Tokyo police release manager of adult shop charged with 'obscene' genital display

Japan Society News - December 8, 2014 - 07:39
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Sunday announced the release of a female writer who had been arrested last week for her involvement in a public display deemed "obscene," reports Sports Hochi (Dec. 7). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan is finally making a new Godzilla movie

Japan Business News - December 8, 2014 - 05:21
Weren't a fan of Hollywood's recent effort? Want to see Japanese filmmakers bring the country's most famous kaiju back to the silver screen? Well, you're in luck. Toho Studios is releasing a new Godzilla film in 2016. (Kotaku)
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LDP may win more than 300 seats in lower house election

Japan Politics News - December 8, 2014 - 05:18
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party may capture more than 300 seats singlehandedly in the new 475-member House of Representatives in the closely watched election on Dec. 14, Jiji Press predicted Sunday. (Jiji Press)
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Nagoya cops bust 'JK' studio that allowed filming of naked school girls

Japan Society News - December 8, 2014 - 05:14
Aichi Prefectural Police on Sunday announced the bust of a studio in Nagoya's Chuo Ward for allowing the filming of naked school girls under the age of 18, reports Sports Nippon (Dec. 7). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Japan GDP contraction larger than initially estimated

Japan Economy News - December 8, 2014 - 05:12
The contraction in Japan's economy last quarter was larger than initially estimated, according to figures released on Dec. 8 that confirmed a recession ahead of a weekend Lower House election. (Asahi)
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Buddhist temple officiates gay weddings as Japan continues to struggle with LGBT rights

Japan Society News - December 7, 2014 - 22:29
The Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, Japan has become the first zen Buddhist temple offering to officiate symbolic same sex weddings within the country. (
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Opposition message changes, warns against huge ruling bloc

Japan Politics News - December 7, 2014 - 22:13
The opposition parties have revised their campaign strategy and begun stoking a sense of caution in voters against allowing the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito to win the election in a landslide, which would create a gigantic ruling coalition. (The Japan News)
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Kenya's Makau wins Fukuoka Intl. Marathon

Japan Sports News - December 7, 2014 - 22:10
Kenyan runner Patrick Makau won the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship on Sunday. (NHK)
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Nagano could host 2018 Olympic events

Japan Sports News - December 7, 2014 - 22:02
The IOC is urging South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Games to move bobsled and luge events to another country to save money, according to an IOC official with knowledge of the situation. (Japan Times)
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7 die, troops called in as heavy snow hits Japan

Japan Society News - December 7, 2014 - 21:52
Heavy snowfall over the weekend left at least seven people dead and hundreds cut off, local authorities said.

More than a meter of snow fell in some parts of the country from Friday, toppling trees and blocking roads. (Japan Times)

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