Over 20-meter tsunami could hit Sea of Japan coast: gov't panel

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 26, 2014 - 12:18
A tsunami of over 20 meters could hit a town on the Sea of Japan coast, a government panel on large-scale earthquakes said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

Japan Economy News - August 26, 2014 - 07:58
With its contribution now rivaling that of the auto industry in at least one estimate, tourism is fast becoming a key focus of Japan's economic policy. (Japan Times)
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Suga: Putin's visit undecided

Japan Politics News - August 26, 2014 - 07:53
Japan will consider various factors including the situation in Ukraine before deciding whether to go ahead with Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to the country this autumn. (NHK)
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Japanese assemblyman on trial in China

Japan Politics News - August 26, 2014 - 07:52
A Japanese assemblyman has pleaded not guilty to transporting stimulants at a trial in southern China. (NHK)
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Nikkei falls in thin trade as weak yen trend pauses

Japan Economy News - August 26, 2014 - 07:50
Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday in thin trade as profit-taking accelerated in late trade after the weak yen trend paused, taking a toll on exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as Honda Motor Co and SoftBank Corp. (Reuters)
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Japan to introduce warning system for bluefin tuna overfishing

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 26, 2014 - 05:42
Japan's Fisheries Agency plans to introduce a warning system in 2015 to prevent the overfishing of bluefin tuna in waters around the country, officials said Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan to boost ID checks for opening bank accounts

Japan Economy News - August 25, 2014 - 23:37
Japan plans to require from as early as next fiscal year individuals wishing to open bank accounts to show photo identification in a move against money laundering. (Nikkei)
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Demand for Y1 coins slow despite sales tax hike

Japan Economy News - August 25, 2014 - 23:35
Demand for Y1 coins has remained sluggish despite an expected increase in demand after the consumption tax hike in April, as more and more people are using electronic payment systems. (The Japan News)
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Soccer: Yokohama Marinos apologize for banana-waving fan incident

Japan Sports News - August 25, 2014 - 23:25
Yokohama Marinos president Akira Kaetsu apologized profusely on Monday after one of the club's fans waved a banana at Kawasaki Frontale's Brazilian striker Renato on Saturday, describing the act as 'unforgivable'. (Japan Today)
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Thai women allegedly paid $12,500 to act as surrogates

Japan Society News - August 25, 2014 - 23:20
Thai police said Monday (Aug 25) they have questioned five women who were paid up to US$12,500 each by a Japanese man known to them as "Jack" to act as surrogate mothers. The case emerged after nine babies were found with nannies in a Bangkok apartment. (channelnewsasia.com)
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Regional Gaps in Academic Results Shrinking in Japan

Japan Education News - August 25, 2014 - 23:17
Regional disparities are narrowing in the academic achievements of final-year students at elementary and junior high schools in Japan, reflecting significant performance improvements in low-ranking prefectures, recent national examinations revealed Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Man commits suicide after apparently killing parents

Japan Society News - August 25, 2014 - 23:15
A man committed suicide after apparently killing his parents at their home in Kasukabe, Saitama prefecture, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Boob Aid: Japan porn queens in 24-hour 'squeeze-a-thon'

Japan Society News - August 25, 2014 - 23:08
A group of Japanese porn actresses are preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours this weekend for a charity event whose name loosely translates as "Boob Aid." (Daily Star)
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Sony says PlayStation network back online, user data safe

Japan Business News - August 25, 2014 - 23:05
Sony Corp's PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend, which coincided with a bomb scare on a commercial flight carrying a top Sony executive in the United States. (Reuters)
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Toyota's Land Cruiser back in Japan

Japan Business News - August 25, 2014 - 23:03
Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones. (The Japan News)
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Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 25, 2014 - 22:59
Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. (newstimes.com)
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19-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of 22-year-old student in Tokyo

Japan Society News - August 25, 2014 - 22:52
Police in Hachioji, Tokyo, said Monday they have arrested a 19-year-old man over the hit-and-run death of a 22-year-old postgraduate student on Saturday night. (Japan Today)
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Over 10 percent of 3rd-yr junior high students spend 4 hours on smartphones

Japan Education News - August 25, 2014 - 22:41
A government survey has revealed that nearly half of third graders at junior high schools in Japan spend one hour or more per day using smartphones, with over 10 pct spending four hours or more. (Jiji Press)
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Living with hunger in candlelight world

Japan Education News - August 25, 2014 - 22:39
One in six children live in poverty in Japan, supposedly one of the most prosperous countries in the world. (The Japan News)
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