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A room with a life jacket: Japan probes using cruise ships for Olympic accommodation
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:03:57 +0200
Anticipating a serious accommodation shortage in the 2020 Olympics, the government is exploring using luxury cruise ships as floating hotels, government officials said Thursday. Ministries ...
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Sony to crank out vinyl records for first time in 28 years
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:59:09 +0200
Sony Corp. said Thursday it will resume production of vinyl records for the first time in three decades this fiscal year as the format sees ...
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Women in Japan cite being judged at work as top concern for taking maternity leave, survey shows
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:56:19 +0200
More than 30 percent of women in Japan are worried about how they will be viewed by their bosses as well as by colleagues at ...
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Japan Tobacco caught dozing in promising ‘heat-not-burn’ market
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:50:51 +0200
Smoker Takumi Itou is an example of how much Japan Tobacco Inc. needs to catch up, as international rivals gain ground in the battle to ...
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Small plane makes belly landing at Nagasaki airport
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:40:01 +0200
A twin-propeller plane made a belly landing Thursday at Nagasaki airport due to mechanical trouble, causing a brief runway closure and the cancellation of over ...
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Apple’s iPhone remains Japan’s smartphone king but innovation seen on the wane
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:36:52 +0200
Apple Inc.’s iPhone is enjoying enduring popularity in Japan, 10 years since the U.S. technology giant revolutionized the global smartphone market by launching the product. ...
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Opposition parties renew demand that Abe open Diet to answer for scandals
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:36:49 +0200
Dismayed at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s inaction, the opposition camp on Thursday repeated its petition to his Cabinet to call an extraordinary Diet session and ...
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Nissan, Honda see May domestic output rise, Toyota records fall
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:31:16 +0200
Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. raised domestic output in May while Toyota Motor Corp., the nation’s largest automaker by volume, reduced output, year-on-year ...
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Japan, China start talks to prevent accidental clashes in East China Sea, disputed isles
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:27:56 +0200
Japan and China on Thursday started a two-day senior official consultation in Fukuoka on maritime affairs, where they are expected to discuss ways to avoid ...
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Ex-education minister Shimomura denies media report claiming undeclared Kake donations
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:15:45 +0200
Former education minister Hakubun Shimomura denied a report Thursday alleging that he received ¥2 million in undeclared donations from scandal-tainted school operator Kake Gakuen, claiming ...
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Japan delays summit with China, South Korea amid Seoul-Beijing THAAD row
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:03:08 +0200
Japan will postpone a trilateral summit with China and South Korea due to Beijing’s reluctance to take part, diplomatic sources said Thursday. The summit had ...
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U.S. panel backs bill to revive Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:58:34 +0200
A House panel approved a bill Wednesday to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate ...
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Fiscal 2016 saw Japan’s first drop in tax revenue in seven years
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:57:45 +0200
The government collected around ¥55.5 trillion ($495 billion) in tax revenue in fiscal 2016, down from ¥56.29 trillion in fiscal 2015, posting the first year-on-year ...
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How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:43:16 +0200
Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware — malicious software that locks up photos and other files ...
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Africa gets its first generic version of the most effective HIV drug
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:12:53 +0200
The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa, where more than 25 million have ...
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Australian police charge top Vatican cardinal with sex offenses
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:09:43 +0200
Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of “historical” sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest ...
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Niagara Falls daredevil riding inside inflatable ball with a boa constrictor dies; snake missing
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:03:12 +0200
A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for ...
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More than half of hate crimes go unreported in U.S., report says
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:01:23 +0200
The majority of hate crimes experienced by U.S. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released ...
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Protein linked to spread of skin cancer; blocking it might be effective treatment
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:34 +0200
Scientists have pinpointed a cancer protein which controls the disease’s spread from the skin to other organs, and proposed Wednesday that blocking it may be ...
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Orcas off Washington state having trouble breeding due to low salmon supply
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:22 +0200
Endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state are having pregnancy problems because they cannot find enough fish to eat, according to ...
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Abe plans to visit India in September to promote shinkansen technology
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:38:14 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arranging to visit India in late September to attend a ceremony for a high-speed rail link using Japanese bullet-train technology, ...
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Malaysia decides to stop importing North Korean labor
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:36:50 +0200
Malaysia has decided to stop issuing work permits for North Korean laborers in the wake of the apparent assassination of the estranged half-brother of North ...
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North Korea vows to kill former South leader Park ‘any time, at any place’
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:06:05 +0200
North Korea has issued standing orders for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief in response to what Pyongyang ...
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House subcommittees unanimously reject Trump’s budget cuts for Agriculture Department, food aid, water projects
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:46:37 +0200
Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees Wednesday soundly rejected President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects. The unanimous votes ...
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U.S. sets new visa rules for six mainly Muslim nations, refugees
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:46:23 +0200
The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or ...
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METI bureaucrats’ blunt, bold policy proposals set social media on fire
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:17:20 +0200
A bold set of policy recommendations compiled by vice industry minister Ikuro Sugawara and young colleagues in their 20s and 30s has set social media ...
