Honda begins sales of all-new SHUTTLE compact station wagon

Japan Business News - May 16, 2015 - 00:11
Honda Motor Co on Friday began sales of the all-new Honda SHUTTLE compact wagon. (Japan Today)
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Over 1,000 people sue Japan gov't to halt involvement in TPP

Japan Politics News - May 16, 2015 - 00:08
More than 1,000 people filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government Friday seeking to halt its involvement in the 12-country talks for a Pacific Rim free trade agreement as "unconstitutional." (Kyodo)
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A grand procession

Japan Society News - May 16, 2015 - 00:07
About 510 people dressed as court ladies and officers of the Heian Period parade in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, on Friday in the Aoi Festival, one of the three largest Kyoto festivals. (The Japan News)
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Wrong accounting bedevils Toshiba

Japan Business News - May 15, 2015 - 23:55
Toshiba Corp. faces a risk of expanding losses from accounting irregularities related to infrastructure projects. (The Japan News)
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Drone suspect: Between protest and terrorism

Japan Society News - May 15, 2015 - 13:03
A man arrested on suspicion of sending a drone to the prime minister's office reportedly wanted to express his opposition to nuclear power. He hoped to do it in a way that's more than a protest but less than an act of terrorism. (NHK)
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Tokyo shares close 0.83% higher after Wall Street rally

Japan Economy News - May 15, 2015 - 12:16
Tokyo stocks rose 0.83 percent Friday, as several firms announced share buy-backs and after the S&P 500 surged to another record close, but Nikon shares plunged on a weak earnings forecast. (
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M5.1 quake strikes off Fukushima coast

Japan Sci-Tech News - May 15, 2015 - 05:54
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding there was no danger of a tsunami. (Japan Today)
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Japan recognizes Niue as state in bid to boost diplomacy in Pacific

Japan Politics News - May 15, 2015 - 05:52
Japan on Friday recognized Niue, a self-governing Pacific island in free association with New Zealand, as a state, as the world's third-largest economy seeks to boost its diplomacy in the Pacific. (Kyodo)
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TEPCO starts removing cover for Fukushima reactor

Japan Sci-Tech News - May 15, 2015 - 05:50
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began work on Firday morning to dismantle the cover of the No.1 reactor building. (NHK)
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Japan's oldest basil pollen found in Nara ruins may have been 'medicine' from China

Japan Education News - May 14, 2015 - 23:40
Basil pollen from the time of the legendary shaman queen Himiko has been discovered at the site that might once have been her home. (Asahi)
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73-year-old man held over brother's death after argument on street

Japan Society News - May 14, 2015 - 23:36
Police in Hiroshima have arrested a 73-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he stabbed his 68-year-old brother to death on Wednesday night. (Japan Today)
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74-yr-old man, 6-yr-old grandson drown after falling in pond

Japan Society News - May 14, 2015 - 23:35
A 74-year-old man and his 6-year-old grandson drowned in a pond in Matsuura, Nagasaki Prefecture, on Wednesday night. (Japan Today)
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Taiwan restricts imports of Japanese food over Tokyo's objection

Japan Politics News - May 14, 2015 - 23:32
Taiwan will impose stiffer regulations on imports of Japanese food Friday amid growing safety worries after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, despite firm opposition from Tokyo. (Nikkei)
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Sony 1st in Japan to sell 4K TVs that use Android operating system

Japan Sci-Tech News - May 14, 2015 - 23:30
Sony Corp. will begin marketing the first ultra-high definition TVs that run Google Inc.'s Android operating system and its apps in Japan from June 20. (Asahi)
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Tokyo cops bust illegal porn DVD operation

Japan Society News - May 14, 2015 - 23:27
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the bust of a mail order operation operating from an apartment in Toshima Ward for the sale uncensored pornographic DVDs, reports TBS News (May 14). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Man says he stabbed girl on train to see if he had guts enough to kill someone

Japan Society News - May 14, 2015 - 23:13
Police in Tokyo said Thursday that a 54-year-old man who injured a girl with an ice pick while on a train told them he did it as a kind of rehearsal to see if he had what it takes to actually kill someone. (Japan Today)
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Sony execs to give up bonuses for 4th year

Japan Business News - May 14, 2015 - 23:03
Executives at Sony will be going without their bonuses for the 4th straight year. They are taking responsibility for the firm's reported massive loss for the last business year. (NHK)
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S. Korea raises no objetion to Japan's security legislation

Japan Politics News - May 14, 2015 - 23:00
A South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman indicated Thursday that Seoul basically accepts the Japanese cabinet's approval the same day of national security bills aimed at allowing Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense. (Jiji Press)
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Protesters rally in Tokyo against security bills

Japan Politics News - May 14, 2015 - 22:59
Hundreds of protesters rallied in Tokyo on Thursday against national security bills adopted by the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to allow the country to use force to help allies under attack. (Jiji Press)
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China says no to Japan's bid to add industrial sites on UNESCO list

Japan Politics News - May 14, 2015 - 22:57
China on Thursday came out against Japan's attempt to list some facilities seen as representing its industrialization in the late 19th to early 20th centuries as World Heritage sites, citing the issue of wartime forced labor involving Koreans and other Asians. (Kyodo)
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