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Needles found in three food items in Chiba convenience store

Posted on 30 June 2013 by admin

Police said Sunday that three needles were found in bakery products at a convenience store in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture.

According to police, a customer reported that a needle was in a croquette roll that he had bought on Saturday morning. Shop staff checked other items on the same shelf and discovered two other items with needles inserted in them, TV Asahi reported.



Jul 01
Car chased by police crashes into residence killing passenger A car being chased by a police patrol car crashed through a guardrail and into the wall of a house, killing a passenger, in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
Matsuzakaya closes Ginza flagship for high-rise makeover Matsuzakaya, the oldest department store in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, closed Sunday for a total makeover and will reopen as a large commercial complex in four years. (Japan Times )
Jul 01
Japan, China, S. Korea foreign ministers meet for 1st time The foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea agreed Sunday to boost regional cooperation in areas such as macroeconomic management, finance, trade and food security. (Kyodo )
Jul 01
Toxic groundwater found in N-plant well Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed Saturday that it has detected high levels of radioactive substances that emit beta rays in groundwater taken from a well near the port of its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Yomiuri )
Jul 01
Needles found in three food items in Chiba convenience store Police said Sunday that three needles were found in bakery products at a convenience store in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
3 men steal Y50 mil worth of jewelry from Yokohama store Police are searching for three men who stole 50 million yen worth of jewelry from a store in Yokohama early Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
Man injured in hammer assault in toilet at Tokyo Station A 65-year-old man was attacked by a man with a rubber hammer in a toilet at Tokyo Station on Friday evening. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
High infidelity: Ashley Madison comes to Japan When it comes to adult entertainment, Japan’s hostess clubs, soapland bathhouses, and massage parlors offer the nation’s male population a large number of options for satisfying emotional or carnal desire. Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison, the popular dating site for dissatisfied married people, hopes to now offer Japanese women a chance to have a little fun of their own. (Tokyo Reporter )
Jun 29
Man attacks 3 children in stabbing spree on Tokyo street A man who allegedly attacked three elementary school children in broad daylight on a Tokyo street was being held by police on Friday, reports said. (Japan Today )
Jun 29
Three sentenced in South Korea for theft of Buddha statues from Japan Three people were sentenced Friday in Daejeon, South Korea, for stealing two ancient Korean Buddha statues from Japan, court records said. (UPI )
Jun 29
Probe in ‘PC remote control’ case over with last indictment Prosecutors indicted Yusuke Katayama Friday on additional charges of making online threats to attack an elementary school and an idol group, putting an end to their investigations in the series of computer virus crimes with the 31-year-old former Tokyo information technology firm worker at the center. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
7-year-old boy chokes to death on plum pit in Sapporo Police in Sapporo are investigating how a 7-year-old boy choked to death on a plum pit while eating his school lunch. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Prosecutors not to indict former Japan football player Oku for threatening to kill wife Former Japan football international Daisuke Oku will not be indicted by prosecutors for threatening to kill his wife. (680news.com )
Jun 28
Child killer loses appeal over life sentence The Supreme Court this week dismissed the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life for the murder of a toddler in Kumamoto. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Ex-Daio paper chairman loses appeal Former Daio Paper Corp. Chairman Mototaka Ikawa, sentenced to four years in prison for causing losses to Daio Paper group companies through huge personal loans, had his final appeal rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Jiji Press )

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3 men steal Y50 mil worth of jewelry from Yokohama store

Posted on 30 June 2013 by admin

Police are searching for three men who stole 50 million yen worth of jewelry from a store in Yokohama early Sunday morning.

According to police, security camera footage showed three men smashing the glass door of the store in Naka Ward at 4:40 a.m. TV Asahi reported that police were alerted but by the time they arrived on the scene, the thieves were gone, along with 100 rings, earrings, pendants and other items worth 50 million yen.



