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Trump to play golf, watch sumo on Sunday with Abe

newsonjapan.com - 22 hours 53 min ago
US President Donald Trump is scheduled to spend a full day with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, ahead of their summit on Monday. (NHK)
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In search of Japan's extinct wolves: Sightings of a mysterious canine in Chichibu have been captivating animal enthusiasts

newsonjapan.com - 22 hours 56 min ago
It was around 3 p.m. on a chilly day in December. The sky was overcast and the scent of rain hung in the air when Rina Kambayashi happened upon a creature she had never seen before. (Japan Times)
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Parts of Japan experience record high temperatures for May

newsonjapan.com - 23 hours 46 sec ago
Temperatures rose across Japan on Saturday to highs usually not seen until the height of summer, causing hundreds of people to be taken to hospitals and prompting the weather agency to issue heatstroke warnings. (Japan Today)
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Asanoyama wins first sumo tournament

newsonjapan.com - 23 hours 1 min ago
In sumo, rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama has clinched his first tournament title. (NHK)
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Motegi: Japan, US remain apart on trade issues

newsonjapan.com - 23 hours 3 min ago
Japan's top trade negotiator with the United States has said both sides continue to differ on negotiations for a trade deal, adding that they need to work further to narrow the gap. (NHK)
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1 dead, 16 injured in vehicle pileup in Shiga; bus driver arrested

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 03:33
A woman was killed and 16 other people injured Friday after a bus carrying Chinese tourists collided with multiple vehicles on an expressway in Shiga Prefecture, western Japan, local police said. (Japan Today)
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Day care cancels contract of Canadian caught abusing child in video

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 03:27
A male Canadian national employed at a day care facility in Kitakyushu City who was caught abusing a child on video has had his contract canceled by the facility, reports Fuji News Network (May 21). (tokyoreporter.com)
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ANA debuts double-decker flights to Hawaii

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 03:25
All Nippon Airways debuted flights of a double-decker Airbus A380 from Narita Airport north of Tokyo, bound for Hawaii on Friday. (NHK)
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Trump to start state visit to Japan for audience with new emperor

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 03:24
U.S. President Donald Trump is set to start a four-day state visit to Japan on Saturday, a historic event that will make him the first foreign leader to meet with new Emperor Naruhito. (Kyodo)
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Japan's new supercomputer Fugaku to begin operations around 2021

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:07
Japan's new supercomputer Fugaku is set to begin operations around 2021 with the country aiming to regain the title of building the world's fastest computer, replacing its current supercomputer K, government-backed research institute Riken said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Japan to stop labeling people unmarried at 50 as 'lifelong singles'

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:01
The government will no longer use the term "lifelong singles" as a label for people who have not married by age 50, deeming the term inaccurate as Japanese are increasingly tying the knot later in life, officials said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Record heat for May forecast this weekend in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 22:39
Many parts of Japan saw the mercury top 30 degrees Celsius on Thursday. Weather officials are warning of unseasonal high temperatures over the weekend. (NHK)
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Police stepping up security for Trump visit

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 22:37
Police in Japan are stepping up security for an upcoming visit by US President Donald Trump. (NHK)
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Tokyo food trucks get in gear

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:21
It's a spring morning as seven food trucks pitch up by an office building in Ginza, where a few curious workers are already nosing around for lunch options. Run by husband-and-wife duo Naoya and Rieko Shibutani, the Pieni Kissa van is a big hit and queues quickly form to take advantage of its best-selling taco rice. (Nikkei)
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Australian tourist accused of spraying graffiti in Kyoto

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:19
Kyoto Prefectural Police have arrested a 23-year-old male Australian national who is suspected of scrawling graffiti in dozens of locations in Kyoto City, reports Fuji News Network (May 22). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Sony CEO vows to tackle game addiction as WHO to group it as disorder

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:13
Sony Corp. will tackle game addiction, its chief executive said Wednesday as the World Health Organization prepares to formally recognize it as a disorder. (Japan Times)
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Asian carriers step away from new Huawei smartphones

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:05
Carriers in Japan and Taiwan have become the first in Asia to say they will not sell Huawei Technologies' new smartphones in the wake of U.S. restrictions, with a South Korean peer saying it may follow suit. (Nikkei)
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Junnosuke Taguchi, ex-member of boy Japanese boy band KAT-TUN, arrested over marijuana possession

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:04
Junnosuke Taguchi, a former member of Japanese boy band KAT-TUN, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana, the Narcotics Control Department said. (Japan Times)
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Boxing to be included in Tokyo Olympics

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 23:58
The International Olympic Committee says boxing is set to maintain its place in the 2020 Tokyo Games, but that the sport's international association should be excluded from organizing the events due to a number of problems. (NHK)
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TEPCO: No foreigners on decommissioning for now

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 23:57
Tokyo Electric Power Company has put on hold its plans to hire foreigners under a new type of work visa in decommissioning work at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. (NHK)
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