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Sep 23, 2016

Sagamihara massacre site to be razed, rebuilt

The Kanagawa Prefectural Government decided Friday to raze and rebuild the Sagamihara care home that became the scene of Japan’s worst mass killing in postwar history. The prefectural government held a meeting the same day to discuss ways to protect and revitalize the Tsukui ...

Sep 23, 2016

Twitter sees inquiries surge from Japanese authorities

Japanese government inquiries about individual Twitter users surged in the first half of the year, the microblogging service said. Inquiries from January to June jumped 64 percent over the preceding half to 732, ranking second only to the 2,520 inquiries made by U.S. authorities, ...

Japan's shrinking population not burden but incentive: Abe

Sep 22, 2016

Japan's shrinking population not burden but incentive: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan’s aging, shrinking population was not a burden, but an incentive to boost productivity through innovations like robots, wireless sensors and artificial intelligence. Abe’s comments on Wednesday came days after official data showed that Japan has 34.6 million people ...