Influx of Chinese tourists rubbing prostitutes in Osaka's Tobita Shinchi wrong way

Japan Society News - March 30, 2015 - 04:45
In October of last year, weekly tabloid Shukan Jitsuwa reported on the recent increase in the number of Chinese tourists visiting Osaka's Tobita Shinchi red-light district. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo man's naked Twitter pics of ex-girlfriend first 'revenge porn' case

Japan Society News - March 30, 2015 - 04:42
In the first application in Tokyo of a law that seeks to restrict the distribution of sexually explicit content for revenge purposes, police on Friday announced the arrest of a 50-year-old male for releasing illicit images of his former girlfriend, reports the Sankei Shimbun (March 27). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Abe asks Park to arrange trilateral summit with China

Japan Politics News - March 30, 2015 - 04:34
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he had spoken with South Korean President Park Geun Hye in Singapore and requested that South Korea arrange a trilateral summit with China at an early date. (Kyodo)
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Man arrested over murder of 63-year-old woman in Chofu

Japan Society News - March 29, 2015 - 22:26
Police in Chofu, Tokyo, said Sunday they have arrested an unemployed 43-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 63-year-old woman as she walked home on Saturday night. (Japan Today)
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Danish and Japanese royals come together in Tokyo

Japan Society News - March 29, 2015 - 00:14
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik's three-day tour of Japan came to an end on Saturday and the couple were bid farewell by the Emperor and Empress of Japan. (
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Disappointing levels of English

Japan Education News - March 29, 2015 - 00:05
The education ministry reported last month that high school English-proficiency scores fell far short of its goals. (Japan Times)
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Kirobo reports on its activity at space station

Japan Sci-Tech News - March 28, 2015 - 23:51
A talking robot has attended a meeting in Tokyo to report back about its activities on the International Space Station. (NHK)
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Annals of late Emperor Hirohito go on sale in Japan

Japan Society News - March 28, 2015 - 23:37
The first two volumes of the annals of the late Japanese Emperor Hirohito hit the shelves of bookstores across Japan Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Hammerhead sharks to test safety of Tokyo aquarium's water

Japan Sci-Tech News - March 28, 2015 - 23:32
A Tokyo aquarium at which large numbers of tuna and bonito have mysteriously died has announced plans to reintroduce bluefin tuna around June. (The Japan News)
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1 dead, 1 rescued after workboat capsizes

Japan Society News - March 28, 2015 - 23:26
One man died and another was rescued after a workboat capsized at sea off Hakodate, Hokkaido, on Friday. (The Japan News)
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