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‘Footbath Shinkansen’ set for debut in July

Posted on 30 June 2014 by admin

Dubbed “Toreiyu Tsubasa,” the six-car train will make one round trip a day, mainly at weekends, between Fukushima and Shinjo stations–a roughly two-hour journey–on the Yamagata Shinkansen Line starting July 19 for a limited run.

Media representatives were given a preview of the sleek facilities on June 30.

Each of the two footbaths, both in the same car, are 2.4 meters long and 50 centimeters wide. Four people can sit side by side dipping their toes while watching the scenery whizz by.

A Tokyo court has sentenced former Aum Shinrikyo cult fugitive Naoko Kikuchi to five years in prison for her role in a parcel bomb attack in 1995. (NHK) Passengers on the newest Shinkansen to join East Japan Railway Co.’s (JR East) fleet of trains will be able to relieve aching feet with a footbath, and then congregate in a lounge for drinks. (Asahi) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has contributed an article to a leading British newspaper. He used the platform to stress his determination to revive his nation’s economy and improve the fiscal situation. (NHK) HondaJet, the first small passenger aircraft developed by a Honda Motor Co. subsidiary, has made its maiden flight in the United States, according to the company. (The Japan News) A Japanese man set himself on fire in Tokyo on Sunday after giving a speech opposing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reform the country’s pacifist constitution, police and reports said. (Japan Today)
Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday that the suspect in the murder of a 22-year-old woman at a hotel is refusing to talk. (Japan Today) A memorial ceremony was held in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa on Monday to mark the 55th anniversary of a US fighter jet crash at an elementary school. (NHK) A man who robbed a convenience store in Sapporo early Sunday is believed to be the same man who robbed the store on June 25, police said. (Japan Today) Japanese movie “My Man” has won the top award at a film festival in Moscow. The movie’s star Tadanobu Asano scooped the best actor prize. (NHK) A 63-year-old man has been treated in hospital after surviving a bear attack in the city of Kanazawa in central Japan. (NHK)
An unusual contest was held in Iwate Prefecture on Saturday. It consists of flipping a traditional short-legged table known as a chabudai to express anger or frustration. (NHK) A resolution that bans playing loud music and drinking alcohol at the only beach in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, went into effect Friday as the beach became the first in the Kanto region to open its swimming season. (Japan Today) The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it has invited 271 artists and executives, including animator Hayao Miyazaki, to join the organization. (The Japan News) A wild boar has been filmed terrorising a Japanese neighbourhood and attacking a television cameraman. (Sydney Morning Herald) Eccentric inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu, popularly known as Dr. NakaMats, has revealed that he has terminal cancer and is expected to live a year and a half. (Japan Times)

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Tennis: Nishikori advances to 4th round at Wimbledon

Posted on 30 June 2014 by admin

The two resumed play at 3-3 in the fifth set after their match had been suspended on Saturday.

The 10th-seeded Nishikori broke in the 10th game of the final set Monday to win 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

A Tokyo court has sentenced former Aum Shinrikyo cult fugitive Naoko Kikuchi to five years in prison for her role in a parcel bomb attack in 1995. (NHK) Passengers on the newest Shinkansen to join East Japan Railway Co.’s (JR East) fleet of trains will be able to relieve aching feet with a footbath, and then congregate in a lounge for drinks. (Asahi) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has contributed an article to a leading British newspaper. He used the platform to stress his determination to revive his nation’s economy and improve the fiscal situation. (NHK) HondaJet, the first small passenger aircraft developed by a Honda Motor Co. subsidiary, has made its maiden flight in the United States, according to the company. (The Japan News) A Japanese man set himself on fire in Tokyo on Sunday after giving a speech opposing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reform the country’s pacifist constitution, police and reports said. (Japan Today)
Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday that the suspect in the murder of a 22-year-old woman at a hotel is refusing to talk. (Japan Today) A memorial ceremony was held in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa on Monday to mark the 55th anniversary of a US fighter jet crash at an elementary school. (NHK) A man who robbed a convenience store in Sapporo early Sunday is believed to be the same man who robbed the store on June 25, police said. (Japan Today) Japanese movie “My Man” has won the top award at a film festival in Moscow. The movie’s star Tadanobu Asano scooped the best actor prize. (NHK) A 63-year-old man has been treated in hospital after surviving a bear attack in the city of Kanazawa in central Japan. (NHK)
An unusual contest was held in Iwate Prefecture on Saturday. It consists of flipping a traditional short-legged table known as a chabudai to express anger or frustration. (NHK) A resolution that bans playing loud music and drinking alcohol at the only beach in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, went into effect Friday as the beach became the first in the Kanto region to open its swimming season. (Japan Today) The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it has invited 271 artists and executives, including animator Hayao Miyazaki, to join the organization. (The Japan News) A wild boar has been filmed terrorising a Japanese neighbourhood and attacking a television cameraman. (Sydney Morning Herald) Eccentric inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu, popularly known as Dr. NakaMats, has revealed that he has terminal cancer and is expected to live a year and a half. (Japan Times)

