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Dr. NakaMats unveils bladed 'guard wig' invention for Donald Trump

Sep 24, 2016

Dr. NakaMats unveils bladed 'guard wig' invention for Donald Trump

Dr. NakaMats, the alias of inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu, unveiled Friday yet another quirky contraption: a wig with a built-in sword for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “The Guard Wig is one invention out of 3,500 inventions and contains a Japanese sword, shuriken, built inside,” ...

Aichi winery helps mentally disabled make a living

Sep 24, 2016

Aichi winery helps mentally disabled make a living

How can people with intellectual disabilities stand on their own feet? A winery in central Japan could be the answer. About 40 such mentally disabled people are working at Komaki Winery in the city of Komaki in Aichi Prefecture, with their duties ranging from ...

DP leader Renho renounces Taiwanese citizenship

Sep 24, 2016

DP leader Renho renounces Taiwanese citizenship

Democratic Party President Renho says procedures for removing her Taiwanese citizenship have been completed. The Taiwanese citizenship was officially removed as of Sept. 13, Renho said Friday. Initially, Renho, who was elected leader of Japan’s main opposition party earlier this month, said she had ...

Sep 23, 2016

Political parties used 20% less of their subsidies in 2015

Total spending of state subsidies by 10 of Japan’s political parties sank 19.8 percent to about ¥26 billion in 2015, the internal affairs ministry disclosed in a report Friday. The year-on-year drop occurred after spending on election-related expenses plunged 62.3 percent to around ¥3.3 ...

Okinawa appeals Futenma base landfill ruling

Sep 23, 2016

Okinawa appeals Futenma base landfill ruling

The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Friday appealed a high court ruling that said its cancellation of landfill work for the central government’s effort to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is illegal. The ruling was the first of its kind in the intensifying ...