Tokyo: Man, 33, accused of stalking ‘cute’ 10-year-old girl

Japan Society News - December 13, 2019 - 21:20
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 33-year-old man over the alleged stalking of an elementary school girl in Edogawa Ward, reports TV Asahi (Dec. 12). (
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Saitama: Man, 25, arrested after his sister, her son found fatally stabbed

Japan Society News - December 13, 2019 - 21:19
Saitama Prefectural Police on Sunday arrested a 25-year-old man after his sister and her son were found fatally stabbed at their residence in Saitama City, reports TBS News (Dec. 9). (
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8-year jail term sought for ex-top bureaucrat for murdering son

Japan Society News - December 13, 2019 - 21:16
Prosecutors on Friday sought an eight-year jail term for a former top bureaucrat at the farm ministry for killing his socially reclusive son in his high-profile trial in Tokyo. (Kyodo)
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Fukuoka cop sentenced to death for murder of wife and kids, despite lack of hard evidence

Japan Society News - December 13, 2019 - 21:11
A court sentenced a former policeman to death Friday for choking his wife and two children to death at their home in Fukuoka Prefecture in June 2017 in a case devoid of confessions or hard evidence. (Japan Times)
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Empress Emerita suffers 'stress-induced' sickness

Japan Society News - December 13, 2019 - 21:09
Japan's Imperial Household Agency says Empress Emerita Michiko has felt sick over the past several months probably because of mental stress. (NHK)
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Kyoto geiko entertainers begin New Year greetings

Japan Society News - December 13, 2019 - 21:04
Traditional female entertainers in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto are offering early New Year greetings to their teachers. (NHK)
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Forecasting sea temperatures with help of turtles

Japan Sci-Tech News - December 13, 2019 - 21:02
A Japanese research group has developed a method that increases the accuracy of predicting long-term seawater temperatures by collecting data with the help of turtles. (NHK)
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Japanese MBA students plummet in US as companies skimp on tuition

Japan Education News - December 13, 2019 - 21:00
The number of Japanese students obtaining master of business administration degrees at elite U.S. universities has dropped by roughly half in the past decade as corporations grow reluctant to finance employees' education for fear of them quitting upon graduation. (Nikkei)
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Japan tax evasion hunt extends to nearly 2m offshore accounts

Japan Business News - December 13, 2019 - 20:57
Japan has learned of close to 2 million overseas accounts as it broadens its search for tax evaders to smaller balances. (Nikkei)
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Muji loses trademark appeal to Chinese firm

Japan Business News - December 13, 2019 - 20:44
Japanese retailer Ryohin Keikaku has lost its appeal against a Chinese court ruling that found the firm infringed on the right to a trademark owned by a Chinese company. (NHK)
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'Rei' named the Kanji of the Year for 2019

Japan Education News - December 12, 2019 - 20:16
The first of the two kanji characters used in Japan's new imperial era name, "Reiwa," has been chosen as Kanji of the Year. (NHK)
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Yoshiki makes surprise appearance at Kiss concert in Tokyo

Japan Society News - December 12, 2019 - 20:12
Japanese star wanted to honor the band that once helped him through a difficult time. (
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Apple supplier Japan Display agrees to $800m bailout

Japan Business News - December 12, 2019 - 20:12
Money-losing Apple supplier Japan Display has agreed to a 90 billion yen ($828 million) cash infusion from the Ichigo Asset Management group, securing a financial lifeline after a rescue plan by a Taiwan-China consortium collapsed in September. (Nikkei)
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Kanagawa: Teacher, 30, accused of molesting ex-pupil

Japan Society News - December 11, 2019 - 23:36
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 30-year-old teacher at a high school in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture over the alleged molestation of a former pupil, reports TBS News (Dec. 10). (
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Poll shows 1 in 10 in Japan identify as LGBT or other sexual minorities

Japan Education News - December 11, 2019 - 23:33
A recent online survey has found that 1 in 10 in Japan identify as LGBT or another sexual minority. (Japan Times)
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Former top farm ministry official admits to murdering reclusive son in first day of trial

Japan Society News - December 11, 2019 - 23:31
A former top bureaucrat at the farm ministry admitted Wednesday to killing his socially reclusive son, during the first day of his high-profile trial in Tokyo. (Japan Times)
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Man appeals life sentence over murder of 7-year-old girl in Niigata

Japan Society News - December 11, 2019 - 23:28
A man appealed Wednesday against the life sentence he was handed earlier this month for the 2018 murder of a 7-year-old girl in the city of Niigata, his lawyer said. (Japan Times)
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Japan rugby squad honored with parade in Tokyo

Japan Sports News - December 11, 2019 - 23:24
The Japanese national rugby team has been honored with a parade celebrating its historic run at this year's Rugby World Cup. (NHK)
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M4.2 quake hits northern Hokkaido; no tsunami warning issued

Japan Sci-Tech News - December 11, 2019 - 23:21
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 struck northern Hokkaido early Thursday and measured lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7, Japan's weather agency said. (Japan Today)
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Japan minister mum on future coal policy

Japan Politics News - December 11, 2019 - 23:19
Japan's environment minister has suggested his country has no plans to change its coal-fired power generation policy soon. Shinjiro Koizumi was speaking at the UN climate change summit in Spain. (NHK)
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