Blockchain technology in the online gambling industry

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 19, 2020 - 22:28
The gambling industry has seen massive growth in recent years, thanks to the increased penetration of the Internet. (
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Tokyo: Man suspected of swindling 100 restaurants with ‘dirty pants’ scams

Japan Society News - February 19, 2020 - 22:23
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 52-year-old man who is suspected of swindling more than 100 restaurants by making false claims about cleanliness, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Feb. 19). (
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Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with 'coronavirus' graffiti

Japan Society News - February 19, 2020 - 22:11
With the Japanese government announcing newly discovered cases of coronavirus infection within the country several times this month, the whole country is on edge regarding the disease. (
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JAXA to explore Mars' moon 'Phobos'

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 19, 2020 - 22:03
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, has announced plans to send a probe to one of Mars' moons and bring back samples from its surface. (NHK)
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Multilingual coronavirus hotlines launch in Japan

Japan Education News - February 19, 2020 - 22:01
Authorities in some prefectures where people are confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus are providing multilingual information services for foreigners visiting or living in Japan. (NHK)
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Japanese firms urge staff to work remotely

Japan Business News - February 19, 2020 - 22:00
The spread of the new coronavirus has prompted some Japanese companies to alter their work schedules, or even tell staff to stay home. (NHK)
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Osaka cancels one of Japan’s biggest anime cosplay events over coronavirus fears

Japan Society News - February 19, 2020 - 21:53
Nipppombashi Street Festa regularly draws over 200,000 people to city’s Denden Town neighborhood, but not this year. (
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Global businesses start to shun Japan over growing outbreak

Japan Business News - February 19, 2020 - 21:49
Multinational companies are avoiding travel to and from Japan over fears the country could be the next hot spot in the coronavirus outbreak. (Nikkei)
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Kanagawa: School girl apparently broadcasts own suicide on social media

Japan Education News - February 18, 2020 - 18:33
Kanagawa Prefectural Police believe a high school girl committed suicide by leaping in front of a train on Tuesday morning, an incident that she possbily broadcast on social media, reports NHK (Feb. 18). (
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Japan approves bill to help firms develop 5G and drone technologies

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 18, 2020 - 18:30
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill designed to help companies develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies amid growing alarm among policymakers about the increasing influence of Chinese technology. (Japan Times)
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Nine arrested for illegally collecting money for food business Kefir

Japan Society News - February 18, 2020 - 18:27
Nine people were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of illegally collecting money for a food product sales business run by a Tokyo-based mail-order service company that filed for bankruptcy in 2018, police said. (Japan Times)
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Losing face: 6,000 surgical masks stolen from Kobe hospital

Japan Society News - February 18, 2020 - 18:26
A total of 6,000 surgical masks have been lost at a hospital in Kobe, it was learned Tuesday. The Hyogo Prefectural Police is investigating the incident as a case of theft. (Japan Times)
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Fujitsu gets Japan's first preliminary local 5G license

Japan Business News - February 18, 2020 - 18:24
Japan’s communications ministry on Tuesday gave major electronics maker Fujitsu Ltd. the country’s first preliminary license to build a local fifth-generation, or 5G, communications network. (Japan Times)
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Nissan shareholders approve new board

Japan Business News - February 18, 2020 - 18:20
Nissan Motor held an extraordinary shareholders meeting on Tuesday, as it struggles to rebuild itself under new leadership. 666 people gathered in Yokohama. They approved a new board of directors led by current President and CEO Makoto Uchida. (NHK)
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Death penalty sought for man charged with killing 19 in Sagamihara rampage

Japan Society News - February 17, 2020 - 22:29
Prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for a man charged with murdering 19 residents and injuring 26 others at a care home for people with mental disabilities near Tokyo in a knife rampage in 2016. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo Marathon canceled for 38,000 runners over COVID-19 fears

Japan Sports News - February 17, 2020 - 22:25
As Japan ramps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, one of the largest sporting events in the nation will be curtailed, with participation in the Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners and wheelchair competitors, organizers said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Japan pop group Arashi cancels concert in Beijing over coronavirus

Japan Society News - February 17, 2020 - 22:20
Popular boy band Arashi is calling off a concert scheduled for this spring in Beijing due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, their agent said. (Japan Times)
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Japan Post's zombie privatization is warning to Shinzo Abe

Japan Business News - February 16, 2020 - 21:00
Japan invented the zombie company: a once proud and innovative name that has lost its way and staggers from one crisis to another. But has Asia's second biggest economy now created the zombie privatization? (Nikkei)
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Japan experts decline to raise alert, as virus 'not yet prevalent'

Japan Politics News - February 16, 2020 - 20:56
The coronavirus outbreak remains at an initial stage in Japan, an expert panel under the health ministry said Sunday, choosing not to raise the country's alert level that would have allowed for a more aggressive response. (Nikkei)
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Unmarried single parents find an unlikely ally in scrap over tax deduction

Japan Politics News - February 16, 2020 - 18:03
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party submitted an amendment to the Diet in January to expand the “widow’s deduction” covering single parents who have never been married. (Japan Times)
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