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2 teachers arrested over alleged indecent sexual acts
One elementary school teacher from Aichi Prefecture was fired Tuesday for allegedly forcing indecent acts on students and another from the same centra   Read More..
Original Godzilla actor passes away at the age of 88, leaving behind amazing legacy
Haruo Nakajima portrayed the King of the Monsters for 18 years. (rocketnews24.com)   Read More..
Keio University students prosecuted in alleged gang rape of co-ed
Investigative sources have revealed that six male students at Keio University have been prosecuted on Tuesday in the alleged sexual assault of a femal   Read More..
Japan 5-year cancer survival rate at 65.2 pct
The five-year survival rate of cancer patients in Japan stands at 65.2 pct, the National Cancer Center said in a survey report on Wednesday. (Japan Ti   Read More..
Will Abenomics reform Japan for the long term?
The Japanese market has been in a strange place for some time now. While Abenomics has certainly shown some promise, albeit without managing to live u   Read More..
Heat wave grips Tokyo, other eastern Japan areas
Temperatures soared along the Pacific coast in eastern and western Japan on Wednesday with the mercury topping 37 C in Tokyo and other cities in the K   Read More..
Hairdresser arrested for allegedly burying corpse of man, 89, in Ibaraki
Ibaraki Prefectural Police have re-arrested a 56-year-old female hairdresser for allegedly burying the corpse of an elderly male acquaintance who went   Read More..
Japanese convenience store demands ransom from owner of car parked illegally in its lot
The owner of one branch of the Mini Stop convenience store chain has had it with non-customers parking in his store's parking lot. (rocketnews24.com)   Read More..
Nagasaki marks 72nd A-bombing anniversary
This week marks the 72nd anniversary of the two US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On Wednesday, people gathered at a ceremony held at Naga   Read More..
Record no. of foreign trainee employers violate labor laws in '16
A record number of employers accepting trainees from abroad under Japan's Technical Intern Training Program violated labor laws in 2016, the labor min   Read More..
McDonald's Japan heads for 270% profit boost
McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) is enjoying a resurgence of earnings as a series of post-scandal rebuilding efforts led by President Sarah Casanova be   Read More..
Japan's crazy-cheap overnight Bullet Ferry gets you from Osaka to Kyushu and back for 10,000 yen
Rest your body and wallet as you travel half-way across the country in your sleep. (rocketnews24.com)   Read More..
Farm opens on 13th floor of Tokyo high-rise
A Tokyo personnel dispatch company unveiled a new farm on the 13th floor of its Tokyo headquarters on Wednesday. (Kyodo)   Read More..
Man, 31, accused of growing marijuana in riverbed in Hachioji
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 31-year-old man over the alleged cultivation of marijuana in Hachioji City, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter   Read More..
Japan's food self-sufficiency hits 2nd lowest ever
The latest data shows Japan continues to depend on imported food. (NHK)   Read More..
Japan ministry wrongly emails request to save power
Japan's industry ministry on Wednesday sent an email by mistake to at least two million mobile phone users in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido aski   Read More..
Japan on alert after report of N Korea's nuclear-tipped missile threat
The Japanese government was on high alert on Wednesday after an overnight news report that North Korea can now arm its missiles with miniaturized nucl   Read More..
Calbee turns to paddy fields to meet potato chip shortage
Faced with having to stabilize the supply of potatoes for its chips, Japanese snack maker Calbee is increasing the amount of the crop it grows in rice   Read More..
Woman arrested in stabbing of boyfriend at Iwaki bar
Fukushima Prefectural Police have arrested a 39-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend inside the bar she manages in Iwaki City on Tuesda   Read More..
N. Korea mulls firing of 4 missiles to fly over Japan to around Guam
North Korea is considering a plan to simultaneously fire four intermediate-range ballistic missiles to areas around Guam through the sky above western   Read More..
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