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HondaJet makes 1st flight

June 29, 2014 - 23:19
HondaJet, the first small passenger aircraft developed by a Honda Motor Co. subsidiary, has made its maiden flight in the United States, according to the company. (The Japan News)
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Why 'Frozen' is the most popular movie to hit Japan in a decade

June 29, 2014 - 00:22
Frozen, the Disney cartoon-musical that swept the US in late 2013 and early 2014 only arrived in Japan in mid-March. And since then, it's completely taken over the country. (Quartz)
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New expressway section to ease traffic through central Tokyo

June 29, 2014 - 00:11
A new section of the Metropolitan Intercity Expressway opened Saturday, linking three major highways in the Kanto region. The smoother flow of traffic is expected to ease congestion in central Tokyo and bring more tourists to areas along the new route. (The Japan News)
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Japan to oblige mobile carriers to remove SIM locks from handsets

June 29, 2014 - 00:08
The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to basically oblige mobile phone carriers to "unlock" their handsets so they can handle other companies' services, informed sources said Friday. (Japan Times)
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Japanese fun house imitated in China

June 28, 2014 - 23:55
The operator of a Japanese amusement park is considering legal action against a company in China that has opened a facility similar to its own. (NHK)
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Growing overseas demand for Japan's square watermelons

June 28, 2014 - 06:20
The demand for square watermelons grown in Japan is growing in countries outside the nation, Japan's officials say. (SBS)
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420 Sony workers to take early retirement

June 27, 2014 - 13:42
Officials at Japanese electronics company Sony say nearly 40 percent of employees in its PC business will take early retirement. (NHK)
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