Respect for the Aged Day draws elderly to events

Japan Society News - September 21, 2015 - 12:31
Free legal advice and sporting events are among the activities being held to celebrate Respect for the Aged Day, which is observed on the third Monday of September. (NHK)
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Golf: Ishikawa victorious at ANA Open

Japan Sports News - September 20, 2015 - 23:28
U.S. tour regular Ryo Ishikawa captured the ANA Open on Sunday by two strokes to win his 12th title on Japan's domestic JGTO tour. (Japan Times)
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Support for Abe cabinet plunges to 40% after defense bills' passage

Japan Politics News - September 20, 2015 - 23:17
Public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet took a beating after the rushed passage of unpopular national security bills in parliament Saturday, with many voters complaining about the lack of explanation from the government, the latest Nikkei opinion poll showed. (Nikkei)
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Part-time wages reach record high

Japan Economy News - September 20, 2015 - 23:11
A survey shows hourly wages of part-time workers in Japan registered a record high in August for the third month in a row due to labor shortages. (NHK)
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People aged over 80 top 10 million in Japan

Japan Society News - September 20, 2015 - 23:06
The number of people aged 80 or older in Japan topped 10 million for the first time as of Tuesday, a government estimated released Sunday showed. (Jiji Press)
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Princess Mako has been secretly studying in UK

Japan Education News - September 20, 2015 - 00:22
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Silver Week holiday exodus gets under way

Japan Society News - September 20, 2015 - 00:10
Japan's Silver Week holiday exodus got under way on Saturday with trains and planes reporting full loads. (Japan Today)
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Drone crashes on roof of Himeji Castle; a national treasure

Japan Society News - September 20, 2015 - 00:03
A crashed drone was found Saturday on the roof of recently renovated Himeji Castle, a national treasure in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, municipal officials said. (Japan Times)
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Japan to begin washoku licensing for foreigners

Japan Education News - September 19, 2015 - 23:57
Japan's government will launch a licensing system to recognize foreign chefs of "washoku," or traditional Japanese cuisine. (NHK)
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Festival draws crowds in Osaka

Japan Society News - September 19, 2015 - 23:54
Crowds flocked to Osaka in western Japan on Saturday to witness the dynamic sight of men pulling massive festival carts through the streets at daredevil speeds. (NHK)
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Ex-Finance Minister Shiokawa, "guardian" for Koizumi, dies at 93

Japan Politics News - September 19, 2015 - 23:52
Masajuro Shiokawa, who served as finance minister in the early 2000s and was known for being a "guardian" for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Osaka city on Saturday, his office said. He was 93. (Kyodo)
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Japan stuns the world, beats Springboks

Japan Sports News - September 19, 2015 - 23:47
Japan turned its first matchup with mighty South Africa into the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history on Saturday when the 1,000-1 shots won 34-32 in injury time. (The Japan News)
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Architect Hadid gives up on new Tokyo Olympic stadium design

Japan Sports News - September 18, 2015 - 23:43
London-based architect Zaha Hadid has given up on submitting a new Tokyo Olympic stadium design in the competition following the Japanese government's decision to scrap her original plan, a spokesman for her firm said Friday. (Kyodo)
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Former vice finance minister Sakakibara sees end to era of weaker yen

Japan Economy News - September 18, 2015 - 23:42
The era of a weaker yen is coming to an end and Japan's currency may strengthen toward 115 per dollar, according to Eisuke Sakakibara, a former vice finance minister. (Japan Times)
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DNA evidence links Peruvian man with 2 of 6 murders in Saitama

Japan Society News - September 18, 2015 - 23:25
DNA evidence found at the home of a couple who were discovered murdered in Kumagaya, north of Tokyo, last Monday matches that of a Peruvian man suspected of involvement in their killings, police officials said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Doctor wins Ig Nobel for study on kissing benefits

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 18, 2015 - 23:12
A Japanese doctor won this year's Ig Nobel Medicine Prize on Thursday for a study showing that kissing can reduce mental stress and relieve allergies. (The Japan News)
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40 Ito-Yokado supermarkets to close doors over 5 years

Japan Business News - September 18, 2015 - 23:09
Seven & i Holdings Co. is considering closing 40 Ito-Yokado Co. stores, or about 20 percent of the supermarket arm's total outlets, by the end of the business year through February 2020, Seven & i officials said Friday. (The Japan News)
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Security-related bills enacted

Japan Politics News - September 18, 2015 - 23:06
The House of Councillors passed the security-related bills into law early Saturday morning with support from the Liberal Democratic Party, its coalition partner Komeito, and three small opposition parties - the Assembly to Energize Japan, the Party for Future Generations and the New Renaissance Party. (The Japan News)
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China's woes could derail Abenomics

Japan Economy News - September 17, 2015 - 23:51
Just as Japanese growth was starting to pick up from the repercussions of last year's consumption tax hike, a new shock has hit the economy: China's economic woes. (Nikkei)
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10 pct still suffer from cervical cancer vaccine side effects

Japan Sci-Tech News - September 17, 2015 - 23:16
A Japanese health ministry survey has found that about 10 pct of the recently surveyed sufferers of side effects from a cervical cancer vaccine have not yet recovered, ministry officials said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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