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Children banned from using their mobile phones after 9pm in Japanese city in bid to fight cyber bullying

March 24, 2014 - 22:17
Children in a Japanese city are banned from using their mobile phones after 9pm in a bid to fight cyber bullying. (Daily Mail)
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Kobe University professor, Uighur expert, missing in China

March 22, 2014 - 23:12
Wang Ke, a Chinese professor at Kobe University's Faculty of Intercultural Studies, went missing during a visit to China earlier this month, it was learned Saturday. (Japan Times)
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Boy seriously injured after jumping from 4th floor of school building

March 19, 2014 - 07:13
A 14-year-old boy sustained major injuries after jumping from the 4th floor of a school building in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Teacher recognized as job-related asbestos victim

March 18, 2014 - 22:04
A former high school chemistry teacher who died in 2007 at the age of 57 was recently recognized as a victim of a disease caused by asbestos, making his family eligible to seek compensation for an accident in the course of duty, sources said Tuesday. (The Japan News)
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Princess Aiko finishes primary school

March 18, 2014 - 21:48
The Princess arrived with her parents, the Crown Prince and Princess, for the graduation ceremony at Gakushuin Primary School in Tokyo on Tuesday morning. (NHK)
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Govt. to screen online babysitting services

March 18, 2014 - 21:37
Japan's Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry will examine the operation of Internet-based babysitting services, following the arrest of a man suspected of abandoning the body of a toddler in his care. (NHK)
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The children of Japan's Fukushima battle an invisible enemy

March 9, 2014 - 21:26
Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it's like to play outside -- fear of radiation has kept them in doors for much of their short lives. (Reuters)
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Anne Frank House makes donations to Japan libraries

March 8, 2014 - 22:52
The Anne Frank House, a museum dedicated to the Jewish girl who died in a Nazi concentration camp, on Saturday donated 3,400 copies of its catalogue to Japanese libraries after hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's diary were damaged. (gmanetwork.com)
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7 high school students face charges over suicide of classmate

March 7, 2014 - 23:26
Seven high school students face charges over the suicide of a classmate in Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, last November. (Japan Today)
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Japan child porn victims increasing amid rising smartphone use

March 6, 2014 - 21:59
The number of victims of child pornography in Japan jumped 22 per cent from a year earlier to 646 in 2013, the highest since records started in 2000, the National Police Agency said Thursday. (The Nation)
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Education ministry revises booklets on radiation

March 3, 2014 - 10:09
Japan's education ministry has revised its instructional booklets on radiation by adding details on the impact of Tokyo Electric's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. (NHK)
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Scouts off to Japan for a jamboree

March 2, 2014 - 22:00
Alisdair Rolt, Jordan Simpson-Brown, Tom King and Millie Potts, all from the Daventry area, have been selected to join 3,500 Scouts and Guides from across the UK to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. (daventryexpress.co.uk)
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U.S. official seeks return of all kids taken to Japan after divorce

February 28, 2014 - 06:36
A U.S. State Department official on Thursday called for the return to American parents of all children taken to Japan without their consent by their former Japanese partners after failed international marriages. (Jiji Press)
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Bullying suspected as cause of 16-year-old boy's suicide

February 27, 2014 - 22:38
A 16-year-old high school boy who committed suicide in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, may have been bullied, school officials said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Israeli Embassy in Tokyo donates 300 Anne Frank books

February 27, 2014 - 22:06
The Israeli embassy in Tokyo donated 300 books on Anne Frank on Thursday after books on the famous victim of the Holocaust were found to have been vandalized at public libraries in the Japanese capital. (Jiji Press)
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Japan launches system to extend visas for budding chefs

February 27, 2014 - 21:48
Japan has launched a system to allow a two-year extension of residence status for foreign students who complete a course of study at a Japanese culinary school, allowing them to receive on-the-job training at Japanese restaurants. (helsinkitimes.fi)
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Bullying-related cases in Japan surge 58 percent to 28-year high

February 27, 2014 - 06:18
Japanese police handled 410 school bullying-related cases in 2013, increasing 58 pct from the previous year and exceeding 400 for the first time since 1985, the National Police Agency said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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Israeli Embassy to replace Anne Frank books

February 25, 2014 - 22:26
Israel's Tokyo embassy says it will donate new copies of Anne Frank's "The Dairy of a Young Girl" to the public libraries in the Japanese capital whose books were vandalized. (NHK)
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