Snow isolates 196 locals in Tokushima Pref.

Japan Society News - December 8, 2014 - 21:49
196 people in Tokushima Prefecture, western Japan, remain isolated 4 days after a huge snowstorm hit the area. (NHK)
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Hitachi builds finger vein recognition technology

Japan Sci-Tech News - December 8, 2014 - 21:47
Researchers at Japanese electronics firm Hitachi say they have developed biometric technology that identifies people by scanning the veins in their fingers even if they are walking. (NHK)
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Japan Crown Princess Masako turns 51, vows to continue efforts to recover health

Japan Society News - December 8, 2014 - 21:44
Japan's Crown Princess Masako pledged to continue efforts to recover her health, in a statement issued to mark her 51st birthday on Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo stocks close flat

Japan Economy News - December 8, 2014 - 08:14
Tokyo stocks have closed flat with buying prompted by strong US jobs data and a weak yen fizzling. (theaustralian.com.au)
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Tokyo police release manager of adult shop charged with 'obscene' genital display

Japan Society News - December 8, 2014 - 07:39
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Sunday announced the release of a female writer who had been arrested last week for her involvement in a public display deemed "obscene," reports Sports Hochi (Dec. 7). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan is finally making a new Godzilla movie

Japan Business News - December 8, 2014 - 05:21
Weren't a fan of Hollywood's recent effort? Want to see Japanese filmmakers bring the country's most famous kaiju back to the silver screen? Well, you're in luck. Toho Studios is releasing a new Godzilla film in 2016. (Kotaku)
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LDP may win more than 300 seats in lower house election

Japan Politics News - December 8, 2014 - 05:18
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party may capture more than 300 seats singlehandedly in the new 475-member House of Representatives in the closely watched election on Dec. 14, Jiji Press predicted Sunday. (Jiji Press)
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Nagoya cops bust 'JK' studio that allowed filming of naked school girls

Japan Society News - December 8, 2014 - 05:14
Aichi Prefectural Police on Sunday announced the bust of a studio in Nagoya's Chuo Ward for allowing the filming of naked school girls under the age of 18, reports Sports Nippon (Dec. 7). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan GDP contraction larger than initially estimated

Japan Economy News - December 8, 2014 - 05:12
The contraction in Japan's economy last quarter was larger than initially estimated, according to figures released on Dec. 8 that confirmed a recession ahead of a weekend Lower House election. (Asahi)
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