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  • Japan’s men, women taste curling defeat February 20, 2017
    Japan suffered its first defeat in both men’s and women’s curling at the Asian Winter Games on Monday. The men’s team came out on the losing end in a battle of unbeatens against China, going down 9-6 for its first loss in three matches so far. The women, who made it to the semifinals a […] The post Japan’s men, women taste curling defeat appeared first on Th […]
  • Smile Japan grinds past South Korea at Asian Winter Games February 20, 2017
    Japan outlasted South Korea 3-0 to remain unbeaten in the women’s ice hockey at the Asian Winter Games on Monday. Hanae Kubo opened the scoring for Pyeongchang-bound Smile Japan on a slip up by South Korean goalie Shin So-jung in the second minute. Naho Terashima’s short-handed goal early in the final period gave the hosts […] The post Smile Japan grinds pas […]
  • 28 hospitals around Japan selected as friendly to foreign visitors February 20, 2017
    Twenty-eight hospitals in Japan have been registered on a government list of medical institutions recommended for non-Japanese as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration seeks to promote the nation’s advanced medical services. Medical Excellence Japan, a government-backed entity promoting the export of Japan’s medical services and equipment, selected the […]
  • Failed genital surgery triggered yakuza attack on nurse, prosecutors say February 20, 2017
    A 2013 assault on a nurse by a crime syndicate in Fukuoka Prefecture was ordered by its 70-year-old boss who was dissatisfied with the results of plastic surgery on his genitals, prosecutors said. Satoru Nomura, head of the Kudo-kai syndicate, launched a campaign of “organized retaliation” as he “unjustifiably resented the failed surgery,” the prosecutors [… […]
  • Japan’s supply of new condos fell to 24-year low in 2016 February 20, 2017
    The number of new condominiums put up for sale across Japan in 2016 dropped 1.4 percent from the preceding year to a 24-year low of 76,993 units, while prices stayed high, according to a private think tank. Supply dropped for the third straight year, the Real Estate Economic Institute said Monday. The average unit price […] The post Japan’s supply of new con […]
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