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Seven former Aum cult members transferred from Tokyo detention center, suggesting executions near

The Justice Ministry began transferring seven of the 13 former Aum Shinrikyo cult members on death row from a Tokyo detention center to other facilities, ...
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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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North Korea provides little new info on Japanese abductees: Tokyo
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 06:12:20 +0200
North Korea provided little new information regarding abducted nationals when officials contacted Pyongyang last month, according to a Japanese government source.When Japanese officials made contact ...
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Iran leader threatens to disrupt Persian Gulf oil exports over U.S. sanctions
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 06:05:12 +0200
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Saturday that Iran will disrupt Persian Gulf oil exports if it is prevented from exporting its own oil ...
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Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:51:57 +0200
Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, ...
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Liquid inside black Egyptian sarcophagus is just sewage water
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:51:11 +0200
Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry has responded to recent media reports about the nature of the liquid and the identity of the skeletal remains found in a ...
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Peru gets new justice minister amid scandal over selling light sentences
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:50:29 +0200
Lawyer Vicente Zeballos took office Saturday as Peru’s new justice minister, facing the immediate challenge of dealing with a scandal over judges allegedly selling lighter ...
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Ecuadorean town builds record pyramid of roses
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:49:37 +0200
The people in this small Andean town are the proud creators of the biggest floral structure ever built — a life-size replica of an indigenous ...
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