First frost chills northern, central Japan

First frost chills northern, central Japan

Hokkaido in the north and central inland areas of Honshu had their first frost of the season this morning.

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Sushiro, Genki Sushi form tie-up

Sushiro, Genki Sushi form tie-up

Two of Japan's biggest conveyor-belt sushi chains, Sushiro and Genki Sushi, are merging.

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Meandering Japan Current could trigger storm surges

Meandering Japan Current could trigger storm surges

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the Japan Current, which normally flows along the south coast, is meandering offshore...

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700,000 Japanese could suffer gambling addiction

700,000 Japanese could suffer gambling addiction

Some 700,000 Japanese could have a gambling addiction, says a new survey by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

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'Sky castle' seen first time this season

'Sky castle' seen first time this season

A 'castle in the sky' is seen for the first time this season in central Japan.

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Nuclear power policy at crossroads

Nuclear power policy at crossroads

6 years since the Fukushima disaster, Japan is at a nuclear crossroads. Tokyo Electric, which is responsible for the acc...

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First JK survey finds 114 shops nationwide

First JK survey finds 114 shops nationwide

Japan finds 114 shops nationwide in its first survey into so-called J-K businesses that profit off the sex appeal of hig...

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Politicians jostle ahead of Lower House election

Politicians jostle ahead of Lower House election

Politicking is underway after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election.

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Toshiba sets chip unit sale to Bain group

Toshiba sets chip unit sale to Bain group

Struggling Toshiba announces the sale of its memory chip division to a Bain Capital-led group with investors from Japan,...

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First snow falls in Hokkaido

First snow falls in Hokkaido

The first snow of the season falls on Hokkaido's Mt. Kuro in the Taisetsu mountain range.

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