Strong gusts cause damage in Kanagawa

Japan Society News - August 17, 2015 - 23:03
Strong wind gusts caused damage in a 10-square-kilometer area between Fujisawa and Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture on Monday. (Japan Today)
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Butter price exorbitant due to import controls

Japan Business News - August 17, 2015 - 22:56
The gap is growing between the price of butter in Japan and its price internationally. While supplies of butter remain short in Japan, importing low-cost butter from overseas is complicated by the Japanese government's sharp curtailing of the volume of imports to protect the nation's relatively uncompetitive dairy farmers. (The Japan News)
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Lotte shareholders OK current management

Japan Business News - August 17, 2015 - 22:54
Shareholders of Japan's Lotte Holdings Co. on Monday voted to let the current management led by Vice Chairman Akio Shigemitsu, the second son of the Lotte group's founder, Takeo, to establish a stable management setup. (The Japan News)
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Amari comments on GDP

Japan Economy News - August 17, 2015 - 06:34
Japanese Economic Revitalization Minister Akira Amari has noted that public concern is growing that wage hikes are not keeping up with consumer price increases, as costs for daily necessities and food are rising. (NHK)
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Japan April-June GDP down 0.4 percent

Japan Economy News - August 17, 2015 - 06:29
Japan's gross domestic product in April-June dropped 0.4 pct from the previous quarter in price-adjusted real terms, the Cabinet Office said in a preliminary report on Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Baseball: Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

Japan Sports News - August 16, 2015 - 23:23
Japan's Ichiro Suzuki has matched one iconic Major League Baseball hitter and is taking aim at another as he chases a historic milestone - his 3000th hit in North America. (
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Girl's body, arms bound and face covered with duct tape, found in Osaka parking lot

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:16
The body of a girl - arms tied in her back, her face nearly completely covered with duct tape, and with over 30 knife wounds - was recently discovered in an Osaka Prefecture parking lot, and a security camera recorded two suspicious vehicles stopping at the site shortly before the body was found. (Japan Times)
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2 men die in ultra light plane crash in Tsukuba

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:12
Two men died after their ultra light plane crashed onto a golf course in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Woman dies of injuries after car hits pedestrians, Ikebukuro store; driver arrested

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:10
A woman was killed while four people injured when a car ran across the sidewalk and plowed into an apparel shop outside JR Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo, police said. (Japan Times)
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4 Japanese share best actress award in Locarno

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:08
Four Japanese women have together won the award for best actress at the annual Locarno Film Festival in southern Switzerland. (NHK)
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People living near volcano on high alert

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:03
People living near a volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, in southwestern Japan, are on alert as seismic activity increases. (NHK)
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Japanese visit graves in N. Korea of kin who died at end of WWII

Japan Politics News - August 16, 2015 - 23:00
A Japanese group on Sunday visited the graves of relatives who died in what is now North Korea during the chaos at the end of World War II. (Kyodo)
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