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Japan to restart whaling programme

BBC News  2014-09-19 09:22:10

Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.

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Spy claims over absent China envoy

BBC News  2014-09-18 09:33:08

A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.

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China 'should reveal' if ambassador to Iceland was a spy

The Telegraph  2014-09-18 08:51:45

China's ambassador to Iceland has been missing for eight months. Now the state-run media is calling for the government to say if he was a double agent

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Crime writer says Kudo-kai arrests not end game for Kyushu cops

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-09-18 07:56:57

Kyushu police last week arrested the 2 top members of the Kudo-kai for the 1998 murder of fishery president Kunihiro Kajiwara

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Crime writer says Kudo-kai arrests not end game for Kyushu cops

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-09-18 07:56:57

Kyushu police last week arrested the 2 top members of the Kudo-kai for the 1998 murder of fishery president Kunihiro Kajiwara

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Sony shares fall 12% on loss warning

BBC News  2014-09-18 01:42:24

Sony shares fall by 12% at the start of trade in Tokyo, after it warned of bigger losses for the full year.

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Japan trade deficit narrows in August

BBC News  2014-09-18 01:24:44

Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.

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Hiroshima artworks to go on show

BBC News  2014-09-18 00:24:20

Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.

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Flautist plays on as butterfly lands on her face

The Telegraph  2014-09-17 10:46:51

Japanese flautist Yukie Ota remains calm and plays on even when a butterfly lands right on her face as she is performing

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Sony predicts increased losses

BBC News  2014-09-17 07:25:26

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony increases its forecast for a full year loss by $1.7bn due to weakness in its mobile business.

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Tokyo cops arrest yakuza in bust of illegal porn operation in Kabukicho

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-09-17 06:32:42

The operation collected 78 million yen in revenue over the past year

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Tokyo cops arrest yakuza in bust of illegal porn operation in Kabukicho

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-09-17 06:32:42

The operation collected 78 million yen in revenue over the past year

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An evening at Shibuya's Yoyogi Park

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-09-16 22:29:02

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 17, 2014)

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Korean firms spiral into washing machine war

The Telegraph  2014-09-16 13:45:28

South Korean electronics giants Samsung and LG trade accusations over alleged sabotage of appliances in Berlin stores

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Tokyo cops arrest bar host in stabbing of girlfriend in Kabukicho

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-09-16 02:13:52

The suspect is alleged to have used a 15-centimeter-long survival knife to stab the head and right part of the chest of his 25-year-old girlfriend

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Yo-Kai Watch: is this the new Pokémon?

The Telegraph  2014-09-15 10:05:47

Yo-Kai Watch is set to take the world by storm

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Japanese government urged to delay sales tax rise

The Telegraph  2014-09-14 21:39:03

Policymakers say the increase, meant to take place next year, should be pushed back

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Kudo-kai no. 2 boss arrested for 1998 murder of fishery president

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-09-14 06:44:30

Fukuoka police arrested no. 2 boss Satoru Nomura for the murder of Kunihiro Kajiwara in 1998

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Shibuya sex services offering 'night crawling' all the rage

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-09-13 02:48:12

Yobai services whereby customers sneak upon masseuses feigning sleep in bed are all the rage in Shibuya

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Sega unveils sand arcade machine

BBC News  2014-09-12 12:16:38

The Japanese gaming company is pioneering an input method that involves moulding objects and landscapes by playing with special sand.

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