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She Won A Civil Case Against Her Alleged Rapist. But Japan's Rape Laws Need An Overhaul, Campaigners Say

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CNN
 
 (CNN)A Japanese court ruling in favor of a freelance journalist who publicly accused a high-profile broadcaster of raping her has been hailed as a victory by human rights campaigners -- but they say the country still has a long way to go on fighting sexual assault.
Shiori Ito became a symb...

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Japan: Olympic Sized Challenges

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INVESTOR CHRONICLE
 
Japan’s ‘Brave Blossoms’ delighted rugby union aficionados this summer with their pacey, attractive style of play. The plucky underdogs were knocked out in the quarter-finals of their own World Cup, but the host nation nevertheless won hearts and minds around the world with i...

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Iran Confirms President Hassan Rouhani To Visit US Ally Japan

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AL JAZEERA
 
Announcement comes after Japan PM Shinzo Abe said Tokyo keen to play bigger role in resolving Tehran-Washington impasse.
President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan later this week, according to Iran's state media, marking the first trip to the country by an Iranian head of state in ne...

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Japan’s Bonenkai Parties Are The Worst Thing About The End Of The Year. Here’s How To Fix Them

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SORA NEWS
 
The most hated forced social activity of the year in Japan could be changed to make everyone happier, Twitter user says.
In Japan, end-of-the-year parties are called bonenkai, which translates to “forget-the-year parties.” The idea is that both good and bad things have happened over t...

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Triumph For Japan On The First Day Of The World Judo Masters

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EURO NEWS
 
Ryuju Nagayama of Japan put on a show on the first day of the World Judo Masters.
One of the most hotly anticipated events on the Judo calendar, it’s a title coveted by all athletes and Nagayama won it in style!
He scored Ippon in every one of his contests as he blasted his way past a...

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Candlelight Vigil For Japan Doctor Nakamura Held In Afghan Capital

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KYODO NEWS
 
A candlelight vigil for Japanese physician Tetsu Nakamura, an aid worker who was killed in a shooting this week in eastern Afghanistan with five others, was held Thursday in the country's capital of Kabul.
Afghans lit candles in a square near the Japanese Embassy and remembered Nakam...

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Official: Japanese Doctor Dies After Attack In Afghanistan

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
KABUL (AP) — A Japanese physician and aid worker in eastern Afghanistan died of his wounds after an attack Wednesday that also killed five Afghans, including the doctor’s bodyguards, the driver and a passenger, a hospital spokesman said.
The attack in Nangarhar province targeted ...

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Japan To Require Drone Registration To Find Owners Following Accidents

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Owners of drones will be required to register their remote-controlled aircraft with the government so officials can quickly identify them after accidents, according to the land ministry.
The government has yet to decide when to introduce the system, but it will include the necessary...

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More Than 70,000 Walk Along Inui Road At Imperial Palace

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - More than 70,000 people on Saturday walked along the Imperial Palace's Inui-dori (road) to enjoy the late autumn foliage.
By 3 p.m., more than 71,500 people had walked along the 750-meter-long road, palace officials said.  About 3,000 people were already lined up from early ...

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Japan Cancels Cherry Blossom Party Amid Cronyism Accusations

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BBC
 
The Japanese government has cancelled an annual party held to admire the blossom on cherry trees, following allegations of cronyism.
The publicly funded event, honouring the great and the good for their achievements, has taken place every April since 1952.
But opposition politicians said Pr...

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