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Blood type 'plays no role' in personality

July 31, 2014 - 00:01
A belief widely held in Japan that blood type is linked to personality has no scientific basis, according to a recent statistical analysis conduced by a Kyushu University lecturer. Kengo Nawata, who specializes in social psychology, analyzed survey results encompassing more than 10,000 people from Japan and the United States to draw the conclusion. (The Japan News)
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Yasuda Kodo to be restored to 1925 style

July 30, 2014 - 23:58
Yasuda Kodo auditorium, a symbol of University of Tokyo, is undergoing reconstruction to restore it to its original 1925 exterior. (The Japan News)
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Child smartphone users rapidly fall victim to sex crimes in Japan

July 30, 2014 - 03:17
A total of 741 smartphone users under 18 became victims of sex crimes in Japan in 2013 as a result of the use of social networking sites, up 4.6-fold from the previous year, the National Police Agency said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Hague pact used to return Japanese child for 1st time

July 29, 2014 - 14:33
A British court has ordered the return of a child to Japan under the Hague convention on child abduction, in the first case applied to a Japanese child since Japan ratified the treaty to help settle international child custody disputes, people involved in the case said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Nursery schools add services to survive

July 27, 2014 - 01:03
With the number of privately run nursery schools increasing in Japan, many such facilities are working to come up with novel services in order to survive, including original educational materials and English conversation classes. (The Japan News)
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Name-list firm resells data on 470,000 Benesse customers for 1.2 million yen

July 26, 2014 - 01:09
A name-list trader that bought Benesse Corp. customer information from a systems engineer arrested last week has resold data on some 470,000 Benesse customers for 1.2 million yen to an education-related company in the Kyushu southwestern Japan region, investigative sources said Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Dozens start their day with morning yoga in front of Tokyo Station

July 25, 2014 - 09:38
Early commuters exiting JR Tokyo Station on July 25 noticed a mass of people doing the downward-facing dog and other body-stretching positions under the heat of the early morning sun. (Asahi)
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