Police officer arrested for assaulting movie-goer at theater in Aichi Prefecture

Japan Society News - August 13, 2020 - 02:40
An assistant police inspector in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a male movie-goer at a theater. (Japan Today)
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Subsidies for universities that conduct PCR tests

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 13, 2020 - 02:36
The Japanese government plans to offer subsidies to universities and research institutes that allow their equipment to be used for PCR tests. (NHK)
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Victims of 1985 JAL crash remembered

Japan Society News - August 13, 2020 - 02:35
A memorial ceremony has been held to mark 35 years since a Japan Airlines jumbo jet crashed in a mountainous village north of Tokyo, killing 520 people. (NHK8)
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Coronavirus changing Japanese summer traditions

Japan Society News - August 12, 2020 - 22:10
The spread of the novel coronavirus is changing summer traditions in Japan, with new forms of seasonal events emerging thanks to digital technologies. (Japan Times)
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Japan to fight ruling recognizing Hiroshima 'black rain' victims

Japan Politics News - August 12, 2020 - 22:08
The central government and Hiroshima local governments appealed Wednesday a landmark ruling last month by the Hiroshima District Court that had recognized more victims of radioactive “black rain,” caused by fallout from the atomic bombing of the city, as eligible for support. (Japan Times)
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Beetlemania: Japanese collectors pay high prices for big bugs

Japan Sports News - August 11, 2020 - 20:22
Akio Ohara reaches into a plastic container and scoops out a beetle that is bigger than his entire hand. (Japan Times)
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Rikako Ikee to return to competition this month

Japan Sports News - August 11, 2020 - 20:20
Swimmer Rikako Ikee, who went public with her leukemia diagnosis in February of last year, will return to competition at a Tokyo meet to be held later this month, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Man who feigned coronavirus illness at town hall convicted

Japan Society News - August 11, 2020 - 20:18
A court found a 38-year-old man guilty Tuesday for obstructing business at a central Japan town hall in April by acting like a person infected with the novel coronavirus and attempting to spread it to workers. (Kyodo)
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Operator: 460 tons of leaked oil recovered

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 11, 2020 - 20:14
A Japanese company that operates a cargo ship that ran aground off Mauritius says nearly half of the oil the vessel is believed to have leaked in the Indian Ocean has been collected. (NHK)
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Emperor, Empress meet with UN disarmament official

Japan Politics News - August 11, 2020 - 20:07
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have held talks with the top disarmament affairs official of the United Nations. (NHK)
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The best casino facts that you have to know

Japan Sports News - August 11, 2020 - 09:13
At first glance, the casino might seem nothing special or out of the ordinary but if you have a keen sense for detail, you’d realize that casinos are among one of the most well-thought-out and purposefully executed architecture out there. (newsonjapan.com)
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SoftBank posts $11.8bn net profit in first quarter

Japan Business News - August 11, 2020 - 07:21
SoftBank Group on Tuesday reported a net profit of 1.25 trillion yen ($11.8 billion) in the April-June quarter thanks to the merger and sale of its stake in U.S. mobile carrier Sprint, marking a return to profit after suffering its worst ever loss in the previous quarter. (Nikkei)
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91 test positive for coronavirus in Shimane high school cluster

Japan Education News - August 11, 2020 - 07:04
Ninety-one people at a high school in Shimane Prefecture have tested positive in recent days for the novel coronavirus in a cluster outbreak centered on the boys’ soccer team, according to local authorities. (Japan Times)
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Fukuoka: Police shoot and wound man wielding knife

Japan Society News - August 10, 2020 - 21:31
Fukuoka Prefectural Police shot and wounded a man wielding a knife at an apartment complex in Fukuoka City’s Minami Ward on Sunday, reports Fuji News Network (Aug. 10). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Perseid meteor shower to peak Wednesday night

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 10, 2020 - 21:25
Researchers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan say a large number of meteors will be visible on Wednesday night if the conditions are right. (NHK)
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Deptartment stores push yukata as online pandemic party attire

Japan Business News - August 10, 2020 - 07:04
Colorful kimono are synonymous with Tokyo summer celebrations but anti-coronavirus measures have put social gatherings off-limits and led struggling department stores to push the traditional Japanese outfits as a way to make a virtual fashion statement. (Japan Times)
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Re-entry ban horror stories pile up in the Indian community even as Japan eases border restrictions

Japan Society News - August 10, 2020 - 07:01
Kaushik Kumar really loves Japan and has wanted to live here long-term for a while now, even though he knew he’d always be “treated like a foreigner.” (Japan Times)
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The Tokyo area welcomed more new foreign residents than Japanese ones last year

Japan Society News - August 10, 2020 - 06:59
Japan’s population continues to become more international, but the situation might be changing soon. (soranews24.com)
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Japan's biggest companies plot 16 percent jump in tech investment

Japan Business News - August 9, 2020 - 22:36
Despite uncertainties from COVID-19, top Japanese corporations plan to invest 15.8% more in information technology in fiscal 2020 to keep up the wave of digitization across industries. (Nikkei)
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Japan’s schoolgirl pin-ups

Japan Education News - August 9, 2020 - 22:34
Unreported World is in Japan to meet some of the country’s ‘Junior Idols’. (Unreported World)
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