Super Bowl Party is Good Business in Tokyo

Japan Society News - February 2, 2015 - 06:47
Amber Demery and Sara MacDonald, two young Americans doing internships in Tokyo, expected just a few people to show up at Hooters first thing Monday morning, even if there was a Super Bowl going on. What they found was a restaurant packed with cheering football fans including Americans and a large contingent of Japanese fans. (Wall Street Journal)
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21-year-old Yokohama man arrested for hit-and-run

Japan Society News - February 2, 2015 - 06:42
Police in Yokohama said Monday they have arrested a 21-year-old man over a hit-and-run incident that killed a 33-year-old man in Totsuka Ward early Sunday. (Japan Today)
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No geographical limits needed for Japan's collective self-defense: Abe

Japan Politics News - February 2, 2015 - 06:38
Japan should not impose limits beforehand on where its Self-Defense Forces can be dispatched to defend allies under armed attack in collective self-defense, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday. (Kyodo)
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Piketty theories draw praise, criticism

Japan Economy News - February 2, 2015 - 00:14
The book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by French economist Thomas Piketty is attracting attention in Japan, as many people are increasingly dissatisfied with what they see as widening inequality brought about by the Abenomics policy package. (The Japan News)
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Video claims Goto killed / Abe: Japan will never yield to terrorism

Japan Politics News - February 2, 2015 - 00:08
A video purporting to show the execution of hostage Kenji Goto was posted early Sunday morning by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group. (The Japan News)
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Man admits strangling girl, hiding her body in Fukuoka home's closet

Japan Society News - February 2, 2015 - 00:05
A man was arrested Sunday facing an initial charge of abandoning the body of a 10-year-old schoolgirl in Buzan, Fukuoka Prefecture, police said, adding that he has admitted strangling the victim. (Japan Times)
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Asia's most notorious gangs: an ever-present power

Japan Society News - February 2, 2015 - 00:01
A criminal organization's activities vary depending on where they are in the world but all such groups use bribery, violence and fear to achieve their goals. (
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