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17 hrs ago | Japan Herald

Japanese Police Concealed Over 81000 Crimes to Improve Statistics

Osaka police failed to report more than 81,000 crimes over a period of five years through 2012 to improve the Japanese prefecture's crime rate figures, The Asahi Shimbun reported Thursday.

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22 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Japanese women world's longest-lived for 2nd straight year

Japanese men's life expectancy rose above 80 for the first time in 2013, but was still several years below that of their female counterparts, whose lifespan was the world's longest, figures released on Thursday showed.

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Yesterday | Bellingham Herald

Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they did not say where in the U.S. the so-called "gigafactory," or large-scale plant, will be built.

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Yesterday | Sydney Morning Herald

'Speed dating' as Crown lobbies for Japan casino

James Packer's chief lieutenant in his push to enter Japan, Todd Nisbet, has met with Osaka governor Ichiro Matsui, who said the prefecture was committed to developing Asia's top integrated casino resort.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bloomberg

Tokyo Bourse Moves Toward Longer Hours With Night Session Eyed

Tokyo 's stock exchange moved a step closer to lengthening the developed world's shortest trading day after an advisory panel said the bourse should consider a separate evening session.

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The Japan Times

Mitani brings new life to a love-suicide

If there's one thing I never expected to see in a bunraku play, it was a disco ball.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

3-month sentence for Japan-Hawaii flight assault

A Japanese man received a three-month sentence Tuesday for a drunken altercation with flight attendants during a trip to Hawaii for his honeymoon.

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The Honolulu Advertiser

Man to be sentenced for assault on Hawaii flight

A Japanese man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant while flying to Hawaii for his honeymoon is expected to be sentenced.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Japan Times

Blues singer inspired by ancient tomb mounds

She has visited more than 1,000 ancient tomb mounds across Japan over the past seven years - a dedication expressed in the line of one of her songs, "I was so desperate to see you."

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The Japan Times

Paternity blues: Social hurdles still high for Japanese men seeking hands-on fatherhood

An increasing number of Japanese fathers are taking a more active role in raising their children, but some also feel beaten down by a society that doesn't support their efforts.

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The Courier

Calligraphy teaching group from Japan visits Ballarat High School

BALLARAT High School was one of four schools chosen to visit by a Japanese calligraphy teaching group in its whistle stop tour of Australia.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

New York Post

Whata s a nice Jewish boy doing in an East Village sushi restaurant?

Late on a recent Friday night, David Bouhadana is cutting loose, making his way through a line of full sake glasses in front of him, sipping a beer and dancing and rapping along with French Montana's "Ain't Worried About Nothin'."

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Related Topix: Life, Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, Food, East Village (New York, NY), French Montana, Hip-Hop, World News, Japan

The Japan Times

Self-defense less collective at local level

After the Shiga gubernatorial election earlier this month, in which Taizo Mikazuki, the hand-picked successor to former Gov. Yukiko Kada, defeated the ruling coalition's candidate, certain media agencies and pundits suggested that collective self-defense had no impact on the race.

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The Japan Times

Osaka bets big on TOEFL to boost English levels

Teach to the test: Students at an Osaka high school take a TOEFL iBT practice exam.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Reuters

Japan to open bids for Kansai, Osaka airports operating rights in Oct.

Japan will in October invite bids for the operating rights for a major international airport, an official said on Friday, in a deal expected to be among the biggest in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to draw private funds into public infrastructure.

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The Straits Times

Japan to open bids for Kansai, Osaka airports operating rights in October

Japan will in October invite bids for the operating rights for a major international airport, an official said on Friday, in a deal expected to be among the biggest in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to draw private funds into public infrastructure.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Chosun Ilbo

Lotte Opens Duty Free Shop in Guam Airport

Lotte Duty Free Shop opened a store in Guam International Airport on Wednesday after acquiring the exclusive license there, a first for a Korean firm.

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Anna.aero

Spring Airlines increases presence at Osaka Kansai with three routes

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Jaunted

Osaka: Japan Just Opened a Wizarding World of Harry Potter of Their Very Own

Just as the world is still buzzing from last month's debut of the new Diagon Alley park Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Japan is celebrating their own piece of the pie.

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Examiner.com

Mitsuharu Tsumuru, Nikkei Chef of Maido, Lima, Peru

Mitsuharu Tsumura is a very accomplished, innovative Peruvian chef who has undergone a rigorous training in his skills in Japan prior to opening his Nikkei restaurant Maido in his hometown of Lima , Peru .

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Related Topix: World News, Peru, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, Japan, Life, Food, Recipes

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