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Work til 70, Nissan Nosedive, Fatal Sex Abuse by Dad, War with Russia? and Halloween Havoc

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News for May 17, 2019: The Japanese government wants companies to hire employees until age 70 as part of measures to address a severe labor shortage amid Japan's rapidly graying population; Nissan this week reported that its annual profit nose-dived 57.3% to less than… Read

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Toddler Deaths, Schoolgirl Suicide, Rope ’n’ Road, Quote of the Day and DIY PM

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News for May 10, 2019: Two preschoolers were killed and a dozen injured when they were rammed by a car in Shiga Prefecture; verbal abuse and threats by a teacher have been blamed for the suicide of a junior high school girl in Ibaraki… Read

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Heisei’s Greatest Hits: Bubble, Disaster, Politics, Crime, Pop Culture and more

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News for April 29, 2019: A very quick scan of the headlines in Japan this week and then a look back at the last 30 years of Emperor Akihito’s reign and events that shaped the Heisei era, including: the bubble bursts; the earthquake emperor;… Read

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Micro Racism, Trump Sumo Summit, Toilet Bowl Baby, Train in Vain and Poop Museum

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News for April 19, 2019: A survey of foreigners in Tokyo released this week reports that 50% of respondents have faced discrimination; Donald Trump plans to watch a sumo tournament when visiting Japan in May — and might present the winner’s trophy; a woman… Read

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The Defiant One, Foot-in-Mouth Disease, Like a Virgin, Fashion Police and Mango Tango

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News for April 12, 2019: Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn released a video message proclaiming his innocence via his lawyer that he recorded before he was arrested; the minister responsible for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has resigned after comments deemed insulting to people in… Read

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Bail Fail Jail, Autocrat Era, Lost in Translation, Karoshi Cap and Velvet Buzz Cut

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News: Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is back in a Tokyo jail tonight facing new financial misconduct charges; the new era name for Crown Prince Naruhito’s ascencion to the throne next month has been announced — and not everyone is happy; after a recent… Read

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Emperor's New Groove, AWOL University, No Eat’n’Go, Bathroom Cadaver and Hooters Bust

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News for March 29, 2019: A new era in Japan starts in May — literally — as the country’s current emperor abdicates and his son takes the throne; a university in Tokyo has lost contact with 1,400 of its foreign students; the city of… Read

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Child Abuse Ban, Court Murder, Killer Robots, Election Objection and Invisible Man

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News for March 22, 2019: The Japanese government approved a plan to legally ban parents and guardians from physically punishing children; an American man was arrested for fatally stabbing his Japanese wife in the neck at family court; Japan plans to back a resolution… Read

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Virgin Suicides, Too Far Ghosn, Smugglers Blues, Your Name? and The Flame

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News for March 15, 2019: Two 12-year-old girls jumped to their deaths from a building in Aichi Prefecture leaving behind letters about being bullied; automaker Nissan is asking its shareholders to oust former chairman Carlos Ghosn as director; a Canadian man has been indicted… Read

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Ghosn Free, Abuse by Pachinko, Too Cool Koike, Yokohama Rocks and Shibuya Tsunami

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In this week's news from Japan Today - MGB News for March 8, 2019: Carlos Ghosn finally granted bail at ¥9 billion; another case of child abuse this time at the hands of parents who went out to play pachinko; Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike faces social backlash after… putting her hands in her… Read

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