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Many employees across Japan will be leaving work at around 3 pm on the last Friday of each month, starting this week.…
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A 39-year-old woman stabbed her 11-year-old son in the back and then stabbed herself in the neck at their home in Tokyo's Adachi Ward on Thursday night. (Japan…
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Third-year students in junior high schools in Japan achieved a state-set goal for writing in English while failing to meet targets for listening, speaking and reading skills, an education ministry survey showed Friday. …
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Corporate workers in Japan were divided in their responses to the start on Friday of the public-private "Premium Friday" campaign encouraging people to leave work early on the last Friday of each month. …
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that his wife Akie has resigned as honorary principal of a soon-to-open elementary school whose nationalist operator bought state-owned land at far below appraised value.…
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A 12-year-old boy caused a deadly auto accident in Okinawa earlier this month while driving a motorcycle under the influence of alcohol, leaving one teenage passenger dead and another injured, police said Thursday. (Japan…
02.23 / 23:04
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A new much-awaited long novel by Haruki Murakami has gone on sale. "Killing Commendatore" went up on shelves late Thursday.…
02.23 / 23:04
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A Japanese railway operator has unveiled a luxury sleeper train. Operation of Twilight Express Mizukaze will begin in June.…
02.23 / 23:04
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The head of Japan's Board of Audit says the agency will review the sale of state-owned land to a school operator for just 14 percent of the appraised value.…
02.23 / 23:04
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Prosecutors on Thursday sought a 17-year prison sentence for a 28-year-old man charged with repeatedly stabbing a pop idol after she rejected his gifts. (Japan…
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