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PlayStation game predicts good results for the Samurai Blue in Brazil - / #Japan #WorldCup

Looking past the doom and gloom that banking conglomerate Goldman Sachs has predicted for the Japanese men’s national football team – popularly known as the Samurai Blue – there seems to be a number of predictions out there that doesn’t necessarily point…

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Study shows lay judges mete out harsher punishments than professional judges - / #Japan

If the public thinks the lay judge system is not working, think again. In fact, a study made by the Supreme Court showed that lay judges give out more severe sentences than what public prosecutors ask for. Since the beginning of the system in 2009, around…

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It was not easy for “Star Trek” actor George Takei to come out of the closet. Fear for his career and what other people would say has prevented him from admitting to the public his real sexuality. The actor had to summon the courage and rely on anger to…

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While an asset review of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is originally set for completion by March 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed Health Minister Norihisa Tamura to speed it up and complete the review by autumn this…

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If there’s still any doubt in the minds of the public that “Abenomics” is working (and there are a lot of doubters), an economics and fiscal policy draft prepared by the government is set to announce that the nation is almost on its way out of its…

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A 2-year-old child who died last February after undergoing an operation at the Tokyo Women’s Medical University Hospital is believed to have been given a sedative that is banned for children, according to the surgeons who operated on him. The child was…

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With Japan’s announcement last week that it has begun reviewing the accounts of former “comfort women,” a euphemistic term for those forced into sexual labor by the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War, former victims and their supporters…

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It seems that three years after the nuclear disaster that crippled Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi plant, the operator’s problems are far from over. While the problem of decontamination is ongoing, albeit slowly, the next battle is set to…

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Cyber security has been a long-time concern for the Japanese government as it continues to be the target of many cyber attacks in the past years. In a report by the Metropolitan Police Department, more than 30 Japanese ministries and defense-related firms…

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As tensions in the East China and South China Seas continue to escalate, the Group of Seven nations (G7) has expressed concern over the situation in the region. Asia’s largest nation, China, and other countries in the region including Japan, Vietnam and…
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