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Hong Kong democracy poll has no legal standing

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Young woman in Pakistan burnt alive by rejected suitor

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El Nino will peak in August

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US embassy snubs top military bass

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 PETALING JAYA: Too few have been nabbed for human trafficking in Malaysia

 BANGKOK: US embassy snubs Thai junta, no July 4 invite

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 SINGAPORE: Police raid Singapore’s famous nightclub

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 HONG KONG: Some 800,000 vote in Hong Kong polls referendum

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 JAKARTA: El Nino will peak in August

 HONG KONG: Hong Kong democracy poll has no legal standing

 

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 BANGKOK: Key Thai officials shown the door as junta implements reshuffle

 SEOUL: N. Korea fires two ballistic missiles, Seoul says

 BANGKOK: Junta leader seen serving as Thailand’s interim prime minister

 KUALA LUMPUR: Terror link seen being established by armed jihadists

â�� MANILA: Philippine president to focus on inclusive growth in last 2 years of his term

 KUALA LUMPUR: Two arrested in Malaysia for suspected connection to terrorist group

 BEIJING: China to increase personnel for peace

 MANOKWARI: Why bother about protected marine areas?

 BEIJING: Xi vows China will never seek hegemony

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N. Korea fires two short-range missiles

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â�� BANGKOK: Thai junta chief tops poll on preferred PM

 SINGAPORE: Police raid Singapore’s famous nightclub

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 HONG KONG: Some 800,000 vote in Hong Kong polls referendum

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 HONG KONG: Hong Kong democracy poll has no legal standing

 

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 SINGAPORE: Police raid Singapore’s famous nightclub

 BANGKOK: Key Thai officials shown the door as junta implements reshuffle

 SEOUL: N. Korea fires two ballistic missiles, Seoul says

 BANGKOK: Junta leader seen serving as Thailand’s interim prime minister

 KUALA LUMPUR: Terror link seen being established by armed jihadists

�—Â�MANILA: Philippine president to focus on inclusive growth in last 2 years of his term

 KUALA LUMPUR: Two arrested in Malaysia for suspected connection to terrorist group

 BEIJING: China to increase personnel for peace

 MANOKWARI: Why bother about protected marine areas?

 BEIJING: Xi vows China will never seek hegemony

 KUALA LUMPUR: Rushing to cash in

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Brunei military spending on the rise

 PETALING JAYA: Dad of mass killer sets up website to help others

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 KOLKATA: Putin’s geo-strategy backfires

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Okinawa school remembers US fighter crash victims

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More than 400 students attended the ceremony at the Miyamori Elementary School in Uruma City. A plane from the US Kadena Air Base crashed at the school on June 30th, 1959, killing 18 people including 11 children.

The students rang the “bell of peace” built on the school grounds after the tragedy and offered origami paper cranes to a guardian deity of children. They recited a poem to pledge for peace.

A Tokyo court has sentenced former Aum Shinrikyo cult fugitive Naoko Kikuchi to five years in prison for her role in a parcel bomb attack in 1995. (NHK) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has contributed an article to a leading British newspaper. He used the platform to stress his determination to revive his nation’s economy and improve the fiscal situation. (NHK) HondaJet, the first small passenger aircraft developed by a Honda Motor Co. subsidiary, has made its maiden flight in the United States, according to the company. (The Japan News) A Japanese man set himself on fire in Tokyo on Sunday after giving a speech opposing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reform the country’s pacifist constitution, police and reports said. (Japan Today) North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast Sunday toward the Sea of Japan off its east coast, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency said, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Nikkei)
Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday that the suspect in the murder of a 22-year-old woman at a hotel is refusing to talk. (Japan Today) A memorial ceremony was held in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa on Monday to mark the 55th anniversary of a US fighter jet crash at an elementary school. (NHK) A man who robbed a convenience store in Sapporo early Sunday is believed to be the same man who robbed the store on June 25, police said. (Japan Today) Japanese movie “My Man” has won the top award at a film festival in Moscow. The movie’s star Tadanobu Asano scooped the best actor prize. (NHK) A ȟ-year-old man has been treated in hospital after surviving a bear attack in the city of Kanazawa in central Japan. (NHK)
An unusual contest was held in Iwate Prefecture on Saturday. It consists of flipping a traditional short-legged table known as a chabudai to express anger or frustration. (NHK) A resolution that bans playing loud music and drinking alcohol at the only beach in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, went into effect Friday as the beach became the first in the Kanto region to open its swimming season. (Japan Today) The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it has invited 271 artists and executives, including animator Hayao Miyazaki, to join the organization. (The Japan News) A wild boar has been filmed terrorising a Japanese neighbourhood and attacking a television cameraman. (Sydney Morning Herald) Eccentric inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu, popularly known as Dr. NakaMats, has revealed that he has terminal cancer and is expected to live a year and a half. (Japan Times)

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Suspect in murder of woman at Yokosuka hotel refuses to talk to police

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The victim, Miho Kato, was found stabbed to death in the lounge of a small business hotel on June 28. Police alleged that Kato’s ex-boyfriend, Toshio Otani, 43, stabbed her to death with a pair of scissors, but he has so far refused to discuss his involvement in the crime, Fuji TV reported.

