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Aug 21, 2017
Memorial ceremony marking 72 years since the end of WWII held
The government hosted the National Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead at the Nippon Budokan stadium.
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Aug 14, 2017
The 99th National High School Baseball Championship opens
After a day's delay, the 99th National High School Baseball Championship kicked off on Aug. 8.
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Aug 7, 2017
Kagoikes arrested over alleged Moritomo Gakuen subsidy fraud
The Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office's special investigation unit on July 31 arrested Yasunori Kagoike, 64, former chief of Moritomo Gakuen in Osaka, and his wife, Junko, 60, for allegedly defrauding the central government of public subsidies.
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Jul 31, 2017
Japanese treat themselves on annual eel-eating day
July 25 marked a traditional eel-eating 'Doyo no Ushi no Hi,' or the Day of the Ox.
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Jul 24, 2017
Shigeaki Hinohara, Japan's cetenarian doctor, dies at 105
What is the term that Shigeaki Hinohara advocated?
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Jul 10, 2017
Venomous fire ants found at Osaka port
Venomous fire ants, native to South America, have been found, including a queen ant.
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Jul 3, 2017
Shogi prodigy sets new record with 29th straight win
The youngest professional shogi fourth-dan player, Sota Fujii, 14, set the all-time record for most consecutive wins — 29 official matches.
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Jun 26, 2017
Three former SMAP singers to leave talent agency in September
Johnny & Associates announced June 18 that three former members of the pop idol group SMAP, which broke up at the end of last year, will leave the talent agency on Sept. 8, when their contract terms expire.
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Jun 19, 2017
Giant panda cub born in Tokyo zoo for 1st time since 2012
Ueno Zoo's 11-year-old female giant panda Shin Shin has given birth.
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Jun 12, 2017
Teen arrested for allegedly dropping girl, 5, from second floor
The Mihara police station of Hiroshima Prefectural Police arrested a third-year junior high school student from Mihara aged 14 on an attempted murder charge on June 6 after the boy allegedly dropped a 5-year-old girl from the second floor of a sports center in Mihara.
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Jun 5, 2017
Motor racing: Sato becomes first Japanese to win Indy 500
Former F1 driver Takuma Sato wins the Indianapolis 500
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May 29, 2017
Tokyo Skytree tallies fifth anniversary
People flock to an event to celebrate the world's tallest broadcasting tower.
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May 22, 2017
Princess Mako, granddaughter of Emperor, to be engaged
Kei Komuro and Princess Mako are set to be engaged.
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May 15, 2017
Kumamoto 'baby hatch' accepted 125 babies in 9 years since launch
'Konotori no yurikago' marks its 10th anniversary
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May 8, 2017
Hiroshima A-bomb museum east building reopens
The east building of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum reopened April 26 following renovations.
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May 1, 2017
Osaka launches formal bid to host 2025 World Expo
In a formal bid for Osaka to host the 2025 World Exposition (Expo), Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui and others, including head of the bidding committee and Keidanren Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara, met with (Vincente G.) Loscertales, secretary general of the Expo's governing body Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), in Paris on the afternoon of April 24 to submit their application.
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Apr 24, 2017
Temperature rises to over 30 C in Takasaki
Wide areas of eastern Japan saw clear skies with strong sunshine on April 18. The weather in some inland areas of the Kanto- Koshin region resembled that of June and July, with temperatures in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, rising to 30.6 degrees Celsius, marking this year's first 'midsummer day' in the nation, excluding Okinawa and Amami.
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Apr 17, 2017
Mao Asada announces retirement from figure skating
Mao Asada, the women's figure skating silver medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and three-time world champion, has announced on her blog that she is retiring.
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Apr 10, 2017
1 in 4 Japanese remain unmarried until age 50
Nearly 1 in 4 men and 1 in 7 women had remained unmarried, in a sign that people in Japan are increasingly hesitant to tie the knot.
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Apr 3, 2017
Kagoike gives testimony before Diet
The Upper House Budget Committee calls Moritomo Gakuen chief Yasunori Kagoike to give sworn testimony.

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