Jul 01
Car chased by police crashes into residence killing passenger A car being chased by a police patrol car crashed through a guardrail and into the wall of a house, killing a passenger, in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
Matsuzakaya closes Ginza flagship for high-rise makeover Matsuzakaya, the oldest department store in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, closed Sunday for a total makeover and will reopen as a large commercial complex in four years. (Japan Times )
Jul 01
Japan, China, S. Korea foreign ministers meet for 1st time The foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea agreed Sunday to boost regional cooperation in areas such as macroeconomic management, finance, trade and food security. (Kyodo )
Jul 01
Toxic groundwater found in N-plant well Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed Saturday that it has detected high levels of radioactive substances that emit beta rays in groundwater taken from a well near the port of its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Yomiuri )
Jul 01
Needles found in three food items in Chiba convenience store Police said Sunday that three needles were found in bakery products at a convenience store in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
3 men steal Y50 mil worth of jewelry from Yokohama store Police are searching for three men who stole 50 million yen worth of jewelry from a store in Yokohama early Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
Man injured in hammer assault in toilet at Tokyo Station A 65-year-old man was attacked by a man with a rubber hammer in a toilet at Tokyo Station on Friday evening. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
High infidelity: Ashley Madison comes to Japan When it comes to adult entertainment, Japan�™s hostess clubs, soapland bathhouses, and massage parlors offer the nation’s male population a large number of options for satisfying emotional or carnal desire. Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison, the popular dating site for dissatisfied married people, hopes to now offer Japanese women a chance to have a little fun of their own. (Tokyo Reporter )
Jun 29
Man attacks 3 children in stabbing spree on Tokyo street A man who allegedly attacked three elementary school children in broad daylight on a Tokyo street was being held by police on Friday, reports said. (Japan Today )
Jun 29
Three sentenced in South Korea for theft of Buddha statues from Japan Three people were sentenced Friday in Daejeon, South Korea, for stealing two ancient Korean Buddha statues from Japan, court records said. (UPI )
Jun 29
Probe in ‘PC remote control’ case over with last indictment Prosecutors indicted Yusuke Katayama Friday on additional charges of making online threats to attack an elementary school and an idol group, putting an end to their investigations in the series of computer virus crimes with the 31-year-old former Tokyo information technology firm worker at the center. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
7-year-old boy chokes to death on plum pit in Sapporo Police in Sapporo are investigating how a 7-year-old boy choked to death on a plum pit while eating his school lunch. (Japan Today )
Junಜ
Prosecutors not to indict former Japan football player Oku for threatening to kill wife Former Japan football international Daisuke Oku will not be indicted by prosecutors for threatening to kill his wife. (680news.com )
Jun 28
Child killer loses appeal over life sentence The Supreme Court this week dismissed the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life for the murder of a toddler in Kumamoto. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Ex-Daio paper chairman loses appeal Former Daio Paper Corp. Chairman Mototaka Ikawa, sentenced to four years in prison for causing losses to Daio Paper group companies through huge personal loans, had his final appeal rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Jiji Press )

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Toxic groundwater found in N-plant well

Posted on 30 June 2013 by admin

Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed Saturday that it has detected high levels of radioactive substances that emit beta rays in groundwater taken from a well near the port of its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

TEPCO said 3,000 becquerels of radioactive substances, such as strontium, were found per liter of groundwater collected from the well, located about six meters from the port. The concentration level is 100 times higher than the legal limit of 30 becquerels.

The well is located nearest to the ocean among the four wells used for observation on the premises of the plant, and its radiation levels were the highest, according to the company.



