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Chiba geisha's self-published book on her disappearing profession a sellout

July 13, 2015 - 12:58
Despite being self-published, a book passing down the history and traditions of the last of the prefecture's geisha that remain here has sold out all 500 copies in only a month. (Asahi)
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Teacher forces 96 students to kneel for 20 minutes as punishment for being late

July 12, 2015 - 01:03
A Tokyo school teacher made 96 high school students kneel for 20 minutes in the plaza outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in May, officials said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Boy hit and killed by train left note saying he was bullied

July 9, 2015 - 00:40
A 13-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a train in Yahaba, Iwate Prefecture, left a note in which he said he had been the victim of bullying at school. (Japan Today)
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Residence card swap deadline brings crowds to immigration centers

July 9, 2015 - 00:37
Foreign residents flocked to immigration centers Wednesday in a last-minute rush to replace now-defunct certificates of alien registration with new residence cards. (Japan Times)
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Fifth disease inflection in Japan hits 2nd worst level in over 10 years

July 9, 2015 - 00:28
The number of people suffering fifth disease, or slapped cheek syndrome, in Japan hit the second highest level in more than 10 years in the week that ended on June 28, according to data compiled by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. (Jiji Press)
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Artist says her vagina creations confront a Japanese taboo

July 5, 2015 - 00:24
Megumi Igarashi's 'vagina art' appears playful, but Japan's prosecutors and fuming feminists aren't laughing. It's because only men are allowed to express sexual desire, academic says (
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5 students arrested over death of classmate in Ibaraki

July 4, 2015 - 23:57
Two more students have been arrested over the death of a student in Hitachiota City, Ibaraki Prefecture, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to five, police said. (Japan Today)
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