Kanagawa cops: Motorcyclist dies after plunging from Yokohama expressway

KANAGAWA (TR) – A male motorcyclist died after he plunged from an expressway in Yokohama, police said on Saturday. The man in his 40s died after he fell at least 10 meters from an expressway at around 9:30 a.m., Nippon News Network reports (Dec. 31). ( read original story ...)

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher Tuesday, taking...a positive lead from European and US markets as...they shrugged off an Italian referendum outcome...that led to the resignation of the prime minister....The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.01 per cent,...or 185 ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan on Wednesday demanded that the US suspend...flights of its controversial US Marine Osprey...aircraft after one appeared to crash land off the...southern island of Okinawa. Late Tuesday, five...crew members aboard the MV-22 Osprey were injured...when the tilt ... ( read original story ...)


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"I would like to give my whole heart and soul to...every duty, including official duties I have...already inherited from the emperor," the...57-year-old crown prince told a news conference on...Tuesday. The Japanese parliament on Friday enacted...a one-time law to ... ( read original story ...)


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However, with no news on whether there will bee a..."Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 or not, and when it will...arrive if it is really happening, fans can only...wonder if Ken Kaneki will, indeed, be known as...Haise Sasaki in the next season of the anime...series. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo futures rise 2 pct on firm oil prices
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TOKYO, May 22 (Reuters) - Benchmark TOCOM rubber...futures extended ... For the top stories in the rubber market and...other news, click or MARKET NEWS * Oil prices...extended gains on Monday on growing expectations...that OPEC and other producing countries ... ( read original story ...)


Couple caught driving around with dead boy in trun...
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The case is the latest in series that is drawing...attention to child abuse by relatively young...couples mired in financial trouble. The Osaka...Prefectural Police arrested Rena Suzuki, 24, and...her partner Yuta Oshima, 22, on Tuesday on...suspicion of abandoning ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks down at break, Fed rate decision in f...
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Tokyo stocks fell Wednesday morning with energy...firms down on weak oil prices as investors await...the conclusion of a Federal Reserve meeting, while...loss-hit Toshiba plunged on fears over its future....While the US central bank is all considered...odds-on to ... ( read original story ...)


METI comes up with lower ¥124.7 billion estimate f...
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The cost of building the facilities should the...2025 Osaka World Exposition become reality would...be about ¥124.7 billion, according to the...industry ministry’s estimate. The Ministry of...Economy Trade and Industry’s estimate is lower...than the ¥130 ... ( read original story ...)


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VietNamNet Bridge – Thailand will meet...Yokohama in the final match of the International ... Vietnamnet bridge, English news about Vietnam,...Vietnam news, news about Vietnam, English news,...Vietnamnet news, latest news on Vietnam,...Vietnam ( read original story ...)


Astro Japan pushes off Lone Star, again
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Locally listed Astro Japan Property Group has...fended off a second approach from private equity...player Lone Star Funds to buy out its near $1...billion real estate portfolio. Astro refused to...allow an affiliate of Lone Star Fund V access to...due diligence ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka cops: Man’s leg cut off by train after he falls from platform

OSAKA (TR) – An intoxicated man in his 20s fell from a train ... The man fell from the Midosuji Line platform, which does not have railings, at Nagai Station at around 7 a.m., Nippon News Network reports (Dec. 31). The conductor of the train didn ... ( read original story ...)

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* Says it will sell mansion in Yokohama in April 1...to Sep. 30 Source text in Japanese: goo.gl/bGKfAP...Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News)...Next In Financials ( read original story ...)


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More than 1,200 Japanese firms are operating in...Britain, according to the Japan Business...Federation (Nippon Keidanren), the country’s...largest business lobby. “I hope efforts will be...made to prevent any disadvantage,” said...Keidanren head Sadayuki ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Japan aims to attract more workers and...tourists to the northeastern region of Tohoku,...which is still trying to rebuild its economy from...a devastating earthquake and tsunami nearly six...years ago. Starting in April, government programs...will provide ... ( read original story ...)


Aichi cops: Woman’s nude corpse found in Nagoya lo...
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AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police on...Wednesday launched an investigation following the...discovery of a woman’s corpse inside a love...hotel in Nagoya. Police received ... to her” at around 1 p.m., Fuji News Network...reported (Mar. 8). ( read original story ...)


Which property markets are Asian investors bullish...
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Kiran Patel, global CIO of Savills Investment...Management, says he's bullish on the Tokyo and...Osaka property markets. The Wall Street...Journal. ( read original story ...)


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YOKOHAMA, Japan Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie...skipped a trilateral meeting with his Japanese and...South Korean counterparts in Yokohama on Friday...due to important domestic matters, Japanese...Finance Minister Taro Aso said. While the specific...reasons for ... ( read original story ...)


