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New method of smuggline gold into Japan suspected

newsonjapan.com - So, 07/22/2017 - 23:53
Smugglers are suspected of using a new method to get gold bars into Japan. They are hiding them behind the toilet walls on low-cost carrier aircraft that fly both international and domestic routes. (NHK)
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Two 16-year-old students arrested for dumping body of newborn baby

newsonjapan.com - So, 07/22/2017 - 23:40
Police in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl on suspicion of abandoning the body of a newborn baby in a vacant lot in February. (Japan Today)
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Kindergarten children stung by hornets

newsonjapan.com - So, 07/22/2017 - 04:48
Hornets have stung a group of more than 20 kindergarten children in Tokyo. The victims have been rushed to hospital. (NHK)
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Yokohama man accused of dumping corpses of 2 Chinese women in Kanagawa

newsonjapan.com - So, 07/22/2017 - 04:45
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have re-arrested a 39-year-old for allegedly dumping the bodies of two Chinese sisters, found in suitcases in a mountainous area in Hadano City earlier this month, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Venomous fire ants found in Kyushu for first time

newsonjapan.com - So, 07/22/2017 - 04:43
Dozens of venomous fire ants have been found at Hakata port, the Environment Ministry said, marking the first detection of the invasive species in Kyushu. (Japan Times)
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Japan eyes removal of expressway over landmark Tokyo bridge

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 23:34
The Japanese infrastructure ministry plans to consider removing the expressway over Tokyo's landmark Nihonbashi Bridge, in a bid to improve the landscape, it was learned on Friday. (Jiji)
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Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 23:25
Images captured by an underwater robot on Saturday showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. (washingtonpost.com)
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Japan regulator warns small banks they must change to survive

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 23:24
Japan's financial regulator has told the country's smaller banks they must find new ways to make profits if they are to survive, warning many face risks when interest rates eventually rise and that some are already in a precarious state. (Reuters)
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Solving Japan's labor shortage will be crucial for sustainable growth: government report

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 23:21
Japan's severe labor shortage is at levels last seen about a quarter-century ago, states a government white paper presented to the Cabinet on Friday which also highlights the country's need to resolve the issue in order to achieve sustainable economic growth. (Japan Times)
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Amazon blamed for Japan's deflation problem

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 23:17
Over the years, numerous reasons have been provided for Japan's prolonged deflation problem. These have ranged from automation to mindset problems. Amazon.com, Inc. is the latest culprit to be assigned the blame. (investopedia.com)
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Hakuho sets new record with 1,048 career wins

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 23:05
Yokozuna sumo grand champion Hakuho set a new record on Friday by earning the 1,048th win in his professional career in the Japanese national sport. (Jiji)
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Satono Diamond set to give Japan a strong chance in Arc

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 13:43
A Japanese horse has never won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the race which is regarded as the most prestigious turf contest anywhere in the world. However, Satono Diamond could be the first to land that prize later this year as the multiple-time Group One winner has been tipped by many as their fancy in October. (newsonjapan.com)
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Princess Kako to study at University of Leeds from Sept

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 10:50
Princess Kako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, will study at the University of Leeds in England from September to June next year, it was reported at a cabinet meeting on Friday. (Japan Today)
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Assemblywomen ask Miyagi governor to take down suggestive PR video

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 09:48
Seven female members of the Miyagi prefectural assembly on Friday asked the governor of the northeastern Japan prefecture to remove a tourism promotion video it is using on the internet, claiming it portrays women as sex objects. (Kyodo)
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Japan starts using new pictogram signs

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 09:42
Japan has changed some pictogram signs used on street corners and created new ones, mainly to help foreign visitors get around more easily, the industry ministry said Thursday. (Jiji)
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Trump: Abe's wife doesn't speak English

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 09:38
US President Donald Trump says the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doesn't speak English. (NHK)
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Tokyo cops nab pair in purse-snatching incidents across capital

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 09:31
In two separate cases, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have this week arrested two men suspected in dozens of bag-snatching incidents across the metropolis, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo courts hands homeless man prison term over Golden Gai fire

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 07/21/2017 - 04:08
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday handed a homeless man a prison sentence extending for three years and six months for starting a fire that damaged a number of buildings in the historic Golden Gai last year, reports Jiji Press. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Worker at new National Stadium construction site kills self

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 07/20/2017 - 23:35
A male worker for a construction company engaged in a project to construct Japan's new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, committed suicide in March, a lawyer representing his bereaved relatives revealed Thursday. (Jiji)
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Hakuho considering Japanese citizenship

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 07/20/2017 - 23:32
An informed source in the sumo world says Mongolian Yokozuna Grand Champion Hakuho is considering the option of acquiring Japanese citizenship. The move would allow him to become a stablemaster after retirement and train younger wrestlers. (NHK)
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