100 Japanese manufacturers harness blockchain to share data

Japan Sci-Tech News - 10 hours 40 min ago
Mitsubishi Electric and Yaskawa Electric are among 100 major Japanese manufacturers set to share production data with each other to improve efficiency, using blockchain technology to ensure their information remains secure, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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Boom to bust for Japan's manga madness?

Japan Business News - 10 hours 41 min ago
Japanese manga needs a new superhero. Battered by a shrinking population and changing consumer tastes, the once undisputed champion of the country's pop culture is on the ropes as readership plummets. (Nikkei)
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Japan's private lodgings grow 8-fold in 1 year; half run by businesses

Japan Business News - 10 hours 49 min ago
The number of private lodgings in Japan has increased eightfold since the law legalizing them took effect a year ago to relieve a shortage of hotel rooms in the wake of the inbound tourism boom, according to data released by the government. (Japan Today)
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Japan demands more proof from U.S. that Iran attacked tankers

Japan Politics News - 10 hours 50 min ago
The Japanese government has been requesting the United States for concrete evidence to back its assertion that Iran is to blame for the attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, government sources said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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X Japan’s Yoshiki apologizes for having dinner with Jackie Chan

Japan Society News - June 16, 2019 - 23:54
Although the visual kei style of Japanese rock group X Japan is often dark and violent, fans know all too well how sweet and endearing its members really are. From the occasionally befuddled charm of drummer Yoshiki to the Christmas pancakes of singer Toshi, these guys don’t seem to have a bad bone in their body. (Japan Today)
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Osaka: Man, 33, arrested over stabbing of officer

Japan Society News - June 16, 2019 - 23:50
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a police officer and stealing his gun in Suita City on Sunday, reports Fuji News Network (June 17). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Iran's supreme leader tells Abe Trump 'not worthy' of a reply to message

Japan Politics News - June 15, 2019 - 01:12
Iran's supreme leader told Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that it was pointless to reply to a message he had brought to Tehran from U.S. President Donald Trump, as a peacemaking visit was overshadowed by attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. (Japan Today)
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Kanagawa cops seize 200 marijuana plants in raids of 3 locations; 6 arrested

Japan Society News - June 15, 2019 - 01:00
In raids conducted on Wednesday, Kanagawa Prefectural Police seized more than 200 marijuana plants in raids of three locations that are believed to be a part of the same cultivation ring, reports Fuji News Network (June 13). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Ban on ticket scalping comes into force ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Japan Sports News - June 15, 2019 - 00:58
A law to prohibit ticket scalping for concerts and sports events came into force Friday ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (Japan Today)
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Kao's #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced

Japan Business News - June 15, 2019 - 00:46
A Japanese firm has shelved an advertising campaign intended to promote gender equity at home after its #beWHITE hashtag sparked concern about racial sensitivities. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo: Man, 48, accused of abducting high school girl, plotted double suicide

Japan Society News - June 15, 2019 - 00:28
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 48-year-old man over the alleged abduction of a high school he met online, a crime he committed in order for them both to commit suicide, reports TBS News (June 13). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japanese girl starts 'mushroom cloud' logo debate

Japan Education News - June 13, 2019 - 23:23
A Japanese exchange student in the US state of Washington has sparked an online debate about a high school's use of a mushroom cloud logo. (NHK)
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Toyama: Man confesses to killing up to 100 pet cats

Japan Society News - June 13, 2019 - 23:20
Toyama Prefectural Police have arrested a 52-year-old living in Toyama City who has confessed to killing up to 100 pet cats, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 13). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan offers most paid leave for fathers in world, but few take it

Japan Education News - June 13, 2019 - 23:19
Japan leads the world in paid leave set aside for fathers, but few take advantage of it, according to a new report by the U.N. Children's Fund based on legal entitlements from 2016. (Japan Today)
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Mother suspected of killing 3-month-old by dropping her on floor

Japan Society News - June 13, 2019 - 23:17
A 31-year-old woman in Niigata Prefecture has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 3-month-old daughter by repeatedly dropping her on the floor, police said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Tochigi cops seize 15 kg of marijuana from building

Japan Society News - June 13, 2019 - 23:12
Tochigi Prefectural Police have arrested five persons following the discovery of 15 kilograms of marijuana and growing equipment in Mooka City last month, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 12). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japanese women face retirement savings gap of almost 20 years, World Economic Forum says

Japan Education News - June 13, 2019 - 23:06
One of the toughest problems retirees face is making sure their money lasts as long as they do. (Japan Times)
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University student arrested over murder of doctor in Yamagata

Japan Society News - June 13, 2019 - 23:02
A 23-year-old male university student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of killing a doctor at her apartment in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, last month, local police said. (Japan Times)
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2 tankers with Japan-related cargo attacked in Strait of Hormuz as Abe visits Iran

Japan Politics News - June 13, 2019 - 23:01
Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko said Thursday that two tankers carrying "Japan-related" cargo were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. (Japan Today)
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Prolaunch Announces New Productivity Tool For Canvas

Japan Education News - June 13, 2019 - 05:14
MELBOURNE, June 11, 2019 -- Prolaunch is excited to announce the release of proHelp, a Canvas productivity tool that enables teachers and students to find help quickly, with a free trial available from Jun 1, 2019. (Prolaunch)
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