35 year-old-man arrested for exposing himself to schoolgirls

Japan Society News - May 31, 2014 - 22:39
Police in Tokyo said Saturday that a 35-year-old man has been arrested after he was caught exposing himself in front of a young middle school-aged girl on a roadside in Edogawa Ward. (Japan Today)
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Onodera on Japan minesweeping for sea lanes

Japan Politics News - May 31, 2014 - 22:24
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera says Japan should be able to join international minesweeping operations in sea lanes in the event of an armed attack. (NHK)
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Govt holds 1st meeting with residents on tainted soil storage

Japan Politics News - May 31, 2014 - 22:21
Japan's government on Saturday held a meeting in Fukushima Prefecture with local residents to explain the planned construction of facilities to temporarily store soil tainted with radiation following the March 2011 accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Jiji Press)
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National Stadium fixtures go on sale as memorabilia

Japan Business News - May 31, 2014 - 22:17
Fixtures from the National Stadium in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, which will soon be demolished to make way for the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, went on sale Saturday. (The Japan News)
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Soccer: Training heats up

Japan Sports News - May 31, 2014 - 22:14
Members of the Samurai Blue run at a training camp in Clearwater, Fla., on Friday ahead of the opening of the World Cup. (The Japan News)
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Man arrested after child's skeletal remains found in apartment

Japan Society News - May 31, 2014 - 13:20
Police in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a man after the skeletal remains of a young boy were found in his apartment on Friday. (Japan Today)
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Japan, S Korea, US to jointly tackle missile threats from N Korea

Japan Politics News - May 31, 2014 - 13:17
The defense chiefs of Japan, South Korea and the United States agreed on Saturday to jointly counter missile threats from North Korea, stressing the importance of sharing information within the three-party framework. (Nikkei)
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Mario Bros. enlisted to sell Mercedes GLA in Japan with bizarre results

Japan Business News - May 31, 2014 - 00:38
There is always something a little grotesque when traditionally animated characters are brought into the real world. For example, something about seeing Mickey walk around Disney World just doesn't look quite right, and Nintendo is proving the rule with its latest cross promotion involving Mario and the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. (autoblog.com)
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Man arrested for attacking Kameoka city hall employee with kitchen knife

Japan Society News - May 31, 2014 - 00:31
Police in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 35-year-old man for attacking a city hall employee with a kitchen knife. (Japan Today)
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Yu Yamada announces she is 6 months pregnant

Japan Society News - May 31, 2014 - 00:29
Popular fashion model Yu Yamada, 29, is six months pregnant, her management agency announced Friday. (Japan Today)
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Chongryon property not covered by Japan-N. Korea accord: Suga

Japan Business News - May 31, 2014 - 00:23
The issue of the planned sale of property of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, is not covered by a Japan-North Korea agreement announced Thursday, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga reiterated Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan's greenhouse gas emissions up 8%

Japan Economy News - May 31, 2014 - 00:22
The nation's greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2012 soared about 8 percent from those of fiscal 2010, due primarily to the suspension of nuclear power plants, as utilities discharged about 30 percent more gases contributing to global warming, according to the government's fiscal 2013 Annual Report on Energy. (The Japan News)
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Comprehensive food textbooks planned

Japan Education News - May 31, 2014 - 00:16
The education ministry has decided to distribute textbooks on food and nutrition to primary, middle and high school students from fiscal 2016, according to ministry sources. (The Japan News)
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800 sick after drinking cafeteria milk at Chiba schools

Japan Education News - May 31, 2014 - 00:12
Chiba prefectural health officials said Friday that about 3,400 students and teachers experienced an odd taste in the milk they received as part of their lunches at several elementary and middle schools on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Abe lauds benefits of casinos during Singapore trip

Japan Business News - May 31, 2014 - 00:02
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said casino resorts could become a pillar of his country's future economic growth as he toured Singapore's two lavish gaming venues on Friday. (Reuters)
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'Super Cool Biz' campaign kicks off

Japan Business News - May 30, 2014 - 23:56
Japan's Environment Ministry is about to kick off the 'Super Cool Biz' campaign, which urges people to dress in ways that keep them cool. (NHK)
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US forces unveil Global Hawks in Japan

Japan Politics News - May 30, 2014 - 23:50
The US military has unveiled unmanned reconnaissance planes deployed for the first time in Japan. (NHK)
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Abe throws support behind ASEAN in maritime security, slams China

Japan Politics News - May 30, 2014 - 23:46
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to support efforts by Vietnam and the Philippines to resolve their territorial disputes with China, making a veiled criticism of the Asian powerhouse. (Kyodo)
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Aska case shows agencies pressuring Japan's media on drug reporting

Japan Society News - May 30, 2014 - 07:28
Two times this month, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested singer Aska, of the pop group Chage and Aska, on drug-related charges. Since the news broke of his first arrest, sports newspapers and broadcasting stations have covered the story to great extent, expressing astonishment over the revelations. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Policeman discharges weapon after suspect strikes him and tries to steal his bike keys

Japan Society News - May 30, 2014 - 07:25
Kanagawa prefectural police said Friday that a police officer in Yokohama discharged his weapon at a suspect who attempted to run away after trying to steal the keys of his police bike. (Japan Today)
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