Japan suffered its first defeat in both men’s and women’s curling at the Asian Winter Games on Monday. The men’s team came out on the losing end in a battle of unbeatens against China, going down 9-6 for its first loss in three matches so far. The women, who made it to the semifinals a […]
Japan outlasted South Korea 3-0 to remain unbeaten in the women’s ice hockey at the Asian Winter Games on Monday. Hanae Kubo opened the scoring for Pyeongchang-bound Smile Japan on a slip up by South Korean goalie Shin So-jung in the second minute. Naho Terashima’s short-handed goal early in the final period gave the hosts […]
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Twenty-eight hospitals in Japan have been registered on a government list of medical institutions recommended for non-Japanese as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration seeks to promote the nation’s advanced medical services. Medical Excellence Japan, a government-backed entity promoting the export of Japan’s medical services and equipment, selected the 28 hospitals, mostly in Tokyo, based on […]
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A 2013 assault on a nurse by a crime syndicate in Fukuoka Prefecture was ordered by its 70-year-old boss who was dissatisfied with the results of plastic surgery on his genitals, prosecutors said. Satoru Nomura, head of the Kudo-kai syndicate, launched a campaign of “organized retaliation” as he “unjustifiably resented the failed surgery,” the prosecutors […]
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The number of new condominiums put up for sale across Japan in 2016 dropped 1.4 percent from the preceding year to a 24-year low of 76,993 units, while prices stayed high, according to a private think tank. Supply dropped for the third straight year, the Real Estate Economic Institute said Monday. The average unit price […]
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