Asahi corrects article on 'comfort women'

Japan Politics News - September 29, 2014 - 23:35
The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has issued a correction for a recent feature that retracted past articles on the issue of so-called comfort women. (NHK)
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Japan gets no promise from N. Korea over abduction probe findings

Japan Politics News - September 29, 2014 - 23:28
Japan was unable to find out Monday when North Korea will report its initial findings of a special investigation committee into the fates of at least 12 Japanese nationals abducted in the 1970s and 1980s. (Kyodo)
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Nikkei gains helped by strong U.S. growth; SoftBank falls

Japan Economy News - September 29, 2014 - 07:05
Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday with the weak yen supporting sentiment, while risk taking was buoyed after the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years in the second quarter. ()
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Japan's Diet convenes for new session

Japan Politics News - September 29, 2014 - 06:52
Japanese lawmakers convened for a new session of the Diet on Monday. (NHK)
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Crops in Nagano affected by volcanic ash

Japan Business News - September 29, 2014 - 06:50
Officials in Nagano Prefecture in central Japan say volcanic ash from Mount Ontake has affected local crops. (NHK)
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Fujifilm says French Ebola patient is taking its Avigan drug

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 28, 2014 - 22:56
Fujifilm Corp. said its influenza medicine Avigan is being given to an Ebola patient at a French hospital along with another experimental drug, the latest treatments to be deployed in the global push to curtail the deadly virus. (Japan Times)
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A $175 billion industry in Japan is threatened by legal gambling and changing tastes

Japan Business News - September 28, 2014 - 22:51
THE gaudy pachinko parlours that disfigure many a Japanese high street are an acquired taste. The country's 12,000 parlours keep players sealed off from the outside world behind a thick wall of noise, smoke and gambler's tension. (
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Miranda Kerr flashes white bra while celebrating Vogue Japan Geisha cover in Paris

Japan Society News - September 28, 2014 - 22:44
Miranda Kerr was a Victoria's Secret model, and she teased us with just a hint of her bra while out in Paris earlier today. (
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New idol group The Margarines sing to pay off debts

Japan Society News - September 28, 2014 - 22:40
Japan's entertainment industry has become so filled with idol groups that some call this the age of the "idol war." (Japan Times)
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SoftBank reportedly in talks to buy DreamWorks

Japan Business News - September 28, 2014 - 22:14
US media reports say leading Japanese telecom company SoftBank is in talks to acquire major Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation. (NHK)
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Experts warn of further eruptions

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 28, 2014 - 22:11
Experts have warned that Mount Ontake could erupt again on a similar scale. The members of the Coordinating Committee for the Prediction of Volcanic Eruption met geologists and experts in disaster preparation on Sunday. (NHK)
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