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Give addicts priority over casinos, activist tells politicians

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
Gambling has always been a part of 50-year-old Noriko Tanaka’s life. Her grandfather spent most of his time at pachinko parlors. Her father was obsessed ...
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Government seeks Diet approval for treaty on international funds following a nuclear disaster

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
The government said on Friday that it would ask the Diet to approve the signing of an international treaty on compensation for cross-border damage from ...
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Volcano near Sendai nuclear plant is shaking and may erupt: Japan weather agency

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
Authorities warned on Friday that a volcano a few dozen kilometers from the Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture was showing signs of increased activity ...
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Nico Nico moves into Ikebukuro

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
Since launching in 2006, online video-sharing service Nico Nico (originally Nico Nico Douga) has become one of Japan’s central hubs for aspiring artists and entertainers ...
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Eight-month Mars trial measures tensions that arise in crew

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
Six people have sealed themselves inside a white vinyl dome in Hawaii for an eight-month test of how their mental health might fare during a ...
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A week on the road in North Korea where no reporters have gone before

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
The Kaema Plateau, the “roof of Korea,” is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies ...
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Riken top brass to take pay cuts over STAP cell scandal

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
The Riken research institute has announced pay cuts for its top brass, in connection with an embarrassing international scandal over research on so-called STAP cells. ...
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Cabinet OKs bill to allow all-night dance clubs, subject to lighting levels

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
The Cabinet approved a bill Friday to revise the adult entertainment business law to enable dance clubs to operate past midnight, provided they meet interior ...
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Negative impact of 1964 Olympics profound

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
The 1964 Tokyo Olympics had a profound impact on the capital city and the nation. In the final installment of a five-part series running this ...
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This month’s newest game and hardware updates

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
PS Vitaq is in the pink Women’s fashion brand Mercury Duo is teaming up with Sony for a stylish “premium limited edition” Mercury Duo PlayStation ...
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Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′ animates a bridging of cultures

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
This week’s Tokyo International Film Festival is hot on animation, featuring screenings of the collected works of Hideaki Anno, creator of the epic franchise, “Neon ...
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Western media distorts Japan

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
Those two favorite targets for Western moralizing about Japanese corporate corruption — Olympus (cameras) and Recruit (information) — are back in the headlines. Both typify ...
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Pyongyang uses live bait to lure Washington

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
For new talks to succeed with North Korea, the U.S. must expend more energy getting South Korea and Japan, barely on speaking terms, to get ...
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Patent law must retain incentives

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
As the government drafts amendments to the patent law, the question is how effective the new rules will be in ensuring fair corporate remuneration to ...
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Give Abe a break on ‘womenomics’

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
What matters for Japan — after two female ministers resigned this week from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet — is not the number of women ...
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Kenny G runs afoul of Xi’s artist crackdown

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched a Maoist campaign against art and artists whom he judges as having "negative social impact." Saxman Kenny G, ...
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Why the world shouldn’t write off Iraq’s army

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
There is little reason to think that the Iraqi army that the U.S. trained and equipped was professionally incompetent or unable to fight Islamic ...
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The U.S. has done enough damage in the Middle East

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
The notion that Iraq will "destroy" the Islamic State at American behest is an illusion, and so is the notion that the U.S.-formed coalition can ...
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Hospital worker scores big legal win over ‘maternity harassment’

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
In its first ruling on “maternity harassment,” the Supreme Court nullifies a lower court’s decision to reject a therapist’s claim that she was unjustly demoted ...
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Online harassment is common, survey finds

japantimes - 4 hours 21 min ago
A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the ...
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