Donald Trump ice sculpture unveiled at Japan'...
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The annual Sapporo snow festival kicked off on...Monday featuring ice sculptures of iconic...locations, movie characters, celebrities, and even...the US president, Donald Trump. One of the largest...exhibits of the festival was Paris' famous...monument, the Arc de ... ( read original story ...)


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while the yen’s slide toward 110 per dollar...helped lift Japan’s Nikkei by 1.1 per cent ....The dollar’s strength has fanned fears...investors could shift funds to the United States...from emerging markets. Emerging market stocks,...which had fallen 7 per ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo Electric scraps uranium supply contract with...
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Canadian uranium producer Cameco Corp said on...Wednesday that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) , the...operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima...nuclear plant, had scrapped its uranium supply...contract with the company. Cameco, one of the...world’s largest uranium ... ( read original story ...)


Fintech Talk: Fintech potential in deepening capit...
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These technologies that are currently being...developed in Japan and South Korea ... there is also fintech that targets pre-initial...public offering (IPO) markets, nicknamed angel...trading and commonly known as crowd-funding...equity, which is the joint purchase ... ( read original story ...)


Comfortable yet budget friendly! 15 Recommended Business Hotels in Asakusa and Ueno

There are 26 spaces in their tower parking lot, so it’s extremely recommended for both business and sightseeing. From the largest bath, you can spend a leisurely time gazing out at Tokyo Skytree and at pleasure cruises floating along the Sumida River. ( read original story ...)

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Readers of this blog have complained that the...Nikkei 225 is not rallying as fast as the yen is...weakening. Credit Suisse appears to share that...sentiment. Credit Suisse raised its weighting in...Japanese stocks to Overweight, now seeing Nikkei...to hit 20,000 by ... ( read original story ...)


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The Chinese city of Shanghai has become the number...one destination for property investment in Asia...Pacific, replacing Tokyo in top spot in the final...quarter of last year, new figures show. According...to the latest figures from JLL, the strong...performance of ... ( read original story ...)


Japan seeks to win Thai air defense radar contract...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is seeking to win a...contract to supply Thailand with an air defense...radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as...it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in...the Southeast Asian nation, according to four...Japanese ... ( read original story ...)


Fukushima residents urged to flee as 7.4 magnitude...
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 has hit...northern Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency...says, in televised tsunami advisories issued for...much of the nation’s northern Pacific coast....The epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in...Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


Moritomo Gakuen to lose nursery license, Osaka may...
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OSAKA – Moritomo Gakuen will now lose its...nursery school license because it can’t secure...enough qualified child care specialists to staff...its Osaka city-based nursery school, Osaka Mayor...Hirofumi Yoshimura said Friday. “After an order...to suspend ... ( read original story ...)


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Palace Hotel Tokyo’s Blossoming Tokyo...package immerses guests in the beautiful cherry...blossoms that bloom throughout the city during the...spring months. Over the course of a three-hour...tour, guests will be chauffeured to Tokyo’s...most scenic sakura ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Benchmark TOCOM rubber...futures were set to slip for an eighth consecutive...session on Friday, hitting a 7-week low following...an overnight drop in Shanghai futures. The Tokyo...contract was on track for a weekly loss of about...11 ... ( read original story ...)


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Bank of Japan policymakers agreed that the amount...of government debt purchases will fluctuate under...its quantitative easing program, minutes of the...central bank's April 26-27 policy meeting showed...on Wednesday. Members also said such fluctuations...do not ... ( read original story ...)


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WASHINGTON -- Opening up the Japanese market to...U.S. agricultural exports will likely be a subject...of heated discussion as talks progress from...bilateral economic discussions that opened...Tuesday. The White House under President Donald...Trump has favored ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo collecting waste for Olympic medals
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Got an old, unwanted phone? Send it to Japan and...it could be made into a medal to be handed out in...2020 at the Tokyo Olympics. Tokyo's started...collecting electronic waste to help produce the...gold, silver and bronze medals needed for the 2020...Olympics. ( read original story ...)


Sask. Huskies share culture with Japanese volleyball team in exchange for tune-up

The dogs are hosting a team from Japan’s International Budo University in the second half of an overseas exchange to train in Saskatoon for just over a week. Saskatchewan won both matches on Thursday and Friday at the Physical Activity Complex (PAC), but ... ( read original story ...)

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Every year, Sapporo throws the Snow Miku festival...and rakes in over 100 million yen (about...US$839,433) in revenue, with about 40 different...companies participating in the promotion. This...year's festival is taking place from February 6-12...at Odori Park ... ( read original story ...)


