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Thursday, January 29, 2009 Japan News and Discussion

Aso, Obama agree to hold summit at early date

Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Thursday to make arrangements through diplomatic channels to hold face-to-face…

11-year-old girl attacked with spray while walking home alone in Niigata

An 11-year-old girl was attacked with some kind of spray on Wednesday afternoon as she was walking home in Ojiya…

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NPA left red-faced after official blows his top at Narita

NPA left red-faced after official blows his top at Narita

On Jan 22, police sent prosecutors documents on a National Police Agency official who allegedly threw a tray at a woman working at a security…

43 knives stolen from Jusco store in Ibaraki

Police were called to a Jusco store in the town of Tokai, Ibaraki, on Wednesday after one of the staff noticed 43 kitchen knives were…

High School Musical

High School Musical

“High School Musical” stars Zac Efron, left, and and Vanessa Hudgens, center, receive a bouquet from former Morning Musume singer Natsumi Abe prior to the…

Sapporo to sell beer-like drink that leaves ‘cool sensation’

Sapporo Breweries Ltd said Wednesday it will market a new “third-category” beer-like drink, which the company claims leaves a chilling and refreshing feeling in the…

Obama must apologize for U.S. crimes against Iran: Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanded on Wednesday that President Barack Obama apologize for past U.S. “crimes” against the Islamic republic, after the new U.S. leader…

Appeals court orders ex-nurse to pay Y50 mil for putting patient in coma

The Sendai High Court on Wednesday ordered a former male nurse at a Sendai clinic to pay 50 million yen in damages to a 19-year-old…

Japan cancels humanitarian aid to Russian-held islands

Japan decided Wednesday to cancel humanitarian assistance to four disputed Russian-held islands for the remainder of fiscal 2008 through March this year as Russia demanded…

New Panasonic cameras come with facial recognition feature

Panasonic Corp said Wednesday that from February it will market four compact digital cameras capable of registering facial data in advance so that the cameras…

Tourism agency maps out action plan to lure more foreign tourists

The Japan Tourism Agency said Wednesday it will promote Japan’s spa resorts in South Korea, especially targeting single South Korean women in their 30s, as…

Asashoryu in trouble again for pumping his fist after victory

Asashoryu in trouble again for pumping his fist after victory

Even when he wins, Mongolian sumo grand champion Asashoryu finds a way to get into trouble. The head of the Japan Sumo Association criticized Asashoryu…

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