Jul 01
Car chased by police crashes into residence killing passenger A car being chased by a police patrol car crashed through a guardrail and into the wall of a house, killing a passenger, in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
Matsuzakaya closes Ginza flagship for high-rise makeover Matsuzakaya, the oldest department store in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, closed Sunday for a total makeover and will reopen as a large commercial complex in four years. (Japan Times )
Jul 01
Japan, China, S. Korea foreign ministers meet for 1st time The foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea agreed Sunday to boost regional cooperation in areas such as macroeconomic management, finance, trade and food security. (Kyodo )
Jul 01
Toxic groundwater found in N-plant well Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed Saturday that it has detected high levels of radioactive substances that emit beta rays in groundwater taken from a well near the port of its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Yomiuri )
Jul 01
Needles found in three food items in Chiba convenience store Police said Sunday that three needles were found in bakery products at a convenience store in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
3 men steal Y50 mil worth of jewelry from Yokohama store Police are searching for three men who stole 50 million yen worth of jewelry from a store in Yokohama early Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
Man injured in hammer assault in toilet at Tokyo Station A 65-year-old man was attacked by a man with a rubber hammer in a toilet at Tokyo Station on Friday evening. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
High infidelity: Ashley Madison comes to Japan When it comes to adult entertainment, Japan’s hostess clubs, soapland bathhouses, and massage parlors offer the nation’s male population a large number of options for satisfying emotional or carnal desire. Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison, the popular dating site for dissatisfied married people, hopes to now offer Japanese women a chance to have a little fun of their own. (Tokyo Reporter )
Junಝ
Man attacks 3 children in stabbing spree on Tokyo street A man who allegedly attacked three elementary school children in broad daylight on a Tokyo street was being held by police on Friday, reports said. (Japan Today )
Jun 29
Three sentenced in South Korea for theft of Buddha statues from Japan Three people were sentenced Friday in Daejeon, South Korea, for stealing two ancient Korean Buddha statues from Japan, court records said. (UPI )
Jun 29
Probe in ‘PC remote control’ case over with last indictment Prosecutors indicted Yusuke Katayama Friday on additional charges of making online threats to attack an elementary school and an idol group, putting an end to their investigations in the series of computer virus crimes with the 31-year-old former Tokyo information technology firm worker at the center. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
7-year-old boy chokes to death on plum pit in Sapporo Police in Sapporo are investigating how a 7-year-old boy choked to death on a plum pit while eating his school lunch. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Prosecutors not to indict former Japan football player Oku for threatening to kill wife Former Japan football international Daisuke Oku will not be indicted by prosecutors for threatening to kill his wife. (680news.com )
Jun 28
Child killer loses appeal over life sentence The Supreme Court this week dismissed the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life for the murder of a toddler in Kumamoto. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Ex-Daio paper chairman loses appeal Former Daio Paper Corp. Chairman Mototaka Ikawa, sentenced to four years in prison for causing losses to Daio Paper group companies through huge personal loans, had his final appeal rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Jiji Press )

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Japan, China, S. Korea foreign ministers meet for 1st time

Posted on 30 June 2013 by admin

The foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea agreed Sunday to boost regional cooperation in areas such as macroeconomic management, finance, trade and food security.

It was the first time the foreign ministers of Japan, China and South Korea have met since the three countries each launched new governments.

Standing side by side, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se briefly chatted during a photo session at the start of the ASEAN-plus-three meeting.

Kishida and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi did not speak at the session, which was open to the press.

Referring to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, Kishida said the 13 countries must ensure “full implementation” of U.N. Security Council resolutions, including export control to the country, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

Kishida also called for regional powers’ support in addressing the issue of North Korea’s abduction of Japanese nationals, the ministry said.



