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Tokyo lawyers to sue nationalists who allegedly targeted them for their stance on Korean schools

Two Tokyo lawyers said Thursday they plan to sue hundreds of internet rightists, who the lawyers say campaigned to have them reprimanded over their apparent ...
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French woman staying in Nikko missing since late July
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 15:28:38 +0200
A French woman has been missing in eastern Japan since late last month, police announced Sunday.Tiphaine Veron, 36, was last seen on the morning of ...
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Abe arranging September talks with Xi, will skip Yasukuni: sources
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 11:56:00 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arranging to hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of an Eastern Economic Forum conference in ...
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Survival of Japanese toddler, found after being lost for three days, hailed as a miracle
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:44:22 +0200
This week’s discovery of an uninjured 2-year-old boy who had been missing for three days on an island in western Japan is being called a ...
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Heat wave boosts sales of cooling products, and beer
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 11:52:11 +0200
The summer heat may be sapping people’s energy, but it is firing up several sectors of the economy as demand increases for products ranging from ...
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Four groups bid for rights to run seven Hokkaido airports for three decades
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:56:31 +0200
Four consortia have submitted bids for a bundle of rights to operate New Chitose Airport and six other airfields in Hokkaido, informed sources say.One of ...
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Japan’s bears are widely vilified and little understood
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:55:04 +0200
On Aug. 6, the BBC aired a story about four Ussuri brown bears being successfully transported from a museum in Hokkaido to a wildlife park ...
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Tabloids offer a potpourri of treats to mark summer
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:52:52 +0200
To give their staff a mid-August break, most magazines came out with special two-week issues. A few, waxing nostalgic, are describing this year as “the ...
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Japan’s Defense Ministry to request record ¥5.3 trillion budget for fiscal 2019
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:50:16 +0200
The Defense Ministry is considering making a record request of over ¥5.3 trillion for the fiscal 2019 budget, informed sources said.The amount will be over ...
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Debate over Fukushima statue takes on a life of its own online
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:40:18 +0200
Few topics have proven to be more sensitive online than the present state of Fukushima Prefecture. Years after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster wreaked ...
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Heian literature: Is all fair in love and no war?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:32:03 +0200
There's nothing quite like Japan's Heian Period (794-1185). Almost four centuries of peace and a governing aristocracy of culture set it apart.
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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:07:13 +0200
Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the ...
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New ‘smishing’ scams baiting smartphone clients of Sagawa Express
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:18:58 +0200
Police are on alert for SMS phishing attacks in which scammers claim to be from parcel delivery firm Sagawa Express Co.The new crime, known as ...
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BOJ’s tolerance of bigger stock drops shows ‘stealth tapering’ underway: analysts
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:53:40 +0200
The Bank of Japan appears to be growing more comfortable with larger declines in the country’s stock prices, a sign it may have begun in ...
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Osaka leaders revel as casinos bid for attention
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:51:33 +0200
When the Diet passed a law governing the operation of integrated casino resorts last month, public celebrations were few. Media polls showed strong public opposition ...
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Okinawa delays reversal on base landfill work as Tokyo pauses ahead of poll to replace Onaga
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:32:05 +0200
The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Friday postponed withdrawing its approval for landfill work needed to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from Ginowan to ...
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