Victims remembered 6 years after Akihabara rampage

Japan Society News - June 8, 2014 - 10:55
Sunday marks the 6th anniversary of a rampage in Tokyo's Akihabara district that left 7 people dead and 10 others wounded. (NHK)
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SoftBank to follow NTT Docomo in offering flat-rate call service

Japan Business News - June 8, 2014 - 10:53
SoftBank Corp. said Saturday it will launch a flat-rate domestic call service on July 1 similar to the one introduced this month by rival NTT Docomo Inc. amid competition from inexpensive smartphone services. (Japan Times)
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Japan's soccer squad arrives in Brazil

Japan Sports News - June 8, 2014 - 10:48
Japan's football squad arrived in Brazil on Saturday, 5 days before the opening of the FIFA World Cup. (NHK)
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Prince Katsura, cousin of Emperor Akihito, dies at 66

Japan Society News - June 8, 2014 - 10:45
Prince Katsura, a cousin of Emperor Akihito, died of acute heart failure at a Tokyo hospital at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, the Imperial Household Agency said. He was 66. (Kyodo)
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66-year-old driver kicked to death by motorcyclist in Osaka

Japan Society News - June 8, 2014 - 00:44
Police are looking for a motorcyclist who kicked a 66-year-old man to death after an apparent dispute in Osaka's Yodogawa Ward early Saturday morning. (Japan Today)
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Japan media staffer released in China

Japan Politics News - June 8, 2014 - 00:41
A Chinese staffer at a Japanese newspaper has been released in China after spending about 3 weeks in detention. (NHK)
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Days over 30 C may triple by end of 21st century

Japan Sci-Tech News - June 8, 2014 - 00:38
The number of hot days with temperatures of 30 C or above could more than triple in Japan by the end of this century if climate change is left unaddressed, the Environment Ministry said. (The Japan News)
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Japan fails to include 640 kg of unused plutonium in report to IAEA

Japan Sci-Tech News - June 8, 2014 - 00:35
Japan has failed to include 640 kilograms of unused plutonium in its annual report to the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2012 and 2013 in what experts say is an inappropriate omission. (Kyodo)
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AKB48 popularity poll runs without a hitch

Japan Society News - June 8, 2014 - 00:33
Fans of Japanese girl group AKB48 have gathered for the results of a popularity poll amid tight security following a recent attack on two members. (NHK)
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Soccer: Japan beats Zambia in final World Cup warm-up

Japan Sports News - June 8, 2014 - 00:12
Japan's national football team has defeated Zambia 4-3 in its last warm-up match before the World Cup finals. (NHK)
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Kanto hit by record rainfall for June

Japan Sci-Tech News - June 8, 2014 - 00:08
Heavy rain lashed the Kanto region and other areas Saturday morning, causing landslides at several locations. (The Japan News)
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Sharing corporate tax cut target with Abe: Amari

Japan Economy News - June 8, 2014 - 00:06
Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari said Saturday that both he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hope to bring down Japan's effective corporate tax rate below 30 pct in some five years. (Jiji Press)
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Japanese eel may be deemed threatened

Japan Sci-Tech News - June 7, 2014 - 01:38
In a move sure to disappoint fans of Japanese cuisine, an international group of wildlife researchers may determine next week that the Japanese eel is at risk of extinction. (Nikkei)
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Prices of popular sushi fish rising

Japan Business News - June 7, 2014 - 01:36
The price of fish frequently consumed in the home has risen in line with poor catches and the growing popularity of sushi worldwide, squeezing budgets for both businesses and households. (The Japan News)
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Unregulated eyelash extensions carry risks

Japan Sci-Tech News - June 7, 2014 - 01:32
A growing number of women are seeking medical care after using eyelash extensions, an increasingly popular trend. (The Japan News)
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Man arrested for stabbing 15-year-old daughter in Fukushima

Japan Society News - June 7, 2014 - 01:27
Police in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed his 15-year-old daughter. (Japan Today)
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China uses D-Day anniversary to praise Germany, slam Japan

Japan Politics News - June 7, 2014 - 01:24
China used the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings on Friday to praise Germany for its contrition over its wartime past and slam Japan for what Beijing views as Tokyo's continued denial of its brutal history. (Japan Today)
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Spring Airlines Japan postpones start of flights to August

Japan Business News - June 7, 2014 - 01:22
Chinese-affiliated low-cost carrier Spring Airlines Japan said Friday that it will postpone until Aug. 1 flights on three routes linking Narita Airport with Saga, Hiroshima and Takamatsu. (Nikkei)
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79,000 more slots seen possible at Haneda, Narita Airports

Japan Business News - June 7, 2014 - 01:21
A Japanese transport ministry panel said Friday that it is possible to increase the total annual number of arrival and departure slots at two international airports in the Tokyo area by up to 79,000 from the current level of 717,000 in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo hospital used propofol on 63 children

Japan Education News - June 7, 2014 - 01:15
Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital gave 63 children a powerful anesthetic over a five-year period through 2013 that was banned for use with children, the university said. (Japan Times)
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