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Japan's Abe Claims Victory In Upper House Election

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AL JAZEERA
 
 
 
The ruling bloc falls short of the two-thirds needed to amend the nation's pacifist constitution, according to state TV.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday, but fell short of the two-thirds "super majority" neede...

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Pacifist Constitution Reform At Stake In Election

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was forecast to win a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday that could determine whether his dream of revising the post-war, U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution can be kept alive.
Media surveys show Abe's Liberal ...

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Create Totally Cute Sleeping Cat Sand Sculptures With The Neko Cup

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The Neko Cup (literally “cat cup”) is a beach and sandbox sleeping cat sand sculpture toy.
The hollowed-up cup mold, available in white, black, or beige, lets you make sand sculptures of sleeping cats (“neko” is the Japanese word for cat).
 
Cute and practical, this is Japanese des...

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Women In Japan Fight For Their Identity — Starting With Their Name

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A century-old law requires married couples to have the same surname. That can make life complicated for people who are happy being who they are.
Women in Japan are going through an identity crisis.
They’re fighting to overturn a law that bars married couples from having different last...

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Suspected Arsonist Of Japan Animation Studio Was A Reclusive, Quarrelsome Gamer, Says Neighbour

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STRAITS TIMES
 
OMIYA, Japan (REUTERS) - The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometres from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where he played video games non-stop and had "terrified" his neighbour just days earlier.
Police late on Saturda...

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Japan's Core Inflation Hits Two-Year Low

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BUSINESS TIME
 
JAPAN'S core inflation slowed to its weakest in about two years in June, underlining policymakers' long battle to boost consumer prices and adding to speculation the Bank of Japan could deliver more stimulus later this month.
With the global economy slowing and factory production ...

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S Koreans Boycott Japanese Beer

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JAPAN TODAY
 
SEOUL - Beer-loving South Koreans angered by a trade row with Tokyo are boycotting Japanese brews in a surge of patriotism that has even seen popular beauty bloggers targeted.
Japan this month unveiled tough restrictions on exports crucial to tech titans like Samsung, fuelling fears...

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Japan Election: Surge Of Women Candidates Could Reshape Male-Dominated Parliament

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CNN
 
 (CNN)One of the world's most unequal parliaments could be about to get a lot more female, or ... maybe not.
A record number of women are running for office in Japan's general election on Sunday to fill 124 of the 245 seats in the upper House of Councilors. Half of the upper chamber of the ...

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Japan Is Among the World's Safest Countries, Though It Has a Grisly Record of Mass Violence

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TIME
 
A 41-year-old man shouting “you die!” ran into an anime studio in Kyoto and set it ablaze Thursday morning, killing 33 people and injuring 36 others.
Police said the man sprayed sprayed an unidentified liquid accelerant before starting the fire, according to the Associated Press.
The viole...

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Hilton Tokyo Offers 'Happy Honey-Holic' Summer Dessert Buffet

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Hilton Tokyo’s latest dessert buffet wonderland “Happy Honey-holic” is being served all summer in the first-floor Marble Lounge. The entrance is marked by the sunflower frame with a yellow carpet that leads you into a happy wonderland. The array of desserts is mainly made wi...

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