6 dead, 3 missing in water-related accidents on Marine Day

Japan Society News - July 22, 2014 - 06:42
A series of water-related accidents across Japan during Marine Day on Monday has left six people dead, three missing and one in a critical condition, according to media and Fire and Disaster Management Agency reports. (Japan Today)
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Police tag law-evading drugs as 'kiken'

Japan Society News - July 22, 2014 - 06:40
Japanese authorities have decided to use the term "kiken" or "unsafe" drugs to refer to so-called law-evading drugs to raise the awareness of their risks. (NHK)
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TSE to adopt Y0.10, Y0.50 price units

Japan Business News - July 22, 2014 - 06:37
Starting on Tuesday, the Tokyo Stock Exchange will adopt monetary units lower than Y1 for prices of 100 major stocks to be traded by investors. (The Japan News)
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Info on 22.6 million Benesse customers copied by arrested man

Japan Business News - July 22, 2014 - 03:23
Personal information on some 22.6 million Benesse Corp. customers was stored in a smartphone used by a systems engineer arrested last week for allegedly stealing such data from the education service provider, the company has said. (Jiji Press)
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Deer hunter shot and killed by fellow hunter

Japan Society News - July 22, 2014 - 00:20
Police in Izu, Shizuoka, said Monday that a 60-year-old man who was part of a deer-hunting party, was shot and killed by a fellow hunter. (Japan Today)
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New revelations about woman accused of drugging, robbing Tokyo men

Japan Society News - July 22, 2014 - 00:04
For the past three months, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have sought a woman believed to be responsible for the drugging and robbing of multiple men in the metropolis over the last two years. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Even the yakuza are speaking English now

Japan Society News - July 21, 2014 - 23:10
You may remember this this year, Japan's largest organized crime group, the Yamaguchi-gumi, launched its own website in Japan. (japansubculture.com)
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300 suffer food poisoning at Nagano sports tournament

Japan Education News - July 21, 2014 - 22:58
Police and health officials in Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, said Monday that around 300 students suffered food poisoning at a soccer and rugby tournament. Of those, 120 were taken to hospital but none suffered any lasting effects, police said. (Japan Today)
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New orders bring ray of hope to Mitsubishi Regional Jet

Japan Business News - July 21, 2014 - 22:50
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has received a welcome boost with new orders for 50 of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet, a domestically produced small passenger plane, at the Farnborough International Airshow held in England through Sunday. (The Japan News)
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TV shows to get foreign-language subtitles by 2020

Japan Education News - July 21, 2014 - 22:48
The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry will develop a system to show Japanese TV programs with subtitles in foreign languages, including English and Chinese, to provide a more comfortable viewing experience for foreign visitors, according to sources. (The Japan News)
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2 Ospreys on display in Sapporo

Japan Politics News - July 21, 2014 - 22:30
Visitors flocked to the Ground Self-Defense Force's Okadama camp Sunday to view two U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey military transport aircraft, which were on display for the first time in Hokkaido. (The Japan News)
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Renovations suggest plan to confine girl for long time

Japan Society News - July 21, 2014 - 22:19
A 49-year-old man arrested Saturday on suspicion of confining an 11-year-old girl at his house here has told police he wanted to be with the girl forever, according to a source related to the investigation. (The Japan News)
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