Japan aims for world's safest roads by 2020

Japan Politics News - March 12, 2016 - 00:45
The Japanese government announced a plan Friday to reduce the annual number of traffic fatalities to 2,500 or fewer by 2020 and make the country's roads the safest in the world. (Japan Today)
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Abe pledges further efforts to address shortage of nursery schools

Japan Education News - March 12, 2016 - 00:43
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to redouble efforts in enhancing child care services after an anonymous blog complaining about the chronic shortage of nursery schools drew nationwide attention. (Japan Today)
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Abe pledges further efforts to address shortage of nursery schools

Japan Politics News - March 12, 2016 - 00:43
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to redouble efforts in enhancing child care services after an anonymous blog complaining about the chronic shortage of nursery schools drew nationwide attention. (Japan Today)
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Cabinet approves new reconstruction plan

Japan Politics News - March 11, 2016 - 07:50
Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a new 5-year plan for rebuilding areas devastated by the 2011 disaster. (NHK)
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73-year-old woman found dead with cord around her neck in Aichi

Japan Society News - March 11, 2016 - 07:46
Police in Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture, said Thursday that a 73-year-old woman was found dead at her home with a cord tied around her neck. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops: Mongolian students robbed Roppongi apartment

Japan Society News - March 11, 2016 - 07:44
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested four male exchange students from Mongolia suspected in a number of thefts, reports Nippon News Network (Mar. 11). (Tokyo Reporter)
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3.11 disaster victims remembered

Japan Society News - March 11, 2016 - 07:40
A ceremony of remembrance has been held in Tokyo for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11th, 2011. (NHK)
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Japanese investors binge on debt abroad amid negative yields at home

Japan Economy News - March 10, 2016 - 22:07
Japanese investors are scooping up bonds overseas to flee negative yields at home, driving a global debt-market rally. (Japan Times)
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Young cannabis law offenders rise 40%

Japan Society News - March 10, 2016 - 22:02
The number of cannabis control law offenders in their 20s or younger handled by police in 2015 surged 40 percent from the previous year to 1,034, the National Police Agency said Thursday. (the-japan-news.com)
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Panel calls for increased child-rearing support

Japan Education News - March 10, 2016 - 22:00
Business representatives on a Japanese government panel have called for more childrearing support as part of efforts to achieve the country's growth target. (NHK)
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Microbe to break down PET resin discovered

Japan Sci-Tech News - March 10, 2016 - 21:57
A group of Japanese researchers say they have discovered a bacterium that breaks up PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, resin widely used for plastic bottles. (NHK)
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Honda releases new fuel-cell vehicle

Japan Business News - March 10, 2016 - 21:56
Honda has put on sale a new fuel-cell vehicle that can travel 30 percent longer on a single charge of hydrogen, compared with previous models. (NHK)
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Tokyo marks 71st anniversary of US air raids

Japan Society News - March 10, 2016 - 21:52
Tokyo has marked the 71st anniversary of devastating US air raids during World War Two. A service to honor those killed was held on Thursday at a memorial hall in the city. (NHK)
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Japan marks 5 years since the 3/11 disaster

Japan Society News - March 10, 2016 - 21:45
Friday marks 5 years since a giant earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan. The disaster led to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. But reconstruction of disaster-hit areas has been continually delayed with more than 170,000 people still living in shelters or arranged housing. (NHK)
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N.Korea fires short-range missiles

Japan Politics News - March 10, 2016 - 07:28
South Korean forces are on heightened alert after North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan early Thursday. (NHK)
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Study: Poverty rate of homes with children nears 14%

Japan Education News - March 10, 2016 - 07:25
The percentage of child-rearing households living in poverty in Japan jumped 2.5-fold over a 20-year period to 13.8 percent in 2012, according to a study. (Asahi)
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Hyogo cops: Nishinomiya woman poisoned husband with methanol

Japan Society News - March 10, 2016 - 02:46
Hyogo Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a 48-year-old housewife in Nishinomiya City for attempting to kill her husband by poisoning his alcohol, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 10). (Tokyo Reporter)
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