'My Man' wins top prize at Moscow film festival

Japan Society News - June 29, 2014 - 03:22
Japanese movie "My Man" has won the top award at a film festival in Moscow. The movie's star Tadanobu Asano scooped the best actor prize. (NHK)
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N. Korea fires short-range missiles off east coast

Japan Politics News - June 29, 2014 - 02:45
North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast Sunday toward the Sea of Japan off its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said, citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Nikkei)
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Why 'Frozen' is the most popular movie to hit Japan in a decade

Japan Business News - June 29, 2014 - 00:22
Frozen, the Disney cartoon-musical that swept the US in late 2013 and early 2014 only arrived in Japan in mid-March. And since then, it's completely taken over the country. (Quartz)
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World Bank Kim optimistic about Abe's '3rd arrow'

Japan Economy News - June 29, 2014 - 00:16
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has voiced optimism about the Japanese government's growth strategy, which is the "third arrow" of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's three-pillar economic policy package called Abenomics. (The Japan News)
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New expressway section to ease traffic through central Tokyo

Japan Business News - June 29, 2014 - 00:11
A new section of the Metropolitan Intercity Expressway opened Saturday, linking three major highways in the Kanto region. The smoother flow of traffic is expected to ease congestion in central Tokyo and bring more tourists to areas along the new route. (The Japan News)
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Japan to oblige mobile carriers to remove SIM locks from handsets

Japan Business News - June 29, 2014 - 00:08
The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to basically oblige mobile phone carriers to "unlock" their handsets so they can handle other companies' services, informed sources said Friday. (Japan Times)
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Table flipping competition held in Iwate

Japan Society News - June 28, 2014 - 23:59
An unusual contest was held in Iwate Prefecture on Saturday. It consists of flipping a traditional short-legged table known as a chabudai to express anger or frustration. (NHK)
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Japanese fun house imitated in China

Japan Business News - June 28, 2014 - 23:55
The operator of a Japanese amusement park is considering legal action against a company in China that has opened a facility similar to its own. (NHK)
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100 firms work together to produce nanocellulose

Japan Sci-Tech News - June 28, 2014 - 23:50
About 100 companies in Japan will work together to put nanocellulose, made from wood fibers, into practical use as a next-generation material, with one-fifth the weight of steel but about five times the strength. (The Japan News)
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Dogs save people from bears

Japan Society News - June 28, 2014 - 23:41
A 63-year-old man has been treated in hospital after surviving a bear attack in the city of Kanazawa in central Japan. (NHK)
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Zushi beach ban on alcohol, loud music goes into effect

Japan Society News - June 28, 2014 - 08:22
A resolution that bans playing loud music and drinking alcohol at the only beach in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, went into effect Friday as the beach became the first in the Kanto region to open its swimming season. (Japan Today)
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