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Court Rescinds Disapproval Of Korean Laborers Monument

Court Rescinds Disapproval Of Korean Laborers Monument

February 15, 2018 – A court yesterday rescinded a prefectural government’s decision not to allow a memorial for Korean wartime laborers to remain in a public park in eastern Japan, saying the disapproval deviated from discretion granted to the local ...

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Stolen NEM Cryptocurrency Traded On Dark Web

Stolen NEM Cryptocurrency Traded On Dark Web

February 14, 2018 – A portion of some ¥58 billion worth of the cryptocurrency NEM stolen in January has been traded on so-called “dark” websites, where people can remain anonymous, and part of it has been sent to an overseas ...

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FSA Inspects Multiple Digital Currency Exchanges

FSA Inspects Multiple Digital Currency Exchanges

February 9, 2018 – Japan’s financial regulator has begun on-site inspections of multiple digital currency exchanges to check their risk management systems, following a massive theft of digital money worth ¥58 billion ($533 million) from Coincheck Inc., a minister said ...

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Fire Breaks Out At Fukushima No 2 Nuclear Plant

Fire Breaks Out At Fukushima No 2 Nuclear Plant

February 8, 2018 – A minor fire set off an alarm in a building at the Fukushima No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant earlier this morning, sparking an investigation. At about 9 am this morning, an alarm went off in a ...

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Nikkei Ends At Largest Loss Since 2016

Nikkei Ends At Largest Loss Since 2016

February 6, 2018 – Tokyo stocks tumbled earlier today in a global stock rout with the Nikkei index posting its biggest decline since June 2016, on panic selling after the steepest single-day points drop on Wall Street overnight. The 225-issue ...

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More Snow Expected To Hit Tokyo Area

More Snow Expected To Hit Tokyo Area

February 1, 2018 – More snow is predicted to hit the Tokyo metropolitan area between today and tomorrow, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced. According to the JMA, falling temperatures caused by an area of low pressure moving across the ...

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PM Stresses Maintaining Existing Paragraphs In Article 9

PM Stresses Maintaining Existing Paragraphs In Article 9

January 31, 2018 – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested during a House of Representatives Budget Committee meeting yesterday that his proposal to add a paragraph to Article 9 of the Constitution on the existence of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces while keeping ...

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9 Heads Found In Kanagawa Apartment

9 Heads Found In Kanagawa Apartment

October 31, 2017 – The discovery of the heads of nine people in an apartment in a quiet residential area here has created shockwaves throughout the neighborhood. Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, a resident of Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, has been arrested on ...

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Abe Calls For Pay Hike For 5th Year

Abe Calls For Pay Hike For 5th Year

October 27, 2017 – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last night called for pay hikes through negotiations between management and labor unions next spring, making such a request for the fifth straight year to inject fresh momentum into wage growth. “I ...

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