Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing hits highest-ever annual profit

Japan Business News - October 14, 2022 - 09:48
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing announced a record annual profit on Thursday, as most of the casual clothing retailer's markets rebounded from the COVID pandemic. (Nikkei)
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Inoue to fight Butler for undisputed bantamweight crown in December

Japan Sports News - October 14, 2022 - 09:45
Japan's Naoya Inoue announced Thursday that he will fight Britain's Paul Butler in December when all four bantamweight world championship belts will be at stake. (Japan Today)
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Japan wins six gold medals at World Judo Championships

Japan Sports News - October 14, 2022 - 09:31
The World Judo Championship ended with a big advantage of the Japanese team in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent. (news.am)
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North Korea launches new ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan

Japan Politics News - October 14, 2022 - 07:18
North Korea's military launched an unspecified ballistic missile toward the Sea of Japan -- known as the East Sea in South Korea -- on Thursday, early Friday morning already in Pyongyang, South Korean military sources said. (MSN)
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Ghibli Park readies for Nov. 1 opening in central Japan

Japan Travel News - October 13, 2022 - 16:32
A long-awaited theme park featuring beloved characters and scenes from Studio Ghibli’s hit animations is set to open Nov. 1 in central Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, treating fans to the wonders and secrets of Ghibli films such as “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Castle in the Sky.” (Kyodo)
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Japan's producer prices rise for 19th straight month

Japan Business News - October 13, 2022 - 16:28
Producer prices in Japan rose for a 19th straight month in September, driven up by higher energy and material costs and a rapidly weakening yen. (NHK)
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Japan to abolish health insurance cards by 2024, integrate with 'My Number'

Japan Politics News - October 13, 2022 - 16:26
The Japanese government plans to abolish health insurance cards in the fall of 2024 by integrating them into "My Number" ID cards. (NHK)
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Possible human bones found near Universal Studios Japan theme park

Japan Society News - October 13, 2022 - 16:24
A Universal Studios Japan worker found what appeared to be human bones near the amusement park's premises in Osaka on Wednesday, police said. (Japan Today)
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Girls' uniform at junior high school in Mie Prefecture to allow trousers

Japan Education News - October 13, 2022 - 05:52
A junior high school in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie has decided to allow trousers for female students' uniform as measures for gender diversity and keeping warm during the winter season. (NHK)
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Japanese universities down in global top 100 rankings

Japan Education News - October 13, 2022 - 05:28
Top Japanese universities have fallen in global rankings compiled by a British journal. (NHK)
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Japan warns on yen sell-off as dollar's surge continues

Japan Business News - October 13, 2022 - 05:26
Japan's lawmakers have issued their strongest warning yet to investors selling the yen after the US dollar soared to a new 24-year high against the currency. (asiafinancial.com)
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Japan launches third Taigei-class submarine for JMSDF

Japan Politics News - October 13, 2022 - 05:23
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched the third Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). (The Diplomat)
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Myanmar military sentences Japanese journalist to 3 more years in prison

Japan Politics News - October 13, 2022 - 05:21
A Myanmar military tribunal on Thursday sentenced Japanese documentary filmmaker Toru Kubota to an additional three years in prison for violating immigration laws. (Nikkei)
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Japan's main ruling LDP punishes member for calling ex-PM Abe Shinzo 'traitor'

Japan Politics News - October 13, 2022 - 05:18
Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party has decided to suspend a member from party offices for one year after calling former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo "a traitor." (NHK)
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Japan's new measures to prevent children being left behind in school bus

Japan Education News - October 13, 2022 - 05:17
Japan's government has worked out safety measures for buses used by nursery schools and kindergartens. (NHK)
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Japan becomes first in Asia to get Starlink connection

Japan Business News - October 12, 2022 - 12:12
Japan on Tuesday became the first country in Asia to receive Internet access from the Starlink satellite system from the SpaceX company controlled by Tesla founder Elon Musk. (UPI)
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Tokyo starts accepting same-sex partnership applications

Japan Education News - October 12, 2022 - 12:11
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday began accepting applications from sexual minorities to have their partnerships publicly recognized, ahead of the program's launch on Nov. 1. (Kyodo)
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Israeli charged with smuggling drugs into Japan dies in detention

Japan Society News - October 12, 2022 - 12:07
An Israeli resident of Japan who was being held at a detention center near Tokyo after being charged in 2020 for smuggling drugs into the country has died, his lawyer said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Tourists travel to Japan after COVID-19 restrictions lifted, expected to provide major economic boost

Japan Travel News - October 12, 2022 - 05:12
Eager to admire colorful foliage, eat sushi and go shopping, droves of tourists from abroad began arriving in Japan on Tuesday, with the end of pandemic-fighting border restrictions that had been in place for more than two years. (pbs.org)
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Travel discount campaign jams reservation and tour agency websites in Japan

Japan Travel News - October 12, 2022 - 05:01
Access to Japan tour-related websites has been partially disrupted with the start of the Japanese government's domestic travel discount campaign on Tuesday. (NHK)
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