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Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival climaxes

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 22:34
The sounds of chanting men carrying huge, decorated floats signaled the climax of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival. Each float weighs more than one ton. (NHK)
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Couple arrested for pouring scalding water over 11-year-old boy

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 22:23
A couple in Tokyo was arrested Monday on suspicion of pouring scalding water four years ago over an 11-year-old boy who was living with them at the time, police said. (Japan Today)
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Japan's 100-yen chains shrug off Amazon as shoppers pour in

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 23:04
Japan's 100-yen shops are stepping up store openings as they continue to gain ground among thrifty consumers, with supermarkets and drugstores seeking them out as tenants to draw customers, shifting the dynamic in the nation's retail landscape. (Nikkei)
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Japanese city struggles as its World Heritage sheen fades

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:59
Five years ago, residents of Tomioka, Gunma Prefecture, believed that the registration of a local historical landmark as a World Heritage site would reinvigorate the typical Japanese regional city facing a constant decline in population. (Japan Times)
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Man who injured Kumamoto cops while fleeing drug raid surrenders in Fukuoka

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:55
A Kumamoto man who was wanted for injuring several police officers by car during a drug raid on his home earlier this week was arrested Sunday after turning himself in. (Japan Times)
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Mochizuki wins Wimbledon junior boys' title

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:50
Shintaro Mochizuki became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam junior boys' title by beating Carlos Gimeno Valero of Spain 6-3, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final. (Japan Today)
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Russia rejects territorial talks with Japan

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:42
Russia has rejected starting talks with Japan on the return of two disputed islands despite an agreement last year, in a move that could further delay the signing of a peace treaty between the two countries, diplomatic sources said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Supermarket opens in Fukushima's Namie town

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:40
A supermarket has opened in the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, which was devastated by the nuclear disaster in 2011. It is the first supermarket to operate in the town since the accident. Evacuation orders were partially lifted two years ago. (NHK)
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Tokyo sees record 18th straight day with little sunshine

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:36
The Tokyo metropolitan region experienced another cloudy and rainy day on Monday, marking the 18th straight day in which the country’s capital has seen less than three hours of sunshine per day. (Japan Today)
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Princess Mako visits Machu Picchu

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:30
Japan's Princess Mako has visited the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru and a village that once had a Japanese immigrant as its chief. (NHK)
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Higashiosaka ready for 2019 Rugby World Cup

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 21:53
With just about two months to go before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan for the first time, excitement is in the air in Higashiosaka, where the holy land of Japanese rugby -- Hanazono Rugby Stadium -- is located. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo: Man, 32, suspected of exposing self to woman, molesting her

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 21:52
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 32-year-old man who is suspected of exposing himself to a woman in Nerima Ward last month before molesting her, reports TV Asahi (July 12). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Illicit photography exposes men’s underwear thief

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 21:51
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male thief of men’s underwear, a crime that emerged when the suspect was found taking illicit photography, reports TV Asahi (July 12). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo: Host accused of threatening to sexually assault male customer to collect bill

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 21:50
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have accused a 40-year-old bar host at a club in Shinjuku Ward of threatening to sexually assault a male customer in collecting a bill, reports NHK (July 12). (tokyoreporter.com)
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20-year-old man arrested for beating grandfather to death in Ibaraki Pref

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 21:49
Police in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 20-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 66-year-old grandfather with whom he lived. (Japan Today)
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Man dies after being hit by float in Gion Festival parade

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 21:44
A 54-year-old man died after he was hit by a float while taking part in a Gion Festival parade in Usuki, Oita Prefecture, on Friday night. (Japan Today)
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Scent of vanilla helps to ease pain: Japanese researchers

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 23:22
The aroma of vanilla extract can help to ease muscle pain and tension and may eventually factor into a treatment for stress headaches, a team of Japanese researchers has concluded. (Japan Today)
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Princess Mako meets with Peruvian president, expresses gratitude for acceptance of Japanese immigrants

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 23:18
Princess Mako paid a visit to Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday in Lima during her trip to mark the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to the South American country. (Japan Times)
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Man arrested in Sendai over murder of older brother in Aichi Pref

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 23:15
Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 27-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 30-year-old brother in Tahara, Aichi Prefecture, on Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Hackers snatch $32m from Japan cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 23:13
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange operator Bitpoint has lost 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) in a hacking attack, parent company Remixpoint announced on Friday. (Nikkei)
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