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1 hr ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

Man to be sentenced for assault on Hawaii flight

A Japanese man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant while flying to Hawaii for his honeymoon is expected to be sentenced.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Japan Times

Blues singer inspired by ancient tomb mounds

She has visited more than 1,000 ancient tomb mounds across Japan over the past seven years - a dedication expressed in the line of one of her songs, "I was so desperate to see you."

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The Japan Times

Paternity blues: Social hurdles still high for Japanese men seeking hands-on fatherhood

An increasing number of Japanese fathers are taking a more active role in raising their children, but some also feel beaten down by a society that doesn't support their efforts.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Japanese-American, World News, Japan

The Courier

Calligraphy teaching group from Japan visits Ballarat High School

BALLARAT High School was one of four schools chosen to visit by a Japanese calligraphy teaching group in its whistle stop tour of Australia.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

New York Post

Whata s a nice Jewish boy doing in an East Village sushi restaurant?

Late on a recent Friday night, David Bouhadana is cutting loose, making his way through a line of full sake glasses in front of him, sipping a beer and dancing and rapping along with French Montana's "Ain't Worried About Nothin'."

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Related Topix: Life, Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, Food, East Village (New York, NY), French Montana, Hip-Hop, World News, Japan

The Japan Times

Self-defense less collective at local level

After the Shiga gubernatorial election earlier this month, in which Taizo Mikazuki, the hand-picked successor to former Gov. Yukiko Kada, defeated the ruling coalition's candidate, certain media agencies and pundits suggested that collective self-defense had no impact on the race.

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The Japan Times

Osaka bets big on TOEFL to boost English levels

Teach to the test: Students at an Osaka high school take a TOEFL iBT practice exam.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Reuters

Japan to open bids for Kansai, Osaka airports operating rights in Oct.

Japan will in October invite bids for the operating rights for a major international airport, an official said on Friday, in a deal expected to be among the biggest in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to draw private funds into public infrastructure.

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The Straits Times

Japan to open bids for Kansai, Osaka airports operating rights in October

Japan will in October invite bids for the operating rights for a major international airport, an official said on Friday, in a deal expected to be among the biggest in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to draw private funds into public infrastructure.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Chosun Ilbo

Lotte Opens Duty Free Shop in Guam Airport

Lotte Duty Free Shop opened a store in Guam International Airport on Wednesday after acquiring the exclusive license there, a first for a Korean firm.

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Anna.aero

Spring Airlines increases presence at Osaka Kansai with three routes

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Jaunted

Osaka: Japan Just Opened a Wizarding World of Harry Potter of Their Very Own

Just as the world is still buzzing from last month's debut of the new Diagon Alley park Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Japan is celebrating their own piece of the pie.

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Examiner.com

Mitsuharu Tsumuru, Nikkei Chef of Maido, Lima, Peru

Mitsuharu Tsumura is a very accomplished, innovative Peruvian chef who has undergone a rigorous training in his skills in Japan prior to opening his Nikkei restaurant Maido in his hometown of Lima , Peru .

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Related Topix: World News, Peru, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, Japan, Life, Food, Recipes

Sun Jul 20, 2014

OhNoTheyDidnt

12 (5) all-girl metal bands from Japan

Japan is not exactly known for being terribly progressive when it comes to women.

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Related Topix: Hard-Rock, Europe, World News, Japan, The Go-Go's, Pop/Rock

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Japan Times

Politician Nonomura weeps and the world laughs

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, but has trouble enough of its own."

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Xinhuanet

Direct flight links Wuhan, Osaka

A direct air route has opened between Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province and western Japanese commercial city of Osaka.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Globe and Mail

If you're looking for a seafood-induced bliss-state, head to Yasu

Amid the rush of new sushi restaurants into the city these past few years, there's always been a conspicuous absence.

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Related Topix: Life, Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, Food, Seafood, Pizza, Dining, World News, Japan

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WBUR-AM Boston

Porter Square Ramen Shop Wants To Make Your Dreams Come True

Ramen - the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped - has surpassed the point of being trendy in cities around the U.S. Shops continue to pop up, and you can easily find ramen renditions on the menus of top restaurants and gastropubs.

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Kotaku

You Know What Makes Blind Dates Better? Anime

Dating is tough. It's not always easy to find a partner into the same things you are.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Japan, World News

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Rediff.com

The incredibly BIZARRE photo gallery

Please click NEXT for more photos... oman dressed in costumes pose at the Anime Expo 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

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