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Japan scraps first fleet review including China over typhoon

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 20:52
Japan has canceled its first fleet review of the new Reiwa era as the Self-Defense Forces support areas of the country battered by Typhoon Hagibis. (Nikkei)
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Fukushima woman being rescued by helicopter dies after being accidentally dropped to the ground

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 20:51
A Tokyo Fire Department helicopter rescuing a 77-year-old woman in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, who had been isolated because of flooding caused by Typhoon Hagibis, accidentally dropped her about 40 meters to the ground because her rescuers did not properly attach her to the rope when they were attempting to winch her to safety during the botched operation. (Japan Times)
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Final 8 teams selected in Rugby World Cup

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 20:47
In Rugby World Cup action, the final eight teams advancing to the knockout stage have been decided. (NHK)
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33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 20:45
Japan ramped up rescue efforts on Sunday for survivors of a typhoon that brought record-breaking amounts of rain, flooding huge swaths of residential districts and leaving at least 33 dead. (Japan Today)
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Rugby: Brave Blossoms dedicate win to typhoon victims

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 20:40
Japan captain Michael Leitch said Sunday's historic win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup was the Brave Blossoms' way of helping the nation in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis and thanking those that helped put the game on. (Kyodo)
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Hagibis leaves damage across Japan

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 10/12/2019 - 21:03
Typhoon Hagibis has caused death and destruction across Japan. Three people have died, one other was found without vital signs, 17 people remain missing, and more than 90 people were injured. (NHK)
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World Rugby slams Scotland over legal threat

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:54
World Rugby slammed Scotland over a “disappointing” threat of legal action on Friday as tempers flared over fears their pivotal game with World Cup hosts Japan will be cancelled because of a typhoon. (Japan Times)
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Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51, mayor's pleas to stop unanswered

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:50
In the month of October Japan celebrates “Sports Day” which is the anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and a holiday to inspire exercise for all. Around this time, schools all over the country hold Sports Festivals where they take part in a variety of physical activities from dancing to relay races. (soranews24.com)
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For Toyota, hydrogen still the route forward

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:44
As others automakers plan battery-powered SUVs and trucks, Toyota Motor Corp.’s vision for the future of driving remains a hydrogen-sipping sedan. (Japan Times)
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Japan's first zero-rate corporate bond on the way from Toyota unit

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:41
A Toyota Motor group finance unit will issue Japan's first zero-rate corporate bond Oct. 25 as subzero yields spill over from government bonds to private-sector debt, which carries the risk of default. (Nikkei)
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Over 1,600 domestic flights canceled

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:27
Airlines in Japan will cancel more than 1,600 domestic flights on Saturday due to a powerful typhoon. (NHK)
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Rail services in greater Tokyo to be halted

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:25
The approaching Typhoon Hagibis will make railway services almost completely unavailable in the greater Tokyo area on Saturday. (NHK)
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'Queer Eye' heads to Japan for four international makeovers

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:33
The Fab Five are heading to Japan for another special mini-season outside of their home country. (outinperth.com)
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Pilgrimage to the art islands of Japan

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:31
Tick, tock. We’re at Takamatsu’s dock with one eye on the clock. For it’s a daunting mission, squeezing the best of some 200 artworks scattered over a dozen islands and two ports in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea into two days. (afr.com)
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World's 1st cloned cow dies in central Japan at 21

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:29
The world's first cloned cow has died of old age at a research center in central Japan at the age of 21 years and three months, local officials said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Lost chapter of world's first novel found in Japanese storeroom

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:24
The oldest written copy of part of the 11th-century Japanese epic The Tale of Genji, has been found in the home of a Tokyo family with ancestral ties to a feudal lord. (theguardian.com)
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No. of Japanese language institutions soars in Asia: survey

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:21
About 3.85 million people studied Japanese at a record 18,604 institutions overseas in fiscal 2018, with the number of institutions soaring in Asia, according to a survey released this week. (Kyodo)
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Rugby World Cup cancels two Saturday games as powerful Typhoon Hagibis takes aim at Japan

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:19
Rugby World Cup organizers announced Thursday that two crucial pool games scheduled to take place on Saturday have been canceled to avoid the impact of a massive super typhoon set to hit the country. (Japan Times)
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Nobel boost: Battery stocks surge following Yoshino win

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:15
Japanese investors celebrated Akira Yoshino's Nobel Prize win by purchasing stocks associated with the lithium-ion battery the researcher helped develop. (Nikkei)
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Osaka to pick Japan nationality for Olympics

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:03
Tennis star Naomi Osaka says she aims to play for the host country of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by choosing Japanese nationality. (NHK)
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