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Japanese population posts largest annual decline on record

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
The country’s population, excluding resident foreigners, totaled 126,163,576 as of Jan. 1, signaling the biggest decline since the current population survey started in 1968.
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Volcano evacuations bill enacted in wake of Mount Ontake disaster

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
The changes will oblige municipalities and businesses adjacent to 50 volcanoes across the Japanese archipelago to compile evacuation plans in case an eruption occurs nearby.
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Japan’s crowded, punctual rail network faces dilemma over security checks

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
There were calls for security checks to be instituted on users of bullet trains nationwide after a self-immolation on Tuesday left the perpetrator and one ...
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Australian prisoners riot over smoking ban

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
Heavily armed police quelled a riot involving up to 300 inmates at an Australian jail Wednesday over the introduction of a smoking ban, with a ...
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Woman leaps past racial barrier in U.S. ballet

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
Misty Copeland on Tuesday became the first African-American female principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in the dance company’s 75-year history. Copeland, 32, ...
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Renewed outbreak feared as Liberia quarantines two households after finding Ebola fatality

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears the West African country could ...
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WWII Hanaoka labor camp uprising remembered

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
More than 100 mourners gathered Tuesday in honor of the victims of an uprising at a labor camp in northern Japan during World War II. ...
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Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a left calf injury. The fifth-seeded Japanese star, who reached last year’s U.S. Open final, was scheduled ...
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Naruse gets helping hand from Swallows hitters in win over Tigers

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
Yoshihisa Naruse threw his fifth straight quality start and won for the first time in over a month as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows defeated the ...
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Japan’s U-22 team beats Costa Rica in friendly

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
Goals from Gakuto Notsuda and substitute Takeshi Kanamori gave Japan a boost toward next year’s Under-23 Asian Championship as Makoto Teguramori’s side defeated Costa Rica ...
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Robots at work: SoftBank plans to take Pepper to stores, offices

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
SoftBank Group is promising new services for its Pepper robot that will appeal to business users and help bring the humanoid to storefronts and reception ...
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Toyota managing officer Hamp resigns following drug arrest

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
The automaker accepted the resignation of its most senior female executive “after considering the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused” its stakeholders, according ...
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Japan’s spy service offers students one-day immersion course in tradecraft

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
Psst! The Public Security Intelligence Agency — which carries out both domestic and overseas intelligence gathering — is offering college students a chance to try ...
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At least 142 dead in Indonesia air crash, as officials suggest uncertainty about numbers aboard

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
AP At least 142 people were on Wednesday known to have died when an Indonesian air force plane came down in the nation’s third largest ...
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North Korea officially opens new airport terminal

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang’s international airport Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ...
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Toshiba rolls out ‘scorpion’ robot to look inside crippled reactor at Fukushima No. 1

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to survey melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked reactors at ...
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Clinton struggled to fit in under Obama, emails show

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
Hillary Rodham Clinton struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama after being appointed Secretary of State in 2009, according to emails released ...
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Solar Impulse hits halfway point in Japan-to-Hawaii leg of global trip

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
A solar-powered aircraft flying between Japan and Hawaii as part of a round-the-world bid passed the halfway point of the perilous Pacific Ocean crossing Wednesday, ...
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LDP lawmaker again bashes media, defends earlier comments

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
A conservative lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party restated his controversial views on Tuesday by suggesting that newspapers hostile to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ...
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Leap second brings no problems in Japanese stock, air traffic and communications systems

japantimes - 13 min 58 sec ago
Japan has added a leap second to its reference clocks, with no major disruptions reported to systems such as air traffic control despite concerns over ...
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