Mazda unveils new Miata as top-selling two-seat Roadster turns 25

Japan Business News - September 4, 2014 - 23:37
Mazda Motor Corp. unveiled a new version of its iconic MX-5 Miata sports car Thursday for the first time in nine years, counting on the model to help sustain rising sales. (Japan Times)
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In U-turn, Asahi agrees to print journalist's 'comfort women' commentary

Japan Politics News - September 4, 2014 - 23:35
The Asahi Shimbun newspaper said Wednesday that it will publish a column by journalist Akira Ikegami about the major daily's recent extensive review of its past "comfort women" reports - reversing its earlier rejection of the article. (Japan Times)
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Accord reached to halve immature bluefin catches from 2015

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 4, 2014 - 23:20
Japan, the United States and other countries concerned reached an agreement Thursday to halve catches of immature Pacific bluefin tuna beginning in 2015. (Jiji Press)
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Riken to widen investigation of STAP articles

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 4, 2014 - 23:18
Riken will launch a full investigation of the two STAP cell articles published by its research team and later retracted after the Japanese government-affiliated institute accused the lead author of misconduct, the institute said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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BOJ Kuroda calls for tax hike to 10 percent

Japan Economy News - September 4, 2014 - 23:13
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda called on the government Thursday to raise the consumption tax from 8 pct to 10 pct as planned for October 2015. (Jiji Press)
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Approval for Abe Cabinet rises to 54.9% after reshuffle: Kyodo poll

Japan Politics News - September 4, 2014 - 23:12
The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet has risen to 54.9 percent following Wednesday's reshuffle, a Kyodo News survey found, up from 49.8 percent in the previous poll in early August. (Kyodo)
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Date duo upsets 8th seed, reaches semis

Japan Sports News - September 4, 2014 - 23:09
Kimiko Date-Krumm, who turns 44 this month, and partner Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic reached their first Grand Slam semifinal as a duo when they won their women's doubles quarterfinal at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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