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Kawakatsu cruises to third term in Shizuoka gubernatorial election
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:13:01 +0200
Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu won a third four-year term Sunday, beating Olympic judo silver medalist Noriko Mizoguchi, the local election board said. The 68-year-old independent ...
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Lotte founder Shigemitsu exits board after eldest son’s bid to return fails
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:41:50 +0200
The founder of Lotte Holdings Co., embroiled in a family feud over its management, has left the board after a stint of around 70 years ...
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A room with a life jacket: Japan probes using cruise ships for Olympic accommodation
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:03:57 +0200
Anticipating a serious accommodation shortage in the 2020 Olympics, the government is exploring using luxury cruise ships as floating hotels, government officials said Thursday. Ministries ...
© Japan Times
Sony to crank out vinyl records for first time in 28 years
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:59:09 +0200
Sony Corp. said Thursday it will resume production of vinyl records for the first time in three decades this fiscal year as the format sees ...
© Japan Times
Women in Japan cite being judged at work as top concern for taking maternity leave, survey shows
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:56:19 +0200
More than 30 percent of women in Japan are worried about how they will be viewed by their bosses as well as by colleagues at ...
© Japan Times
Japan Tobacco caught dozing in promising ‘heat-not-burn’ market
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:50:51 +0200
Smoker Takumi Itou is an example of how much Japan Tobacco Inc. needs to catch up, as international rivals gain ground in the battle to ...
© Japan Times
Small plane makes belly landing at Nagasaki airport
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:40:01 +0200
A twin-propeller plane made a belly landing Thursday at Nagasaki airport due to mechanical trouble, causing a brief runway closure and the cancellation of over ...
© Japan Times
Apple’s iPhone remains Japan’s smartphone king but innovation seen on the wane
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:36:52 +0200
Apple Inc.’s iPhone is enjoying enduring popularity in Japan, 10 years since the U.S. technology giant revolutionized the global smartphone market by launching the product. ...
© Japan Times
Opposition parties renew demand that Abe open Diet to answer for scandals
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:36:49 +0200
Dismayed at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s inaction, the opposition camp on Thursday repeated its petition to his Cabinet to call an extraordinary Diet session and ...
© Japan Times
Nissan, Honda see May domestic output rise, Toyota records fall
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:31:16 +0200
Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. raised domestic output in May while Toyota Motor Corp., the nation’s largest automaker by volume, reduced output, year-on-year ...
© Japan Times
Ex-education minister Shimomura denies media report claiming undeclared Kake donations
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:15:45 +0200
Former education minister Hakubun Shimomura denied a report Thursday alleging that he received ¥2 million in undeclared donations from scandal-tainted school operator Kake Gakuen, claiming ...
© Japan Times
Japan delays summit with China, South Korea amid Seoul-Beijing THAAD row
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:03:08 +0200
Japan will postpone a trilateral summit with China and South Korea due to Beijing’s reluctance to take part, diplomatic sources said Thursday. The summit had ...
© Japan Times
U.S. panel backs bill to revive Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:58:34 +0200
A House panel approved a bill Wednesday to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate ...
© Japan Times
Fiscal 2016 saw Japan’s first drop in tax revenue in seven years
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:57:45 +0200
The government collected around ¥55.5 trillion ($495 billion) in tax revenue in fiscal 2016, down from ¥56.29 trillion in fiscal 2015, posting the first year-on-year ...
© Japan Times
How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:43:16 +0200
Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware — malicious software that locks up photos and other files ...
© Japan Times
Africa gets its first generic version of the most effective HIV drug
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:12:53 +0200
The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa, where more than 25 million have ...
© Japan Times
Australian police charge top Vatican cardinal with sex offenses
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:09:43 +0200
Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of “historical” sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest ...
© Japan Times
Niagara Falls daredevil riding inside inflatable ball with a boa constrictor dies; snake missing
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:03:12 +0200
A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for ...
© Japan Times
More than half of hate crimes go unreported in U.S., report says
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:01:23 +0200
The majority of hate crimes experienced by U.S. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released ...
© Japan Times
Abe plans to visit India in September to promote shinkansen technology
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:38:14 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arranging to visit India in late September to attend a ceremony for a high-speed rail link using Japanese bullet-train technology, ...
© Japan Times
Malaysia decides to stop importing North Korean labor
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:36:50 +0200
Malaysia has decided to stop issuing work permits for North Korean laborers in the wake of the apparent assassination of the estranged half-brother of North ...
© Japan Times
North Korea vows to kill former South leader Park ‘any time, at any place’
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:06:05 +0200
North Korea has issued standing orders for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief in response to what Pyongyang ...
© Japan Times
House subcommittees unanimously reject Trump’s budget cuts for Agriculture Department, food aid, water projects
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:46:37 +0200
Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees Wednesday soundly rejected President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects. The unanimous votes ...
© Japan Times
U.S. sets new visa rules for six mainly Muslim nations, refugees
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:46:23 +0200
The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or ...
© Japan Times
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