Jul 01
Car chased by police crashes into residence killing passenger A car being chased by a police patrol car crashed through a guardrail and into the wall of a house, killing a passenger, in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
Matsuzakaya closes Ginza flagship for high-rise makeover Matsuzakaya, the oldest department store in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, closed Sunday for a total makeover and will reopen as a large commercial complex in four years. (Japan Times )
Jul 01
Japan, China, S. Korea foreign ministers meet for 1st time The foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea agreed Sunday to boost regional cooperation in areas such as macroeconomic management, finance, trade and food security. (Kyodo )
Jul 01
Toxic groundwater found in N-plant well Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed Saturday that it has detected high levels of radioactive substances that emit beta rays in groundwater taken from a well near the port of its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Yomiuri )
Julಁ
Needles found in three food items in Chiba convenience store Police said Sunday that three needles were found in bakery products at a convenience store in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Today )
Jul ǡ
3 men steal Y50 mil worth of jewelry from Yokohama store Police are searching for three men who stole 50 million yen worth of jewelry from a store in Yokohama early Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
Man injured in hammer assault in toilet at Tokyo Station A 65-year-old man was attacked by a man with a rubber hammer in a toilet at Tokyo Station on Friday evening. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
High infidelity: Ashley Madison comes to Japan When it comes to adult entertainment, Japan’s hostess clubs, soapland bathhouses, and massage parlors offer the nation’s male population a large number of options for satisfying emotional or carnal desire. Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison, the popular dating site for dissatisfied married people, hopes to now offer Japanese women a chance to have a little fun of their own. (Tokyo Reporter )
Jun 29
Man attacks 3 children in stabbing spree on Tokyo street A man who allegedly attacked three elementary school children in broad daylight on a Tokyo street was being held by police on Friday, reports said. (Japan Today )
Jun 29
Three sentenced in South Korea for theft of Buddha statues from Japan Three people were sentenced Friday in Daejeon, South Korea, for stealing two ancient Korean Buddha statues from Japan, court records said. (UPI )
Jun 29
Probe in ‘PC remote control’ case over with last indictment Prosecutors indicted Yusuke Katayama Friday on additional charges of making online threats to attack an elementary school and an idol group, putting an end to their investigations in the series of computer virus crimes with the 31-year-old former Tokyo information technology firm worker at the center. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
7-year-old boy chokes to death on plum pit in Sapporo Police in Sapporo are investigating how a 7-year-old boy choked to death on a plum pit while eating his school lunch. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Prosecutors not to indict former Japan football player Oku for threatening to kill wife Former Japan football international Daisuke Oku will not be indicted by prosecutors for threatening to kill his wife. (680news.com )
Jun 28
Child killer loses appeal over life sentence The Supreme Court this week dismissed the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life for the murder of a toddler in Kumamoto. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Ex-Daio paper chairman loses appeal Former Daio Paper Corp. Chairman Mototaka Ikawa, sentenced to four years in prison for causing losses to Daio Paper group companies through huge personal loans, had his final appeal rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Jiji Press )

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Matsuzakaya closes Ginza flagship for high-rise makeover

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Matsuzakaya, the oldest department store in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, closed Sunday for a total makeover and will reopen as a large commercial complex in four years.

Under a block-wide redevelopment project, the venerable 88-year-old, seven-story department store will be replaced in fiscal 2017 by a 13-floor high-rise with six basement floors and office space, operator J. Front Retailing Co. said.

Matsuzakaya Ginza opened in 1924, a year after the deadly Great Kanto Earthquake devastated the capital and its vicinity. Since then, it had been at the forefront of Japan’s fashion industry until the “fast fashion” craze hit at the turn of the century. Fast fashion retailers are increasingly opening major outlets in the traditionally upscale district.



