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Chinese official’s alleged $33 million bribe stash rivals Eiffel Tower

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of bribe-taking, in ...
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Thousands denounce HSBC board member’s likening of Hong Kongers to freed slaves

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters’ demands for democracy ...
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Japan, U.S. accused of failing Okinawa residents, veterans allegedly sickened by Agent Orange

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
A journalist who has documented the alleged existence of Agent Orange on Okinawa has accused Tokyo and Washington of side-stepping their responsibilities to local residents ...
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Halloween in Japan 2014

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Halloween in Japan is a relatively new holiday, especially when it comes to adults. Real trick or treating for kids will probably never catch on, ...
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U.S. regulator orders Takata to release documents on its troubled air bags, testify under oath

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
U.S. auto safety regulators on Thursday ordered Japanese supplier Takata Corp. to provide documents and answer questions under oath related to the government’s ongoing probe ...
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In Guangdong, nervy Chinese ramp up Ebola watch

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Chinese authorities have identified the southern province of Guangdong, home to Asia’s biggest African population, as a front line in their efforts to prevent the ...
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Info disclosure eyed for suspected Ebola victims

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Transport minister Akihiro Ota says the government is mulling whether to release information on people suspected of having Ebola, including gender, age and where ...
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University may cave into sex slave threats

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
A university president says a part-time lecturer might not be rehired because of threats phoned in over the former reporter’s beat at a major daily.
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Sharp logs half-year net profit, first in four years

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Sharp Corp. on Friday reported a group net profit of ¥4.74 billion in the April-September half, returning to the black on a half-year basis for ...
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Food industry hungrier to recycle its waste

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Food companies are increasingly adopting programs to recycle waste leftover from the production process. Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. launched a “food recycle loop” system in ...
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Inmate freed in landmark U.S. case

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental in the campaign to end capital punishment in Illinois ...
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Singular focus propels Hawks to Japan Series crown

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
On the podium after winning the Japan Series, standing before over 35,000 screaming Fukuoka Softbank Hawks fans, Seiichi Uchikawa dispelled one of the popular narratives ...
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Off-court distractions create additional challenges for Tsukuba Robots

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Usually, the first few weeks of any sports league’s season should be happy, exciting times as both the teams and fans had eagerly anticipated its ...
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Hawks interested in signing Matsuzaka: Goto

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Fukuoka Softbank Hawks acting owner Yoshimitsu Goto on Friday expressed interest in acquiring the services of free agent right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. “He is a good ...
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Actors Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy in L.A.

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
There was a bit of a British invasion of Beverly Hills, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent ...
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BOJ shocks by expanding stimulus, sending stocks soaring

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda launches a well-timed expansion of the central bank’s unprecedented monetary stimulus, weakening the yen further and fueling the pension-giddy ...
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North Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though ...
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Former Obuchi aide calls funds discrepancies ‘clerical errors’

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
A former aide to Yuko Obuchi, who resigned as industry minister last week, has told prosecutors that discrepancies in political funds reports linked to the ...
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Teen cancer patient asks Aichi governor to arrange schooling in hospital

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
A 17-year-old boy being treated for kidney cancer has appealed to the governor of Aichi Prefecture to set up a high school education program in ...
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For Hong Kong youngsters, protests bring a taste of freedom

japantimes - 6 hours 44 min ago
A month on the streets has given young Hong Kong democracy protesters a taste of life outside the city’s cramped shoebox apartments — and away ...
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