Japan protests N. Korea's missile launch

Japan Politics News - March 2, 2015 - 07:02
Japan lodged a strong protest on Monday against North Korea's launch of short-range missiles through a diplomatic channel in Beijing, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. (Jiji Press)
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N. Korea fires 2 missiles toward Sea of Japan: S. Korea

Japan Politics News - March 2, 2015 - 02:26
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles toward the Sea of Japan on Monday morning, the South Korean Defense Ministry said. (Kyodo)
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Japan's high child poverty rate driven by an increasing number of single-parent families

Japan Education News - March 1, 2015 - 22:43
Japan is one of the world's richest countries but one in six Japanese children now live in poverty - one of the worst rates in the industrialised world. (ABC)
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Teen suspect in Kawasaki slaying says leader threatened to kill him, too

Japan Society News - March 1, 2015 - 22:25
One of three male teenagers arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 13-year-old boy along the Tama River in Kawasaki has told police that the ringleader threatened him, too, with death, investigative sources said Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Actress Rei Dan appointed 'washoku' ambassador

Japan Society News - March 1, 2015 - 22:22
Japanese actress Rei Dan has been appointed an international goodwill ambassador for Japanese cuisine ("washoku"). Her mission is to spread appreciation for the many charms of "washoku," the agriculture ministry said. (Japan Today)
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7 Nobel laureates gather for Tokyo gene symposium

Japan Sci-Tech News - March 1, 2015 - 22:19
Kyoto University Prof. Shinya Yamanaka stressed his efforts toward greater clinical use of the induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells he created, while Nagoya University Prof. Hiroshi Amano described potential uses of light-emitting diode (LED) technologies in the medical field at the Nobel Prize Dialogue Tokyo 2015 on Sunday. (The Japan News)
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Drug suspect who escaped from police by stealing taxi turns himself in

Japan Society News - March 1, 2015 - 22:02
A 57-year-old man being investigated on a charge of possession of illegal drugs, who escaped from police by stealing a taxi in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Feb 6, has turned himself in a police station. (Japan Today)
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Nakatani wants law on rescuing citizens overseas

Japan Politics News - March 1, 2015 - 21:54
Defense Minister Gen Nakatani has called for legislation that would enable Japan's Self-Defense Forces to go to the rescue of Japanese nationals outside the country. (NHK)
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Park wants Japan, S. Korea to be future-oriented partners

Japan Politics News - March 1, 2015 - 21:52
Japan and South Korea need to become more mature partners over the next 50 years and work together to write a new history, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said in a speech on Sunday. (Jiji Press)
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Resona repayment to mark new start for Japan banks

Japan Business News - March 1, 2015 - 21:49
Japan's banking industry looks to enter a new stage of its history in June, when all of the nation's five megabank groups will have finished repaying the public bailout funds they received from the government. (The Japan News)
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Last section of Joban Expwy opens to traffic

Japan Society News - March 1, 2015 - 21:43
The last section of the Joban Expressway, designed to connect the Tokyo metropolitan area with the Tohoku northeastern region, opened to traffic on Sunday after delays caused by the nuclear crisis that began almost four years ago. (The Japan News)
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'16 graduate recruitment season begins

Japan Education News - March 1, 2015 - 21:39
Major businesses in the country will begin Sunday their recruitment processes for university students who are due to graduate in spring 2016. (The Japan News)
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