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Tokyo native looks to put innovation, not money, into creative sports open to all

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
While Japan looks forward to hosting the world’s biggest and glitziest sports event five years from now, a Tokyo man is promoting a series of ...
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Ending standoff with North Korea boosts South’s President Park

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Beset by crisis, scandal and a sluggish economy in the first half of her single five-year term, South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s approval rating soared ...
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Diet passes bill aimed at boosting women in the workplace

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
The Diet passed a bill Friday aiming to promote the role of women in the workplace, along with greater female participation in the economy at ...
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Stadium cost capped at ¥155 billion as Abe tries to get troubled project back on track

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
In the latest bid to ease frustrations over bloated construction costs for the new National Stadium, the government Friday decided on a new plan for ...
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July job availability best in over 23 years

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Job availability across the country improved to its highest level in over 23 years and the unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent in July, the ...
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Tesla electric car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
A new Tesla electric car has earned the best-ever vehicle rating from Consumer Reports, sending shares of the automaker racing higher Thursday. The new Tesla ...
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Taiwan to issue ‘angel’ and ‘devil’ metro cards featuring Japanese porn star

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Taiwan will roll out “angel” and “devil” metro cards featuring a Japanese porn star next week, despite a public outcry and a previous decision to ...
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Tokyo protests Beijing editorial calling for Emperor to apologize over wartime actions

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Tokyo has sent a message of protest to Beijing over an editorial by China’s official news agency that demanded an apology from Emperor Akihito over ...
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Flat inflation, fall in household spending a blow to ‘Abenomics’

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Inflation fell back to zero in July while household spending dropped again, official data showed Friday, with the disappointing numbers sure to stoke speculation that ...
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Nepal pins its alpine-revival hopes on risky Everest solo attempt by Japanese climber

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
A Japanese man has become the unlikely face of Nepal’s desperate efforts to revive its climbing industry, seeking to conquer Everest alone for the first ...
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Abe could be re-elected LDP leader as early as Sept. 8

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could be re-elected president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party as early as Sept. 8, unless another candidate challenges him, it ...
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North Korea’s Kim ousts top officials, credits nuclear weapons with securing deal

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed some top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea. The rival Koreas ...
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Virginia TV station has grief-struck broadcast after pair’s on-air shooting deaths stunned nation

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
One day after the on-air killings of reporter and a cameraman shocked millions across the world, the grieving staff at WDBJ-TV came together Thursday for ...
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NBA Finals MVP Iguodala enjoyed first visit to Japan

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
An unexpected hero in June’s NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala made his first visit to Japan with both the Larry O’Brien Championship ...
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International Sumo Federation needs major reform, new leadership

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
With all the recent hullabaloo over Tokyo’s scrapped national stadium costing too much, and being an over-the-top architectural white elephant (a new stadium budget was ...
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Kagawa strikes twice as Dortmund cruises

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored twice and Marco Reus hit a hat trick as Borussia Dortmund hammered Norway’s Odd Grenland 7-2 to qualify for the ...
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Gallardo notches 100th career win

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Yovani Gallardo earned his 100th career victory, Delino DeShields kept running all the way home and the Texas Rangers ended Toronto’s five-game winning streak. After ...
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Japan dominating at judo worlds

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Japan continued to dominate and Tina Trstenjak won Slovenia’s first-ever world title at the World Judo Championships in Kazakhstan on Thursday. Trstenjak beat reigning champion Clarisse ...
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Barca lands in favorable CL group

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Barcelona got a favorable start to its title defense, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wish to go home was granted and Benfica was given the longest trip in ...
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Former NBA star ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies

japantimes - 3 hours 17 min ago
Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking ...
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