding member of the Waterboys, reports Nikkan Sports (April 22). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Man kills 3 family members, injures another in Shizuoka

Japan Society News - April 22, 2016 - 05:35
A 31-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of fatally stabbing three members of his family and seriously injuring another in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Japanese artist Kusama among Time's 100 most influential people

Japan Society News - April 22, 2016 - 05:28
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 87, has been selected as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, released on Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Quakes shift ground 80 km east-west

Japan Sci-Tech News - April 21, 2016 - 23:14
Geological officials in Japan say the series of earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture has caused ground to shift over a vast area. (NHK)
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Tokyo Catholic school sex-abuse victims demand to be heard

Japan Education News - April 21, 2016 - 23:11
The Roman Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal has stretched into one of the least Catholic countries: Japan, where former students at a prestigious all-boys parochial school allege they were molested or raped by religious brothers who taught there decades ago. (Japan Today)
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Quake donations to boost bank costs due to BOJ policy

Japan Economy News - April 21, 2016 - 23:08
Regional lenders in the Kyushu southwestern region are expected to suffer an increase in costs as disaster relief donations pour in from the rest of Japan, because of the Bank of Japan's negative interest rate policy. (Jiji Press)
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Cat cafe in Tokyo temporarily shut down for neglect

Japan Society News - April 21, 2016 - 22:53
Tokyo authorities on Thursday ordered a cat cafe to close its doors for 30 days due to improper management of the animals, describing the punishment as the first of its kind for such an establishment in Japan. (Japan Today)
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Chinese man given 7 years over spying related to Senkakus

Japan Politics News - April 21, 2016 - 22:37
A Chinese court has sentenced a Chinese man to seven years in prison for spying related to the Senkaku Islands in the southern Japan prefecture of Okinawa, according to state-run China Central Television. (Jiji Press)
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Aftershock forecasts halted

Japan Sci-Tech News - April 21, 2016 - 22:31
The Japan Meteorological Agency has stopped announcing the probability of aftershocks in Kumamoto Prefecture because past occurrences are not providing the guide they did before, according to an agency official. (the-japan-news.com)
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Evacuee living brings deadly health risks

Japan Education News - April 21, 2016 - 22:28
With Thursday marking one week since the Kumamoto Earthquake, dying from disaster-related ailments has become a serious concern for those who have been evacuated due to the series of earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture and its surroundings. (the-japan-news.com)
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Obama plans to visit Hiroshima on G-7 trip

Japan Politics News - April 21, 2016 - 22:25
The U.S. government is coordinating with the Japanese government on the final details for a planned visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park next month, according to sources. (the-japan-news.com)
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Australia may not pick Japan to build its subs

Japan Politics News - April 21, 2016 - 22:19
Japan has likely been eliminated from the competition for an Australian government contract to jointly develop the nation's next-generation submarine, Australia's ABC News has reported. (the-japan-news.com)
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Tokyo cops: Corpse located in forest after confession by yakuza boss

Japan Society News - April 21, 2016 - 05:20
Following a confession by gang boss currently on death row, Tokyo and Kanagawa police have discovered a corpse in a mountainous area of Isehara City that is believed to be a man murdered by the mobster in a separate case, reports TBS News (April 19). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Seismic activity constant since April 14 quake

Japan Sci-Tech News - April 21, 2016 - 05:18
People in southwestern Japan have been experiencing frequent tremors for almost a week. The first strong earthquake hit Kumamoto Prefecture on April 14th. (NHK)
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Sushi alert: New report sees grim outlook for bluefin tuna

Japan Sci-Tech News - April 20, 2016 - 23:59
The latest scientific assessment paints a bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers' favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its past levels. (Japan Times)
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Risky pyramid-building stunts blamed on competitive teachers

Japan Education News - April 20, 2016 - 23:57
Rushed in for emergency surgery to stop bleeding on the brain, doctors at Matsudo City Hospital said the child was lucky to be alive. Others have come in with spinal fractures, broken ribs and shattered limbs. (Japan Times)
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Nagoya woman arrested for setting boyfriend on fire

Japan Society News - April 20, 2016 - 23:33
Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her boyfriend by setting him on fire at the couple's apartment in Nagoya. (Japan Today)
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11 indirect deaths confirmed after Kumamoto quakes

Japan Society News - April 20, 2016 - 23:06
Eleven people have died of causes indirectly related to a string of strong earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture and nearby areas since last week, the Kumamoto prefectural government said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Mitsubishi Motors admits fasifying fuel data

Japan Business News - April 20, 2016 - 23:03
Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors has revealed it improperly manipulated the fuel economy data of 2 of its mini-vehicle models as well as 2 others it manufactures for Nissan Motor. In all, 625,000 units are affected. (NHK)
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