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JAXA invents air turbulence detector that can reduce airplane accidents

1 hour 53 min ago
The space agency has developed a method using lasers to help aircraft detect air turbulence in clear skies to help curb accidents. The Japan Aerospace ...
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Abe sets record for third-longest stint in office, surpassing Koizumi

2 hours 12 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became on Sunday the third-longest-serving Japanese leader in the postwar era, with 1,981 days in office, surpassing the tenure of Junichiro ...
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Nuclear storage crisis grows as reactor restarts continue

3 hours 2 min ago
More than six years after the March 11, 2011, Tohoku quake, tsunami, and triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Japan is ...
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U.N. chief supports Japan-South Korea ‘comfort women’ agreement

3 hours 3 min ago
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he backs the agreement signed by Tokyo and Seoul on the Korean women who ...
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Concert at A-bomb dome celebrates Obama’s 2016 visit to Hiroshima

3 hours 26 min ago
A concert was held in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima on Saturday to commemorate the first anniversary of former U.S. President Barack ...
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Takahama mayor floats dry cask storage as backup to Kansai Electric’s nuclear disposal site quest

3 hours 54 min ago
The mayor of a town in Fukui Prefecture that hosts a nuclear power plant that just restarted one of its reactors has floated the idea ...
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Scrapping of Hiroshima’s Sanko Line highlights transport ills in shrinking Japan

5 hours 5 min ago
It was just after the Sanko Line marked its 40th anniversary when West Japan Railway Co. informed Kazutoshi Masuda, mayor of Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, that ...
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Abe and Maltese leader Muscat back rule of law in maritime matters

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 04:56
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Maltese counterpart Joseph Muscat affirmed on Saturday the importance of the rule of law at sea in a meeting ...
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Eco-friendly bioplastics in the bag for Japanese retailers

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 04:27
Businesses and authorities in Japan are turning to bioplastics to make shopping bags, garbage bags and product containers to step up their efforts at environmental ...
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Discrimination in day care is a vexed issue

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:04
Last January, the mayor of Chiba, Toshihito Kumagai, raised eyebrows when he called for increasing the number of male staff in the city’s public day ...
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Magazine snares rival ‘scoop thief’ red-handed

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:44
In its May 25 issue, Shukan Shincho set pens a-pushing and tongues a-wagging throughout the nation by accusing rival weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun of engaging ...
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G-7 leaders give U.S. more time on Paris agreement, put more pressure on North

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:44
The Group of Seven leaders reached a deal at their summit in Italy Saturday to give the Trump administration more time to say whether the ...
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Replanting project launched to restore pine tree forest in tsunami-hit Rikuzentakata

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:07
A project to restore a pine tree forest wiped out by the tsunami that destroyed Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, in March 2011 kicked off Saturday with ...
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Abe, Macron vow to advance trade, forge ahead on defense

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:02
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Friday in their first bilateral summit to push ahead with cooperation in trade ...
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Meiji Era juvenile prison in Nara to be converted to hotel

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 08:52
A defunct prison dating from the Meiji Era in the city of Nara will be turned into a hotel as part of the central government’s ...
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GSDF completes withdrawal from South Sudan

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 08:36
The last part of the Ground Self-Defense Force unit deployed to volatile South Sudan returns safely to Japan, ending its longest U.N. mission ever.The post ...
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Shibuya indicted in slaying of Vietnamese girl in Chiba

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 08:33
The former head of an elementary school parents’ association is indicted for allegedly murdering a Vietnamese girl who attended the school in Chiba Prefecture.The post ...
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Pikotaro joins Koike to promote LED exchange program in Tokyo

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:46
Pikotaro pitches free LED upgrades Jiji — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike — with a little help from comedian Pikotaro — is promoting energy savings by ...
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Grenade replicas prompt evacuation of Saitama train station

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:57
Grenade-like objects found near a train station in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture, on Thursday morning forced the evacuation of about 200 people before being declared harmless ...
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Third-graders can get head start on English classes from fiscal 2018

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:50
Elementary schools will be allowed to start English classes from third grade instead of fifth grade when fiscal 2018 begins next April, the education ministry ...
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