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European share prices were a touch lower [.EU],...led by a half-percent fall in banking shares as...worries over recapitalizations ... the broad MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares...outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS dipping 0.2 percent....Japan's Nikkei .N225 edged ... ( read original story ...)


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AS A lover of all things odd, unusual and...downright weird — Tokyo is my mecca. But...sometimes, things that sound like fun (think:...“Moomin Pub” or “Cuddle...Corner”) can be downright disturbing, like a...trip to one of the city’s owl cafes ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the upper...house parliamentary session, in Tokyo, Japan,...March 6, 2017. Thomson Reuters TOKYO (AP) —...Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned Thursday that...North Korea may be capable of firing a missile...loaded with sarin ... ( read original story ...)


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YOKOHAMA -- Japan has signed a bilateral currency...swap deal with Thailand, a move aimed at...strengthening the Association of Southeast Asian...Nation's resilience to future financial crises....Under the agreement, the two countries will be...able to swap their ... ( read original story ...)


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At an event, hosted by the Japan Business Council...in Europe (JBCE) and the EU-Japan Centre for...Industrial Cooperation at CeBIT in the German city...of Hannover, keynote speakers Kiyoshi Mori of...Japan’s ministry for economy, trade and industry...(METI), and ... ( read original story ...)


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Toyota has its sights set on a Blade Runner future...as the Japanese automaker backs a move to launch a...flying car in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics....The company is giving about 42.5 million yen...($375,000) to the Cartivator project, which is...developing the ... ( read original story ...)


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Long stuck in a battle against deflation, signs...are not good for the world’s third largest...economy. There are calls for the Bank of Japan to...push back their inflation target. Economic growth...continues to falter in Japan as consumer prices...fell in Japan ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, March 9 Japan's Nikkei share average rose...on Thursday, benefitting from a weaker yen after...the dollar gained when U.S. jobs data cemented...expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to...raise interest rates next week. The Nikkei was up...0.15 ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Japanese officials rejected the assertion...by President ... We are not manipulating them," the Kyodo News...Service quoted Masatsugu Asakawa, vice finance...minister for international affairs, as saying. "I...don't quite understand what (Trump) actually ... ( read original story ...)


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OSAKA, JAPAN—Conrad Osaka is now open here. It...is the brand's second property the country....Located on the 33rd to 40th floors of the...Nakanoshima Festival Complex between the Umeda and...Namba districts, all 164-guestrooms have...floor-to-ceiling windows with ... ( read original story ...)


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Announcement of Establishment of the "Tokyo Gas...Real Estate Holdings++" Today, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd....(President: Mr. Michiaki Hirose, "Tokyo Gas") has...determined to establish the holdings company,..."Tokyo Gas Real Estate Holdings Co., Ltd., (here...in after "TG ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The new US...administration of President Donald Trump intends...to show within and outside the United States its...stance to commit to the defence of the Senkakus as...China accelerates its government vessels’...activities in the ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan and China. Using PetroRabigh, S-Oil and...Showa Shell Sekiyu as a combined benchmark to...calculate the valuation of Aramco’s downstream...business yields about $33 billion. Within Aramco...today, the IPO of PetroRabigh is seen as a sore...chapter ... ( read original story ...)


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This hotel is just 10 minutes from Osaka Station...and within walking distance of Umeda and...Kitashinchi! Nearby is the power spot Tsuyunoten...Shrine, famous for bring success in romance, and...many izakaya bars, so it’s a business hotel...recommended for either ... ( read original story ...)


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Social media firm Snap Inc may be the highest...profile tech IPO planned for 2017, with the...potential to raise billions. But more than a dozen...expected stock offerings of relatively obscure...software firms targeting business customers -...little-known names ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, March 23 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share...average fell to a 1-1/2 month low in choppy trade...on Thursday morning as a political scandal...centering on the wife of Japanese Prime Minister...Shinzo Abe sapped domestic investor sentiment. The...Nikkei was down 0 ... ( read original story ...)


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Her weekly segment, Science Smarts, answers...viewers' science-related questions. Earthquake...technology saves lives. Japan has it, the U.S is...working on it, and now B.C. is beginning the...process to get it in place — a province-wide...earthquake early warning ... ( read original story ...)


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Vancouver resident Anthony Casey has never shopped...at Muji, the Japanese houseware store known for...its smart ... The retailer said response to the news of its...temporary store has been so "extraordinary" it had...to create system for shoppers to reserve ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan’s Mizuho Bank is going to move to a...new core banking platform in early 2017, Banking...Technology understands. The cost of the project is...believed to be JPY 300 billion ($2.8 billion). The...bank is keen to modernise its core platform,...particularly ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO - Japanese pitcher Shohei Otani added to his...reputation as a powerful hitter on Sunday when he...hit a fly ball that didn't come down. Otani's...towering fly ball in the seventh inning of an...exhibition game against the Netherlands got lodged...somewhere in ... ( read original story ...)


