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Japan plans new laws to encourage offshore wind power generation

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/24/2017 - 02:22
The Japanese government plans to submit a new law to the ordinary session of the 2018 Diet, in an effort to facilitate offshore power generation by setting out standards for operators installing wind turbines and the number of years of permitted operation. (Nikkei)
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Osaka man stabs wife to death during dispute about her bulimia

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/24/2017 - 02:12
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 48-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his common-law wife to death at their residence in Sakai City last week after a dispute about her bulimia-like behavior. The woman's daughter was also seriously injured in the incident, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Hyogo police took wrong corpse from morgue for autopsy

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/24/2017 - 02:06
A failure to follow protocol caused police officers in Kawanishi City to confuse the bodies of two elderly men, resulting in the wrong corpse undergoing an autopsy, it was learned on Friday, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
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Nara teacher filmed stolen women's underwear before returning items

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/24/2017 - 00:50
Nara Prefectural Police have arrested a school teacher suspect in the repeated theft of women's underwear that he filmed before returning, reports Nikkan Sports (Sept. 21). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Passenger brings bus to halt after driver suffers fatal heart attack

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 09/24/2017 - 00:46
A passenger took the steering wheel of an expressway bus and brought it to a halt after the driver lost consciousness on the Tohoku Expressway in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Friday night. The 46-year-old driver was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. (Japan Today)
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Abe making risky bet on snap election

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 23:11
Facing less-than-stellar poll numbers, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is taking a huge gamble with plans to dissolve the lower house for a snap election in October. (Nikkei)
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Japan to expand service sector work for foreigners

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 23:08
Japan will open more service sector jobs to foreigners as early as the first half of next year amid a surge in tourism, thanks to the revised strategic special zone law that took effect Friday. (Nikkei)
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Pufferfish reach Y19,000 at 1st Shimonoseki auction

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 23:01
The first winning bids for this season’s Japanese pufferfish reached as much as ¥19,000 per kilogram at the Haedomari Market in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, early Friday. Buyers and auctioneers agreed on prices with hand signals inside black cloths around the auctioneers’ arms. (the-japan-news.com)
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Dentsu chief admits illegal overtime at court hearing

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 22:55
Dentsu Inc. President Toshihiro Yamamoto admitted illegal overtime at the top Japanese ad agency, during the first court hearing Friday on the scandal that came to light following the high-profile overwork-induced suicide of a young female employee. (Jiji)
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Geisha learning English

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 22:52
An English seminar for geisha has been held in Tokyo to help them communicate with foreign tourists and explain traditional Japanese entertainment culture. (NHK)
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16-year-old boy arrested over father's murder

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 08:30
Police in Shizuoka City said Friday they have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of stabbing his 51-year-old father to death at their home. (Japan Today)
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Veteran Japanese adventurer plans unassisted solo trek to South Pole

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 07:47
A 40-year-old Japanese adventurer will embark on an unassisted solo trek in mid-November journeying approximately 1,130 km across Antarctica to the South Pole. (Japan Times)
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High school slugger Kotaro Kiyomiya decides to turn professional

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 07:45
Japanese high school baseball standout Kotaro Kiyomiya said on Friday he had decided to turn pro rather than attend university. (Japan Today)
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Upcoming Tokyo Motor Show boasts cutting-edge technologies in an effort to drum up attendance

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 07:44
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Hiroto Saikawa has called on the public to visit the Tokyo Motor Show, scheduled to be held from late October, to see the world’s latest technologies. (Japan Times)
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Namie Amuro’s retirement announcement re-sparks debate on who should sing at the Olympics

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 07:41
With Japan’s Queen of Pop set to end her career, many are left wondering who the front-runner for the opening ceremonies is now. (tokyoreporter.com)
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iPhone 8 makes its major market debut -- in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 07:39
Japan's three major mobile carriers on Friday began selling the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus -- minus the usual enthusiasm of previous iPhone launches. (Nikkei)
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Kim Jong Un warns of 'highest level' action, possibly H-bomb test

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 07:37
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday in a statement that the country will seriously consider taking the "highest level of hard-line" action in its history, following a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to "totally destroy" the country in a speech to the United Nations. (Nikkei)
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School meals in Kanagawa found tainted with bugs, plastic fragments

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 09/22/2017 - 07:35
Officials have found that lunches served at two schools in the town of Oiso dating back to last year were contaminated with plastic fragments and bugs, the Yomiuri Shimbun reports (Sept. 16). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Police report over 30,000 children abused in 1st half of 2017

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 09/21/2017 - 23:57
Japanese police reported a record-high 30,262 children as suspected abuse victims to welfare authorities in the first half of 2017, on the back of increased public awareness of the issue, the National Police Agency said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Filipino admits involvement in 2004 murder of Japanese student

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 09/21/2017 - 23:54
A 31-year-old Filipino on an international wanted list for suspected involvement in a 2004 rape and murder in baraki Prefecture on Thursday admitted his guilt to Kyodo News. (Japan Today)
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