Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US

Japan Business News - February 23, 2014 - 01:06
Mexico is on track to become the United States' No. 1 source of imported cars by the end of next year, overtaking Japan and Canada in a manufacturing boom that's turning the auto industry into a bigger source of dollars than money sent home by migrants. (Washington Post)
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Japan public sceptical on death penalty: study

Japan Society News - February 23, 2014 - 01:04
Japan's public is less enthusiastic about capital punishment than government research shows, a new study has claimed, amid an acceleration in the rate of executions under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (AFP)
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Scientists survey faults at Shika nuke plant

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 23, 2014 - 00:51
Japanese scientists have conducted an on-the-spot survey of a fault running beneath the Shika nuclear plant in Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan. (NHK)
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Japan Crown Prince backs parents on shift to cremation

Japan Society News - February 23, 2014 - 00:47
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito has expressed support for his parents' hopes to be cremated after they die in a historic shift from burial. (Jiji Press)
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South Koreans rally over disputed islands with Japan

Japan Politics News - February 23, 2014 - 00:40
South Korean students and activists have staged a protest rally against Japan in the capital, Seoul, calling on Tokyo to drop its claims over a group of disputed islands. (PressTV)
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Japan's Pocari Sweat bound for the moon

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 21, 2014 - 23:55
Japan's curiously-named Pocari Sweat is to be sent to the moon, its Japanese maker has said, in what the firm claims will make it the first sports drink on the celestial body. (Global Post)
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Boyfriend of murdered nurse hangs himself after police questioning

Japan Society News - February 21, 2014 - 23:52
The boyfriend of a nurse who was murdered in her dorm in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Dec 31, was found dead at his home at around 1 p.m. Thursday after having apparently hanged himself, police said. (Japan Today)
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Body of man suspected of killing woman in Gunma found in Tochigi

Japan Society News - February 21, 2014 - 23:50
The body of a man wanted for questioning over the murder of a woman in a car in a supermarket parking lot in Tatebayashi City, Gunma Prefecture, was found in a minivan in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture, on Friday. (Japan Today)
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Shimane locals ambivalent on disputed islets

Japan Society News - February 21, 2014 - 23:48
Shimane Prefecture residents and historical researchers have expressed mixed feelings ahead of Takeshima Day, designated by local ordinance in 2005 and set to be marked Saturday under considerable scrutiny because of its link to a territorial row with South Korea. (Japan Times)
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Skater Asada wins admiration in China

Japan Sports News - February 21, 2014 - 23:34
Japanese figure skater Mao Asada received great acclaim in China on Friday for her impressive free skating performance at the Sochi Olympics in a flurry of online messages and an influential newspaper, despite souring relations between Japan and China. (Jiji Press)
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Abe calls for govt. efforts to conclude TPP talks

Japan Economy News - February 21, 2014 - 23:32
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government should make every effort to conclude the talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. (NHK)
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Warning issued over smartphones overheating

Japan Electronics News - February 21, 2014 - 23:29
Japan's National Consumer Affairs Center is warning against the possible overheating of smartphones. (NHK)
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Warning issued over smartphones overheating

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 21, 2014 - 23:29
Japan's National Consumer Affairs Center is warning against the possible overheating of smartphones. (NHK)
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Water leak may be due to workers' mistake

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 21, 2014 - 23:26
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the latest spill of radioactive water from a mountainside tank may have been caused by worker error. (NHK)
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Owners in Japan asked not to drive new Porsche model after fires

Japan Business News - February 21, 2014 - 23:15
Porsche Japan K.K. decided Friday to ask owners of the new Porsche 911 GT3 sports car in Japan not to drive their cars until the causes of recent fires involving the model in Europe are discovered. (Jiji Press)
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The Diary of Anne Frank vandalized

Japan Society News - February 21, 2014 - 23:12
The Diary of Anne Frank and related books have been vandalized at dozens of libraries in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Sony launches PlayStation 4 in Japan

Japan Electronics News - February 21, 2014 - 23:10
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. launched the PlayStation 4 video game console in Japan on Saturday. (Jiji Press)
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Sony launches PlayStation 4 in Japan

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 21, 2014 - 23:10
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. launched the PlayStation 4 video game console in Japan on Saturday. (Jiji Press)
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Nikkei rises to 3-week high on U.S. manufacturing; G20 in focus

Japan Stocks News - February 21, 2014 - 07:31
Japan's Nikkei average jumped 2.9 percent on Friday as the weak yen lifted overall sentiment and after a reading on U.S. manufacturing hit its highest in nearly four years. (Reuters)
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Nikkei rises to 3-week high on U.S. manufacturing; G20 in focus

Japan Economy News - February 21, 2014 - 07:31
Japan's Nikkei average jumped 2.9 percent on Friday as the weak yen lifted overall sentiment and after a reading on U.S. manufacturing hit its highest in nearly four years. (Reuters)
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