Jul 01
Car chased by police crashes into residence killing passenger A car being chased by a police patrol car crashed through a guardrail and into the wall of a house, killing a passenger, in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
Matsuzakaya closes Ginza flagship for high-rise makeover Matsuzakaya, the oldest department store in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, closed Sunday for a total makeover and will reopen as a large commercial complex in four years. (Japan Times )
Jul 01
Japan, China, S. Korea foreign ministers meet for 1st time The foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea agreed Sunday to boost regional cooperation in areas such as macroeconomic management, finance, trade and food security. (Kyodo )
Jul 01
Toxic groundwater found in N-plant well Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed Saturday that it has detected high levels of radioactive substances that emit beta rays in groundwater taken from a well near the port of its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Yomiuri )
Jul 01
Needles found in three food items in Chiba convenience store Police said Sunday that three needles were found in bakery products at a convenience store in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
3 men steal Y50 mil worth of jewelry from Yokohama store Police are searching for three men who stole 50 million yen worth of jewelry from a store in Yokohama early Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
Man injured in hammer assault in toilet at Tokyo Station A 65-year-old man was attacked by a man with a rubber hammer in a toilet at Tokyo Station on Friday evening. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
High infidelity: Ashley Madison comes to Japan When it comes to adult entertainment, Japan’s hostess clubs, soapland bathhouses, and massage parlors offer the nation’s male population a large number of options for satisfying emotional or carnal desire. Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison, the popular dating site for dissatisfied married people, hopes to now offer Japanese women a chance to have a little fun of their own. (Tokyo Reporter )
Jun 29
Man attacks 3 children in stabbing spree on Tokyo street A man who allegedly attacked three elementary school children in broad daylight on a Tokyo street was being held by police on Friday, reports said. (Japan Today )
Jun 29
Three sentenced in South Korea for theft of Buddha statues from Japan Three people were sentenced Friday in Daejeon, South Korea, for stealing two ancient Korean Buddha statues from Japan, court records said. (UPI )
Jun 29
Probe in ‘PC remote control’ case over with last indictment Prosecutors indicted Yusuke Katayama Friday on additional charges of making online threats to attack an elementary school and an idol group, putting an end to their investigations in the series of computer virus crimes with the 31-year-old former Tokyo information technology firm worker at the center. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
7-year-old boy chokes to death on plum pit in Sapporo Police in Sapporo are investigating how a 7-year-old boy choked to death on a plum pit while eating his school lunch. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Prosecutors not to indict former Japan football player Oku for threatening to kill wife Former Japan football international Daisuke Oku will not be indicted by prosecutors for threatening to kill his wife. (680news.com )
Jun 28
Child killer loses appeal over life sentence The Supreme Court this week dismissed the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life for the murder of a toddler in Kumamoto. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Ex-Daio paper chairman loses appeal Former Daio Paper Corp. Chairman Mototaka Ikawa, sentenced to four years in prison for causing losses to Daio Paper group companies through huge personal loans, had his final appeal rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Jiji Press )

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Car chased by police crashes into residence killing passenger

Posted on 30 June 2013 by admin

A car being chased by a police patrol car crashed through a guardrail and into the wall of a house, killing a passenger, in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday morning.

According to police, the chase began at around 1:40 a.m. when the car went through a red light. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that the patrol car chased the speeding vehicle for about three kilometers before it crashed through the guardrail and into the house.



