Police arrest man who tried to get 9-year-old girl into his car

Japan Society News - July 27, 2014 - 01:15
Police in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 24-year-old man who tried to get a 9-year-old girl into his car. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Kotoshogiku, Hakuho keep share of lead; Kakuryu falls

Japan Sports News - July 27, 2014 - 01:07
Ozeki Kotoshogiku has changed an improbable script into his moment of truth ahead of the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Japan Sports News - July 27, 2014 - 01:05
Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. (Japan Times)
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Japan lodges protest with N.Korea over missile

Japan Politics News - July 27, 2014 - 01:03
The Japanese government has lodged a protest with North Korea over Saturday's missile launch. (NHK)
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Nursery schools add services to survive

Japan Education News - July 27, 2014 - 01:03
With the number of privately run nursery schools increasing in Japan, many such facilities are working to come up with novel services in order to survive, including original educational materials and English conversation classes. (The Japan News)
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Fukushima-area river declared Japan's cleanest

Japan Sci-Tech News - July 27, 2014 - 00:58
Fukushima Prefecture's Arakawa River has been deemed to be the cleanest river in Japan by the federal Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism. (straight.com)
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Seoul museum ordered to host Japanese manga show

Japan Society News - July 26, 2014 - 01:28
South Korea's War Museum has retracted its decision to cancel an exhibition of the popular Japanese manga "One Piece" after a court ordered that the event should go ahead. (NHK)
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Japan volcanic isle smouldering and growing

Japan Sci-Tech News - July 26, 2014 - 01:22
A volcanic island off Japan's southern coast continues to smoulder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday, July 25. (rappler.com)
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Japan can boost female workforce by 1 million: white paper

Japan Economy News - July 26, 2014 - 01:15
Japan can increase its female workforce by about one million if it takes steps to improve the working environment for women raising children, the government said in its annual economic and fiscal white paper on Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Park urges Japan to solve comfort women issue in talks with Masuzoe

Japan Politics News - July 26, 2014 - 01:13
South Korean President Park Geun-hye told visiting Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Friday that she wants the Japanese government to resolve the issue of so-called comfort women, mainly Asians, who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese troops during wartime. (Jiji Press)
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Name-list firm resells data on 470,000 Benesse customers for 1.2 million yen

Japan Education News - July 26, 2014 - 01:09
A name-list trader that bought Benesse Corp. customer information from a systems engineer arrested last week has resold data on some 470,000 Benesse customers for 1.2 million yen to an education-related company in the Kyushu southwestern Japan region, investigative sources said Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Japanese businesses benefiting from hotter-than-expected summer

Japan Business News - July 26, 2014 - 01:07
Scorching heat has been the norm across Japan in recent days. On Friday, Tajimi in the landlocked prefecture of Gifu saw thermometers hit 39.3 C, the nation's highest temperature so far this year. (Nikkei)
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Japanese businesses benefiting from hotter-than-expected summer

Japan Economy News - July 26, 2014 - 01:07
Scorching heat has been the norm across Japan in recent days. On Friday, Tajimi in the landlocked prefecture of Gifu saw thermometers hit 39.3 C, the nation's highest temperature so far this year. (Nikkei)
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Reckless driving leaves 3 injured in Osaka; 'dangerous drug' blamed

Japan Society News - July 26, 2014 - 00:55
Police in Osaka said Friday that a reckless driving incident involving five vehicles left three people injured. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Title up for grabs after Hakuho handed loss

Japan Sports News - July 26, 2014 - 00:52
Yokozuna Hakuho suffered a stunning defeat on Friday to fall back into a three-way tie for the lead with an 11-2 record at the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Japan eager to join Mexico shale gas development

Japan Economy News - July 26, 2014 - 00:26
The government plans to join shale gas development in Mexico, aiming to start imports of the cheap natural gas in the mid-2020s, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News)
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McDonald's Japan stops using Chinese chicken

Japan Business News - July 26, 2014 - 00:24
Fast food restaurant chain operator McDonald's Japan says it has stopped using chicken meat from all Chinese suppliers. (NHK)
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Abe to carry out cabinet shakeup in early Sept.

Japan Politics News - July 26, 2014 - 00:22
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will carry out a cabinet shakeup and a portfolio change in his Liberal Democratic Party's leadership in the first week of September, informed sources said Friday. (Jiji Press)
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