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Suicide of Indian detainee in Ibaraki prompts hunger strike of around 130 at facility: source

Friday’s apparent suicide of an Indian man held at the East Japan Immigration Control Center in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, has prompted dozens of detainees at ...
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Stroller-makers Combi and Aprica raided for alleged antitrust violation
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:56:49 +0200
The Fair Trade Commission on Wednesday searched the headquarters of major stroller and baby product-makers Aprica Children’s Products G.K. and Combi Corp. for allegedly violating ...
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Couple arrested at Tokyo’s Haneda airport for attempting to smuggle meth worth ¥1.8 billion
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:17:32 +0200
A 43-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife have been arrested at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine with an approximate street value of ...
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Seven-Eleven store chain forced owner to stay open during Fukui blizzard, union says
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:23:31 +0200
The owner of a Seven-Eleven convenience store in Fukui Prefecture was allegedly forced to work for about 50 hours without sleep in February after the ...
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Nations must develop own core technologies to break U.S. grip on semiconductor chips: Jack Ma
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:38:34 +0200
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma argues that Japan, China and other nations need to develop their own semiconductor technology to get around America’s grip on the ...
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Taro Kono plans U.S. trip in May to sound out Mike Pompeo before Trump-Kim summit
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:37:19 +0200
Foreign Minister Taro Kono is planning to visit the United States early next month to discuss North Korea policy with his incoming counterpart, Mike Pompeo, ...
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Record number of minors in Japan fell victim to crimes via social media in 2017
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:08:33 +0200
Police investigated a record 1,813 cases involving minors who fell victim to sexual and other crimes perpetrated through the use of social media in 2017, ...
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Osaka governor says casino resort could open by fiscal 2023
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:08:05 +0200
Despite a tight construction schedule, political problems in Tokyo and local concerns over funding, Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui said the prefecture could have one of ...
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Osaka man barred from attending same-sex partner’s cremation seeks inheritance and damages in pioneering lawsuit
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:43:16 +0200
A 69-year-old man from Osaka Prefecture filed a lawsuit Thursday against his deceased same-sex partner’s sister, seeking assets left behind by his late partner and ...
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SoftBank-led trio develop robot that can transform into car
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:42:21 +0200
A SoftBank Group Corp. subsidiary and two other firms have developed a prototype of a two-seat humanoid robot that can transform into a car for ...
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Macron resists Trump’s ‘America first’ in speech to Congress
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:21:46 +0200
French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump’s worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects “the illusion ...
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Government looks to relax requirements for bus and taxi licenses amid labor crunch
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:16:27 +0200
A National Police Agency panel began talks Wednesday to ease eligibility requirements for those looking to take tests for bus and taxi licenses, in response ...
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SoftBank unit and others develop humanoid robot that can transform into an electric car
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:04:49 +0200
A SoftBank Group Corp. subsidiary and two other firms have developed a prototype of a two-seat humanoid robot that can transform into a car for ...
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Shire bid marks Takeda’s latest and biggest push for global status
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:34:33 +0200
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd..’s $64 billion bid for London-listed rare-disease specialist Shire PLC bolsters its credentials as Japan’s most outward-facing drugs firm, a mold-breaking image ...
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‘Eradicate the tumors’: Chinese civilians drive Xinjiang crackdown on separatism
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:26:16 +0200
The civilian group descended on the village under government instructions to “win the people’s hearts,” but it also had a darker mission: identifying and punishing ...
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Under new management: LDP’s Takeshita faction looks to regroup, field viable candidate
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:19:53 +0200
Internal strife in the third-largest and once most powerful faction of the governing Liberal Democratic Party has come to an end with the resignation of ...
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