Jul 01
Car chased by police crashes into residence killing passenger A car being chased by a police patrol car crashed through a guardrail and into the wall of a house, killing a passenger, in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
Matsuzakaya closes Ginza flagship for high-rise makeover Matsuzakaya, the oldest department store in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, closed Sunday for a total makeover and will reopen as a large commercial complex in four years. (Japan Times )
Jul 01
Japan, China, S. Korea foreign ministers meet for 1st time The foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea agreed Sunday to boost regional cooperation in areas such as macroeconomic management, finance, trade and food security. (Kyodo )
Jul 01
Toxic groundwater found in N-plant well Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed Saturday that it has detected high levels of radioactive substances that emit beta rays in groundwater taken from a well near the port of its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Yomiuri )
Jul 01
Needles found in three food items in Chiba convenience store Police said Sunday that three needles were found in bakery products at a convenience store in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture. (Japan Today )
Jul 01
3 men steal Y50 mil worth of jewelry from Yokohama store Police are searching for three men who stole 50 million yen worth of jewelry from a store in Yokohama early Sunday morning. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
Man injured in hammer assault in toilet at Tokyo Station A 65-year-old man was attacked by a man with a rubber hammer in a toilet at Tokyo Station on Friday evening. (Japan Today )
Jun 30
High infidelity: Ashley Madison comes to Japan When it comes to adult entertainment, Japan�™s hostess clubs, soapland bathhouses, and massage parlors offer the nation’s male population a large number of options for satisfying emotional or carnal desire. Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison, the popular dating site for dissatisfied married people, hopes to now offer Japanese women a chance to have a little fun of their own. (Tokyo Reporter )
Jun 29
Man attacks 3 children in stabbing spree on Tokyo street A man who allegedly attacked three elementary school children in broad daylight on a Tokyo street was being held by police on Friday, reports said. (Japan Today )
Jun 29
Three sentenced in South Korea for theft of Buddha statues from Japan Three people were sentenced Friday in Daejeon, South Korea, for stealing two ancient Korean Buddha statues from Japan, court records said. (UPI )
Jun 29
Probe in ‘PC remote control’ case over with last indictment Prosecutors indicted Yusuke Katayama Friday on additional charges of making online threats to attack an elementary school and an idol group, putting an end to their investigations in the series of computer virus crimes with the 31-year-old former Tokyo information technology firm worker at the center. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
7-year-old boy chokes to death on plum pit in Sapporo Police in Sapporo are investigating how a 7-year-old boy choked to death on a plum pit while eating his school lunch. (Japan Today )
Junಜ
Prosecutors not to indict former Japan football player Oku for threatening to kill wife Former Japan football international Daisuke Oku will not be indicted by prosecutors for threatening to kill his wife. (680news.com )
Jun 28
Child killer loses appeal over life sentence The Supreme Court this week dismissed the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life for the murder of a toddler in Kumamoto. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Ex-Daio paper chairman loses appeal Former Daio Paper Corp. Chairman Mototaka Ikawa, sentenced to four years in prison for causing losses to Daio Paper group companies through huge personal loans, had his final appeal rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Jiji Press )

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Follow Favorite: tubeinblackandwhite

Posted on 30 June 2013 by admin

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There’s an arresting, poignant nostalgia to photographer/Instagrammer Andrew Dearling‘s monochrome photos of the London Undergroundâ€�even though he uses a Sony NEX 5 to capture them. Something about the simplicity and austerity of the shots—which Dearling “often gets caught” taking—makes them timeless captures of everything in transit, from lovers to bankers. Dearling posts a picture a day of the Tube, but they’re so striking you can almost feel the whoosh of wind through the tunnel as trains whiz past, or the sleepy silence of a morning commute. It isn’t an easy feat to capture the odd juxtaposition of isolation and camaraderie that comes with being squeezed into a speeding train car with the rest of a sprawling city, but this ‘grammer does it.

Want to be our next weekly dose of travel inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and be sure to tag your posts #FodorsTravel so we know you want us to take a peek. Be sure to check back next week to see another featured Fodor’s follower!

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The US market has hit a sweet spot

Posted on 30 June 2013 by admin

Tokyo is even more policy-driven than the US, with the first two of Shinzo Abe’s arrows – monetary and fiscal policy – combining to boost output to maybe 4pc this year.

That might be enough to restart the rally in the Nikkei after the recent shake-out and the second half could turn out pretty well. Whether this can be translated into a sustainable bull market depends on whether the third arrow – economic reform – can hit its target.

With a stagnant workforce unlikely to be boosted by either more female participation or immigration, it’s all down to productivity gains and the difficult decisions needed to make these a reality will test Japan’s willingness to embrace change.

When it comes to reinventing itself, Japan has form, but it’s been many years since it demonstrated the root-and-branch renewal it needs. Don’t expect any progress before next month’s Upper House election.
Emerging markets have been hit hard by the rise in bond yields since Bernanke began softening us up in May. Why take the risk when the income from super-safe treasuries is two-thirds higher than it was a month ago?