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The story of Andaz Tokyo is one of reunions,...shared memories, and a vision that looks forward...to the future by connecting to the past. The...property of Andaz Tokyo of a collaboration of a...team comprised of Mori Building, Hyatt hotels and...tonychi each of ... ( read original story ...)


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In Tokyo, 14% of commuting traffic is on bike,...according to the Japanese Transport Ministry. But...you'd never guess it. That's because the Japanese...capital is burying thousands of bikes in...underground parking vaults, in a bid to keep its...sidewalks tidy. ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics...have reached a broad agreement on the allocation...of costs for the 2020 Games with the metropolitan,...national and local governments of the seven...prefectures and four other cities hosting events....Governments ... ( read original story ...)


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The new ultra-high performance ADVAN A052 hits the...streets. Street-legal and race-ready, Yokohama...Tire Corporation’s new ultra-high-performance...ADVAN A052 is ready to roll. Geared toward sports...car, track day and race enthusiasts, the A052 is...the latest ... ( read original story ...)


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Indications have emerged in the media that three...of the biggest Japanese banks are already doing...effective business with Iran – what could show a...major portion of post-sanctions banking problems...in dealing with the Islamic Republic has been...removed. ( read original story ...)


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More than 1,000 Japanese companies will mark the...100th anniversary of their founding in 2017, among...them precision equipment maker Nikon Corp.,...automaker Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and Morinaga...Milk Industry Co. Of the roughly 3 million...companies in the ... ( read original story ...)


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My favourite tempura bar, Tenshin at Regent...Singapore hotel, just got itself some competition....Ippoh Tempura Bar by Osaka's Ginza Ippoh opened...earlier this month at Como Dempsey. The family-...owned Ippoh brand dates back to 1850 and is said...to be the oldest ... ( read original story ...)


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Apologies are common in Japan, indeed it is virtually a cliche about the country. But 2016 has seen some controversial public acts of contrition - notably parents standing up before the public to say sorry for their adult children's alleged criminal offences. ( read original story ...)

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A small family-owned winery in southern Alberta is...toasting to its growing business — in Japan. On...Rachel Notley's recent trade mission to Asia, she...raised a glass to the growing partnership between...Alberta and Japan. The wine in her glass was ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO - The baby panda, who has become an...overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's...Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was...ruled a female by examining experts. The still...nameless cub has been doing well, drinking mother...ShinShin's milk. ( read original story ...)


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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Netmarble Games...Corp said on Tuesday it expects to have a war...chest of some $4.4 billion (£3.5 billion) for...acquisitions after an imminent IPO, and plans to...roll out its new blockbuster game to Japan and...China this year. ( read original story ...)


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Demand for electronics components from Asian...nations likely continued to bolster Japan's...exports, analysts said. The finance ministry will...publish the trade data at 8:50 a.m. Japan time on...Thursday (2350 GMT Wednesday). Japan and the...United States will ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese bank Nomura has narrowed down its hunt...for a post-Brexit European subsidiary, with...Frankfurt emerging as the front runner in the...latest vote of confidence for the German financial...hub. Nomura currently serves the bulk of its...European clients ... ( read original story ...)


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OSAKA – Demand for condominiums in Osaka is...growing among family households as well as the...wealthy, with the increasing supply of affordable...properties a stark contrast to falling demand in...central Tokyo. The number of new condos listed for...sale in the ... ( read original story ...)


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At a public bath in a Yokohama slum in the 1950s,...a red-haired girl scrubs her skin with a pumice...stone, hard, to try to get the white out. Other...kids sometimes taunt her. "American, American."...She yells back, "I'm Japanese!" She is told she...was abandoned. ( read original story ...)


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KONSTANZ, Germany & OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS...WIRE)--Nov 29, 2016--Takeda Pharmaceutical Company...Limited (TOKYO:4502) (“Takeda”) today...announced that it will invest more than 100...Million Euros to build a new manufacturing plant...for its dengue vaccine ... ( read original story ...)


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A Japanese city has introduced a novel way to keep...track of senior citizens with dementia who are...prone to getting lost -- tagging their fingers and...toes with scan-able barcodes. A company in Iruma,...north of Tokyo, developed tiny nail stickers, each...of ... ( read original story ...)


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From Osaka it took us a little over an hour to get...to Tsutsui station ... We also visited Daihozoin which is on the same...property and housed many national treasures. Next...to Horyuji is Chuguji. It was believed that...Horyuji was originally built as a ... ( read original story ...)