Travelers canceling trips to Paris

Japan Business News - November 16, 2015 - 21:48
Seat occupancy rates for airline flights between Tokyo and Paris have dropped by 20 to 30 percent in the wake of last Friday's deadly terrorist attacks. (NHK)
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JX, TonenGeneral mull integration

Japan Business News - November 16, 2015 - 21:44
JX Holdings Inc., the parent of the nation's top oil wholesaler JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corp., and TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K., the country's third-largest wholesaler, are considering integrating their management, informed sources said Monday. (The Japan News)
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Japan economy contracts for 2nd straight quarter

Japan Economy News - November 16, 2015 - 21:42
Japan's economy contracted for the second consecutive quarter in July-September, reflecting sluggish corporate capital expenditures and a slow recovery in consumer spending, government data showed Monday. (The Japan News)
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Kyoto resorts to enforcement to deal with 'garbage house'

Japan Society News - November 15, 2015 - 22:20
The municipal government of Kyoto has enforced an ordinance against one of its residents to deal with an issue plaguing many local governments-a house filled with so much garbage that it causes trouble to the local community. (Japan Today)
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Japanese travel agencies cancel tours to France

Japan Business News - November 15, 2015 - 22:17
Japanese travel agencies on Saturday canceled some tours to France in response to Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris while scrambling to confirm the safety of their tour customers there. (Jiji Press)
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Abe, Turnbull agree to cooperate in terror fight

Japan Politics News - November 15, 2015 - 22:16
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, on Saturday condemned the deadly terror attacks in Paris and agreed to work together in the fight against terrorism. (Jiji Press)
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29-year-old man arrested over murder of 17-year-old girl

Japan Society News - November 15, 2015 - 21:39
Police in Tokyo's Edogawa ward said Sunday they have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 17-year-old girl. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo landmarks lit up in French flag colors

Japan Society News - November 15, 2015 - 21:36
Two of Tokyo's iconic structures were illuminated in blue, white and red on Sunday evening to mourn the victims of the Paris attacks. (NHK)
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Abe denounces Paris attacks

Japan Politics News - November 14, 2015 - 11:13
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned Friday's series of terrorist attacks in Paris. He says Japan will work together with the international community to prevent more such strikes. (NHK)
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Nationwide curriculum to end free-for-all in English teacher training

Japan Education News - November 14, 2015 - 00:27
Stung by the low proficiency in English of many of the educators who teach the language, the education ministry has decided for the first time to impose a standard curriculum for teacher-training courses in universities. (Japan Times)
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Transgender bureaucrat sues METI over sex discrimination

Japan Society News - November 14, 2015 - 00:19
A transgender trade bureaucrat on Friday launched a landmark ¥18 million discrimination lawsuit against the government, claiming the trade ministry refused to let her use the female toilets and harassed her about her sex change. (Japan Times)
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Corpse of man with face skinned off found in Fussa

Japan Society News - November 14, 2015 - 00:15
The body of a 38-year-old transgender man was found with its facial skin removed on Thursday by his lover inside the residence they share in Fussa City, reports the Sankei Shimbun . (Tokyo Reporter)
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Top engineering company also faked foundation data

Japan Business News - November 14, 2015 - 00:14
Major foundation engineering company Japan Pile admitted Friday that it also falsified installation data in some past projects, a revelation that may indicate widespread data-doctoring in the industry. (Nikkei)
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Three held over Japanese farmer's murder in Bangladesh

Japan Society News - November 14, 2015 - 00:12
Bangladesh security forces Friday arrested three suspects wanted over the murder of a Japanese farmer who was shot dead last month in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. (Japan Today)
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Ringleader's cousin gets life imprisonment over Amagasaki murders

Japan Society News - November 14, 2015 - 00:10
A 41-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison Friday over the killing of three of eight people found dead in a series of murders believed to have been masterminded by a woman from the western Japan city of Amagasaki. (Japan Today)
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Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes off southwest Japan

Japan Sci-Tech News - November 14, 2015 - 00:06
A tsunami advisory was issued for parts of southern Japan on Saturday after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Kyushu. (Japan Times)
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Underdrawings found on illustrated Genji scroll

Japan Society News - November 13, 2015 - 23:59
Japanese art restorers have found ink drawings underneath a 12th-century illustrated scroll that is designated as a national treasure. (NHK)
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Chinese Navy ship spotted near Senkaku Islands

Japan Politics News - November 13, 2015 - 23:55
The Defense Ministry said Thursday that a Chinese Navy ship was found to have sailed near the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. (The Japan News)
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Asahi Kasei: Data faked in 266 cases

Japan Business News - November 13, 2015 - 23:53
Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp., responsible for faulty building work at a tilting condominium complex in Yokohama, said at a press conference Friday afternoon that it has finished examining 2,376 of the 3,040 piling work projects it undertook around the country in the last 10 years and found data fabrication in 266 of them. (The Japan News)
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Japan targets boosting birthrate to increase growth

Japan Economy News - November 13, 2015 - 03:53
Japan plans to include steps to raise the birthrate, such as easier access to childcare and tax incentives, in a package of reforms due this month to tackle the biggest bottleneck to economic growth. (Asahi)
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