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Cabinet Office maintains ‘moderate’ economic outlook despite GDP contraction in January-March quarter

japantimes - 3 hours 29 min ago
The economy is continuing to “recover at a moderate pace” thanks to a pickup in domestic and overseas demand, the government said Wednesday, highlighting underlying ...
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Naoya Inoue ready to make instant impact at new weight class in title fight against Jamie McDonnell

japantimes - 3 hours 31 min ago
Naoya Inoue was a little surprised to get a title shot in his first fight in a new weight class, against someone he describes as ...
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Department store sales in Japan rise 0.7% in April

japantimes - 3 hours 32 min ago
Department store sales rose 0.7 percent in April from a year earlier on a same-store basis, mainly supported by strong demand for seasonal items and ...
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Wayne Rooney: Everton forward to meet MLS side DC United this week

bbc - 3 hours 44 min ago
Everton forward Wayne Rooney is to travel to Washington DC this week to meet Major League Soccer side DC United.
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Philip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint author dies aged 85

bbc - 3 hours 49 min ago
The prize-winning author of American Pastoral and Portnoy's Complaint dies at 85.
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Drum-maker Sakae Rhythm suspends business after racking up ¥772 million in debt

japantimes - 3 hours 51 min ago
Musical instrument-maker Sakae Rhythm, known for providing drums to renowned musicians such as Jimmy Chamberlin and Greg Hutchinson, has suspended its business with debts totaling ...
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Yosemite hiker dies in fall from Half Dome cables

cnn - 3 hours 53 min ago
A hiker fell to his death on Monday while ascending Yosemite National Park's famous Half Dome trail, the US National Park Service said.
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45% of Japan’s farms with younger workers see sales of over ¥10 million in the 2017 fiscal year

japantimes - 3 hours 57 min ago
An annual government report on agriculture showed Tuesday that 45.2 percent of farming households with workers aged 49 or younger earned ¥10 million or more ...
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Backstroke swimmer Junya Koga fails doping test

japantimes - 4 hours 1 min ago
Former swimming world champion Junya Koga has been kicked out of the Japan squad for this summer’s Asian Games after failing a drug test, officials ...
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No systematic cover-up of Iraq troop activity logs: Defense Ministry

japantimes - 4 hours 1 min ago
The Defense Ministry said Wednesday its probe had found no organizational cover-up of troop activity logs related to a controversial deployment to war-torn Iraq between ...
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R Kelly: Too late to stop my influence

bbc - 4 hours 2 min ago
The embattled R&B star says it is "too late" for campaigners to erase him from musical history.
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Mayor of Tokyo’s Komae to quit over sexual harassment allegations

japantimes - 4 hours 5 min ago
The mayor of Komae in western Tokyo expressed his intention to resign Wednesday after four female employees of the municipal government submitted a protest letter ...
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