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Man arrested after stabbing officials at Kanazawa city hall

A 33-year-old man in possession of knives was arrested Wednesday after stabbing four officials at Kanazawa city hall in Ishikawa Prefecture, police said.

Junichi Takahata was ...
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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
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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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U.K. chief whip faces calls to quit as lawmakers accuse May’s government of breach of trust in pivotal vote
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:34:21 +0200
Theresa May’s most senior political enforcer is facing calls to quit after he was accused of cheating to win a crucial Brexit vote in Parliament.Government ...
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Princess Mako’s visit marks 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:06:52 +0200
When 8-year-old Eiki Shimabukuro left Japan in 1959 with his parents and five siblings for the two-month sea voyage to Brazil, passengers were given ribbons ...
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North Korea puts planned August reunion of war-separated families in doubt
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:47:35 +0200
North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War may not happen if South Korea doesn’t immediately ...
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Comfort for the sole: More salarymen opting to wear sneakers on the job
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:22:48 +0200
More Japanese are wearing sneakers to work as companies look to improve the health of their employees.In a country where rigid dress codes often place ...
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As Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to erupt, local businesses want lava viewing sites to be established
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:04:07 +0200
Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it is nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ...
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North Korean economy declined at sharpest rate in 20 years in 2017: Bank of Korea
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:59:51 +0200
North Korea’s economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, South Korea’s central bank estimated on Friday, in a clear sign that ...
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