Cops issued almost 8,000 penalties for reckless bicycling since new laws took effect in June

Japan Society News - March 7, 2016 - 00:39
Police issued penalties in 7,924 cases of reckless bicycling nationwide in the seven months since new regulations took effect last June, a survey by the National Police Agency indicated Monday. (Japan Times)
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Japan to continue joint drills in South China Sea

Japan Politics News - March 6, 2016 - 22:32
Defense Minister Gen Nakatani has indicated that Japan will continue to take advantage of the anti-piracy mission off Somalia, holding joint drills in the South China Sea with other countries. (NHK)
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Suspect held over Sapporo ski event blast

Japan Society News - March 6, 2016 - 12:14
Police have taken a man into custody following an explosion Sunday morning at the venue of an international skiing event in Sapporo. (Japan Times)
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Kanagawa cops: Woman murdered 2 children, attempted to kill another

Japan Society News - March 6, 2016 - 00:46
A 39-year-old woman in custody for the attempted murder of her son has been re-arrested by Kanagawa Prefectural Police for the killing of two of her children in Atsugi City, reports TBS News (Mar. 4). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Unions drop plan to seek pay hikes in talks

Japan Economy News - March 6, 2016 - 00:44
Labor unions at major financial institutions in Japan are giving up the idea of requesting pay hikes in this year's shunto spring wage negotiations, hit partly by the Bank of Japan's negative interest rate policy. (Japan Times)
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No Foxconn-Sharp deal before Wednesday

Japan Business News - March 6, 2016 - 00:41
Key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry will sign an agreement to acquire Sharp, the embattled Japanese electronics maker, perhaps by Wednesday, a person familiar with the talks has told the Nikkei. (Nikkei)
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LDP to tackle 'taboo' of expanding foreign labor force

Japan Economy News - March 6, 2016 - 00:37
Japan's ruling party kicks off a debate this month on whether to expand the pool of foreign workers to cope with a graying, shrinking population, challenging a longstanding "taboo" on immigration. (Japan Today)
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1 in 29 babies born in Japan in 2014 had non-Japanese parent

Japan Education News - March 6, 2016 - 00:33
One in 29 babies born in Japan in 2014 had at least one non-Japanese parent, a Kyodo News analysis of government data found, increasing the need to provide language support to such families at schools and medical facilities. (Japan Today)
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38-year-old woman arrested for killing 5-month-old daughter

Japan Society News - March 6, 2016 - 00:26
A 38-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 5-month-old daughter at their home in Sammu, Chiba Prefecture, police said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Kyoto cops: Hostess defrauded customer in marriage scam

Japan Society News - March 5, 2016 - 00:12
Kyoto Prefectural Police on Tuesday a hostess for allegedly receiving cash payments as a part of a claimed marriage requirement while already having a husband, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 1). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Public Safety Commission chief vows to tackle growing violence between gang groups

Japan Society News - March 4, 2016 - 23:56
The head of Japan's police force supervising agency on Friday vowed to tackle the increasing number of violent incidents between major Japanese crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, and a breakaway group. (Japan Today)
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Abe tells opposition leader's beauty queen daughter to run for LDP

Japan Politics News - March 4, 2016 - 23:54
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told the 20-year-old daughter of an opposition party leader to run for the LDP during a meeting Friday to celebrate her win in a beauty pageant. (Japan Times)
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China-related bankruptcies spike in Japan

Japan Economy News - March 4, 2016 - 23:51
The Chinese economy's woes are rippling toward Japan and the rest of the world, triggering a wave of bankruptcies among companies dependent on the Asian giant. (Nikkei)
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EU refusing Japan's request for use of smaller wine bottles

Japan Business News - March 4, 2016 - 23:46
The European Union is refusing Japan's request in free-trade talks to allow the import of Japanese wine in bottles smaller than those commonly used in Europe, sources close to the matter said Friday. (Kyodo)
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Japanese chemical makers bet on bioplastics

Japan Business News - March 4, 2016 - 23:43
Mitsubishi Chemical and Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Manufacturing are throwing their weight behind highly functional bioplastics in a bid to capture growing demand for the environmentally friendly material. (Nikkei)
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