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The Nuclear Regulation Authority has given a provisional OK for Kansai Electric Power Co (KEPCO) to restart the No. 3…

2 more nuclear reactors pass test to resume operation

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Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will step down as chief executive at the Japanese automaker but will remain chairman as he…

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to step down, but remain chairman

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The kimono, in myriad iterations from its origins in ancient Japan to its embrace by today's top fashion designers, took…

Paris show traces kimono from prim tradition to glam fashion

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Japan’s shinkansen high-speed rail network has become world-famous for the speed and efficiency with which it carries travelers across the…

Japan’s new luxury overnight bus is conveniently classy way to get from Tokyo to Osaka

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More than 30 bald men gathered at a hot spring facility in Tsuruta, Aomori Prefecture, on Wednesday to show off…

Japanese men hold competition to celebrate baldness

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Japanese B-movie director, Seijun Suzuki, whose prolific output from gangster films to fantasies influenced international filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, has…

Japanese film director Seijun Suzuki dead at 93

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The Japanese government needs to do more to protect the rights of minorities, Amnesty International said Wednesday in its annual…

Amnesty report urges Japan to improve treatment of minorities

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About 230 kilograms of illegal stimulant drugs with a street value of some 16.1 billion yen ($142 million) were seized…

Y16.1 bil worth of illegal stimulants seized at Yokohama port

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Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism. The Japan Ninja Council, a…

Manga, Mario and now ninja: Japan's hopes for wooing tourism

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When I was first in Japan, I was texting a female friend who was studying in the same class as…

A guide to texting in Japanese

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Cigarette smoke hangs thick in the air of a Tokyo nightspot as Aki Nitta sips champagne with a trio of…

Japan's silver-tongued Lotharios sell dreams to lonely women

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government have faced questioning in parliament over the sale of a plot of state-owned…

Abe questioned over gov't land deal with nationalist school operator

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The government has drawn up a draft bill stipulating tougher regulations on "minpaku" private lodging businesses. Fearing an increase in…

Bill on tougher regulations for private lodging drafted

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Are you thinking about buying a place to settle down in Japan? Here are the main pros and cons of: Buying a condominium versus a detached house Buying a pre-owned versus newly built residence Buying an existing residence versus a... More

Should You Buy a Condo, House or Build Your Own in Japan?

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Tokyo's governor has warned that the bill for the city's 2020 Olympics could yet spiral out of control despite exhaustive…

Tokyo governor warns of spiralling 2020 Olympics costs

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Yukiya Sato of Japan soars through the air in his first jump in the men's normal hill event of the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo on Wednesday. Sato, 21, recorded jumps of 98.5 and 94.5 meters at the K-90 Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium, scoring a total of 254.0 points, to win the gold medal.
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Police have arrested a 72-year-old man who apparently tried to commit suicide by slicing his stomach in the waiting area…

Man arrested after slicing his stomach at Tokyo police HQ

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Kei Nishikori smashed his racket into the red clay after losing the first set on Tuesday, an unusual burst of…

Top-seeded Nishikori loses temper; loses in 1st round of Rio Open

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A man who taught English at a well-known chain of foreign language schools in Japan pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding…

Former Nova teacher pleads guilty to defrauding students in Hawaii bank scam

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