Goldfish scooping contest held in Nara

Japan Society News - August 18, 2019 - 22:49
More than 2,000 people tested their skills at scooping up goldfish at an annual event in Nara Prefecture, western Japan, on Sunday. (NHK)
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Man arrested for road-rage assault

Japan Society News - August 18, 2019 - 22:40
Police in Japan have arrested a man on a national wanted list who is suspected of forcibly stopping a car and beating the driver on a highway. (NHK)
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Mourners continue to visit arson site

Japan Society News - August 18, 2019 - 22:37
Anime fans from around the world continue to visit Kyoto to mourn the victims of the arson attack on a famous animation studio one month ago. (NHK)
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Japan to step up scrutiny of foreign investment in technology

Japan Business News - August 17, 2019 - 21:59
Japan will tighten control over foreign investments in domestic companies involved in semiconductors and other high-tech industries by focusing on the purchase of shares that carry voting rights, Nikkei learned Saturday. (Nikkei)
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23 dead, 13,000 people hospitalized in week in Japan due to heat

Japan Society News - August 15, 2019 - 22:26
An estimated 12,751 people were rushed to hospitals due to heat-related conditions across Japan over the week from Aug 5, of whom 23 died, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Japanese urged not to see rare fish as omen of earthquakes

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 15, 2019 - 22:24
People in Japan hoping to predict the next big earthquake should ignore mysterious deep-sea fish after experts said rare sightings of the creatures on the country's beaches did not, as some had believed, foretell a seismic calamity. (
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Abe skips Yasukuni shrine visit but sends offering

Japan Politics News - August 15, 2019 - 22:21
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has skipped a visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine for war dead, but sent a ritual offering on the 74th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender, a gesture likely to be criticised by Asian neighbours. (
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Japan's emperor Naruhito speaks of 'deep remorse' on World War II anniversary

Japan Politics News - August 15, 2019 - 22:17
Japan's new emperor spoke Thursday (Aug 15) of "deep remorse" over the country's wartime past, in his first speech to commemorate the end of World War II since his enthronement in May. (
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S.Korea to remove Japan from its trade whitelist

Japan Politics News - August 12, 2019 - 08:04
South Korea says it plans to remove Japan from its top-tier list of countries subject to preferential export procedures. (NHK)
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Japan's economy grows faster than expected on new imperial era holidays

Japan Business News - August 9, 2019 - 23:50
Japan's economy grew at a faster-than-expected clip in the second quarter, official data showed on Friday, helped by celebrations to usher in a new imperial era. (Japan Today)
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Japan retailers feel chill with big-spending Chinese gone

Japan Business News - August 9, 2019 - 23:46
Earnings season in Japan is highlighting a recent plunge in inbound spending and its impact on drugstore chains, cosmetics makers and department stores previously favored by big-spending Chinese tourists. (Nikkei)
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Doubts linger over iPhone display maker JDI's shaky Chinese rescue

Japan Business News - August 9, 2019 - 23:45
LCD maker Japan Display has escaped immediate bankruptcy by lining up 80 billion yen ($758 million) in aid from Chinese investors, but the company remains dogged by uncertainty over the long-delayed rescue. (Nikkei)
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4 injured as man with knife escapes from hospital in western Japan

Japan Society News - August 9, 2019 - 23:35
A male patient attacked nurses with a knife at a hospital in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, on Friday, police said. (Kyodo)
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ASDF concludes crashed F-35A pilot was disoriented

Japan Politics News - August 9, 2019 - 23:33
Japan's Air Self-Defense Force concludes that a fighter pilot who crashed off northern Japan in April failed to detect the jet's rapid descent because he was disoriented. (NHK)
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Empress Emerita to undergo cancer surgery

Japan Society News - August 9, 2019 - 23:32
Japan's Imperial Household Agency says Empress Emerita Michiko has been diagnosed with a relatively early stage of breast cancer. Agency officials say that it's unlikely that the cancer has spread to other organs. (NHK)
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Taking a closer look at video game history in Japan

Japan Business News - August 9, 2019 - 11:32
To much of the world Japan is the home of video games. (
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Japan gives 1st approval under new export controls

Japan Politics News - August 8, 2019 - 23:11
Japan has approved the shipment of a hi-tech material to South Korea for the first time since enforcing stricter export controls. (NHK)
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Mystery deaths on Japan's 'Cat Island'

Japan Society News - August 7, 2019 - 22:26
Cats on Japan's famed "Cat Island" are deliberately being poisoned, it is feared. (
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Tourists to Japan are fueling a boom in personal translation devices

Japan Sci-Tech News - August 7, 2019 - 22:15
Takehiko Fujita wouldn’t be able to do his job selling eye drops and pain relievers without his pocket translator. (Japan Times)
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Japan Post to review international money transfers

Japan Business News - August 7, 2019 - 22:14
Japan Post Bank appears set to place a limit on over-the-counter international cash transfers to better address money laundering. (NHK)
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