Sweden suspects meningitis outbreak at major scout jamboree in Japan

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 18, 2015 - 10:38
Sweden's health authority is urging nearly 2,000 scouts returning from a gathering in Japan to get medical treatment after a suspected outbreak of meningitis. (ctvnews.ca)
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Women in Tokyo are cutting through stress and fat with this new 'Katana Exercise' class

Japan Education News - August 18, 2015 - 10:34
There's a growing fitness trend in Tokyo, but it's nothing new really, being based on age-old traditions: Katana Exercise. (rocketnews24.com)
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Hakodate man arrested in death of girlfriend

Japan Society News - August 18, 2015 - 10:32
Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested a 39-year-old male in the abandoning of his girlfriend's body inside the apartment they share in Hakodate City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 17). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Aichi police officer arrested over attempted rape 4 years ago

Japan Society News - August 18, 2015 - 10:29
A 29-year-old Aichi prefectural police officer has been arrested for attempting to sexually assault a woman in her apartment in Nagoya City four years ago. (Japan Today)
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Domestic firms concerned about slumping consumption

Japan Economy News - August 18, 2015 - 10:28
Domestic companies are becoming increasingly concerned about the slump in private consumption that was confirmed in weak April-June gross domestic product data, although corporate earnings in the period turned out to be strong thanks to the yen's depreciation and falling crude oil prices. (Japan Times)
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Heatstroke cases hit record high for July

Japan Society News - August 18, 2015 - 10:17
More than 24,000 people in Japan were taken to hospitals with heatstroke in July, setting a record high for the month. (NHK)
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Driver may have had seizure before fatal Ikebukuro crash

Japan Society News - August 18, 2015 - 10:11
A doctor who allegedly plowed his car into a crowded sidewalk near Tokyo's Ikebukuro Station, leaving one person dead and four injured, was turned over to prosecutors Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Murdered girl in Osaka matches missing 13-yr-old, boy also missing

Japan Society News - August 18, 2015 - 10:08
The body of a girl found murdered in a parking lot in Osaka Prefecture last Thursday was confirmed Tuesday to be that of a 13-year-old who went missing with a boy from the same school a day earlier, police said. (Kyodo)
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One Japanese among injured in Bangkok bomb blast

Japan Society News - August 17, 2015 - 23:19
A Japanese man was among those injured in Monday's deadly terrorist bomb blast in the Thai capital of Bangkok, hospital and other officials said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Strong gusts cause damage in Kanagawa

Japan Society News - August 17, 2015 - 23:03
Strong wind gusts caused damage in a 10-square-kilometer area between Fujisawa and Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture on Monday. (Japan Today)
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Butter price exorbitant due to import controls

Japan Business News - August 17, 2015 - 22:56
The gap is growing between the price of butter in Japan and its price internationally. While supplies of butter remain short in Japan, importing low-cost butter from overseas is complicated by the Japanese government's sharp curtailing of the volume of imports to protect the nation's relatively uncompetitive dairy farmers. (The Japan News)
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Lotte shareholders OK current management

Japan Business News - August 17, 2015 - 22:54
Shareholders of Japan's Lotte Holdings Co. on Monday voted to let the current management led by Vice Chairman Akio Shigemitsu, the second son of the Lotte group's founder, Takeo, to establish a stable management setup. (The Japan News)
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Amari comments on GDP

Japan Economy News - August 17, 2015 - 06:34
Japanese Economic Revitalization Minister Akira Amari has noted that public concern is growing that wage hikes are not keeping up with consumer price increases, as costs for daily necessities and food are rising. (NHK)
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Japan April-June GDP down 0.4 percent

Japan Economy News - August 17, 2015 - 06:29
Japan's gross domestic product in April-June dropped 0.4 pct from the previous quarter in price-adjusted real terms, the Cabinet Office said in a preliminary report on Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Baseball: Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

Japan Sports News - August 16, 2015 - 23:23
Japan's Ichiro Suzuki has matched one iconic Major League Baseball hitter and is taking aim at another as he chases a historic milestone - his 3000th hit in North America. (sentinelrepublic.com)
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Girl's body, arms bound and face covered with duct tape, found in Osaka parking lot

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:16
The body of a girl - arms tied in her back, her face nearly completely covered with duct tape, and with over 30 knife wounds - was recently discovered in an Osaka Prefecture parking lot, and a security camera recorded two suspicious vehicles stopping at the site shortly before the body was found. (Japan Times)
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2 men die in ultra light plane crash in Tsukuba

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:12
Two men died after their ultra light plane crashed onto a golf course in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Woman dies of injuries after car hits pedestrians, Ikebukuro store; driver arrested

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:10
A woman was killed while four people injured when a car ran across the sidewalk and plowed into an apparel shop outside JR Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo, police said. (Japan Times)
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4 Japanese share best actress award in Locarno

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:08
Four Japanese women have together won the award for best actress at the annual Locarno Film Festival in southern Switzerland. (NHK)
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People living near volcano on high alert

Japan Society News - August 16, 2015 - 23:03
People living near a volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, in southwestern Japan, are on alert as seismic activity increases. (NHK)
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