Osaka cops: Feud over dog likely led to stabbing death of elderly man

Osaka police have accused Shigeki Hajima of stabbing an elderly neighbor to death in Taisho Ward (TBS News) OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on charges of murder after his elderly neighbor was found stabbed to death ... ( read original story ...)

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YAMAZAKI, Japan - A dim storage room surrounded by...bamboo groves and pastoral hills is filled...wall-to-wall with 3,000 wooden barrels. Here...sleeps, for years, sometimes decades, prized...Japanese whisky. The Suntory distillery in...Yamazaki, near the ancient ... ( read original story ...)


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Realizing change in the how the Japanese media...covers the world is going to be challenging, to...say the least. Not only is there the problem of a...financially shrinking news media...sector—gathering and presenting...international news is rarely financially ... ( read original story ...)


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Lawrence Ho, the billionaire owner of Melco...Resorts & Entertainment, said he favors building a...casino in Osaka rather than Tokyo because there...are more opportunities to develop the smaller city...as an entertainment destination. Ho is among...industry ... ( read original story ...)


Time to Repair Tokyo-Seoul Ties
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Japan’s ambassador to Seoul remains in Tokyo...since he was recalled in early January in protest...over the erection of a statue symbolizing the...wartime “comfort women” in front of the...Japanese consulate general in Busan in late...December, as Tokyo says ... ( read original story ...)


Japan finance minister says must deliver strong me...
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TOKYO Japan must deliver a strong message on free...trade at this month's summit meeting of leaders...from the Group of Seven nations, Finance Minister...Taro Aso said on Tuesday. Aso was speaking to...reporters after a cabinet meeting. (Reporting by...Takashi ... ( read original story ...)


Downtown launches new company in Japan, partners w...
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The business also runs a neighbouring rights...division. MBW caught up with Downtown founder and...CEO Justin Kalifowitz to ask why his independent...publishing company had made the uncommon leap to...launch its own HQ in Japan… Japan’s recorded...music market ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese stocks to rise in 2017
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TOKYO: Japan’s Nikkei is set to end slightly...lower this year but rise in 2017 as expectations...US President-elect Donald Trump’s policies...will ratchet up interest rates buoyed the dollar...against the yen, giving Japan Inc’s earnings...a boost ... ( read original story ...)


With golf and gifts, Japan's Abe cuts own pat...
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan is charting its own course to...deal with a radically different U.S. president, an...approach that will be tested at the end of this...week when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Donald...Trump in the White House and on the golf course in...Florida. ( read original story ...)


Japanese banks likely to shift focus to US from As...
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Japanese banking giants are likely to shift their...focus away from Asia and onto the United States on...the prospect of increased business opportunities....Japanese banks believe US President-elect Donald...Trump’s aggressive fiscal stimulus will...offer new ... ( read original story ...)


Japan firms ramp up output, signs economy brighten...
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Japan’s factory output rose in November and...manufacturers expect to ramp up production in...coming months, data showed on Wednesday,...underscoring the central bank’s view that a...pick-up in global demand will underpin a steady...economic recovery. ( read original story ...)


Japan, China to hold bilateral finance dialogue in May: Aso

TOKYO Japan and China will hold a bilateral finance dialogue on May 6 on the sidelines of the annual gathering of the Asian Development Bank in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday. The dialogue will be attended by ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO — The leaders of Japan and the...Philippines agreed Wednesday to co-operate in...promoting regional peace and stability and...endorsed Japan's provision of patrol boats and...military training aircraft to bolster Philippine...maritime security, without ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Abe Backs Embattled Defense Minister ...
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Prewar Curriculum Parliamentary debate has been...dominated for a month by questions over Moritomo...Gakuen, which runs a kindergarten in Osaka that...espouses elements of the prewar nationalist...curriculum and explicitly backs Abe. Questions...have been raised ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Shares fell broadly in Asia on Wednesday...after a gloomy session on Wall Street, where...shares of household names like appliance maker...Whirlpool and athletic apparel maker Under Armour...suffered their worst declines in years. Weaker oil...prices also ... ( read original story ...)


