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43 min ago | The Japan Times

Man loses lawsuit against Google to have arrest record removed from search results

The Kyoto District Court on Wednesday rejected a suit filed against the Japanese unit of U.S. Internet giant Google Inc. by a man in his 40s seeking to have his arrest record removed from online search results. The Kyoto resident had demanded that search results with his name be suspended, and had sought some A 11 million in damages from the Japanese subsidiary, saying Google's links to past articles about his arrest defamed him.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, World News

5 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Japan's sacred Mount Fuji risks turning into trash mountain

The slopes of Japan's Mount Fuji are increasingly being defaced by rubbish and graffiti, despite an overall decline in the number of people scaling the peak. Officials in the prefectures of Shizuoka and Yamanashi, which have jurisdiction over Japan's highest mountain, have reported discovering large heaps of rubbish and human waste on the slopes, a problem that has apparently worsened since Mount Fuji was recognised in June last year as a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site.


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8 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Elena Scotti/The Daily BeastHated Bitcoin Tycoon: My Life Is at...

In the first interview with Mt. Gox's Mark Karpeles since Japanese police launched an investigation into his bankrupt exchange, he says he's just a regular geek-and that he's in danger.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, World News,

12 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Japanese Financial Mogul to Wed Celebrity...

Oki Matsumoto, chief executive officer of Monex Group, reacts during an interview at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China, on Sept. 10, 2014.


Related Topix: China, World News, Asia, Opinion

Tue Sep 16, 2014


Japan Has First Case of Dengue Fever in 70 Years, Thanks to Tourism

IATA knows the role of airlines in combating the spread of disease. It just needs more cooperation from travelers and governments to implement smart policies.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Indonesia,

Promoting peace: Japanese man on hugging spree

A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing "free hugs for peace" in an initiative to bring people together, His videos have registered more than 1.5 million views on Youtube. Koichi Kuwabara, 29, began his adventure just after graduating from university and has since toured South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan giving hugs to all passers-by who come to claim their "Free Hugs for Peace".


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Asia Travel, Travel, Taiwan Travel, Taiwan, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel,

South China Morning Post

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said a stable yen is crucial for the country's business sector. Photo: Reuters Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said a stable yen is crucial for the country's business sector, nodding to complaints from some companies that rising import costs from sharp yen declines were starting to hurt their bottom line.


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Japanese gardens offers tranquil retreat in the Twin cities.

Saint Paul MN- The word Bonsai comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word 'pen-tsai' meaning tree in a tray. Katrin and I start our visit to the Ordway gardens with a walk trough the Bonsai tree collection.


Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Home Gardening, Home, World News


Japan Tour

The Japan Golf Tour this week begins its run of twelve consecutive events in the latter half of its 2014 season when the ANA Open is played at the Sapporo Golf Club's Wattsu layout in Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.


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The Japan Times

Repairing Japan-China ties

Bilateral relations between Japan and China remain deeply strained two years after Tokyo nationalized three Senkaku islets in the East China Sea on Sept. 11, 2012.


Related Topix: Democratic Party (Japan), World News, Prison, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Strong 5.6 earthquake reported in Tokyo

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered at about two kilometers west/northwest of Iwai, Japan, and hit at about 11:28 p.m. ET.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, World News,

Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage.


Related Topix: World News, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tsunami

Powerful quake shocks Tokyo

AN earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale has rocked Tokyo, Japan, where buildings were left shaking for a minute after the initial shock. AN Australian man has fallen more than 300 metres to his death while climbing a glacier on Canada's Sky Pilot Mountain.


Related Topix: World News, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Tsunami

The Press-Enterprise

RiversideRIVERSIDE: Exchange students from Japan volunteer in sister city

Riverside Police Officer Daniel Baird shows exchange students from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, Riverside's sister city, a memorial wall for fallen officers on Sept. 11. A group of 15 exchange students from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, which is Riverside's sister city, toured the Riverside Police Department's Magnolia Station on Sept.


Related Topix: World News, UC Riverside, Family, Kids


adidas Snowboarding : Nomad 1 of 3 : Japan Trailer

Last winter the adidas Snowboarding team took a trip to Japan to test out the new 2014 collection. With their guide, Kazu Kokubo they were able to find new spots in the mountains of Hokkaido, as well as the streets of Sapporo.


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The Daily Caller

One Year Without Nuclear Power Has Japan Scrambling For Relief

Greenpeace is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Japan idling its last nuclear power plant, calling it an "inspiring lesson for people across the globe." But what Greenpeace fails to mention is that Japan's energy economy has been in chaos since since the last of about 50 nuclear reactors went idle last year in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.


Related Topix: World News, Global Warming, US News, Conservative Political News

The F-Word Blog

Backstage of life: Japan's love hotels

CN Lester praises Love Hotel, a documentary by Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda that beautifully explores the Japanese phenomenon without exploiting its protagonists Those hoping for an expository, talking-heads and graphs style documentary will not find what they're looking for in Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda's Love Hotel . Instead, the directors offer a far more sensitive look at what could, in the wrong hands, turn into a simplistic, sexploitation flick - another lazy, racist addition to the "look how weird Japan is" genre beloved of Western media.


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Korea Herald

Pyeongchang to host biodiversity confere...

About 20,000 participants are expected to gather at the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, slated for Sept. 29-Oct. 17 in an eco-friendly district in South Korea, the local unit of the organizing committee said Monday.


Related Topix: India, Environment, Science

Korea Herald

Japanese whisky makers in high spirits as accolades pour in

When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own. A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is on a roll with its Ichiro's Malt scooping up praise from a rapidly growing fan base in Japan and overseas.


Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel, World News, Kyoto, Japan Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel

The Washington Post

Japanese women who have escaped from North Korea find little sympathy at home

Yoshi Takeuchi realized they had made a mistake as soon as the ferry docked in Chongjin, a major industrial city on North Korea's east coast. Instead of finding the "paradise on Earth" promised by her ethnic Korean husband, who was being "repatriated" to a country he'd never set foot in, the Japanese woman discovered a dilapidated city in even worse condition than their impoverished neighborhood in post-war Japan.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Asian-American, Japanese-American, South Korea,