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Worls's Oldest Man Dies At Age 113

Jun. 19th, 2009 | 06:18 am
posted by: ellen_schezar in japanese_news

There's an article over at Yahoo! News about the world's oldest man, who lived in Japan, passing away at the age of 113. Here is the link for it:


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090619/ap_on_re_as/as_japan_oldest_man

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Japan's Mount Asama Erupts

Feb. 2nd, 2009 | 12:37 pm
posted by: ellen_schezar in japanese_news

I was just over at the Comcast home page, and I saw an article about Mount Asama erupting near Tokyo. Here is a link to the article:


http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20090202/volcano.japan.video/


There is also a video along w/the article, you will see it there. It happened about 45 minutes ago.

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Japan's Prime Minister Resigns

Sep. 1st, 2008 | 09:12 am
posted by: ellen_schezar in japanese_news

I just found this over at Yahoo! News, that Japan's PM has resigned after only being in office for less than a year. Here's the link to the article:


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080901/ap_on_re_as/japan_politics

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Japanese Airlines To Cut Flights As Costs Soar

Aug. 6th, 2008 | 04:44 am
posted by: ellen_schezar in japanese_news

It looks like Japan Airlines & All Nippon Airways will be cutting domestic and international flights due to the high fuel costs:


http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080806/bs_afp/japanairlineenergycompanystructurejalana

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Strong Quake Jolts Northern Japan, No Tsunami

Jul. 23rd, 2008 | 04:16 pm
posted by: ellen_schezar in japanese_news

Hello, I am new to this community, and I thought I'd post a link I found on Yahoo! News about an earthquake that hit northern Japan:


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080723/wl_nm/quake_japan_usgs_dc

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Maybe retirement is a bad idea Mr. Izumi?

Jul. 16th, 2008 | 11:10 am
mood: gigglygiggly
posted by: azuki_pie in japanese_news

I had heard of this before but didn't know that the law had finally gone into effect:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/25/AR2007112501720.html?nav=rss_world&p=1&ac=1&cmp=22&wpsrc=AG0000431&KEYWORD=tokyo%20japan&cre=934076886&st=c&g=1&sid=ST2007112501768

Maybe now some of my students will stop telling me that American marriages are the worst since they end in divorce 50% of the time - Japan is going to be catching up rather quickly!!!

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7 dead 10 injured in stabbing spree in downtown Tokyo

Jun. 8th, 2008 | 05:26 pm
posted by: paulafromtwoson in japanese_news



A man plowed into shoppers with a truck Sunday in Akihabara, then stabbed 17 people, killing at least seven of them in a grisly attack that shocked a country known for its low crime rate.

The lunchtime violence in the Akihabara district, a popular electronics and video game area, sent thousands of people fleeing.
The assault, which occurred on the seventh anniversary of a mass stabbing at a Japanese elementary school, was the latest in a series of knife attacks that have stoked fears of rising violent crime in Japan.

Read the article on yahoo

Read the article on Japan Today

Read the article on BBC news

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Yu Yamada and Shun Oguri <3

May. 25th, 2008 | 09:09 pm
posted by: waywardvgirl in japanese_news

It has been reported recently that actor Shun Oguri is in a relationship with model Yu Yamada. For those of you who have seen the dramas Hana Yori Dango or Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, you'll know who Shun Oguri is.

Japan is abuzz that hunk actor Shun Oguri and model cum actress Yu Yamada, two of the biggest names in the celebrity world, have confirmed that they're an item, according to Shukan Bunshun (5/22).

you can read the rest here.

source: mainichi daily news

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Japan Affords Translators an Elevated Status Not Found Elsewhere

May. 22nd, 2008 | 10:01 pm
posted by: waywardvgirl in japanese_news

And another article!
I dont know anyone who is going into translation (besides my self; all my friends are either teaching or want to teach english)
but if you are looking to be a translator in Japan...heres some good news!

Read the full article here

source: JapanTimes online 

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Wielding Four Kanji Phrases Surest Way to Fluency

May. 22nd, 2008 | 09:57 pm
posted by: waywardvgirl in japanese_news

If anyone is learning / planning on learning / wanting to learn japanese
I thought this article may be of help.

To read more click here

source: JapanTimes online 

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