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Adam Walsh is a reporter for the St. John's...Morning Show, currently working in Tokyo on a...partnership with the Japanese public broadcaster...NHK. The noose of security is gradually tightening...as the week progresses. Everywhere you look, there...are police ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's 1st private rocket nearly ready to fl...
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TOKYO -- A startup founded by maverick Japanese...entrepreneur Takafumi Horie is poised to launch a...test rocket as early as January. If the trial...succeeds, it will be Japan's first private rocket...to reach an altitude of 100km. Interstellar...Technologies ... ( read original story ...)


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The labour shortage is especially severe in the...construction sector, where demand has spiked ahead...of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and for rebuilding...following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Over...41,000 foreigners powered the construction...industry as of last ... ( read original story ...)


Osaka becomes the first Japanese city to recognize...
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OSAKA – The city of Osaka has officially...recognized a same-sex couple as foster parents,...becoming the first municipality in the nation to...do so, local and central government officials said...Wednesday. The city government formally recognized...two men, one ... ( read original story ...)


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There are lots of talks surrounding the hit manga...and anime series "Tokyo Ghoul". There is an...upcoming live-action film which is currently on...production and a season 3 that is subject to...numerous rumors. The manga version of the...franchise is steadily ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan is extremely vulnerable to earthquakes and...tsunamis due to its location in the Pacific Ring...of Fire. The “ring” is a horse-shoe shaped...basin along the Pacific Ocean. About 90 percent of...all seismic activity in the world takes place in...this region. ( read original story ...)


From negative policy rates to yield curve control ...
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The Bank of Japan did it again: just when market...participants had become familiar with quantitative...easing and negative interest rates, it surprised...with its latest monetary experiment: ‘yield...curve control’. A powerful answer to those...claiming that ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's premier will 'continue to trust British economy after Brexit'

we would like to continue with the expectation of opinions with the UK concerning how Japan and UK economic relations should be." Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland soared on Friday after the embattled lender booked its first quarterly profit since 2015 in ... ( read original story ...)

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US pension giant TIAA is setting its sights on...Japanese real estate, betting Abenomics has the...economy well placed to grow in coming years. The...near 100-year-old firm, known for offering...retirement products to teachers, plans to invest...about $1 billion in ... ( read original story ...)


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NAGOYA – Police on Monday arrested a...20-year-old Chinese man for allegedly killing an...18-year-old female compatriot at a business hotel...in Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture. He has admitted to...the charge, according to the police. Investigators...said the woman, a ... ( read original story ...)


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Japanese automakers and their government are...gung-ho about turning Japan into a hydrogen...nation. Powered by funds supplied by the...Development Bank of Japan, all three major...Japanese automakers, Toyota, Nissan and Honda,...have banded together with major ... ( read original story ...)


Japan to let North Korea athletes attend Asian Win...
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TOKYO - Japan will allow North Korean athletes and...officials to take part in the Sapporo Asian Winter...Games this month despite sanctions against the...reclusive state that bar North Koreans from...entering the country, Kyodo news agency said....Japan has long ... ( read original story ...)


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You just read the reviews for the awesome new...Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 tire, combining the...best of on- and off-road performance in a...revolutionary new mud-terrain tire that offers...great off-road grip and performance while also...delivering a civilized on ... ( read original story ...)


First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners
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Sojitz City Food Co., which is 85 percent owned by...the Japanese firm and 15 percent by Arctic Sun...Co., a City Mart subsidiary, is operating the...facility. The food court opened on Wednesday...inside a new commercial complex located in the...central business ... ( read original story ...)


Japan shipping companies plan container merger
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Three of Japan's biggest shipping companies are...merging their container operations to become more...efficient. Nippon Yusen, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and...Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha said the joint venture would...see savings of more than 110bn yen ($1bn;...£820m ... ( read original story ...)


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Has Japan finally overcome the trauma of its two...lost decades? The stock market seems to think so....In February, the Nikkei Jasdaq Index, the Japanese...equivalent of America's Nasdaq, hit an all-time...high in U.S. dollar terms. This may not seem like...a big ... ( read original story ...)


