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Yoshimoto Kogyo comedians team up with Fukushima to restore disaster-hit scenic rail line

Fukushima Prefecture has teamed up with major entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. as the prefecture reopens a scenic local railway line that had been partially ...
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Death penalty sought for man over 2014 deaths of 2 people who were buried alive in Saga
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:14:24 +0200
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the death penalty for a man who allegedly murdered a man and a woman by burying them alive in the city ...
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Casinos in Japan: Tourist attractions or hotbeds of gambling addiction?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:09:57 +0200
As the year’s ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key ...
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Alleged abuse of national health insurance system sparks probe into foreign patients
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:40:51 +0200
The government has launched a nationwide probe into allegations that foreign residents are abusing the public health insurance system, according to sources familiar with the ...
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Japan plans to launch advanced placement system in schools
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:08:35 +0200
The education ministry plans to establish a system that allows students at some 50 high schools to take university courses and earn credits, with the ...
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Seven GSDF troops join Bastille Day parade in Paris
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:31:13 +0200
Seven troops from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force took part in an annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Saturday.The seven, including Col. Hiroyuki Yokoyama, ...
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NHK can launch online simulcasting if it reviews ‘compliance’ and fee collection systems: ministry panel
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 09:12:45 +0200
A government panel has given the green light for NHK to start simultaneously broadcasting its TV programs online as the popularity of streaming grows.The Internal ...
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Transport networks across western Japan still crippled as death toll from downpours reaches 200
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:16:55 +0200
Torrential rain across western Japan has severed transportation links in the region, with the discovery of more bodies on Thursday pushing the death toll up ...
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Death penalty sought for man charged with killing Chinese sisters in Yokohama
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:11:15 +0200
Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded the death penalty for a 40-year-old man accused of killing two Chinese sisters and leaving their bodies stuffed in travel bags ...
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Major Japan firms dish out 2.53 percent wage hike on average during spring labor talks
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:55:17 +0200
Major companies agreed to raise monthly employee pay by ¥8,539, or 2.53 percent, on average for unionized workers in this year’s shunto spring labor-management talks, ...
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Japanese still near top of rankings for life expectancy, 2017 figures show
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:37:41 +0200
Japanese remained near the top of the rankings of the world’s average life expectancy in 2017, as Hong Kong continued to dominate, welfare ministry data ...
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Haruki Murakami’s ‘Killing Commendatore’ given ‘indecent’ rating in Hong Kong
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:25:17 +0200
The latest work by Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami was banned from Hong Kong’s annual book fair after it was deemed “indecent” by the Obscene Articles ...
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From ¥2,500 to ¥300,000: Tokyo Olympic organizers release summary of ticket prices for 2020 Games
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:13:13 +0200
Spectators for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will pay up to ¥300,000 to attend the opening ceremony or as little as ¥2,500 to see individual ...
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Japan eyes accepting more foreign workers in manufacturing industry
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:50:18 +0200
The government is considering allowing more foreign workers in the manufacturing industry under a new system aimed at opening Japan’s labor market to blue-collar workers ...
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Diet enacts casino bill despite stiff opposition
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:45:16 +0200
The law will allow the establishment of casinos in up to three locations as part of integrated resorts incorporating hotels and other facilities.
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‘Hi, I’m a soybean’: In trade war, China deploys cartoon legume to reach U.S. farmers
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:10:42 +0200
In the tense trade war with the United States, China’s government has turned to an unlikely weapon: a cartoon bean.“Hi, everybody. I am a soybean. ...
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