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Osaka man held in alleged drowning of wife for insurance money

National Apr 20, 2018

Osaka man held in alleged drowning of wife for insurance money

An Osaka man was arrested on suspicion of drowning his wife last summer while snorkeling in Wakayama Prefecture and disguising it as an accident so he could collect the insurance payout, police said Friday. Takashi Noda, a 29-year-old driver, allegedly drowned his restaurant manager wife, ...

Cafes offer students 'virtual' workday experiences

Business / Tech Apr 20, 2018

Cafes offer students 'virtual' workday experiences

Some cafes are offering college students simulated experiences of everyday life at work in a company, using virtual reality technology. The simulation takes the user through a day in the life of a company employee, moving beyond the explanations given at company information sessions. The content ...

Imperial Palace to offer guided tours in English from May

National Apr 20, 2018

Imperial Palace to offer guided tours in English from May

The Imperial Household Agency will start offering guided tours of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in English from May 1 in response to the ongoing growth in tourism. The agency on Thursday said it has received many requests for English tours, noting that foreign people ...

Tigers hand Dragons fifth straight defeat

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 20, 2018

Tigers hand Dragons fifth straight defeat

The Hanshin Tigers kept former major leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka from earning his first win since his return to NPB in 2015 with a 2-1 victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Thursday. In his second start for the Dragons, the 37-year-old Matsuzaka was tagged with his ...