Japan reconstruction minister to resign after disp...
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TOKYO The Japanese cabinet minister overseeing...reconstruction of areas devastated by the 2011...earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster intends...to resign after saying it was better that the...disaster struck the northeast instead of Tokyo,...national ... ( read original story ...)


Japan government names and shames 'black'...
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TOKYO The Japanese government for the first time...released a nationwide list of over 300 companies...that have violated labour laws, hoping this...name-and-shame tactic would help eliminate abuses...and prevent "karoshi," or death by overwork. In...the list ... ( read original story ...)


Japan government fund, bank mull bid with Broadcom for Toshiba chip unit: media

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There is a tendency to regard Japan as a benign...owner of British assets. Unlike China it is not...intent on shoplifting intellectual property and it...is a stable Western-style democracy. It also has...been a good investor in the UK, from Nissan in...Sunderland ... ( read original story ...)


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A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was...detected on Wednesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles)...from Namie in Japan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake...has occurred at 23:46:58 / 11:46 pm (local time...epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth...of 35.9 km ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO -- Japan Airlines will launch additional...flights serving Australia and Hawaii as early as...September, revamping its international routes for...the first time since undergoing bankruptcy...reorganization in 2010. In addition to an existing...route between ... ( read original story ...)


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Thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and...transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s...Shibuya district on Sunday, demonstrating their...hopes Japan will further embrace gender equality...and diversity. The parade was held as the finale...of the annual Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)


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But while all of this is going on,...noninstitutional investors are finding their way...here also. A Japanese-run property brokerage...house, Seven Seas Properties Corp., has been...successfully marketing Philippine real estate to...its Japanese clients for some ... ( read original story ...)


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NAGOYA: Toyota's latest Intelligent Clearance...Sonar (ICS) has managed to reduce accidents...involving pedal misapplication and reversing by...70% and 40% respectively. The Japanese carmaker's...ICS system helps to prevent or mitigate collision...damage while in ... ( read original story ...)


Japan: First abdication in two centuries, Emperor ...
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The Japanese government approved the bill allowing...ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the...Chrysanthemum Throne. The Japanese government...approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor...Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum...Throne, in the first ... ( read original story ...)


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Sapporo's Canadian beer unit, Sleeman Breweries,...has said it is seeking a quick end to a factory...dispute after 80 workers went on strike....Production staff at the Sleeman-Unibroue plant in...Chambly, Québec, set up picket lines last week...after negotiations ... ( read original story ...)


Japan economy likely to grow at pace: BOJ

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TOKYO, June 23 Japan's Nikkei share average was...flat on Friday morning as dollar-yen levels...steadied after major economic events, while...Nintendo hit new multi-year highs on ongoing hopes...for a new title on Switch. The Nikkei was flat at...20,119.55 in ... ( read original story ...)


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At 05:forty six GMT (fourteen:forty six in Japan)...on march eleven 2011, a large earthquake, 8.9 on...the Richter scale, unleashes a massive tsunami...which crashes as a result of Japan’s jap...coastline, sweeping buildings, boats, vehicles and...persons miles ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO (Reuters) - Christian Dior launched its new...Tokyo store with a fashion show in the rooftop...gardens of a luxury mall, where models sported new...looks from its creative director Maria Grazia...Chiuri. Underlining Dior's connection with Japan,...which is an ... ( read original story ...)


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OSAKA – The number of children referred to...juvenile counseling centers in Osaka last year for...alleged abuse against them rose 33.7 percent from...the previous year to 8,536, keeping Osaka ahead of...46 other prefectures for the third straight year....According ... ( read original story ...)


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Overseas companies that invest in the UK issued a...flurry of warnings on Tuesday about the threat...Brexit poses to their businesses, signalling their...growing concern as the UK prepares to start the...formal process of leaving the EU. Forty European...business ... ( read original story ...)


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“It’s not a bad idea to build your business...after thinking first about what kind of...environment you want to be in,” says Watabe, 30,...who moved to the city in late 2013 from Tokyo to...develop smartphone apps and software that helps...anglers find fish ... ( read original story ...)


