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COMMUNICATION CUES

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May 18, 2014
Silk mill endorsed for World Heritage site
A UNESCO advisory panel has recommended giving World Heritage status to the Tomioka Silk Mill, a historic factory building in Gunma Prefecture symbolizing Japan's industrialization from the 19th century, the Agency for Cultural Affairs announced April 26.
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May 11, 2014
Sherpas begin boycott after disaster
Almost all Sherpa mountain guides have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said A pril 22, a day after Buddhist monks cremated the remains of those guides killed in the deadliest avalanche to ever hit Everest.
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May 4, 2014
Chickens culled to halt bird flu
Racing to contain an avian flu outbreak, about 400 workers culled 112,000 birds at two Kumamoto chicken farms from Sunday night through Monday.
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Apr 27, 2014
Japan whaling future in doubt
The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled March 31 that the nation's annual hunt in the A ntarctic was not really for scientific purposes, as Tokyo had claimed, and ordered it halted.
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Apr 20, 2014
Higher sales tax introduced
Japan raised its sales tax on A pril 1 for the first time in 17 years in a move to stabilize government finances, but at the risk of undermining a shaky economic recovery.
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Apr 6, 2014
Skymark unveils controversial uniform
Skymark Airlines Inc.'s miniskirt uniform for cabin attendants has drawn fire from a group of cabin attendants who claim it will disturb operations and possibly induce sexual harassment.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Mar 30, 2014
Third anniversary of 3/11 disaster
On March 11, Japan marked the third anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake with prayers for the more than 18,000 people who died or remain missing.
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Mar 23, 2014
"12 Years a Slave" wins top Oscar
Hollywood named the historical drama '12 Years a Slave' best picture at the 86th annual A cademy A wards on March 2.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Mar 16, 2014
Quitting smoking make you happier
Smokers who quit smoking get a boost in mental well-being that, for people who are anxious or stressed, is equivalent to taking antidepressants, a study said Feb. 13.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Mar 9, 2014
Thousands cut off by snowfall
The record snowfall that hit eastern Japan over the Feb. 15-16 weekend continued to leave thousands of people stranded in remote towns in the Kanto, Tohoku and other regions on Feb. 17.
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Mar 2, 2014
Hay fever season hits Kanto region
Hay fever season has arrived in the Kanto region to the dismay of people who, every year, suffer sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes from sugi cedar or hinoki cypress pollen.
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Feb 23, 2014
Teens win first medals for Japan
Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka earned Japan's first medals at the Sochi Winter O lympics on Feb. 11 by taking silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's snowboard halfpipe.
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Feb 16, 2014
Buckingham palace seeks new housekeeper
Buckingham Palace is advertising for a new housekeeping assistant, whose duties include running the royal baths and arranging the tea service.
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Feb 9, 2014
Olympics to have great impact on economy
Tokyo's hosting of the 2020 O lympic Games will generate up to ¥20 trillion in spillover effects for the economy, according to a projection released by a think tank on Jan. 6.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Feb 2, 2014
'Polar vortex' grips U.S. Midwest
The coldest, most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the U .S. Midwest on Jan. 6. The bitter weather comes right after a heavy snowstorm hit much of the region the week before.
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Jan 26, 2014
Asada, Takahashi book Sochi Olympic tickets
Japan's former world figure-skating champions and Olympic medallists Mao Asada and Daisuke Takahashi booked tickets to the Sochi Olympics on Dec. 23, despite their disappointing performances at the national championships over the weekend.
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Jan 19, 2014
Kirobo chats with astronaut in space
The first humanoid robot with speech capability to be in space made small talk with astronaut Koichi Wakata and said it had no problem with zero-gravity on the International Space Station.
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Jan 12, 2014
Washoku added to UNESCO heritage list
Washoku, traditional Japanese cuisine, has been added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, raising the government's hopes of enhancing its global recognition, attracting more foreign tourists and boosting exports of the country's agricultural products.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Jan 5, 2014
Students getting less exercise
Nearly a quarter of second-year junior high school girls nationwide do no exercise at all except in physical education classes at school, according to a government survey released Dec. 14.
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Dec 29, 2013
An automatic brake demonstration
At a car dealership in Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture, an accident took place on the 10th, while the automatic brakes of a Mazda car were being demonstrated. Mazda announced on the 12th that it will voluntarily refrain from offering such test drives until the cause is made clear.

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