Airbus cancels order for six A380s from Skymark

Japan Business News - July 29, 2014 - 07:39
Airbus has cancelled an order for six A380 superjumbos from Skymark Airlines because the Japanese company is facing financial difficulties, French daily Les Echos reported on Monday (July 28). (
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Nikkei scales six-month high on weaker yen, robust earnings

Japan Economy News - July 29, 2014 - 07:36
Tokyo shares rose to a fresh six-month closing high on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker yen and robust earnings from blue chips like Nissan Motor Co, suggesting some sectors were weathering the impact of a recent sales tax hike. (Reuters)
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Sex, lies and police tape: Aska's other girlfriends used stimulant drugs

Japan Society News - July 29, 2014 - 02:40
During her first court hearing at the Tokyo District Court last week, Kasumi Tochinai, a former employee at staffing agency Pasona who has been charged with possession and use of stimulant drugs, came up with a few creative explanations for how she could have tested positive for illegal chemicals in her system. (Tokyo Reporter)
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118 babies born using sperm of father-in-law

Japan Sci-Tech News - July 29, 2014 - 00:00
A maternity clinic in Nagano Prefecture has overseen the birth of 118 babies to 79 married couples using sperm from the husbands' fathers, it has been learned. (The Japan News)
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'Japan Houses' to tout washoku, manga

Japan Politics News - July 28, 2014 - 23:56
The government will likely set up facilities in major cities around the world to play a key role in promoting Japanese culture, including manga and washoku (Japanese food), according to government sources. (The Japan News)
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Police probe possible link between 2channel postings and Sasebo killing

Japan Society News - July 28, 2014 - 23:49
A series of anonymous murder confessions were posted on the popular 2channel Internet forum Saturday evening, prompting police to investigate their possible link with the death and dismemberment of 15-year-old Aiwa Matsuo in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. (Japan Times)
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Mazda to end passenger-vehicle partnership with Ford

Japan Business News - July 28, 2014 - 23:39
Mazda Motor will dissolve its tie-up in passenger-vehicle production with Ford Motor, taking over the U.S. carmaker's assembly lines at their sole jointly run facility, located in Thailand. (Nikkei)
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Govt. won't nationalize radioactive storage site

Japan Politics News - July 28, 2014 - 23:21
The government says it will allow landowners to keep their property rights for the land where it will build temporary storage facilities for radioactive debris in Fukushima Prefecture. It had originally planned to buy the land for the facilities. (NHK)
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Sony to sell Minato Ward HQ land to Sony Life

Japan Business News - July 28, 2014 - 23:16
Sony Corp. said Monday it has agreed to sell the land of its headquarters in Tokyo's Minato Ward to Sony Life Insurance Co. for Y52.8 billion. (Japan Times)
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Japan, Canada agree on need for MH-17 probe

Japan Politics News - July 28, 2014 - 23:13
Japan's top government spokesman says Japan wants to work with Canada and other Group of Seven nations to find out how Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine. (NHK)
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Japan to mull new aid system for small island nations

Japan Politics News - July 28, 2014 - 23:10
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his nation will consider a new system for financial assistance for small island countries at a meeting with his counterparts from member states of the Caribbean Community, or CARICOM. (Jiji Press)
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Fast food shops in Japan start serving alcohol

Japan Business News - July 28, 2014 - 22:57
Since March, Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan Ltd. has served beers from various countries with meals such as "confit," or meat cooked in low-temperature oil, and pastas in the evening at its newly opened restaurant in the Otemachi central Tokyo business district. (Jiji Press)
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JAXA, U.S. firm to cooperate on Dream Chaser spacecraft

Japan Sci-Tech News - July 28, 2014 - 22:49
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC), based in Nevada, announced last week that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Under the agreement, the two will explore the possibility of adopting Japanese technologies in the Dream Chaser, a manned spacecraft under development by SNC. (The Japan News)
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Japan announces additional sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Japan Politics News - July 28, 2014 - 12:22
Japan will impose additional sanctions on Russia for failing to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, where the recent downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet killed all 298 people aboard, the government said Monday. (Kyodo)
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11 dead, 2 missing in weekend water-related accidents

Japan Society News - July 28, 2014 - 08:11
Eleven people died, one person remains unconscious and two are missing after water-related accidents across Japan over the weekend, police and Fire and Disaster Management Agency officials said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Abe meets PM of Trinidad and Tobago

Japan Politics News - July 28, 2014 - 08:07
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked the leader of Trinidad and Tobago to support Japan in next year's election to choose non-permanent members on the UN Security Council. (NHK)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.46pc at fresh six-month high

Japan Economy News - July 28, 2014 - 07:44
Tokyo stocks rose 0.46 percent Monday to close at a fresh six-month high as Japanese earnings season gets into full swing. (
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Fukushima Horse Festival

Japan Society News - July 27, 2014 - 23:28
Residents have taken part in a horse festival that boasts a history of over 1,000 years in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (NHK)
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AKB48′s Shanghai sister group holds first popularity poll

Japan Society News - July 27, 2014 - 23:24
The results of a poll to pick the 16 singers who will perform on the next single by SNH48, the Shanghai-based sister group of the hugely popular all-female pop group AKB48, were released over the weekend at an event that drew more than 3,000 fans. (Japan Times)
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Father of TV 'talent' Rola arrested for fraud

Japan Society News - July 27, 2014 - 23:13
Police in Tokyo said Sunday they have arrested the father of TV "talent" and model Rola for allegedly defrauding Japan's national health insurance system. (Japan Today)
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