But the downturn in emerging markets has been brewing for longer than that and, as with Japan, the fall from grace reflects the need for a fundamental economic rethink.


Jun 29
Man attacks 3 children in stabbing spree on Tokyo street A man who allegedly attacked three elementary school children in broad daylight on a Tokyo street was being held by police on Friday, reports said. (Japan Today )
Jun 29
Three sentenced in South Korea for theft of Buddha statues from Japan Three people were sentenced Friday in Daejeon, South Korea, for stealing two ancient Korean Buddha statues from Japan, court records said. (UPI )
Jun 29
Govt lifts order to shoot down missiles The government lifted Friday an order issued April 7 instructing the Self-Defense Forces to shoot down any North Korean ballistic missiles, government sources said. (Yomiuri )
Jun 29
16-year-old Chiba Prefecture boy stabs classmate, carjacks taxi at knifepoint A 16-year-old boy stabbed a male classmate in their school in Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, and commandeered a taxi at knifepoint before he was arrested several hours later, police said. (Japan Times )
Jun 29
Ex-industry min. official found guilty of insider trading Tokyo District Court found a former senior Japanese industry ministry official guilty on Friday of insider trading in the shares of two companies in an industry he oversaw at the ministry. (Jiji Press )
Jun 30
Man injured in hammer assault in toilet at Tokyo Station A 65-year-old man was attacked by a man with a rubber hammer in a toilet at Tokyo Station on Friday evening. (Japan Today )
Jun 29
Probe in ‘PC remote control’ case over with last indictment Prosecutors indicted Yusuke Katayama Friday on additional charges of making online threats to attack an elementary school and an idol group, putting an end to their investigations in the series of computer virus crimes with the 31-year-old former Tokyo information technology firm worker at the center. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
7-year-old boy chokes to death on plum pit in Sapporo Police in Sapporo are investigating how a 7-year-old boy choked to death on a plum pit while eating his school lunch. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Prosecutors not to indict former Japan football player Oku for threatening to kill wife Former Japan football international Daisuke Oku will not be indicted by prosecutors for threatening to kill his wife. (680news.com )
Jun 28
Child killer loses appeal over life sentence The Supreme Court this week dismissed the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life for the murder of a toddler in Kumamoto. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Ex-Daio paper chairman loses appeal Former Daio Paper Corp. Chairman Mototaka Ikawa, sentenced to four years in prison for causing losses to Daio Paper group companies through huge personal loans, had his final appeal rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
Japan Coast Guard says NOCC Oceanic hit trawler The Coast Guard has concluded that a collision with a car-carrier ship sank a fishing boat off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan. (NHK )
Jun 28
Korean pop wave hits Akasaka’s hostess clubs Tokyo’s Akasaka entertainment area is catching the Korean pop wave. Young hostesses resembling the leggy members of Kara and Girl’s Generation can be found at a number of clubs, says comic writer Ryo Kurashina – but, he warns, be sure to bring a thick wallet and healthy liver. (Tokyo Reporter)
Jun 27
12-year-old boy taken into custody over attacks on schoolchildren in Saitama Police said Thursday they have taken a 12-year-old boy into custody in connection with three attacks on schoolchildren in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture, earlier this week. (Japan Today )
Jun 27
British Museum’s Japanese erotic art show only for over 16s Erotic paintings will go on show at The British Museum this autumn as part of an exhibition about Japanese sex – but access is restricted to over-16s. (telegraph.co.uk )

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Ama for abalones in one time ritual

Posted on 30 June 2013 by admin

Clad in traditional white outfits, ama female divers enter the sea Saturday at Oinohama beach in Toba, Mie Prefecture, during the re-creation of a ritual gathering of abalone to be offered to Ise Grand Shrine.

