TV show behind rediscovery of Japan's charms

Japan Society News - April 3, 2015 - 23:15
Television shows and publications featuring foreigners and seeking to highlight anew the appeal of Japan have become more prevalent. How should we interpret this boom? Is the trend connected with nationalism? (The Japan News)
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Woman's ex-boyfriend arrested for stalking after gluing messages to her desk

Japan Society News - April 3, 2015 - 23:08
Police in Tochigi Prefecture have arrested an unemployed 26-year-old man for violating anti-stalking laws after he left countless hand-written letters glued to the work desk of his former girlfriend. (Japan Today)
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Spark halts train in Japan's longest undersea tunnel

Japan Society News - April 3, 2015 - 22:50
A six-car limited express was halted in the middle of Japan's longest undersea tunnel between the northern prefectures of Aomori and Hokkaido on Friday afternoon, due to sparks on the underside of the train. (Jiji Press)
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Abe slams N. Korea claim on possible suspension of abduction talks

Japan Politics News - April 3, 2015 - 22:48
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday slammed North Korea's notification the previous day that it may suspend bilateral negotiations on the issue of Japanese nationals abducted in the 1970s and 1980s. (Kyodo)
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Sulfuric acid thrown at two women in Gunma

Japan Society News - April 3, 2015 - 12:18
Police in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, are looking for a man who threw sulfuric acid at two women in separate attacks on Thursday night. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops arrest Chinese woman for scalping Ghibli tickets

Japan Society News - April 3, 2015 - 12:16
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the arrest of a Chinese female for scalping tickets for the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, reports TBS News (Tokyo Reporter)
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Combining convenience with care

Japan Business News - April 3, 2015 - 12:10
A major convenience store chain in Japan has opened a new type of outlet that combines daily convenience with elderly care services. (NHK)
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Parties opposing metropolis plan cooperate in Osaka elections

Japan Politics News - April 3, 2015 - 12:06
Major Japanese political parties opposed to a proposed realignment of administrative functions of the city of Osaka and Osaka Prefecture have joined forces to counter the local party that pushes for the reform. (Jiji Press)
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Uber clashes with regulators, shuts down free ride experiment

Japan Business News - April 3, 2015 - 12:02
Uber Technologies' attempt to launch a ride-sharing service in Japan has run up against a regulatory wall here, as it has in many other countries. (Nikkei)
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Anti-Japanese protestors execute puppet of Prime Minister Abe with ISIS-style beheading

Japan Politics News - April 3, 2015 - 12:00
This is no April Fool's joke: on April 1, a group of anti-Japanese protestors gathered outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, Korea to rally against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressing the U.S. Congress later this month. (rocketnews24.com)
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Tokyo cops arrest scooter-riding bandit in purse-snatching incidents

Japan Society News - April 3, 2015 - 11:59
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the arrest of a 28-year-old male suspected in dozens of purse-snatching incidents in the metropolis since last year, reports Jiji Press. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.63%

Japan Economy News - April 3, 2015 - 11:56
Tokyo stocks gained 0.63 percent Friday after a positive lead from Wall Street while investors awaited the release of a key US jobs report later in the day. (Global Post)
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