'Scary' tattoo ban passed at popular beach for servicemembers in Japan

Japan Society News - February 27, 2014 - 22:23
The party is about to slow down for patrons of one of Japan's most popular beaches, and it may be over altogether for servicemembers here displaying "scary" tattoos. (stripes.com)
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Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit

Japan Society News - February 27, 2014 - 22:21
The first night in the United States for a family of Japanese tourists ended with the parents being pulled from their rental car at gunpoint with their young son watching after their confusion about American traffic laws set off a high-speed pursuit in southern Utah. (abcnews.go.com)
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Mongolian firm again denied bid to buy Tokyo bldg

Japan Business News - February 27, 2014 - 22:18
A Japanese high court has blocked a Mongolian company's bid to buy the Tokyo headquarters of a pro-North Korean residents' group. (NHK)
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China designates war-related anniversaries as national days

Japan Politics News - February 27, 2014 - 22:12
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China passed legislation on Thursday to designate two key anniversaries of the war with Japan as national days, according to state-run news agency Xinhua. (Jiji Press)
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Israeli Embassy in Tokyo donates 300 Anne Frank books

Japan Education News - February 27, 2014 - 22:06
The Israeli embassy in Tokyo donated 300 books on Anne Frank on Thursday after books on the famous victim of the Holocaust were found to have been vandalized at public libraries in the Japanese capital. (Jiji Press)
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N. Korea launches projectiles believed to be short-range missiles

Japan Politics News - February 27, 2014 - 22:01
North Korea on Thursday fired four projectiles believed to be short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Defense Ministry said. (Kyodo)
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Scientists in Japan to put Stars-2 satellite into orbit to trial space cleanup

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 27, 2014 - 21:52
It sounds like an idea for a niche movie aimed at sci-fi anoraks: a floating magnetic net that harnesses tonnes of wayward space junk and makes the overcrowded orbital lanes above Earth's atmosphere safe for future exploration. (The Guardian)
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Japan launches system to extend visas for budding chefs

Japan Education News - February 27, 2014 - 21:48
Japan has launched a system to allow a two-year extension of residence status for foreign students who complete a course of study at a Japanese culinary school, allowing them to receive on-the-job training at Japanese restaurants. (helsinkitimes.fi)
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Japan Red Cross says plans talks for return of remains from North Korea

Japan Politics News - February 27, 2014 - 21:47
Officials from the Japanese and North Korean affiliates of the Red Cross will hold talks next week on the return of the remains of Japanese nationals from North Korea, a Japanese Red Cross official said on Thursday. (Reuters)
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Murayama raps Abe over sex slaves

Japan Politics News - February 27, 2014 - 21:42
Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on Thursday blasted Shinzo Abe for considering revising the 1993 Kono statement, the first official acknowledgment that the Imperial Japanese Army had forced women into sexual servitude at wartime brothels set up by the military. (Japan Times)
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