Japan panel calls for tougher penalties for sex crimes

Japan Society News - July 11, 2015 - 00:10
A Japanese Justice Ministry panel has drafted a report calling for toughening penalties for sex crimes and allowing prosecutions for them with or without petitions from victims, it was learned on Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan panel calls for tougher penalties for sex crimes

Japan Politics News - July 11, 2015 - 00:10
A Japanese Justice Ministry panel has drafted a report calling for toughening penalties for sex crimes and allowing prosecutions for them with or without petitions from victims, it was learned on Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan's Abe calls for early vote on national security bills

Japan Politics News - July 11, 2015 - 00:09
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday called for putting national security bills being discussed at a House of Representatives special committee to the vote at an early date. (Jiji Press)
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Yomiuri employee drops pants in hostess club

Japan Society News - July 10, 2015 - 13:21
Fukuoka Prefectural Police on Friday arrested an employee of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper for exposing himself inside a "snack" hostess club in Onojo City, reports the Asahi Shimbun (July 10). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Tokyo shares end mixed on Greek debt jitters

Japan Economy News - July 10, 2015 - 13:10
Tokyo shares ended mixed Friday with Nikkei stocks index edging down as sentiment here remained cautious ahead of a European summit on Sunday that may make final conclusion on the ongoing Greece debt crisis. (shanghaidaily.com)
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Man gets 22 years for hit-and-run deaths of 3 women in Otaru

Japan Society News - July 10, 2015 - 00:01
The Sapporo District Court on Thursday sentenced a 32-year-old man to 22 years in prison for the hit-and-run deaths of three women in Otaru, Hokkaido, last summer. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo commercial rents keep climbing

Japan Business News - July 10, 2015 - 00:00
Rents on office space in central Tokyo have risen for 18 consecutive months as vacancy rates drop and supply tightens, with further hikes likely to accelerate. (Nikkei)
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Ichiro ends career-worst hitless streak after 29 at-bats

Japan Sports News - July 9, 2015 - 23:57
The Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki finally snapped his career-worst hitless streak on Wednesday, hitting a single in his second plate appearance during his team's 6-3 defeat to the Boston Red Sox. (Japan Times)
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JAXA unveils H3 rocket spec outline

Japan Sci-Tech News - July 9, 2015 - 23:36
The first-stage engine of the planned flagship H3 rocket will be a larger version of the second-stage engines used in the H2B and H2A rockets, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said in the rocket's outline, released Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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Bunch of grapes sells for $11,000 in Japan

Japan Business News - July 9, 2015 - 23:34
A bunch of Japanese grapes has sold for a record one million yen ($A11,045), or $315 per berry - no trifling matter even in a country where fruit can cost a small fortune. (skynews.com.au)
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War-ending speech to be reissued as digitally restored recording

Japan Politics News - July 9, 2015 - 23:28
The Imperial Household Agency has decided for the first time to release photos and master recordings of five discs on which Emperor Showa can be heard reading out the Imperial Rescript on the Termination of the War in 1945. (The Japan News)
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Japan interested in joining NATO missile consortium

Japan Politics News - July 9, 2015 - 23:27
Japan is interested in joining a NATO missile building consortium that would give Tokyo its first taste of a multinational defense project, a move the U.S. Navy is encouraging because it could pave the way for Japan to lead similar partnerships in Asia, sources said. (Reuters)
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M5.8 predawn quake jolts Iwate area; no tsunami risk; no nuclear plant impact

Japan Sci-Tech News - July 9, 2015 - 23:22
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck Iwate Prefecture in the Tohoku region early Friday morning, the Meteorological Agency said, adding there is no tsunami risk from the quake. (Japan Times)
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