Warm Biz campaign kicks off across Japan

Japan Business News - November 4, 2014 - 22:17
After months of being told to wear less to keep cool for summer, workers are now being urged to wrap up for winter as the energy-saving Warm Biz campaign gets into gear. (Japan Today)
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Bank of Yokohama, Higashi-Nippon Bank mulling merger

Japan Business News - November 4, 2014 - 22:06
Bank of Yokohama <8332> and Higashi-Nippon Bank <8536> disclosed Tuesday that the two Japanese regional banks are in negotiations for integrating their management under a holding company. (Jiji Press)
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Tie-up extends Amazon's reach to Lawson stores

Japan Business News - November 4, 2014 - 22:05
Visitors to Lawson convenience stores can order goods from e-commerce giant Amazon Japan for pickup later under a partnership announced Tuesday. (Nikkei)
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SDF won't be mobilized for Chinese boats

Japan Politics News - November 4, 2014 - 22:02
Japan's Defense Minister Akinori Eto says he will not mobilize the Self-Defense Forces to deal with suspected Chinese poachers in the Pacific Ocean. (NHK)
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Extra tax hike backed by 5 of 8 experts

Japan Economy News - November 4, 2014 - 21:57
Five of eight government-chosen experts expressed support Tuesday for another consumption tax hike planned for October 2015. (Jiji Press)
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2014 Beaujolais Nouveau imported, not yet poured

Japan Business News - November 4, 2014 - 21:55
This year's first shipment from France to Japan of Beaujolais Nouveau wine arrived at Haneda, Narita and Kansai airports on Tuesday. An embargo on sales of the new wine to consumers will be lifted on Nov. 20. (The Japan News)
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Coast Guard warns Chinese boats of typhoon

Japan Politics News - November 4, 2014 - 12:01
Japan's Coast Guard is urging Chinese fishing boats operating near Japanese islands in the Pacific to leave the area before a typhoon hits. (NHK)
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Nikkei rises to new 7-yr high on continued effect of BOJ easing

Japan Economy News - November 4, 2014 - 11:59
Tokyo stocks advanced Tuesday, with the Nikkei stock index ending at a fresh seven-year high, boosted by the weaker yen against the U.S. dollar due to the Bank of Japan's decision Friday on further monetary easing. (Kyodo)
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Large number of sardines wash ashore along 4-km stretch of Hokkaido coast

Japan Sci-Tech News - November 4, 2014 - 07:44
A large number of sardines washed up on the shore along the coast of Mukawamachi, Hokkaido, on Monday. (Japan Today)
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Japanese university lecturer arrested for assualting…an ambulance

Japan Education News - November 4, 2014 - 05:40
Last week, 54-year-old Tetsuji Hirayama, a lecturer from Tsukuba University in Ibaraki Prefecturer, was arrested for interfering with public servants in the execution of their duties. (rocketnews24.com)
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Witnesses in Kyushu, Chugoku report seeing apparent meteor

Japan Sci-Tech News - November 4, 2014 - 05:34
A "brightly glistening object" moving across the sky was seen around 6 p.m. in Kyushu and the Chugoku region in western Japan, with witnesses reporting to local astronomical and weather observatories, prompting experts to suspect a meteor. (Japan Times)
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