TOKYO GAME SHOW 2015 Tech Safari

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 1, 2015 - 23:32
Tokyo Game Show is the ultimate event spotlighting the next year's upcoming video games and is held annually at Makuhari, Chiba, a 20 minute train ride from Tokyo Station. In this episode, I return to TGS after a year off to check out what's changed. (WAORYU ONLYinJAPAN)
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Baseball: Akiyama breaks Murton's single-season record with 215th hit

Japan Sports News - October 1, 2015 - 23:30
Seibu Lions leadoff man Shogo Akiyama rewrote Japan's single-season hit record with his 215th and 216th hits on Thursday in a 4-1 loss to the Orix Buffaloes. (Kyodo)
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'Yo-Kai Watch' anime to go on air in N. America

Japan Business News - October 1, 2015 - 23:28
"Yo-kai Watch," a megahit comedy anime series in Japan, will go on air in North America later this month, the developer of the content said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan to double visitor target for planned Ainu center

Japan Education News - October 1, 2015 - 23:25
The Japanese government on Thursday decided to double the annual visitor target number to one million for a planned center in Hokkaido to revitalize the culture of Ainu, an indigenous group. (Jiji Press)
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Osaka Mayor Hashimoto announces new party launch

Japan Politics News - October 1, 2015 - 23:24
Outgoing Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto announced on Thursday a plan to launch a new political party called Osaka Ishin no Kai on Oct. 24 to revive his signature Osaka metropolis administrative reform plan. (Jiji Press)
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Drinking, smoking age still controversial / Debate on change arose after voting age lowered

Japan Politics News - October 1, 2015 - 23:20
With the lowering of the voting age to 18, discussions are taking place within the Liberal Democratic Party about lowering the legal age for drinking and smoking to 18 as well. (The Japan News)
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Sports agency launched, My Number to come

Japan Politics News - October 1, 2015 - 23:18
This month, the government launches new national systems and organizations, including the My Number system and the Japan Sports Agency. (The Japan News)
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USS Ronald Reagan arrives in Yokosuka

Japan Politics News - October 1, 2015 - 09:05
The USS Ronald Reagan has arrived for deployment in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier replaces the USS George Washington. (NHK)
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Japan Dental Federation raided over funding scandal

Japan Politics News - October 1, 2015 - 09:00
Tokyo prosecutors searched the office of the Japan Dental Federation on Thursday in connection with its suspected donations above the annual legal ceiling to another political group. (Jiji Press)
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Police recapture Aichi man in parents' garden in connection with theft, murder at ramen shop

Japan Society News - September 30, 2015 - 23:45
Police arrested a 27-year-old man from Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture, on suspicion of robbing a ramen shop and killing an employee. (Japan Times)
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No illegal software in Mazda vehicles, company says

Japan Business News - September 30, 2015 - 23:43
Leading domestic diesel-engine carmaker Mazda Motor Corp. sought to reassure its customers Sept. 29 that it does not engage in emissions shenanigans like rival Volkswagen AG of Germany. (Asahi)
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Abe's Y600 trillion GDP goal called 'impossible'

Japan Economy News - September 30, 2015 - 23:41
After enacting contentious security bills earlier this month, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared that he is refocusing on the economy, with the goal of boosting gross domestic product by 20 percent to ¥600 trillion in 2020. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo cops bust Ikebukuro 'JK' biz for providing sex

Japan Society News - September 30, 2015 - 23:40
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the bust of a parlor in the Ikebukuro district for employing female minors to provide sexual services, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Sep. 30). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan's first passenger jet test flight set for week of October 26

Japan Business News - September 30, 2015 - 23:36
Japan's first homegrown passenger jet will make its debut flight in the week of Oct. 26 to 30, placing it on course for delivery to its first customer after repeated delays. (Japan Times)
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Princess Mako returns to Japan after finishing university course in England

Japan Education News - September 30, 2015 - 23:34
Princess Mako is back in Japan after completing a year-long course in museum studies at the University of Leicester's graduate school in central England. (Asahi)
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2 Japanese men detained in China for alleged spying

Japan Politics News - September 30, 2015 - 23:27
Two Japanese men have been detained in China for their alleged involvement in spying, a Chinese official said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Rabbit with ears cut off found in Chiba

Japan Society News - September 30, 2015 - 23:23
A dead rabbit with its ears cut off was found on a street in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture, police said. (Japan Today)
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High school student says he stabbed girl to death at her request

Japan Society News - September 29, 2015 - 23:31
Police arrested a senior high school student Tuesday on charges of stabbing an 18-year-old classmate to death on Monday in Mie Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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More than 200 homes damaged by typhoon

Japan Society News - September 29, 2015 - 23:26
Record-breaking winds on Okinawa's Yonaguni Island have destroyed at least 10 houses and damaged more than 200 others. (NHK)
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Japan pledges $810 mil. to support refugees

Japan Politics News - September 29, 2015 - 23:23
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged that Japan will provide approximately 810 million dollars this year in assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons from Syria and Iraq. (NHK)
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