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Boy stabs 2 classmates, teacher at school in Chiyoda Ward

October 18, 2016 - 02:03
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy after a stabbing incident left three persons injured at a high school in Chiyoda Ward, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Teacher of disabled children arrested for hitting 10-year-old boy in face

October 17, 2016 - 11:55
A teacher in charge of a special needs education class for children with disabilities at an elementary school in Shiraoka City, Saitama Prefecture, has been arrested for allegedly hitting the face of a 10-year-old boy and breaking his jaw. (Japan Today)
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Hoping to get more fathers involved in child-rearing, Japan to allow liquid baby formula to be sold

October 16, 2016 - 18:05
The government is planning to allow the distribution of liquid baby formula in the country, hoping the measure will encourage more men to join in child rearing as it takes less time compared with conventional baby formula which needs to be dissolved in hot water, government officials said Sunday. (Japan Times)
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University apologizes for professor's remark on overwork deaths

October 12, 2016 - 22:09
Musashino University in Tokyo has apologized for an online message posted by one of its professors, a former businessman, making light of deaths from overwork. (Japan Today)
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Body of 14-year-old girl found floating in Kobe river in apparent suicide

October 7, 2016 - 23:29
The body of a 14-year-old girl was found floating in a river in Kobe after she apparently hanged herself with a rope tied to a bridge, police said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Emperor's second research paper on Imperial Palace 'tanuki' published by museum

October 7, 2016 - 04:39
The Imperial Household Agency announced Thursday that Emperor Akihito's research paper on tanuki racoon dogs living on the Imperial Palace grounds has been published in a research report by the National Museum of Nature and Science. (Japan Times)
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New research offers greater insight into ancient Japan

October 6, 2016 - 22:53
Ancient Japanese society may have been much more cosmopolitan than had previously been thought, according to archaeologists. (
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Research uncovers evidence that ancient Japan was 'more cosmopolitan' than previously thought

October 5, 2016 - 22:46
Ancient Japan may have been far more cosmopolitan than previously thought, archaeologists said Wednesday, pointing to fresh evidence of a Persian official working in the former capital of Nara more than 1,000 years ago. (Japan Times)
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Aichi cops: Girl, 15, held for stimulant drug use

October 1, 2016 - 00:26
Police arrested a 15-year-old girl here on Thursday for alleged possession and use of illegal drugs. (Tokyo Reporter)
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English service starts at 2 police boxes in Tokyo

September 30, 2016 - 23:43
Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department made English service available at two police boxes in the capital Friday to better deal with an increasing number of foreign visitors ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (Jiji Press)
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Regional gaps in Japan's academic achievement narrow

September 29, 2016 - 22:59
Regional discrepancies in academic achievement among elementary and junior high school students in Japan have narrowed further, an education ministry report said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Local leaders seek reforms to shorten nursery waiting list

September 27, 2016 - 21:58
Local government chiefs in Japan asked Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki on Tuesday to reform people's work styles as a way to shorten the long waiting lists of applicants for nursery facilities across the nation. (Jiji Press)
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Japan versions of TPP documents turn up 18 mistranslated parts

September 27, 2016 - 11:06
Eighteen mistranslated parts have been found in the official Japanese translation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership documents, it was learned on Monday. (Japan Times)
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Roman empire coins found in Okinawa

September 26, 2016 - 22:47
Bronze coins that were dug up at the Katsuren Castle Remains in the city of Uruma in Okinawa Prefecture have been identified as those of the Roman Empire, the city's education board said Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Chiba cops hunting for suspect who flooded middle school

September 25, 2016 - 23:13
Police are hunting for a suspect who flooded a middle school here on Sunday by leaving faucets running in a classroom. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Govt. to develop multi-lingual alert system

September 25, 2016 - 23:04
The Internal Affairs Ministry says it will study ways to effectively deliver evacuation information to foreigners visiting Japan. (NHK)
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Queen guitarist Brian May protests Taiji dolphin hunts

September 24, 2016 - 01:38
Brian May, guitarist of British rock group Queen, is taking a stand against Japan's dolphin killing, saying the slaughter of animals should end in the same way society has turned against slavery or witch-burning. (Japan Today)
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Shiga cops: Ex-teacher engaged in sexual acts with boy

September 22, 2016 - 00:03
A former high school teacher was arrested here on Tuesday for carrying out sexual acts at his home with a male student who often stayed there overnight. (Tokyo Reporter)
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As Japan celebrates 'Respect for the Aged Day,' it has more seniors to honor than ever before

September 19, 2016 - 23:26
As Japan celebrates Respect for the Aged Day (Sept. 19), the country released a report showing that the country's population continues to get ever grayer. (
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World's oldest fish-hooks found on Okinawa, Japan

September 18, 2016 - 23:30
The world's oldest fish-hooks, approximately 23,000 years old, have been found in a cave on Okinawa Island off the coast of Japan. (
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