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Plans to open Japan's first casino in Tokyo before the 2020 Olympics are becoming increasingly unlikely, with developers facing skyrocketing building costs and a city government that no longer considers casino development an economic priority.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called legalizing casino gambling a pillar of his plan to…

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Nintendo has recruited fashion model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to promote the NewNintendo 3DS game system before it launches in Japan on October 11. On a new website, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu introduces the system’s interchangeable “Kisekae Plates” (literally, dress-up plates). With these plates, players can customize the exterior design…

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Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment have released a "Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor" video game that plays out between "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

The action game crafted as a new chapter in the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien saga launched a few days ahead of schedule in the United States…

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New smartphone apps aim to solve the problem of keyboards causing aching fingers or auto-correct resulting in embarrassing blunders.

The apps replace Qwerty keyboards with alternatives designed to provide better auto-correct and more seamless typing.

Minuum, which launched for the iPhone and is available for Android devices, converts the keyboard…

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Rakuten Inc on Wednesday announced the launch of the R-Point Card service, an offline extension of its Rakuten Super Points loyalty points program, allowing members to use their Rakuten Super Points in actual stores throughout Japan.

Until now, Rakuten Super Points could be earned and used at some 42,000 stores…

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Guam businesses are looking forward to an economic boost when the USS George Washington aircraft carrier visits the island.

The carrier and its 5,500-person crew were scheduled to dock Wednesday, The Pacific Daily News reported.

The Washington, which is assigned to Yokosuka naval base in Japan, will stop in the…

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The Fukushima District Court has turned down a suit by a woman who was claiming damages for stress she suffered after viewing grisly crime scene photos while serving as a lay judge.

The woman, Hifumi Aoki, 64, from Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, served as a lay judge in a murder trial…

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Japan on Wednesday expanded the tax exemption benefits allotted to foreign non-resident tourists (anyone who has lived in Japan less than six months) from general goods to also include consumables.

These tax-free stores are different from duty-free shops which deal with custom or border taxes.

Currently, Japan has 5,777 "export…

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The government on Wednesday lifted its evacuation advisory for part of the town of Kawauchi which lies within 20 kilometers of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Environment Ministry officials said that radiation cleanup has concluded in the eastern part of the town, NTV reported.

Prior to the March…

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There are times in everyone's life when only a hug will do. Now one Japanese company has come up with a chair that's always ready to give a comforting cuddle.

The "tranquility chair" is built in the shape of a larger-than-life fabric doll with a friendly face and a fetching…

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