Japan shares close down 0.84pc

Japan Economy News - September 30, 2014 - 08:00
Tokyo stocks fell 0.84 percent Tuesday following a surprisingly weak batch of economic data and a sell-off on Wall Street while investors were keeping an eye on political unrest in Hong Kong. (brecorder.com)
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Hayabusa2 asteroid probe to launch on Nov. 30th

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 30, 2014 - 05:55
Japan's second generation asteroid probe Hayabusa2 is set for launch on November 30th. (NHK)
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Roppongi 'show pub' busted for licensing violations

Japan Society News - September 30, 2014 - 02:29
Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week raided a cabaret in the Roppongi entertainment district for licensing violations, reports TV Asahi (Tokyo Reporter)
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Police officer arrested for assaulting 2 train station attendants in Saitama

Japan Society News - September 30, 2014 - 00:20
Saitama prefectural police said Monday that a 54-year-old police officer has been arrested after he assaulted two train station attendants. (Japan Today)
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Could Fuji be the next volcano to blow?

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 30, 2014 - 00:14
The sudden eruption of Mount Ontake over the weekend, which is believed to have killed dozens of people, was a reminder of Japan's vulnerability to its many active volcanoes. (Japan Times)
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Mount Ontake eruption shows fissures in volcano safeguards

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 30, 2014 - 00:05
The eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan has revealed serious holes in efforts to ensure the safety of tourists and local residents near volcanoes, gaps that can be remedied only through more communication between local governments and the country's climate agency. (Nikkei)
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Nissin Foods to lift noodle prices for first time in 7 years

Japan Business News - September 29, 2014 - 23:46
Nissin Foods Holdings said Monday it will raise the price of instant noodles in Japan by 5-8% starting from shipments in January, to pass on higher ingredient and packaging costs. (Nikkei)
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Asahi corrects article on 'comfort women'

Japan Politics News - September 29, 2014 - 23:35
The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has issued a correction for a recent feature that retracted past articles on the issue of so-called comfort women. (NHK)
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Japan gets no promise from N. Korea over abduction probe findings

Japan Politics News - September 29, 2014 - 23:28
Japan was unable to find out Monday when North Korea will report its initial findings of a special investigation committee into the fates of at least 12 Japanese nationals abducted in the 1970s and 1980s. (Kyodo)
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