Budget requests to top record 100 tril. yen

Japan Politics News - August 27, 2014 - 13:26
Officials with Japan's government ministries are set to demand more than 100-trillion-yen, or over 960 billion dollars, for the 2015 fiscal budget. (NHK)
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STAP cell phenomenon not yet verified: Riken

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 27, 2014 - 13:22
Riken has been unable to verify the so-called STAP cell phenomenon, the Japanese government-affiliated research institute said in an interim report on Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Quasi-Legal Drug Stores Raided in Japan

Japan Society News - August 27, 2014 - 13:20
Japanese authorities on Wednesday raided stores believed to sell dangerous quasi-legal drugs in Tokyo and three other major prefectures across the country. (Jiji Press)
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Korean hostess club in Akasaka accused of 120 mill yen in tax evasion

Japan Business News - August 27, 2014 - 07:48
The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau charged the former manager of a club employing Korean hostesses in the Akasaka entertainment district with tax evasion, it was learned on Tuesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Health ministry requests Y1.1 bil budget to deal with 'dangerous drugs'

Japan Politics News - August 27, 2014 - 07:46
In an effort to strengthen its anti-drug programs and campaigns, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has submitted a budgetary appropriations request for next year amounting to 1.1 billion yen which is nearly 10 times higher than the amount requested for 2014. (Japan Today)
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Nikkei ends up, gets lift from Wall St record

Japan Economy News - August 27, 2014 - 07:44
Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday after U.S. shares extended their gains and the S&P 500 closed above the 2,000 mark for the first time. (Reuters)
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Japan sees 1st dengue fever case in nearly 70 years

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 27, 2014 - 07:40
Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in nearly 70 years. (Japan Today)
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