The Mikazuki Shinji ritual was abolished in 1ᘧ when the shrine’s activities were changed following the 1868 Meiji Restoration. The tradition was restored in 2003, but it was again discontinued after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This year marks Ise Grand Shrine’s Shikinen Sengu event, which is held every 20 years to rebuild the shrine.


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Man injured in hammer assault in toilet at Tokyo Station

Posted on 30 June 2013 by admin

A 65-year-old man was attacked by a man with a rubber hammer in a toilet at Tokyo Station on Friday evening.

According to police, the attack took place at around 6 p.m. in a toilet on the B1 floor. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that the suspect, identified as Takanori Hada, 32, hit the man from behind several times with a rubber hammer.

The victim suffered head wounds but his condition is not life-threatening, police said.


Jun 29
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Jun 29
Three sentenced in South Korea for theft of Buddha statues from Japan Three people were sentenced Friday in Daejeon, South Korea, for stealing two ancient Korean Buddha statues from Japan, court records said. (UPI )
Jun 29
Govt lifts order to shoot down missiles The government lifted Friday an order issued April 7 instructing the Self-Defense Forces to shoot down any North Korean ballistic missiles, government sources said. (Yomiuri )
Jun 29
16-year-old Chiba Prefecture boy stabs classmate, carjacks taxi at knifepoint A 16-year-old boy stabbed a male classmate in their school in Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, and commandeered a taxi at knifepoint before he was arrested several hours later, police said. (Japan Times )
Jun 29
Ex-industry min. official found guilty of insider trading Tokyo District Court found a former senior Japanese industry ministry official guilty on Friday of insider trading in the shares of two companies in an industry he oversaw at the ministry. (Jiji Press )
Jun 30
Man injured in hammer assault in toilet at Tokyo Station A 65-year-old man was attacked by a man with a rubber hammer in a toilet at Tokyo Station on Friday evening. (Japan Today )
Jun 29
Probe in ‘PC remote control’ case over with last indictment Prosecutors indicted Yusuke Katayama Friday on additional charges of making online threats to attack an elementary school and an idol group, putting an end to their investigations in the series of computer virus crimes with the 31-year-old former Tokyo information technology firm worker at the center. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
7-year-old boy chokes to death on plum pit in Sapporo Police in Sapporo are investigating how a 7-year-old boy choked to death on a plum pit while eating his school lunch. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Prosecutors not to indict former Japan football player Oku for threatening to kill wife Former Japan football international Daisuke Oku will not be indicted by prosecutors for threatening to kill his wife. (680news.com )
Jun 28
Child killer loses appeal over life sentence The Supreme Court this week dismissed the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life for the murder of a toddler in Kumamoto. (Japan Today )
Jun 28
Ex-Daio paper chairman loses appeal Former Daio Paper Corp. Chairman Mototaka Ikawa, sentenced to four years in prison for causing losses to Daio Paper group companies through huge personal loans, had his final appeal rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Jiji Press )
Jun 28
Japan Coast Guard says NOCC Oceanic hit trawler The Coast Guard has concluded that a collision with a car-carrier ship sank a fishing boat off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan. (NHK )
Jun 28
Korean pop wave hits Akasaka’s hostess clubs Tokyo’s Akasaka entertainment area is catching the Korean pop wave. Young hostesses resembling the leggy members of Kara and Girl’s Generation can be found at a number of clubs, says comic writer Ryo Kurashina – but, he warns, be sure to bring a thick wallet and healthy liver. (Tokyo Reporter)
Jun ǻ
12-year-old boy taken into custody over attacks on schoolchildren in Saitama Police said Thursday they have taken a 12-year-old boy into custody in connection with three attacks on schoolchildren in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture, earlier this week. (Japan Today )
Jun 27
British Museum’s Japanese erotic art show only for overಐs Erotic paintings will go on show at The British Museum this autumn as part of an exhibition about Japanese sex – but access is restricted to over-16s. (telegraph.co.uk )

Article source: http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/103385.php

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