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Japan: Taiji dolphin hunting season sparks protests

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 7:33PM UTC Japan: Taiji dolphin hunting season sparks protests

Once again Taiji’s dolphin hunters are readying their nets and sharpening their steel rods for a season of capturing and killing. Pods of dolphins will be corralled into Japan’s most infamous cove, where they will be selected either for sale or slaughter.

Modi promises red carpet for Japanese firms in India

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 5:24PM UTC India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of “red carpet” treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape India is notorious for.

Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 11:41AM UTC PlayStation 4. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn’t arrive at stores here until February.

19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 11:12AM UTC Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has reported 19 new cases of dengue fever, most of them thought to have been contracted during visits to popular Yoyogi Park in downtown Tokyo.

Japanese urged to stock up on toilet paper for disaster prevention day

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014 1:42PM UTC Satoshi Kurosaki, an industry executive who is leading the toilet paper campaign. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — On national disaster prevention day, Japan’s government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation’s supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone.

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