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Fukui man arrested for landing drone on prime minister’s office says he was protesting nuclear power policy

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
Police formally arrested a man Saturday on charges of forcible obstruction of business for flying a small drone found earlier this week on the roof ...
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Vanishing communities find themselves facing shortage of leaders

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
At a glance, the town of Kanna in southern Gunma Prefecture looks like just another beautiful rural community, surrounded by deep mountain forests stretching along ...
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Korean survivor recounts path from 14-year-old girl to wartime sex slave

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
A Korean woman who says she was forced to become a “comfort woman” during the war describes how people dressed as Japanese soldiers persuaded her ...
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British Embassy hosts same-sex marriage of own staff

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
For the first time ever, two British Embassy employees got married in a same-sex wedding at the embassy in Tokyo Friday in the hopes of ...
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Government names 18 ‘Japan Heritage’ sites in tourism drive

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
The Cultural Affairs Agency said Friday it has chosen 18 sets of cultural assets spread across more than half of the 47 prefectures to attract ...
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Fuji Heavy to relocate U.S. headquarters to Camden, New Jersey

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
After merging office operations in three separate locations in New Jersey, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the maker of Subaru cars, is planning to relocate its ...
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DNA decoded, mammoths face hairy question of whether they could be revived

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing ...
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Loyalty to 1960s machine shows risk from Japan’s aging factories

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
The oldest piece of equipment at Osaka Machine Tool Co. has been there so long that only the company’s 70-year-old chairman, Katumi Takata, still knows ...
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Swallows’ Balentien makes season debut, leaves with possible injury after fifth inning

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
Wladimir Balentien scored from second on a single in the second inning, motoring around third past the waving arm of base coach Kazuki Fukuchi, who ...
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Swallows climb into first place with 10th-inning, walk-off triumph over Giants

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
Shingo Kawabata’s two-out RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows into sole possession of first place with a 3-2 sayonara victory ...
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Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open semifinals

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
Reigning champion Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday. ...
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Legendary jockey McCoy to ride off into sunset

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
After nearly 4,350 winners, more than 1,000 falls, 20 straight jockey titles and countless broken bones, Tony McCoy will end his record-shattering career on the ...
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In search of Tokyo’s vegetarian bentōs

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
In the TV industry, bentō (boxed lunches) come with the territory, and, in my years here, I’ve seen nearly every type of bentō you could ...
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Park in Ikebukuro closed after hot spot detected in playground

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
A hot spot discovered in a playground in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro area prompts the closure of a park as rumors grow that something radioactive is buried ...
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Switzerland tops 2015 World Happiness Report; Japan is ranked in 46th place

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in ...
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Lack of progress in probe into ASIJ ex-teacher’s sex abuses riles victims

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
Nearly a year after the American School in Japan promised to launch a third-party investigation into sexual abuse by late former teacher Jack Moyer, victims ...
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Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfare

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
The much-hyped Apple Watch went on sale to a muted fanfare Friday as shoppers came to terms with limited availability of the tech giant’s first ...
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Photo possibly of John Manjiro, first Japanese to live in U.S., with skipper found in Massachusetts library

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
An unpublished photo of a man who could be Nakahama Manjiro (1827-1898), the first Japanese known to have lived in the United States, has been ...
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Morita encouraged by play after long layoff

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
Though Japan lost to Belarus 3-2 in last weekend’s Fed Cup tie at Ariake Colosseum, there was some good news to emerge from the event. ...
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Japan set to enter team in 2017 America’s Cup

japantimes - 8 hours 30 min ago
Japan will return to the America’s Cup competition for the first time in 17 years when it vies for the prestigious sailing trophy in Bermuda ...
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