Ex-pet shop employee arrested for dumping dead dogs in Tochigi

Japan Society News - November 19, 2014 - 05:28
Police in Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a former pet shop employee for dumping the dead carcasses of more than 70 dogs in rivers and mountains. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops arrest 'investment idol' for false rape accusation

Japan Society News - November 19, 2014 - 05:24
On Saturday, officers from the Shinjuku Police Station arrested Masako Suzuki, a 31-year-old model with a background in the securities industry, and Yasutaka Okamura, the 66-year-old president of a financial firm, for falsely accusing the president of a chain of restaurants of rape and demanding payment, reports Sports Hochi. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Kyoto woman linked to mysterious deaths arrested for poisoning husband

Japan Society News - November 19, 2014 - 05:20
Kyoto Prefectural Police on Wednesday morning arrested Chisako Kakehi, a 67-year-old woman linked to a number of mysterious deaths, for poisoning her husband last year, reports public broadcaster NHK (Nov. 19). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Sony takes hard look at streaming after Taylor Swift snub

Japan Business News - November 18, 2014 - 22:57
A Sony executive said Tuesday the firm was taking a hard look at music streaming services after pop star Taylor Swift yanked her songs from industry giant Spotify. (AFP)
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Soccer: Japan beats Australia 2-1 in Osaka

Japan Sports News - November 18, 2014 - 22:55
Yasuyuki Konno and Shinji Okazaki scored second-half goals Tuesday to give Japan a 2-1 win over Australia in an Asian Cup warm-up match. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested for molesting student on her way to school

Japan Society News - November 18, 2014 - 22:53
Police in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward said Tuesday they have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of molesting a girl by riding up behind her on a bike and groping her. (Japan Today)
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Lower house passes bill banning 'revenge porn'

Japan Society News - November 18, 2014 - 22:50
Japan's lower house on Tuesday passed a bill criminalising "revenge porn", as it seeks a legal remedy to a growing problem of the Internet age. (Japan Today)
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Japan submits new research whaling plan to IWC

Japan Sci-Tech News - November 18, 2014 - 22:47
The Japanese government said Tuesday it has submitted a new research whaling plan to the International Whaling Commission's Scientific Committee, setting an annual catch target of 333 minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean. (Jiji Press)
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Nishinoshima eruption one year on

Japan Sci-Tech News - November 18, 2014 - 22:40
Nearly a year has passed since a volcano erupted on a remote Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean. Nishinoshima Island, about 900 kilometers south of Tokyo, is still gushing out tons of lava. (NHK)
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Tokyo to set up 80 hydrogen stations by 2025

Japan Business News - November 18, 2014 - 22:38
The Tokyo metropolitan government Tuesday announced a plan to increase the number of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles in Tokyo to 35 by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and to 80 by 2025. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo to set up 80 hydrogen stations by 2025

Japan Sci-Tech News - November 18, 2014 - 22:38
The Tokyo metropolitan government Tuesday announced a plan to increase the number of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles in Tokyo to 35 by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and to 80 by 2025. (Kyodo)
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Little Tokyo popping up in Jakarta suburb

Japan Business News - November 18, 2014 - 22:35
An Indonesian conglomerate owned by ethnic Chinese plans to develop a "Little Tokyo" on the outskirts of this capital city to cater to the growing number of Japanese sent here by their employers back home. (Nikkei)
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TEPCO unable to stop tainted water flows into tunnels

Japan Sci-Tech News - November 18, 2014 - 22:05
Tokyo Electric Power Co. apparently remains unable to stop the flows of radioactive water from the turbine building of a damaged reactor to underground tunnels at its disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 power station, officials have said. (Jiji Press)
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New condo supply slips in Tokyo area down 10.9%

Japan Economy News - November 18, 2014 - 22:00
The number of new condominiums put up for sale in the greater Tokyo area in October fell 10.9 percent from a year before to 3,125 units, down for the ninth consecutive month, the Real Estate Economic Institute said Monday. (The Japan News)
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Tokuda 'took kickbacks, dodged tax on Y100 million'

Japan Business News - November 18, 2014 - 21:50
Torao Tokuda, former head of the Tokushukai hospital group, has been accused by the Kumamoto Regional Taxation Bureau of keeping a secret fund of about Y100 million, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned from sources. (The Japan News)
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Imperial couple travel to the past at ancient records show in Nara

Japan Education News - November 18, 2014 - 09:14
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko viewed a special exhibition featuring arts and artifacts related to eighth-century Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters), the oldest chronicle in Japan, during a visit here on Nov. 17. (Asahi)
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Nikkei posts biggest gain in 2 weeks as market awaits word on vote, tax

Japan Economy News - November 18, 2014 - 09:09
Japanese stocks had their biggest gain in two weeks on Tuesday as investors waited to see if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election and consider fresh steps to support the economy after it slipped into recession in the third quarter. (brecorder.com)
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Yen recovers in London after shock Japan GDP slide

Japan Economy News - November 18, 2014 - 09:08
The yen recovered from seven-year lows against the dollar on Monday but remained under pressure having sunk across the board after shock data showed Japan's economy slipping back into recession. (brecorder.com)
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Japan PM to seek fresh mandate for 'Abenomics' with snap poll

Japan Politics News - November 18, 2014 - 06:32
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies, and postpone an unpopular sales tax rise, a day after data showed the economy had slipped back into recession. (Reuters)
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Toyota to launch world's 1st consumer fuel-cell vehicle Dec. 15

Japan Business News - November 18, 2014 - 06:31
Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling its Mirai hydrogen-powered vehicle in Japan on Dec. 15, becoming the world's first automaker to launch a fuel-cell vehicle for general consumers. (Kyodo)
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