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Jul 22, 2016

Japan team boasts rehab-assisting gear wearable like pants

Shinshu University professor Minoru Hashimoto said Thursday his team has developed a trial model of rehabilitation-assisting equipment that can be put on like trousers. The curara equipment for walk rehabilitation will be put to practical use in 2018 after improvements. A university venture will ...

Jul 21, 2016

Tsutsui's death sentence stands in fatal 2011 stalking case

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Gota Tsutsui’s appeal of his death sentence for murdering two family members of a former girlfriend in 2011. The defense counsel for Tsutsui, 31, from Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, maintained that their client was innocent throughout multiple trials. But ...

Jul 21, 2016

Japanese, South Koreans far apart on sex slavery deal: survey

There is a wide gap in how Japanese and South Korean people view a deal reached in December to settle grievances over women coerced into wartime sexual service, a poll has found. In the survey, released Wednesday, 47.9 percent of Japanese respondents said they ...

Kyoto State Guesthouse begins year-round access for tourists

Jul 21, 2016

Kyoto State Guesthouse begins year-round access for tourists

The Kyoto State Guesthouse opened to the public on Thursday, marking the start of year-round access to the luxurious facility that is used to host foreign heads of state and other government guests. The Japanese-style complex, which features ikebana, giant tapestries and other traditional ...