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Monday, February 2, 2009 Japan News and Discussion

High school boy commits suicide in Saitama park after argument with father

A 17-year-old boy was found dead hanging from a park slide in Konosu City on Sunday morning, police said Monday.…

Clinton to visit Japan as early as mid-February

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Japan as early as in mid-February on her first overseas trip since…

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Alert issued in Gunma, Nagano after Mt Asama erupts

Mt Asama, straddling Gunma and Nagano prefectures, erupted early Monday from its summit crater, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The agency warned of the possibility…

Media criticize Aso for mistakes during Davos speech

Prime Minister Taro Aso on Sunday came in for heavy media criticism over his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The premier also…

Jolie good time

Jolie good time

Angelina Jolie is beaming these days. The 33-year-old actress was all smiles during a visit to Japan last week with Brad Pitt and their six…

Israel threatens retaliation for Gaza rocket fire

Israeli’s prime minister threatened “harsh and disproportionate” retaliation after Gaza militants fired at least 10 rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel on Sunday, wounding…

No. of foreign trainees at Japanese firms on sharp decline

The number of foreign trainees newly accepted by Japanese companies has been on a sharp decline amid the economic downturn, according to recent data released…

Olympic swimmer Phelps acknowledges photo using pot pipe

Olympic great Michael Phelps acknowledged “regrettable” behavior and “bad judgment” after a photo in a British newspaper Sunday showed him inhaling from a marijuana pipe.…

Obama books

Obama books

A seller displays English-language textbooks called “The Speeches of Barack Obama” at a bookstore in Tokyo. Nearly two weeks after Obama’s inauguration, his speeches are…

Tokyo eyes realignment accord on Marines with U.S.: Nakasone

Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone met with Okinawa Gov Hirokazu Nakaima on Sunday and said the government plans to exchange an accord on the planned relocation…

Whalers ‘on the run’ again, say activists

Japan’s whaling fleet is once more on the run in Antarctic waters after being tracked down by ship-borne environmental activists, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Darvish ablaze as spring training kicks off

Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Yu Darvish took to the bullpen with a power-laden display of pitching Sunday as spring training got under way for all…

Gov’t to set up water disaster forecast centers in 8 regional areas

The land ministry decided Sunday to set up water disaster forecast centers in eight regional bureaus across Japan as part of efforts to put residents…

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