Dead newborn left in Kumamoto 'baby hatch'; mom arrested

Japan Society News - October 5, 2014 - 01:20
A 31-year-old woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of leaving the dead body of her newborn son in a "baby hatch" at a hospital in the city of Kumamoto. (Japan Times)
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Japan zoo discovers how not to breed hyenas

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 4, 2014 - 02:05
Zookeepers in Japan have learned that-without a female-one plus one is always two, never three or more. (Wall Street Journal)
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What's wrong with English education in Japan? Pull up a chair…

Japan Education News - October 4, 2014 - 01:47
When you speak to foreign English educators in Japan, one thing becomes crystal clear: English education in Japan isn't working. (rocketnews24.com)
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Princess Noriko conveys her gratitude to emperor, empress ahead of wedding

Japan Society News - October 4, 2014 - 01:26
Members of the imperial family gathered for a special rite ahead of Princess Noriko's wedding this weekend to the son of a Shinto priest. (Asahi)
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Man arrested for cutting schoolgirl's skirt on train

Japan Society News - October 4, 2014 - 01:22
Police have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of cutting a schoolgirl's skirt on a train at JR Minami-Urawa Station in Saitama Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Govt. to help smaller firms hit by high prices

Japan Economy News - October 4, 2014 - 01:13
Japan's government says it will help smaller businesses struggling with higher costs for fuel and other imported materials amid the yen's depreciation. (NHK)
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100 dinosaur teeth found in northern Japan

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 4, 2014 - 01:11
A group of researchers in Japan says it has unearthed the country's largest haul of fossilized dinosaur teeth. (NHK)
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Tokyo police boost crackdown on hallucinogens

Japan Society News - October 4, 2014 - 01:09
Police in Tokyo are intensifying their crackdown on hallucinogenic herbs that contain chemicals similar to illegal narcotics. (NHK)
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Cabinet OK's bill for radioactive waste storage

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 4, 2014 - 01:09
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe adopted Friday a bill for the construction of temporary storage facilities for radioactive waste near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (The Japan News)
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Japan parliament rocked by red scarf row

Japan Politics News - October 4, 2014 - 01:07
Japan's upper house of parliament, often called the chamber of wisdom, has been rocked by a dress code row after a minister appeared sporting a red scarf. (channelnewsasia.com)
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Abe blames Asahi for intl defamation

Japan Politics News - October 4, 2014 - 00:49
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a key Diet session Friday that the Asahi Shimbun's erroneous reports on so-called wartime comfort women led to the prevailing global misperception that Japan as a state was involved in making them sexual slaves. (The Japan News)
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SoftBank to invest $250 mil. in Legendary

Japan Business News - October 4, 2014 - 00:48
SoftBank Corp. and Hollywood film maker Legendary Entertainment have agreed to form a strategic partnership, they said Thursday. (The Japan News)
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Steel firms hurt by aluminum coffee cans

Japan Business News - October 4, 2014 - 00:46
Recent moves toward aluminum coffee cans have sparked concern among steel companies, which have long supplied the most common material for the cans. (The Japan News)
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Japan to extend $22 million for anti-Ebola measures

Japan Politics News - October 4, 2014 - 00:34
The government decided at a Cabinet meeting Friday to extend $22 million in emergency grant aid for combating the spread of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. (The Japan News)
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