Thai man confesses to killing a second Japanese

Japan Society News - October 25, 2014 - 23:21
The Thai man who admitted to killing Yoshinori Shimato, a 79-year-old Japanese teacher who had been missing since late September, has confessed to killing another Japanese man, a Thai police official said Friday. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Fifth-inning outburst carries Tigers to Game 1 triumph over Hawks

Japan Sports News - October 25, 2014 - 23:17
The Hanshin Tigers put runners on every base with two outs in the fifth inning in the opening game of the Japan Series as the zeal and frenzy of their fans in the stands shot to new levels. (Japan Times)
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Japan, S. Korea lawmakers vow efforts over comfort women issue

Japan Politics News - October 25, 2014 - 23:13
Japanese and South Korean lawmakers pledged their mutual efforts Saturday to resolve the issue of so-called "comfort women" at an early date. (Jiji Press)
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Japan entering Super Rugby as competition expands to 18

Japan Sports News - October 25, 2014 - 09:09
Japan will take the 18th spot in an expanded Super Rugby competition from 2016. (tvnz.co.nz)
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Japan could deploy minesweepers off S. Korea in war with North, U.S. admiral says

Japan Politics News - October 25, 2014 - 09:07
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to let Japan's military fight overseas could open the way for the country to deploy minesweepers in South Korean waters in the event of a war with North Korea, a senior U.S. admiral said on Friday. (Reuters)
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TPP ministers seek progress toward agreement by year-end

Japan Economy News - October 25, 2014 - 09:00
Trade chiefs from 12 countries involved in an ambitious Pacific free trade initiative started a three-day meeting Saturday in Sydney in a bid to make progress toward a U.S.-proposed goal of reaching a deal by year-end. (Kyodo)
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Man arrested for stabbing passerby in front of Ueno Station in Tokyo

Japan Society News - October 25, 2014 - 08:53
Police on Friday night arrested a 38-year-old man who stabbed a passerby in front of Tokyo's Ueno Station. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested for pouring urine from PET bottle on girl

Japan Society News - October 25, 2014 - 01:42
Police in Tokyo's Mizuhomachi area have arrested a 20-year-old man for pouring urine from a PET bottle on a 14-year-old girl earlier this month. (Japan Today)
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Under system that relies on honesty, 70% with dependents abroad pay no income tax

Japan Economy News - October 25, 2014 - 01:37
Alarmed by gaping holes in oversight, the Board of Audit wants to tighten scrutiny on tax deductions for overseas dependents to prevent dubious individuals from cheating the government out of revenue. (Asahi)
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Tokyo stocks rebound on upbeat overseas equity market trades

Japan Economy News - October 25, 2014 - 01:18
Stocks gained ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, backed by overnight rises in U.S. and European stocks. (The Japan News)
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Govt to allow use of Fujifilm drug for Ebola treatment in Japan

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 25, 2014 - 00:54
An experts' panel of Japan's health ministry agreed Friday to allow an antiflu drug developed by a Fujifilm Corp. group company to be used for Ebola if any patient is found in the country. (Jiji Press)
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