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METI changes tactics after search for nuclear waste host proves futile

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
The government will select potential areas to host nuclear dump sites instead of waiting for communities to volunteer, according to the revised policy on permanent ...
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BOJ refrains from boosting stimulus after growth picks up

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
The Bank of Japan refrained from increasing monetary stimulus, as Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda bets on stronger growth fueling inflation that is one-tenth the BOJ’s target. ...
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Akie Abe pays visit to war-linked Yasukuni Shine

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, indicated Thursday that she had recently visited war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, a move that may rile China, ...
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Toshiba expands probe into accounting irregularities in several projects

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
Toshiba Corp. said Friday it will expand the scope of an independent investigation into the its accounting practices. The probe will cover Toshiba’s television, personal ...
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Japan takes South Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
The central government launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea’s import bans and additional testing requirements for ...
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Hashimoto likely to continue political career, but in what role?

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
In the fall of 2007, Osaka’s political leaders faced a problem. For nearly seven years, Osaka Gov. Fusae Ohta, Japan’s first female governor, had made ...
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Japan fails to get A-bomb invite reinserted into NPT review draft

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
Japan’s attempt to reinsert a U.N. call for world leaders to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki into the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has fizzled, dealing a blow ...
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Firm behind California oil spill vows is said to have history of mishaps

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
The oil company behind a crude spill on the California coast vowed Thursday to do the “right thing” to clear up the mess, even as ...
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SoftBank exec says don’t expect ‘Galapagos phones’ to be around forever

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
While conventional but feature-rich cellphones are still in demand in Japan, one SoftBank executive says don’t expect them to stick around forever. Known as “Galapagos ...
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Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach’s list

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay’s powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the ...
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Jetstar Asia Airways apologies for barring disabled traveler from flight home

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
Jetstar Asia Airways apologized Thursday for refusing to allow a 38-year-old man with cerebral palsy to board a flight from Bangkok to Japan last year. ...
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Islamic State presses its offensive east of Ramadi, routing Iraqi forces

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
The Islamic State group seized positions from Iraqi security forces east of Ramadi Thursday as it tried to keep its momentum after capturing the city, ...
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The dog days of cooking

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
Here’s a recipe for ambiguity: Cooking with dog. Could it literally mean, cooking a dog? How about cooking for canines? Or, is it some weird ...
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Matsumoto Eiraku’s lunch course is a seasonal delight

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
The establishments around Matsumoto Eiraku in Osaka’s Kitashinchi neighborhood have names like La Madonna, Salon de Miyu, Lady Hawk and Blanc de Blanc. This may ...
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Piman juice bar also squeezes out some great dishes

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
I have professed my love for beer and cheese numerous times in this column, and always look forward to the next kushiage (deep-fried kebabs) or ...
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Owl Family Cafe is fun, unless you’re peckish

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
Let’s address the coffee first. It’s as good as anything you’ll get from a convenience store, which is to say it’s not good. At all. ...
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Budamunk’s ‘The Corner’ makes a play for local hip-hop heads

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
Back in 2008, a beat-making competition called Goldfinger’s Kitchen was held in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. In each round, contestants had 15 minutes to chop and ...
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Tokyo museum to exhibit sex art, breaking ‘shunga’ taboo

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
The nation’s first major exhibition of shunga (erotic art) will take place later this year at a museum in Tokyo following the success of a ...
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Mono guitarist Goto revisits past compositions on ‘Classical Punk and Echoes Under the Beauty’

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
In 2014, instrumental rock band Mono released two LPs simultaneously: “The Last Dawn” and “Rays of Darkness.” The albums stripped the band’s sound down to ...
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Queen of Japanese media; king of singer-songwriters; CM of the Week: P&G

japantimes - 2 hours 21 min ago
Queen of all Japanese media, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, will celebrate the 10,000th installment of her long-running daily talk show, “Tetsuko no Heya” (“Tetsuko’s Room”; TV Asahi, ...
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