Isis: Tokyo bookstore ad 'recruited would-be jihadi Japanese student'

Japan Society News - October 6, 2014 - 22:20
Tokyo police have raided a bookstore they say was used to recruit would-be jihadists in Japan and questioned a university student who allegedly planned to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State group. (ibtimes.co.uk)
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CEATEC JAPAN to open on Tuesday

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 6, 2014 - 22:10
A robot that can play ping pong is one of the star attractions at a high-tech trade show being held near Tokyo. (NHK)
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World Bank forecasts slower growth in East Asia

Japan Economy News - October 6, 2014 - 22:08
The World Bank says the economies of East Asian countries are expected to slow down slightly this year compared to last year. (NHK)
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3 teens arrested over vending machine arson

Japan Society News - October 6, 2014 - 22:07
Police in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward said Monday they have arrested three boys for torching and stealing money from a vending machine on Sept 18. (Japan Today)
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Funeral held for murdered 6-year-old Kobe girl

Japan Society News - October 6, 2014 - 22:02
The funeral was held Monday for 6-year-old Mirei Ikuta, whose dismembered body was found Sept 23 in bags dumped in a wooded area in Nagata Ward, Kobe, 12 days after she disappeared. (Japan Today)
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Chinese captain arrested for coral poaching

Japan Politics News - October 6, 2014 - 21:54
Japan's Coast Guard officials have arrested the skipper of a Chinese fishing boat on suspicion of illegally collecting coral in Japanese territorial waters. (NHK)
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Preparations being boosted for possible Mt. Fuji eruption

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 6, 2014 - 11:42
Moves are accelerating in the prefectures of Shizuoka and Yamanashi, home to Mount Fuji, to review existing measures to prepare for a possible eruption of Japan's tallest mountain, following the deadly eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan late last month. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo Game Show draws 250,000 visitors

Japan Business News - October 6, 2014 - 08:18
The 2014 Tokyo Game Show attracted 251,832 visitors during its Sept. 18-21 run, a decrease of about 6.7 percent from last year's 270,197 but still the second-largest number in its history, organizers said. (Asahi)
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Tokyo stocks close up 1.16%

Japan Economy News - October 6, 2014 - 08:10
Tokyo stocks have risen 1.16 per cent as upbeat US jobs data sparked a rally on Wall Street and boosted the US dollar against the yen, helping Japanese exporter shares. (skynews.com.au)
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Dad of alleged schoolgirl murderer dies in apparent suicide in Sasebo

Japan Society News - October 5, 2014 - 21:58
The father of a 16-year-old girl who was arrested in July in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, on suspicion of killing and dismembering a female classmate, was found dead Sunday in an apparent suicide, police said. (Japan Times)
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Abe says technology can solve society's problems

Japan Politics News - October 5, 2014 - 21:56
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his hope that Japan will use technological innovation to tackle the challenges it faces. (NHK)
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Tennis: Air-Kei lands 2nd Japan Open crown

Japan Sports News - October 5, 2014 - 21:36
U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori beat the No. 3-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 in the final of the Japan Open on Sunday to win his fourth ATP Tour title of the season. (The Japan News)
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Spooky vision for apartments in Shizuoka

Japan Society News - October 5, 2014 - 09:35
HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Prefecture--The roofs are warped, the pillars twisted, and ghoulish creatures appear here and there. A gnarled tree seems to be hugging one of the walls. (Asahi)
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Princess Noriko marries son of Izumo Taisha priest, relinquishes royal status

Japan Society News - October 5, 2014 - 09:29
Princess Noriko on Sunday married the eldest son of the head priest of the Izumo Taisha grand shrine in Shimane Prefecture, thereby relinquishing her royal status. (Japan Times)
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Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Nico Rosberg

Japan Sports News - October 5, 2014 - 09:23
Lewis Hamilton took one of his greatest victories to win the Japanese Grand Prix in wet conditions and extend his world championship lead. (BBC)
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Dead newborn left in Kumamoto 'baby hatch'; mom arrested

Japan Society News - October 5, 2014 - 01:20
A 31-year-old woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of leaving the dead body of her newborn son in a "baby hatch" at a hospital in the city of Kumamoto. (Japan Times)
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