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The good news is that Osaka, although she admitted...she was ‘very nervous’, felt no...recurrence of the left-wrist pain of Auckland,...which bodes well for an entertaining contest with...Konta. The pair have met once before, in...qualifying for the US Open in ... ( 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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TOKYO - The recent outbreak of a highly virulent...strain of bird flu in Japan has taken a toll on...bird exhibits and events at zoos nationwide ahead...of the Chinese zodiac Year of the Rooster in 2017,...a survey by Kyodo News showed Sunday. According to...the ... ( read original story ...)


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North Korea regularly threatens Japan with nuclear...annihilation and the regime’s official KCNA news...agency warned the country may be “reduced into...ashes” if it “behaves wickedly”. Kim has...conducted 10 missile tests this year in defiance...of United ... ( read original story ...)


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east of Tokyo, Kyodo News agency reported. It is...Japan's first such operation since it passed...controversial legislation allowing the military to...expand its role overseas. Critics say the laws...violate Japan's pacifist constitution as article 9...of the ... ( read original story ...)


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A blizzard is battering wide areas of northern...Japan, with weather authorities warning of...avalanches, heavy snow, high waves and transport...disruption. The winter storm has piled up 30 to 60...centimetres of snow on the northern island of...Hokkaido and on the ... ( read original story ...)


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Reports quoting the interior ministry linked the...man to al-Qaeda and Jabat Fateh al-Sham in Syria...(Morocco World News, November 20 ... The Jamestown Foundation kindly allows Modern...Tokyo Times to publish their highly esteemed...articles. ( read original story ...)


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March 6 Daikokuya Holdings Co Ltd : * Says its...unit plans to sell property located in Chiba...prefecture at an undisclosed price on March 7...Source text in Japanese: goo.gl/ENylzv Further...company coverage: (Beijing Headline News) ( read original story ...)


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Okinawa hosts the bulk of U.S. military facilities...in Japan. At his first hearing at the district...court Friday, Yamashiro admitted to the charge of...destroying property by cutting barbed wire. But he...pleaded not guilty to two other charges: the...forcible ... ( 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 ...)


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TOKYO - A Japanese government panel has endorsed...Emperor Akihito's apparent desire to abdicate but...avoided a key question of succession amid a...declining royal population. The six-member...advisory panel in its final report Friday proposed...Akihito abdicate ... ( read original story ...)


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Three black swans that have died at a zoo in...Nagoya since late last month were all confirmed to...have been infected with avian influenza, the Aichi...prefectural government said Monday. The infections...at Higashiyama Zoo Botanical Gardens in the...central Japan ... ( read original story ...)


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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 ...)


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TOKYO The Bank of Japan maintained its optimistic...economic view on most of the country's nine...regions in a quarterly report out on Monday,...signaling its confidence a tightening job market...will gradually push up wages and underpin a steady...economic recovery. ( read original story ...)


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(Click on for main story) TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) -...Japanese manufacturers' confidence rose for a...fourth straight month to a 16-month high in...December and the service's sector mood also rose,...a Reuters poll showed, with a weaker yen...brightening prospects ... ( read original story ...)


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Japan's prime minister says he hopes to build a..."relationship of trust" with Donald Trump, as he...began a US visit. Addressing business leaders,...Shinzo Abe said economic ties benefited both sides...and urged a "new era" of co-operation. President...Trump has ... ( read original story ...)


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The Yokohama Rubber Co. is celebrating the 20th...anniversary of its passenger car tire...manufacturing and sales subsidiary Yokohama Tire...Philippines Inc. (YTPI). In celebration of 20...years, YTPI invited employees, Yokohama leadership...and local government ... ( read original story ...)


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TOKYO, March 24 Japan's Nikkei share average...gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from...its recent strength, but the Nikkei still logged a...weekly loss. The Nikkei ended up 0.9 percent at...19,262.53, shrugging off early weakness and moving...decisively ... ( read original story ...)


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Saudi officials also talked to exchanges in...Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai but are...unlikely to pursue ... Saudi officials expect the IPO to value Aramco at...a minimum of $2 trillion (£1.61 trillion). Saudi...Arabian Oil Co, known as Saudi Aramco ... ( read original story ...)