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Japan's mercury-poison victims fight to be heard

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Japan's mercury-poison victims fight to be heard


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Interesting facts about the bacteria found in Japan's favourite fermented food, natto

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Interesting facts about the bacteria found in Japan's favourite fermented food, natto


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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off coast of Japan

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off coast of Japan


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Strong 6.1-magnitude quake off Japan's east coast: USGS

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Strong 6.1-magnitude quake off Japan's east coast: USGS


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Earthquake rocks east coast of Japan – just 200 miles east of Fukushima nuclear plant

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Earthquake rocks east coast of Japan – just 200 miles east of Fukushima nuclear plant


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Firm that sold food allegedly tainted with O157 E. coli closes all related stores

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Firm that sold food allegedly tainted with O157 E. coli closes all related stores


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Mother of abducted Japanese girl thanks Donald Trump for mention in UN speech

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  • Tokyo Governor Koike's allies seek to repeat local success in Japan national poll
    Tokyo Governor Koike's allies seek to repeat local success in Japan national poll

    , channelnewsasia.com

    TOKYO: With no platform, no party leader and not even a formal name, a nascent political party linked to popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a snap election that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to call for next month. Koike, 65, is a former ruling party lawmaker often mentioned as a possibility to become Japan's first female premier
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    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Elections | 
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Politics & Government

  • LDP unlikely to reveal specifics on desired constitutional revisions in election pledge
    LDP unlikely to reveal specifics on desired constitutional revisions in election pledge

    , mainichi.jp

    The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will unlikely unveil any specific draft clause when the party proposes constitutional revisions as part of its election campaign pledge, including one on the Self-Defense Forces (SDF), party sources said. Instead, the LDP will lay out intraparty discussions on the issue in its campaign pledge for a House of Representatives election likely to be held in October
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    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Elections |  Constitution | 
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Sports

  • Japan Open Super Series: PV Sindhu aims to maintain winning run after Korea Open triumph
    Japan Open Super Series: PV Sindhu aims to maintain winning run after Korea Open triumph

    , dnaindia.com

    The Indian badminton star recently took a sweet revenge of her 2017 World Championship final defeat to Nozomi Okuhara, by beating the Japanese opponent in the pulsating summit showdown of the Korea Open. Fresh from her victory at the Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to continue her rich vein of form when she heads into the Japan Open, which got underway on Tuesday
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    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Tennis |  Badminton | 
    Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan |  S. Asia |  India | 

Business

  • Toshiba says seals US$18 billion deal to sell chip unit to Bain Capital group
    Toshiba says seals US$18 billion deal to sell chip unit to Bain Capital group

    , channelnewsasia.com

    TOKYO: Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange. Toshiba said in a nighttime announcement through the exchange it had signed a contract for the deal worth about 2 trillion yen (US$18 billion), the latest and perhaps final twist in a deal that only hours earlier had seen the company leading toward an agreement with its U
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Health

  • Firm that sold food allegedly tainted with O157 E. coli closes all related stores
    Firm that sold food allegedly tainted with O157 E. coli closes all related stores

    , mainichi.jp

    The company behind the "Delicious" deli chain that sold food allegedly tainted with the O157 strain of E. coli bacteria -- resulting in the death of a 3-year-old girl and 21 other people becoming infected -- closed down all 17 of its "Delicious" stores by Sept. 19, the company said on Sept. 20. According to the company, Fresh Corp., which is based in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, its four stores in Gunma and Saitama prefectures that sold the allegedly tainted food, as well as 13 other stores across the same prefectures plus Tochigi Prefecture -- where there have been no cases of O157 infection -- have all been shut down
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    Categories: Health | 
    Tags: Infections |  Escherichia coli |  Bacteria | 
    Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan | 

Society & Culture

  • LDP secretary-general calls PM Abe's favoritism scandals 'minor issues'
    LDP secretary-general calls PM Abe's favoritism scandals 'minor issues'

    , mainichi.jp

    Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), has called Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's favoritism scandals involving two school operators "minor issues." Nikai made the remark when he rebutted opposition parties' criticism that the prime minister intends to dissolve the House of Representatives at the outset of an upcoming extraordinary Diet session that convenes on Sept. 28 in a bid to cover up the scandals
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Law & Crime

  • U.S.-backed forces in ‘final stages’ of taking Islamic State’s Raqqa bastion, move on oil fields
    U.S.-backed forces in ‘final stages’ of taking Islamic State’s Raqqa bastion, move on oil fields

    , japantimes.co.jp

    BEIRUT – The battle for the Islamic State group’s de-facto Syria capital, Raqqa, has reached its “final stages,” the Syrian Democratic Forces said Wednesday, almost four months after the U.S.-backed force launched an assault on the self-proclaimed capital of the militant group. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said it captured Raqqa’s last grain silos from the militants in a surprise offensive on the city’s northern neighborhoods, mounted five days ago
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    Tags: Wars |  Jihadists |  Militants |  ISIS | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Japan | 

Science & Nature

  • Astronomers begin project to capture most detailed view of space using Very Large Array radio telescope
    Astronomers begin project to capture most detailed view of space using Very Large Array radio telescope

    , japantimes.co.jp

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – Employing an array of giant telescopes positioned in the New Mexico desert, astronomers have started a massive surveying project aimed at producing the most detailed view ever made of such a large portion of space, using radio waves emitted from throughout the Milky Way and beyond. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory announced the project this week, saying the Very Large Array will make three scans of the sky that’s visible from the scrubland of the San Augustin Plains
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    Tags: Astronomy |  Astronomers |  Outer space | 
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