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Two deaths at Kawasaki kindergarten prompt fears of infectious disease

Two children who attended the same preschool in Kawasaki died within a week earlier this month, possibly due to an infectious disease, city officials said. ...
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Lawsuit over student’s dyed hair confronts outdated thinking
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:04:11 +0100
A Japanese public high school has come under fire for its strict policy regarding the color of its students’ hair.An 18-year-old teen filed a lawsuit ...
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Abe and Xi, acknowledging political successes at home, agree to push for better bilateral ties
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:02:51 +0100
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, each benefiting from political victories at home, agree to pursue further efforts to improve bilateral ties.
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Only if it serves the state: North Korea’s online experience
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:00:05 +0100
Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online.Doctors can consult via live online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed ...
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Japanese enthusiasm for organ donation hovers at 40% in latest government survey
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:48:31 +0100
About 40 percent of the public is positive about organ donation when it comes to brain death or death by cardiac arrest, a government survey ...
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On the quest for the holy grail for as long as we live
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:46:27 +0100
Is death inevitable? True, everyone born before Aug. 4, 1900, has proved mortal (the world’s oldest-known living person, a Japanese woman named Nabi Tajima, was ...
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When teenage girls text like middle-aged men
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:42:45 +0100
On Nov. 8, the #おじさんLINE hashtag topped Japan Trending rankings on Twitter. The hashtag refers to the manner in which ojisan (middle-aged men) text other ...
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Fuji TV’s wishful thinking is food for thought
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:40:59 +0100
Since 1987, Fuji TV has owned Monday night, specifically the 9 to 10 p.m. time slot, when it broadcasts fluffy romantic drama series starring the ...
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Department stores among nine firms to be fined over alleged bid-rigging involving Japan Railway uniforms
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:02:03 +0100
The Fair Trade Commission plans to fine nine companies about ¥45 million in total over suspected bid-rigging for uniforms delivered to East Japan Railway Co. ...
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North Korea brands Trump a ‘warmonger’ who ‘begged for nuclear war’
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:34:21 +0100
North Korea unleashed a verbal onslaught at U.S. leader Donald Trump on Saturday, blasting him as “a warmonger” who “begged for a nuclear war,” in ...
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‘Love’-dependent Japanese and French villages form sister-city ties
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:04:26 +0100
A Japanese village and a French village, each relying on “love” to boost their economy, formed a sister-city relationship during a signing ceremony in Paris ...
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TPP 11 forge ahead with renamed trade pact after close call
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:38:27 +0100
The TPP 11 agree to pursue a trans-Pacific free trade deal without the U.S. after surviving a close call caused by Canadian objections to pressure.
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Trans-Pacific trade pact move forward as holdouts narrow down their objections
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:25:22 +0100
Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries announced an agreement Saturday on pushing ahead with a free-trade deal whose destiny was uncertain after U.S. President ...
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EU trade chief reconfirms plans for EPA with Japan by Christmas
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:39:06 +0100
European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom on Friday reconfirmed the EU’s intention of reaching an economic partnership agreement with Japan by the end of the ...
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Murder bid in Kumamoto leads to feline suspect
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:27:58 +0100
A police probe into the attempted murder of an elderly bedridden woman has reportedly led to an unlikely suspect: a stray cat.Mayuko Matsumoto’s daughter found ...
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Trump and Putin agree there is ‘no military solution’ in Syria
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:12:48 +0100
In a joint statement approved on the sidelines of the APEC summit on Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that ...
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