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Local news for Kinki, Japan continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | TechEBlog

3 Strange and Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks in Japan

Photographer Reginald Van de Velde didn't go to Japan for the normal tourist attractions, but rather for the sole purpose of exploring its abandoned theme parks.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, Weird

5 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Vietnam Airlines flight attendant released in Japan

A file photo shows Nguyen Bich Ngoc, a 25-year-old Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, being arrested March 26 on suspicion of involving in a ring which smuggled stolen goods from Japan to Vietnam Japanese authorities released a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, who had been arrested in March on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods due to a lack of ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | International Business Times

Japan's Whale Meat Eating Likened to Kangaroo Meat Eating in Australia

"Japan's whaling is based on scientific reasons, while counterarguments by anti-whaling groups are emotional, saying they are against the hunts because whales are cute or smart," Shunichi Suzuki, a Lower House lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said during an interview.

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Related Topix: Liberal Democratic Party (Japan), Japan, World News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Northwestern University

Northwestern Student Named Luce Scholar

Andrew Peters, a Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine first-year student, has been named a 2014 Luce Scholar to live and work in Asia.

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The Japan Times

Hyogo blocks release of nuke crisis study data

Hyogo officials are blocking the release of data from a simulation run last year predicting what would happen to surrounding prefectures in the event of a meltdown crisis at one of Fukui Prefecture's four atomic plants.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Japan, World News

The Japan Times

Group addresses growing old in U.K.

Aging throws up many challenges, but the problems can often be compounded if you choose to spend your final years thousands of miles away from your home country.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Slashdot

Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Bloomberg reports that humans are taking the place of machines in plants across Japan so workers can develop new skills and figure out ways to improve production lines and the car-building process.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Japan, World News,

Suria

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show -- a record high rate for the country, despite being the lowest rate of any developed nation.

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Business Times

Osaka set to designate site for Japan's first proposed casino

The Japanese city of Osaka plans to invite operators to build a casino on a plot of reclaimed land on Osaka Bay, its governor told Reuters, pipping Tokyo in the race to attract global gaming firms to set up the country's first gambling resort - PHOTO: REUTERS [OSAKA] The Japanese city of Osaka plans to invite operators to build a casino on a plot ... (more)

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Nucleic Acids Research

MLL fusion proteins link transcriptional coactivators to previously active CpG-rich promoters

However, the molecular mechanism of gene activation is unclear. Here we show that only two functional modules are necessary and sufficient for target recognition: those that bind to non-methylated CpGs and di-/tri-methylated histone H3 lysine 36 .

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, Leukemia, Health, Biology, Science

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Automotive News

Cost quandary hits Japan's advanced factories

Auto suppliers here have some of the world's most automated factories. But because they also serve as global mother plants for low-tech operations overseas, they sometimes have to dumb down lines, making output more costly and labor intense.

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Related Topix: Japan, World News, Nissan Altima, Nissan, Coupe, Hybrid, Sedan, Nissan NV200

Bloomberg

Osaka City Plans Subway Operator Initial Offering to Chase Tokyo

Osaka , Japan's third-biggest metropolis, plans to sell the city's 81-year-old subway operator in an initial public offering to lure private investment after ceding ground to Tokyo.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Autoblog

Toyota retires robots in favor of humans to improve automaking process

Mitsuru Kawai is overseeing a return to the old ways at Toyota factories throughout Japan.

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Related Topix: Robots, Japan, World News, Autos

The Japan Times

Loss of after-school program in Osaka will hurt poor kids

In February, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was castigated by local media for keeping public schools open during a snowstorm.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, World News, Japan, Blizzard, Agriculture, Science, Home Listing, Home, Education Etc.

New Vision

Japan PM takes US ambassador on 314-mph diplomatic date

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy smile as they inspect a magnetically levitated train system during their trip to the Yamanashi Experiment Center in Tsuru, central Japan TSURU, - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on a test ride of Japan's super-fast magnetic train on ... (more)

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WBAY-TV Green Bay

Japan stem cell researcher says results valid

The Japanese scientist accused of falsifying data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper said Wednesday the results are valid despite mistakes in their presentation.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, World News, Japan

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Financial Times

A yen for Zen

On a late May afternoon, more than 40 years ago, I sat and looked at one of the world's most famous gardens and failed to empty my mind of any thought except, "Is this a con trick?".

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Japan, World News

TreeHugger

Photo: Pink blossoms in Kyoto

The cherry trees are blooming in all their delicate glory in Kyoto, Japan. The " Philosopher's Path " in the northern part of the city's Higashiyama district is a particularly popular place to see the pale pink flowers.

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The Japan Times

Activists sue over Abe's 'unconstitutional' Yasukuni visit

Ryo Yoshioka and other plaintiffs suing over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine last December, face the media at a news conference Friday after filing the suit with the Osaka District Court.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Japan Times

Falsified inspections suspected at Monju fast-breeder reactor

The operator of the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture is suspected of falsifying an inspection report after regulators later found new pieces of equipment there that hadn't been inspected, Nuclear Regulation Authority sources said Thursday.

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