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

9 hrs ago | The Japan Times

Filipino caregivers sign away their rights

A provider of nursing-care services is requiring that Filipino job applicants sign a statement absolving the company of any responsibility should they die in Japan, according to a statement which was obtained by Kyodo News.

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Related Topix: Japan, World News, Filipino-American, Asian-American

15 hrs ago | Hypebeast.com

Head Porter Osaka Grand Opening

With only a handful of flagships across Japan, each and every HEAD PORTER location has become a bit of rariety.

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18 hrs ago | The Kyoto Shimbun News

"Kippu-iri" of Gion Festival's Naginata Hoko Float

On July 5, the "Kippu-iri" opening ritual of the Naginata Hoko float, which leads the Yamahoko procession of the Gion Festival, was held at the Naginata Hoko community hall in Shijo-dori Karasuma-higashi-iru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Japan moves toward putting its money on a casino culture

Visitors play Pachinko, a Japanese form of legal gambling, at Dynam Japan Holdings Co.'

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The Washington Post

Sharp Hastens European Solar Overhaul With End to Enel Venture

Sharp Corp., a Japanese electronics maker, will reorganize its solar-cell business, ending a European venture with Enel Green Power SpA.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, World News, Japan, Science / Technology

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Dita De Boni: Tough target for arrows of change

When I was 16 - that's 25 years ago now, right before Japan spiralled into economic stagnation - I stayed a year with a Japanese family as an AFS exchange student.

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Xinhuanet

Severe tropical storm Neoguri lashes Okinawa

Tropical storm Neoguri is moving in an eastwardly direction, having lashed Okinawa and passed over Japan's main island of Kyushu, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to much of the country, the Japan Meteorological Agency said in its latest report Thursday.

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The Star Online

Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, World News, Japan, Asia,

Easy Reader News

Guidance from Afar-The inspired art and life of Julliena Okah

Most artists are encouraged to pursue their craft, their dream, their vision, by family members or by teachers in school.

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Bangkok Post

Bangkok gets cheaper for expats

Bangkok has become a markedly cheaper place for expatriates to live in the past year, according to Mercer LLC's annual list of the world's most-expensive cities.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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Typhoon swerves toward central Japanese islands after dumping rain on Okinawa, injuring 30

It's forecast to hit Kyushu island tomorrow and could travel across the main island of Honshu, which includes the major cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Kyoto, Japan Travel, Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel, World News, Japan, Weather

The Star Online

Lovingly hand-stitched by Takaokaya

To pep up a 95-year-old futon business, a Kyoto company injects a modern twist into the good ol' zabuton, aka floor cushions.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Nation

Flower for Vassa

The annual Tak Bat Dok Mai, or Flower Offering festival, returns to Wat Phra Phutthabat in Saraburi tomorrow to mark the beginning of the three-month-long rains retreat.

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Hedonistica

5-Foot Japanese Giant Salamander Goes For A Stroll

This is a shot of the Japanese Giant Salamander that was spotted going for a stroll on the bank of the Kamogawa River in Kyoto.

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antispoofing.evaluation 1.0.1

This package provides methods for evaluation of biometric verification systems under spoofing attacks.

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CNN

The Bell Flower Zen Garden of Tentoku-in, Kyoto.

Bell flowers are called kikyA in Japanese and the Tentoku-in temple is famous for them.

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ABS-CBN News

Pinoys in Japan urged to prepare for 'Neoguri'

The Department of Foreign Affairs said that the Philippine embassy in Tokyo and the Consulate General in Osaka have reported that Neoguri has just begun to be felt in Japan.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Japan Times

Can Japan's democracy survive Abe's designs?

Sunday shoppers in Tokyo could be forgiven for wondering if they had been transported to Tibet or Myanmar as a man climbed atop a pedestrian crosswalk, voiced his reason to the crowd via megaphone and set himself ablaze.

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Reuters

Hope for Abe's 'virtuous cycle' as Japan Inc spends on technology

Japanese manufacturers, flush with cash but loath to spend it at home since the global financial crisis, are finally shedding their deflationary mindset and splashing out on the new plant and equipment crucial to sustaining a nascent economic recovery.

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The New Zealand Herald

What happend in July in motoring history?

Time to look back at automotive milestones from the past again: what was happening at this time five, 10, 20 and 40 years ago? Toyota took a major leap towards being interesting again in July 2009, with the appointment of Akio Toyoda as president of the company.

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