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World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

bbc - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:35
They've done it again - Japan fans amuse and impress by cleaning up after their team's opening match at the World Cup.
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Current Diet session to be extended until July 22

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:32
The nation’s ruling parties agreed Wednesday to extend the ongoing ordinary Diet session until July 22 in an attempt to ensure the passage of key ...
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Fishing boat sinks in storm off Miyagi; crew of 18 rescued

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:32
All 18 crew members aboard a 32-meter fishing boat that started sinking Wednesday in stormy weather about 850 km east of Miyagi Prefecture were rescued ...
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Hiroshi ‘Croket’ Takigawa switches funny faces for funerals in ‘Yuzuriha’

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:30
Ask a Japanese person who Hiroshi Takigawa is and you’re likely to get a blank face. Give them his stage name, Croket, and you’re bound ...
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‘One Cut of the Dead’: A zombie flick that brings indie filmmaking back to life

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:29
Both budgets and box-office prospects for Japanese indie films have been declining for years. As the former approaches the zero mark, so do recognizable actors ...
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‘The Cat in Their Arms’: Forget the idol-pop plot points and stick with the pets

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:28
You probably know the type: lonely, maybe even a little antisocial and more comfortable talking to cats than people.Saori (Erika Sawajiri), the reclusive heroine of ...
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Russia, in move likely to benefit a prominent oligarch, says it will levy duties on American goods in wake of U.S. tariffs

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:16
Russia said on Tuesday it would impose import duties on U.S. road-building machinery, a measure likely to help Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who was hit ...
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Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

bbc - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:14
It becomes the second country in the world to allow recreational use of the drug nationwide.
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Grueling training key to sumo transcendence

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:10
The sport of sumo manages to achieve with one circle what Dante Alighieri needed nine to describe.Indeed, the only people who don’t think sumo training ...
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Cambodian opposition figure faces royal insult charge

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:06
Cambodia’s former opposition leader faces royal insult charges punishable by a prison term, according to a court summons, the first prominent figure to be accused ...
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‘Womp, womp’: Ex-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski mocks migrant girl with Down syndrome

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:06
A former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a ...
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Canadian Senate passes marijuana bill but legalization delayed

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:02
Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of ...
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Kumamoto company turns to brown rice paste in bid to revive Japan’s abandoned farmland

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:59
Alarmed by an increase in abandoned rice paddies amid the Westernization of the Japanese diet and a graying population, a Kyushu dealer of major agricultural ...
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Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps to at least 178: police

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:59
Nearly 180 passengers are missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia, police said Wednesday, almost tripling initial estimates ...
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How prepared is the US for an anthrax attack?

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:25
President Trump's recent declaration that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat, despite a lack of verifiable proof that the regime will put an end to its nuclear program, has not completely quelled national security concerns about nuclear war.
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'It's like sandpaper scratching over your eye every time you blink'

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:23
The pain is so intense that people don't dare blink. To do so could mean scraping away what little sight they have left.
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Trump's Hill meeting 'didn't move the ball' on immigration

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:33
Congressional Republicans, keen to secure an end to a policy separating children from their parents at the US border, received unclear marching orders from President Donald Trump on Tuesday after a meeting on Capitol Hill.
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XXXTentacion foreshadowed his own death

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:32
XXXTentacion spoke on his death before he was killed Monday.
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White House deputy chief of staff to leave

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:29
Joe Hagin, the White House official who orchestrated logistics for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will depart the administration next month, according to officials.
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Australia launches national inquiry into sexual harassment

bbc - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:46
The national inquiry into workplace behaviour is unprecedented globally, the government says.
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