Tennis: Stosur retains Japan Open title in Osaka

Japan Sports News - October 12, 2014 - 22:16
Big-serving Australian Samantha Stosur retained a title for the first time in her career Sunday with a resounding 7-6, 6-3 victory over Zarina Diyas in the Japan Women's Open final. (Japan Times)
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World's heaviest firework shot up

Japan Society News - October 12, 2014 - 08:40
Firework technicians in Japan have set up a new record. They launched the heaviest firework in the world over a city northwest of Tokyo. (NHK)
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Making noise about keeping the decibels down

Japan Society News - October 12, 2014 - 00:26
Yoshimichi Nakajima was waiting for the train one day at his local station in Tokyo when he politely asked the station attendant to lower the volume on his microphone. He was told that would be "difficult," so Nakajima lent a hand by grabbing the mic and throwing it onto the track. (Japan Times)
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English teachers draw on Malala's words

Japan Education News - October 12, 2014 - 00:11
Inspired by her campaign for "education for every child," teachers around Japan have used the words and activities of 17-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai to teach English. Now they are celebrating her winning of the Nobel Peace Prize. (The Japan News)
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In-debt idols send wrong message to girls

Japan Society News - October 12, 2014 - 00:07
Two weeks ago a female pop group called The Margarines debuted via a Tokyo news conference. Since Japanese show business has no shortage of young women who want to sing and dance in order to "fulfill their dreams," the new ensemble needed a gimmick. (Japan Times)
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City at base of Mt. Fuji taking no chances against surprise eruption

Japan Society News - October 11, 2014 - 23:57
Sitting at the foot of volcanic Mount Fuji, the city of Fujiyoshida will set up a task force in November to formulate measures to deal with a sudden eruption. (Asahi)
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Japan's emperor, empress meet hibakusha in Nagasaki

Japan Society News - October 11, 2014 - 23:47
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the atom-bombed southwestern city of Nagasaki on Saturday and met with hibakusha, or survivors of the U.S. atomic bombing in 1945. (Jiji Press)
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Saitama policeman fired, charged for riding motorbike after drinking alcohol

Japan Society News - October 11, 2014 - 08:38
A 29-year-old Saitama prefectural policeman from the Tokorozawa police station has been charged with riding his motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops bust Kabukicho hostess club for attempted overcharging

Japan Society News - October 11, 2014 - 08:35
Tokyo Metropolitan Police announced on Friday the arrest of employees of a hostess club for attempting to overcharge a customer, reports TV Asahi (Oct. 10). (Tokyo Reporter)
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M6.1 quake strikes off east coast of Japan

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 11, 2014 - 08:18
An earthquake measuring 6.1 struck off the east coast of Honshu, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Saturday at 11:36 a.m. (Japan Today)
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G-20 discuss infrastructure investment for growth, details due in Nov.

Japan Economy News - October 11, 2014 - 07:34
Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies agreed Friday to work out details of an initiative to promote investment and foster growth worldwide at a time when the global economy faces a raft of slowdown risks. (Kyodo)
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Narita Airport to discount fees for low-cost carriers

Japan Business News - October 10, 2014 - 23:51
Narita Airport plans to charge lower usage fees for flights out of a new budget carrier terminal slated for completion next year, aiming to attract more flights amid intensifying competition from rival Haneda Airport. (Nikkei)
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Crying infant found in bag outside home in Aomori Pref

Japan Society News - October 10, 2014 - 23:46
A newborn baby girl was found inside a bag on the grounds of a private residence in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, police said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Olympic cauldron to lift Ishinomaki spirits

Japan Society News - October 10, 2014 - 23:39
With Friday marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 1964 Tokyo Games, the Olympic cauldron, which served as a symbol of Japan's postwar reconstruction, was removed from the National Stadium in Tokyo in the morning in preparation for the 2020 festivities. (The Japan News)
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Abe commends Nobel Peace Prize winners

Japan Politics News - October 10, 2014 - 23:33
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has congratulated Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India on being co-winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. (NHK)
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Japan, US resume TPP talks

Japan Economy News - October 10, 2014 - 23:21
Negotiators from Japan and the United States are holding working-level talks in Tokyo on bilateral issues related to negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (NHK)
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Japan backs Australian-led infrastructure plan at G-20: Aso

Japan Economy News - October 10, 2014 - 08:18
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Thursday that Japan supports an Australian-led scheme to spark investment in infrastructure, the key agenda item to be discussed at the meeting of the Group of 20 major economies on Friday. (Kyodo)
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Mount Zao experiencing volcanic tremors

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 10, 2014 - 08:17
Volcanic tremors were detected Thursday in Mount Zao, which straddles Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures, the Sendai Meteorological Observatory in Miyagi Prefecture said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo court orders Google to remove search results on man

Japan Society News - October 10, 2014 - 08:15
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday issued an injunction ordering Google Inc. to remove some Internet search results revealing the name of a man who claims his privacy rights have been infringed upon due to articles hinting he may have been involved in a crime in the past, according to a document obtained by Kyodo News. (Japan Times)
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Japan adopts policy package for promoting women

Japan Politics News - October 10, 2014 - 08:10
The Japanese government adopted Friday a package of comprehensive policy measures for promoting women's careers, which will be implemented by around spring next year. (Jiji Press)
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