Police said that in June 2013, Otani was arrested for nearly strangling Kato to death after they broke up. In August, he received a one-year jail term, suspended for four years.

Police said that around 8:30 a.m. on the morning of June 28, Otani showed up at Kato’s apartment, which is beside the hotel. After a violent argument, police said Kato fled into the hotel, chased by Otani who attacked her with a pair of scissors.

Police said the victim had about 50 stab wounds.

A Tokyo court has sentenced former Aum Shinrikyo cult fugitive Naoko Kikuchi to five years in prison for her role in a parcel bomb attack in 19ȿ. (NHK) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has contributed an article to a leading British newspaper. He used the platform to stress his determination to revive his nation’s economy and improve the fiscal situation. (NHK) HondaJet, the first small passenger aircraft developed by a Honda Motor Co. subsidiary, has made its maiden flight in the United States, according to the company. (The Japan News) A Japanese man set himself on fire in Tokyo on Sunday after giving a speech opposing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reform the country’s pacifist constitution, police and reports said. (Japan Today) North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast Sunday toward the Sea of Japan off its east coast, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency said, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Nikkei)
Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday that the suspect in the murder of a 22-year-old woman at a hotel is refusing to talk. (Japan Today) A memorial ceremony was held in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa on Monday to mark the 55th anniversary of a US fighter jet crash at an elementary school. (NHK) A man who robbed a convenience store in Sapporo early Sunday is believed to be the same man who robbed the store on June 25, police said. (Japan Today) Japanese movie “My Man” has won the top award at a film festival in Moscow. The movie’s star Tadanobu Asano scooped the best actor prize. (NHK) A 63-year-old man has been treated in hospital after surviving a bear attack in the city of Kanazawa in central Japan. (NHK)
An unusual contest was held in Iwate Prefecture on Saturday. It consists of flipping a traditional short-legged table known as a chabudai to express anger or frustration. (NHK) A resolution that bans playing loud music and drinking alcohol at the only beach in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, went into effect Friday as the beach became the first in the Kanto region to open its swimming season. (Japan Today) The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it has invited 271 artists and executives, including animator Hayao Miyazaki, to join the organization. (The Japan News) A wild boar has been filmed terrorising a Japanese neighbourhood and attacking a television cameraman. (Sydney Morning Herald) Eccentric inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu, popularly known as Dr. NakaMats, has revealed that he has terminal cancer and is expected to live a year and a half. (Japan Times)

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China says welcomes US, Japan to join in new infrastructure bank

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Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said China would likely have a 50 percent stake in the planned Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and even if it does not it would be the largest shareholder.

The bank aims to have a capital of $50 billion, paid for by its members, and Lou said a memorandum of understanding is expected to be signed in the autumn.

China’s President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang first announced plans for the bank during visits to southeast Asian countries in October.

Lou said that China had held numerous consultations with unnamed Asian countries about the new bank.

A Tokyo court has sentenced former Aum Shinrikyo cult fugitive Naoko Kikuchi to five years in prison for her role in a parcel bomb attack in 1995. (NHK) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has contributed an article to a leading British newspaper. He used the platform to stress his determination to revive his nation’s economy and improve the fiscal situation. (NHK) HondaJet, the first small passenger aircraft developed by a Honda Motor Co. subsidiary, has made its maiden flight in the United States, according to the company. (The Japan News) A Japanese man set himself on fire in Tokyo on Sunday after giving a speech opposing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reform the country’s pacifist constitution, police and reports said. (Japan Today) North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast Sunday toward the Sea of Japan off its east coast, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency said, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Nikkei)
Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday that the suspect in the murder of a 22-year-old woman at a hotel is refusing to talk. (Japan Today) A memorial ceremony was held in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa on Monday to mark the 55th anniversary of a US fighter jet crash at an elementary school. (NHK) A man who robbed a convenience store in Sapporo early Sunday is believed to be the same man who robbed the store on June 25, police said. (Japan Today) Japanese movie “My Man” has won the top award at a film festival in Moscow. The movie’s star Tadanobu Asano scooped the best actor prize. (NHK) A 63-year-old man has been treated in hospital after surviving a bear attack in the city of Kanazawa in central Japan. (NHK)
An unusual contest was held in Iwate Prefecture on Saturday. It consists of flipping a traditional short-legged table known as a chabudai to express anger or frustration. (NHK) A resolution that bans playing loud music and drinking alcohol at the only beach in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, went into effect Friday as the beach became the first in the Kanto region to open its swimming season. (Japan Today) The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it has invited 271 artists and executives, including animator Hayao Miyazaki, to join the organization. (The Japan News) A wild boar has been filmed terrorising a Japanese neighbourhood and attacking a television cameraman. (Sydney Morning Herald) Eccentric inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu, popularly known as Dr. NakaMats, has revealed that he has terminal cancer and is expected to live a year and a half. (Japan Times)

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