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Magnitude-6.8 quake strikes Nagano area, injuring more than 20 people

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit Nagano Prefecture and surrounding areas in central Japan on Saturday night, injuring more than 20 ...
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Is happiness worth the risk of addiction?

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
You’ll have heard this story before, in one form or another. “Mr. B,” 66, is a pachinko addict. Hard core. Until a certain fateful day ...
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NTV’s ideal announcer proves problematic

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
The current government wants women to demonstrate their full potential in the workplace, which means transcending gender roles and achieving occupational parity with their male ...
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Over 1,000 candidates to vie for Lower House seats

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
A total of 1,010 candidates are preparing to run for the 475 House of Representatives seats that will be up for grabs in the Dec. ...
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Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Hong Kong’s prodemocracy protesters are at a crossroads — as public support fades after nearly two months of mass sit-ins and gridlocked traffic, activists are ...
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Islamic State’s drive for Kobani is blunted

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged ...
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Marunaka Holdings completes purchase of Chongryon HQ

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Real estate developer Marunaka Holdings Co. has taken over ownership of a Tokyo property that has served as North Korea’s de facto embassy for decades ...
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Rich get richer, poor poorer under mixed results of Abenomics’

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tireless cheerleading, indicators show the gap between regular and temporary workers is only widening under "Abenomics."
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Poll loss might trigger meltdown in LDP’s reactor restart campaign

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may face difficulty restarting the nation's idled nuclear reactors if his Liberal Democratic Party fares poorly in the Lower House election.
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Apple’s $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc.’s agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims that it harmed consumers by conspiring ...
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Serial husband killer allegedly inherited ¥1 billion from victims

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
A four-times-married suspected serial killer was already hunting for a new beau and had inherited about ¥1 billion when she was arrested, it has been ...
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Imagine all the children: Yoko Ono launches UNICEF global singalong

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Yoko Ono joined an international cast of musicians and other artists on Thursday at the United Nations to kick off a project using one of ...
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Japan raises military profile in maritime war games with U.S.

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the United States this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea maneuvers ...
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Abe dissolves Lower House for snap election

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolves the Lower House to pave the way for his Dec. 14 snap election, asking voters to cast judgment on ...
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Embassy releases do’s and don’ts for Thai tourists when visiting Japan

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
The Thai Embassy in Japan has some tips for Thai visitors: Don’t put your chopsticks in the serving bowl. If driving, stop for pedestrians at ...
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Transport ministry tells Takata to investigate air bag problems

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Transport minister Akihiro Ota said Friday he has directed Takata Corp. to investigate its defective air bags and that the ministry is directly in touch ...
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Blackstone to acquire GE Japan’s apartment unit for $1.61 billion

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Blackstone Group LP agreed to buy GE Japan Corp.’s residential property business for more than ¥190 billion to expand its apartment holdings in Japan. The ...
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Osaka couple arrested for starving 3-year-old daughter to death

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
A Osaka couple are held for allegedly starving their 3-year-old daughter to death, while a Niigata mom is suspected of throwing her daughter, also ...
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Justice Ministry admits fault after detainee at immigration facility dies

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
The Immigration Bureau admits mishandling a Cameroonian man who died after he was left without access to medical care at a detention facility in Ibaraki ...
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Gamba keep title hopes alive

japantimes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Gamba Osaka launched a late smash-and-grab raid to blow the J. League title race wide open with a 2-0 win over Urawa Reds on Saturday.
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