New space probe Hayabusa-2 unveiled

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 31, 2014 - 22:30
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has shown the media its new Hayabusa-2 asteroid explorer. (NHK)
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Indian PM Modi visits famous Kyoto temple with Abe

Japan Politics News - August 31, 2014 - 22:18
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the famous Toji Temple in Kyoto on Sunday, the second day of his five-day official visit to Japan aimed at bolstering the two countries' security and economic ties. (Kyodo)
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Firms rush to invest in news apps

Japan Business News - August 31, 2014 - 22:13
Major information technology and telecommunications services companies are forming business ties with start-ups that offer smartphone apps with which users can read the news. (The Japan News)
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Bad summer weather forcing consumers to pay more to eat their vegetables

Japan Economy News - August 31, 2014 - 12:45
Vegetable prices are soaring due to the summer's heavy rains and a lack of sunshine across the nation, making for poorer growing and harvesting conditions than in usual years. (Asahi)
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Japan porn queens raise thousands of dollars for Aids prevention at 'Boob Aid' charity event

Japan Society News - August 31, 2014 - 12:35
A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a "Boob Aid" charity event for Aids prevention. (straitstimes.com)
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High school baseball game lasts 50 innings

Japan Sports News - August 31, 2014 - 05:30
A high school baseball game has ended in the 50th inning after being extended for 3 days. (NHK)
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Hiroshima city partially lifts evacuation advisories, orders

Japan Society News - August 31, 2014 - 05:27
The Hiroshima city government on Sunday lifted evacuation advisories and orders issued for about 106,000 people in the mudslide-hit city. (Kyodo)
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Abe has informal dinner meeting with India PM

Japan Politics News - August 31, 2014 - 00:26
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a 5-day tour of Japan on Saturday with an informal dinner in Kyoto with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (NHK)
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World media rush to report 'Hello Kitty is not a cat'

Japan Society News - August 31, 2014 - 00:16
Media reports that Sanrio Co.'s popular character Hello Kitty is "not a cat" have swirled across the globe, following a U.S. newspaper story. (Jiji Press)
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Tohoku revival festival starts in Paris

Japan Society News - August 31, 2014 - 00:13
A two-day festival to highlight the charm of Japan's Tohoku region started in a park in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday morning to help reconstruction of the region devastated by the massive earthquake and tsunami some three years ago. (Jiji Press)
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Japanese man found dead in Hudson possibly shot in head

Japan Society News - August 31, 2014 - 00:07
The body of a Japanese man was found floating in the Hudson River last week and may have been shot in the head, according to the New York City Police Department and Consulate General of Japan in New York. (Japan Times)
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Tests of 4K, 8K broadcasts eyed for 2016

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 31, 2014 - 00:03
The government plans to start ultrahigh-definition 4K and 8K television broadcasting on broadcast satellite TV channels on a trial basis in 2016 when the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics will be held. (The Japan News)
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