Japan's economy contracts as demand wanes

Japan Business News - November 15, 2023 - 09:39
Japan's economy contracted in July-September, snapping three straight quarters of expansion, squeezed by weakening demand and complicating policymakers' efforts to revive faltering growth. (Reuters)
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Man arrested for entering female baths in Japan, claims to be woman

Japan Society News - November 15, 2023 - 09:35
A 43-year-old man who claimed he was "a woman inside" was arrested on suspicion of trespassing Monday after he was found in the women's bathing area at a hot spring facility in central Japan, police said. (Kyodo)
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Booking.com told to alert users to card fraud risk

Japan Business News - November 15, 2023 - 09:32
The Japan Tourism Agency has instructed the international travel reservation service, Booking.com, to alert users to incidences of credit card fraud on its website. (NHK)
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Japanese astronaut Onishi to go to International Space Station around 2025

Japan Technology News - November 15, 2023 - 09:31
Japanese astronaut Onishi Takuya, a former passenger jet pilot, will head to the International Space Station around 2025. (NHK)
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46 years since Yokota Megumi was abducted by N.Korea

Japan Politics News - November 15, 2023 - 09:28
Wednesday marks 46 years since a 13-year-old junior high school girl was kidnapped by North Korean agents. (NHK)
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Japan: Women seriously abused in prisons

Japan Society News - November 14, 2023 - 16:10
Many women imprisoned in Japan suffer serious human rights abuse and mistreatment, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. (hrw.org)
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Kegon Falls, other Nikko landmarks illuminated for visitors

Japan Travel News - November 14, 2023 - 16:07
Kegon Falls in the city of Nikko, north of Tokyo, is currently being illuminated at night to attract tourists even after the end of the fall foliage season. (NHK)
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YouTuber who made bogus 'citizen's arrest' busted for defamation

Japan Society News - November 14, 2023 - 05:10
Japanese YouTuber "Rengoku Koroaki", known for citizen's arrest themed videos, has been apprehended for posting a video of a woman surrounded by 5 to 6 men while being falsely accused of reselling theatre tickets. (News On Japan)
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NHK poll: Kishida Cabinet support rate drops below 30 percent

Japan Politics News - November 14, 2023 - 04:53
An NHK opinion poll shows the approval rate for the Cabinet of Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has fallen below 30 percent for the first time since he took office two years ago. (NHK)
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Idled factories repurposed to boost chip output in Japan

Japan Business News - November 14, 2023 - 04:42
Japanese manufacturers are repurposing idle factories to expand their production capacity of semiconductors used in electric vehicles. Remodeling existing plants is faster than building new ones from scratch. (NHK)
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Skymark eyes logistics business following major tie-up

Japan Business News - November 14, 2023 - 04:38
Japanese low-cost airline Skymark is looking to enter the logistics market following Suzuyo Holdings move to become the airlines largest shareholder. (News On Japan)
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'mercari Hallo' taps into part-time job market

Japan Business News - November 14, 2023 - 04:24
Japanese e-commerce giant Mercari has announced their entry into the part-time job market, starting next spring. (News On Japan)
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Technical interns in Japan forced into prostitution

Japan Society News - November 14, 2023 - 04:06
Four men and women have been arrested for allegedly forcing Vietnamese women, who came to Japan as technical interns, into prostitution. (News On Japan)
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Japan's childcare leave to be raised to 100 percent of take-home pay

Japan Education News - November 14, 2023 - 03:54
A proposal to raise the rate of childcare leave benefits from the current 80% to 100% of take-home income would require both parents to take at least 14 days off, according to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. (News On Japan)
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Naomi Osaka launches latest Nike collection inspired by New York and Japan

Japan Sports News - November 14, 2023 - 03:37
Naomi Osaka's latest Nike collection is paying tribute to her heritage and experiences. The former world No. 1's latest Nike collection is inspired by New York and Japan, two places near and dear to her heart. (tennis.com)
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Japan to scrap rule requiring testing of new drugs on Japanese

Japan Technology News - November 14, 2023 - 03:30
Japan will ease regulations on clinical trials for new drugs developed overseas, Nikkei has learned, scrapping the rule that in principle drugs' safety must be tested on Japanese before they can be launched in the domestic market. (Nikkei)
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At McDonald's Japan, Innovative Sink Sanitises Phones In Restrooms

Japan Technology News - November 14, 2023 - 03:28
Recently, Japan's McDonald's has introduced an innovative system in some locations where washrooms have a slot designed to sanitise our phones. (ndtv.com)
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Japan's state minister of finance resigns over tax delinquency

Japan Politics News - November 14, 2023 - 03:18
Japan's government has approved the resignation of State Minister of Finance Kanda Kenji, who repeatedly failed to pay taxes for his company. (NHK)
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Record snowfall across Hokkaido

Japan Travel News - November 13, 2023 - 18:29
This season's strongest cold air mass across Japan has sent temperatures plummeting, with some locations in Hokkaido recording over 50 cm of snowfall. (News On Japan)
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Police shoot knife-wielding man in Osaka

Japan Society News - November 13, 2023 - 16:37
A police officer fired two shots at a man armed with a knife who is believe to have attacked and injured a nearby woman in Osaka on Monday morning. (News On Japan)
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