Ex-gangster locks himself in hospital room and commits suicide

Japan Society News - July 10, 2014 - 05:08
A former gangster locked himself in a room in a hospital in Mimasaka, Okayama Prefecture, and held police at bay for four hours before killing himself. (Japan Today)
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Japan firm: 7.6 mil. personal info items leaked

Japan Business News - July 10, 2014 - 00:29
An education company in Japan says 7.6 million items of personal information have been leaked, and the number may swell to more than 20 million. (NHK)
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Weddings with hometown charm

Japan Society News - July 9, 2014 - 21:04
A trend is growing among young couples to choose buildings and historically significant spots in their hometowns as wedding ceremony sites in a phenomena known as "gotochi-kon." (The Japan News)
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More junior high absentees advance to high schools: survey

Japan Education News - July 9, 2014 - 20:59
More Japanese ninth-grade students who miss long periods of school for reasons other than illness or financial difficulties are going on to high school after graduation from junior high, a follow-up education ministry survey showed Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Boy killed in mudslide in central Japan

Japan Society News - July 9, 2014 - 20:56
A boy was killed in a mudslide caused by torrential rain in Nagiso, Nagano Prefecture, on Wednesday, local police and firefighters said. (Jiji Press)
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Signs of endangered mammal off Nago

Japan Sci-Tech News - July 9, 2014 - 11:52
Japanese conservationists say they have found evidence of endangered marine mammals in waters where officials plan to build a US Marine Corps base. (NHK)
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Japan fighters scramble record number of times

Japan Politics News - July 9, 2014 - 11:44
Japan scrambled fighter jets a record number of times between April and June amid increased activity of Russian and Chinese aircraft, the Defense Ministry said on July 9, and as tension in the East China Sea remains high. (Asahi)
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Universal Studios Japan operator looking to relist on TSE

Japan Business News - July 9, 2014 - 07:49
The operator of Universal Studios Japan is looking to relist on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in fiscal 2015, which starts next April. (Nikkei)
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Nikkei drops to 1-1/2-week low on strong yen, China data

Japan Economy News - July 9, 2014 - 07:45
Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a 1-1/2-week low on Wednesday as the stronger yen hurt exporters, while cooler-than-expected China inflation data also soured sentiment. (Reuters)
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