Long-haired woman in long dress sought over purse-snatching spree in Tokyo

Japan Society News - September 7, 2014 - 00:17
Police are looking for a woman who is suspected of being involved in 20 purse-snatching cases in Tokyo. In all cases, the suspect has been described as being a young woman with long hair and wearing a long one-piece dress, police said. (Japan Today)
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New welfare minister tasked with pension fund reform

Japan Economy News - September 7, 2014 - 00:16
Japan's new welfare minister tasked with reforming the country's 110 trillion yen pension fund is a Harvard-educated former central banker with a sharp sense of the reforms that markets want to see and a willingness to buck the system. (Japan Today)
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Bad weather, anemic wages hinder Japan's recovery

Japan Economy News - September 7, 2014 - 00:07
The Japanese economy appears to be recovering more slowly than anticipated, as bad weather kept would-be shoppers at home and wages failed to keep pace with rising prices. (Nikkei)
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Japanese researchers develop running robot

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 7, 2014 - 00:06
Japanese researchers have developed a two-legged robot that can run like a human. (NHK)
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2 school girls jump to death from Tokyo apartment building

Japan Society News - September 7, 2014 - 00:04
Two elementary school girls, aged 11 and 12, apparently jumped to their deaths from an apartment building in Tokyo's Ota Ward, police said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Requests loom for NHK's political coverage overseas, new minister Takaichi says

Japan Politics News - September 6, 2014 - 23:59
The government may make requests to NHK that affect its international services by promoting state views on political issues, Sanae Takaichi, new minister of internal affairs and communications, said. (Japan Times)
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US man arrested for murdering his Japanese wife

Japan Society News - September 6, 2014 - 23:56
US police have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of murdering his Japanese wife, who was found dead in California in 2007. (NHK)
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Bangladesh withdraws to back Japan's bid for nonpermanent UNSC seat

Japan Politics News - September 6, 2014 - 23:34
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Saturday that Bangladesh will abandon its bid for a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council for the 2016-2017 term and support Japan's candidacy. (Kyodo)
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Japan's Nishikori beats Djokovic, making history

Japan Sports News - September 6, 2014 - 23:27
After dispatching world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in four sets Saturday, Kei Nishikori put a buzz into the U.S. Open crowd in New York and put himself into the history books, becoming the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam tennis final. Saturday's match was also the first elite semifinal he'd reached. (npr.org)
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