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Japan teens top stamina ranks in Asia

June 19, 2015 - 23:02
Japanese middle school students have more stamina than their counterparts in other Asian nations, which is believed to be a result of sports club activities and physical education at schools, according to a survey. (The Japan News)
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Kyoto construction site yields apparent ruins of Hideyoshi's 'phantom castle'

June 19, 2015 - 11:59
Parts of stone walls and gold-plated roof tiles believed to be the ruins of Shigetsu Castle have been discovered at the construction site for a new apartment complex in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, a private research firm has announced. (Japan Times)
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Rampant goat with big horns invades school playground

June 18, 2015 - 06:37
A goat with long curved horns suddenly appeared in a playground of an elementary school here but was later cornered by cops and taken into "custody." (Asahi)
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Universities urged to hoist national flag, sing anthem at ceremonies

June 16, 2015 - 12:23
Education minister Hakubun Shimomura on Tuesday urged state-run universities to hoist the national flag and sing Japan's anthem at entrance and graduation ceremonies, in a move that may provoke criticism that academic freedom is being threatened by political pressure. (Kyodo)
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Medical equipment bribery investigated

June 14, 2015 - 22:47
Police in Kyoto have arrested a former associate professor at Kyoto University hospital on allegations of bribery over the purchase of medical equipment. (NHK)
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Foreign same-sex couples here enjoy rights that Japanese don't

June 10, 2015 - 23:50
When Tokyo's Shibuya Ward announced in March that it would start issuing same-sex marriage certificates to gay and lesbian couples, much of Japan - and in particular, its LGBT community - stood up and took notice. (Japan Times)
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International students face job hunting hurdles in Japan

June 10, 2015 - 23:41
A 23-year-old student from China who attends the prestigious University of Tokyo is now looking for a job in Japan. (Japan Times)
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More primary, middle school libraries have newspapers

June 10, 2015 - 22:59
More than 30 percent of public middle and primary schools have introduced newspapers at their libraries as of May last year, according to an education ministry survey. (The Japan News)
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