Australia wants Japan to build new submarine fleet

Japan Politics News - May 6, 2015 - 13:21
Australia wants Japan to help it develop a new fleet of submarines. Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews asked his Japanese counterpart Wednesday to join the $20 billion project in a 15-minute phone call that took place at the request of Australia, according to the Japan Times. (
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Volcanic activity continues in town near Tokyo

Japan Sci-Tech News - May 6, 2015 - 06:27
Mount Hakone, a scenic hot spring resort town near Tokyo, continues to be shaken by volcanic activity. (NHK)
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Sumo wrestlers hold babies in the air and attempt to make them cry

Japan Society News - May 6, 2015 - 00:08
For most parents the harrowing sound of a baby crying is one they could probably do without. But for competitors at the 400-year-old Naki Zumo festival in Japan, the more sobs your little one can muster, the better. (
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Taylor Swift 1989 tour reaches Japan: 'Shake It Off' singer performs at Tokyo Dome

Japan Society News - May 6, 2015 - 00:05
Taylor Swift kicked off the Japan portion of her "1989" world tour Tuesday after she touched down in Tokyo at Narita Airport and incited a fan frenzy Sunday. (
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Japan turns to UN to pressure North Korea on abductees

Japan Politics News - May 5, 2015 - 23:51
Japan launched a major push at the United Nations on Tuesday to rally support for its drive to settle lingering questions over the decades-old abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea. (zeenews)
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Tokyo office rents rise on optimism over economy

Japan Economy News - May 5, 2015 - 23:37
Rents on newly constructed office buildings in Tokyo have climbed for the first time in two years thanks to improving business sentiment driving office expansion. (Nikkei)
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Japan survey: 7.6% are sexual minorities

Japan Society News - May 5, 2015 - 23:33
A survey by a leading Japanese advertising agency suggests that one out of 13 respondents can be classified as sexual minorities. (NHK)
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Japan lawmakers, China's No. 3 leader agree bilateral ties improving

Japan Politics News - May 5, 2015 - 23:28
A cross-party group of Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday agreed with a senior Chinese political leader that once frosty relations between the two countries have started thawing following a series of recent exchanges. (Kyodo)
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