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Search continues 10 days after Hiroshima mudslides

11 hours 34 min ago
The search continues for people missing in last week's devastating landslides in western Japan. Officials have identified 72 bodies, but 2 people remain missing. (NHK)
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Japan councillor's drug trial in China ends

August 29, 2014 - 23:57
The Chinese trial of a Japanese city politician for drug trafficking has ended with prosecutors asking for a sentence ranging from 15 years to death, reports said. (
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Japan fearing toilet paper panic urges public to stockpile

August 29, 2014 - 23:54
Japan's bureaucrats don't want the nation to be caught with its pants down the next time toilet paper supplies run short after a natural disaster. (
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Academy to honor Hayao Miyazaki

August 29, 2014 - 02:43
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it has picked anime director Hayao Miyazaki as one of three recipients of its Honorary Award this year. (Japan Times)
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Probe of Ghana diplomat likely to end

August 28, 2014 - 22:44
Tokyo police are likely to effectively conclude their investigation into Ghana's ambassador to Japan, who is suspected of being involved in illegal gambling operations. (NHK)
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Japanese 24yo who fathered 15 children via surrogacy will likely take them from Thailand

August 28, 2014 - 12:11
A 24-year-old multimillionaire who fathered 15 children via surrogacy in Thailand will likely be able to take them from the country. (ABC)
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Police probe guide dog stabbing in Saitama

August 28, 2014 - 02:36
Police are investigating the stabbing of a guide dog in Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo in July during its owner's commute to work, investigators said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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NPA to assign 3,000 more officers to deal with stalking, bank transfer fraud cases

August 27, 2014 - 23:18
The National Police Agency and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications plan to assign an extra 3,000 officers over the next three years to deal with stalking and bank transfer fraud cases which are increasing. (Japan Today)
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Singer ASKA's trial on drug charges to begin Thursday

August 27, 2014 - 23:04
Pop singer ASKA, of the duo CHAGE and ASKA, will go on trial on Thursday at the Tokyo District Court on charges of possession and usage of the illegal stimulant drug MDMA. (Japan Today)
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Quasi-Legal Drug Stores Raided in Japan

August 27, 2014 - 13:20
Japanese authorities on Wednesday raided stores believed to sell dangerous quasi-legal drugs in Tokyo and three other major prefectures across the country. (Jiji Press)
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Heatstroke sends 5,186 to hospital

August 26, 2014 - 23:12
A total of 5,186 people were taken to hospitals by ambulance for heatstroke in the week through Sunday, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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TEPCO ordered to pay 49 million yen over suicide of N-accident evacuee

August 26, 2014 - 12:21
A Japanese district court ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Tuesday to pay some 49 million yen in compensation over the suicide of an evacuee from the March 2011 nuclear accident at the company's Fukushima No. 1 power plant. (Jiji Press)
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Thai women allegedly paid $12,500 to act as surrogates

August 25, 2014 - 23:20
Thai police said Monday (Aug 25) they have questioned five women who were paid up to US$12,500 each by a Japanese man known to them as "Jack" to act as surrogate mothers. The case emerged after nine babies were found with nannies in a Bangkok apartment. (
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Man commits suicide after apparently killing parents

August 25, 2014 - 23:15
A man committed suicide after apparently killing his parents at their home in Kasukabe, Saitama prefecture, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Boob Aid: Japan porn queens in 24-hour 'squeeze-a-thon'

August 25, 2014 - 23:08
A group of Japanese porn actresses are preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours this weekend for a charity event whose name loosely translates as "Boob Aid." (Daily Star)
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19-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of 22-year-old student in Tokyo

August 25, 2014 - 22:52
Police in Hachioji, Tokyo, said Monday they have arrested a 19-year-old man over the hit-and-run death of a 22-year-old postgraduate student on Saturday night. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo women bathe longer than Parisians, survey says

August 25, 2014 - 06:13
Young women in Tokyo like relaxing in the bath a little bit longer than their counterparts in New York and Paris, according to a survey by Johnson & Johnson's Japan unit. (Wall Street Journal)
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Landslide kills 2 on island in northern Japan

August 24, 2014 - 23:17
A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed 2 women on a small island off Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. (NHK)
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Murakami's 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki' tops New York Times' best-seller list

August 24, 2014 - 23:09
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's book "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" topped the New York Times best-selling hardcover fiction list for the week after being translated into English and put on sale Aug. 12. (Japan Times)
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14 sickened by carbon monoxide at Aichi restaurant

August 24, 2014 - 22:55
Fourteen people were taken to hospital after being sickened by carbon monoxide at a restaurant in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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