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Monk sues temple at Mount Koya over heavy workload

A monk working for a temple at the World Heritage site of Mount Koya in western Japan has filed a suit for damages, claiming he ...
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Japanese ¥100 chain Daiso slapped with fine, two-year import ban in Taiwan
Thu, 24 May 2018 03:20:17 +0200
Taiwan authorities said Wednesday that Japanese ¥100 shop chain Daiso has been fined 41.64 million New Taiwan dollars ($1.38 million) for falsifying import application documents ...
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Postcards written by Soseki Natsume in the U.K. found after 100 years
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:58:52 +0200
Three postcards written by the Japanese literary legend Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) over 100 years ago during his studies in Britain have been found, the prefectural ...
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Smoke fills ANA plane at Narita, sickening eight and triggering evacuation
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:05:06 +0200
Eight passengers on an All Nippon Airways flight were sickened Monday at Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture after smoke filled the cabin, triggering an evacuation, ...
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Watanabe Kazan: Too open-minded for Edo
Sat, 19 May 2018 15:32:49 +0200
Imagine living in a "closed country." Japan was such for over two centuries, from the anti-Christian hysteria of the 1630s to the incursion in the ...
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Nikkei bounces back after upturn on Wall Street
Thu, 17 May 2018 10:14:51 +0200
Stocks staged a rally Thursday after being inspired by an overnight rebound in U.S. equities.The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 121.14 points, or 0.53 percent, to ...
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Aso appears to mock Kim Jong Un’s official plane ahead of landmark U.S.-North Korea summit
Thu, 17 May 2018 06:16:01 +0200
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso touched on the planned summit between Washington and Pyongyang on Wednesday with a comment appearing to ridicule an aged North ...
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Abe and Vladimir Putin set to hold summit on isle projects but may also address North Korea
Sat, 26 May 2018 11:53:03 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to talk about starting economic projects on the disputed isles but might touch on ...
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Controversial Japanese labor reform bill clears Lower House committee
Sat, 26 May 2018 11:20:53 +0200
A Lower House committee has approved a controversial labor reform bill, paving the way for its passage through the Diet before the legislature closes on ...
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Chewing gum as you walk may help you stay slimmer: Japanese study
Sat, 26 May 2018 11:16:53 +0200
Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested Saturday.In experiments, they ...
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Yubari melons fetch record ¥3.2 million at season’s first auction
Sat, 26 May 2018 10:59:03 +0200
A pair of melons grown in Yubari, Hokkaido, fetched a record ¥3.2 million in the first auction of the season Saturday at a wholesale market ...
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Staffer says Abe and Kake met in 2015: Imabari mayor
Sat, 26 May 2018 10:58:12 +0200
The mayor of Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, said Friday that one of his officials has confirmed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the head of Kake Gakuen, ...
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Staffer confirms Abe and Kotaro Kake met in 2015: Imabari mayor
Sat, 26 May 2018 10:58:12 +0200
Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s denials about a scandal-hit veterinary project, Imabari Mayor Ryoji Kan says a staffer confirms Abe and Kotaro Kake met in ...
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In first visit to U.S., A-bomb survivor Shigeaki Mori attends screening of documentary on his life’s work
Sat, 26 May 2018 10:34:46 +0200
Atomic bomb survivor and historian Shigeaki Mori attended a screening in San Francisco on Thursday of a documentary film on his life’s work as he ...
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Rich, powerful celebrities like film producer Harvey Weinstein better-armed to face sex charges
Sat, 26 May 2018 10:29:56 +0200
In handcuffing powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday, U.S. justice officials appeared to confirm that no one escapes the long arm of the law ...
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Imperial Couple distressed by speculation about delay in Princess Mako’s marriage
Sat, 26 May 2018 10:18:30 +0200
The Imperial Household Agency said Friday that Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are distressed over speculation in magazines about their thoughts regarding Princess Mako’s planned ...
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