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A weekly roundup of the week's biggest — and smallest — national news, crime, politics and entertainment stories from Japan Today with a dash of opinionated commentary and a sprinkling of readers' comments. Ready for you every Friday evening (JST).

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May 17, 2019: Work to 70, Nissan Nosedive, Sex Abuse by Dad, War with Russia? and Halloween Havoc

In this week's news from Japan Today: 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 half of what it earned the previous year, and forecast even dimmer future results; a 10-year-old girl who died in January after a series of assaults by her father had earlier been released from protective custody despite his suspected sexual abuse of her; a lawmaker was expelled from the opposition Japan Innovation Party this week after alluding to Japan waging war with Russia to regain control of islands at the center of a territorial dispute and Tokyo's busy Shibuya district has decided to ban drinking alcohol on some streets during the Halloween season following a number of incidents last year, including the overturning of a small truck. Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2 GaijinPot Jobs: https://jobs.gaijinpot.com/ Japan Today: https://japantoday.com/ This weeks stories: Work to 70 — https://japantoday.com/category/business/gov't-to-urge-firms-to-hire-employees-until-age-70-amid-labor-crunch Nissan Nosedive — https://japantoday.com/category/business/Nissan-profit-nose-dives-57.3- Fatal Sex Abuse by Dad — https://japantoday.com/category/crime/Child-fatally-assaulted-by-father-was-earlier-released-from-custody-despite-his-sexual-abuse-of-her War with Russia? — https://japantoday.com/category/politics/Lawmaker-expelled-from-party-over-remarks-about-possible-war-with-Russia Halloween Havoc — https://japantoday.com/category/national/tokyo's-shibuya-to-ban-drinking-on-streets-during-halloween

17 MINMAY 17
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May 17, 2019: Work to 70, Nissan Nosedive, Sex Abuse by Dad, War with Russia? and Halloween Havoc

May 10, 2019: Toddler Deaths, Schoolgirl Suicide, Rope ’n’ Road, Quote of the Day and DIY PM.

In this week's news from Japan Today: 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 Prefecture; two teenagers were arrested for stringing a rope across a road in Osaka Prefecture and clothes lining a 77-year-old woman off her scooter; a quote by American crime reporter and former Japan resident Jake Adelstein inflamed Japan Today readers plus a social video of the Japanese PM goes viral internationally — and it has nothing to do with politics or scandal. Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2 Japan Today: https://japantoday.com/ This weeks stories: Toddler Deaths — https://japantoday.com/category/crime/Car-hits-group-of-preschoolers-in-Shiga-Pref-2-dead Schoolgirl Suicide — https://japantoday.com/category/national/teacher%E2%80%99s-verbal-abuse-blamed-for-15-year-old-girl%E2%80%99s-suicide Rope ’n’ Road — https://japantoday.com/category/crime/2-teens-arrested-after-woman-injured-by-rope-across-road Quote of the Day — https://japantoday.com/category/quote-of-the-day/while-the-japanese-government-relentlessly-promotes-the-image-of-'cool-japan'-and-mega-tourism-the-current-reality-is-a-country-run-by-sociopathic-hitler-loving-plutocrats-with-plummeting-press-freedom-endemic-poverty-rising-censorship-deliberate-destruct https://www.thedailybeast.com/japan-has-a-new-emperor-naruhito-and-a-new-era-but-a-dark-future-under-shinzo-abe DIY PM — https://japantoday.com/category/politics/video-of-abe-installing-canadian-door-knocker-goes-global

15 MINMAY 10
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May 10, 2019: Toddler Deaths, Schoolgirl Suicide, Rope ’n’ Road, Quote of the Day and DIY PM.

April 26, 2019: Heisei’s Greatest Hits: Bubble, Disaster, Politics, Crime, Pop Culture and more.

In this week's news from Japan Today: A very quick scan of 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; revolving door politics, criminal minds, fashion pops, toilet technology plus readers look back on Japan and Heisei. Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2 Japan Today: https://japantoday.com/

18 MINAPR 26
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April 26, 2019: Heisei’s Greatest Hits: Bubble, Disaster, Politics, Crime, Pop Culture and more.

Latest Episodes

May 17, 2019: Work to 70, Nissan Nosedive, Sex Abuse by Dad, War with Russia? and Halloween Havoc

In this week's news from Japan Today: 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 half of what it earned the previous year, and forecast even dimmer future results; a 10-year-old girl who died in January after a series of assaults by her father had earlier been released from protective custody despite his suspected sexual abuse of her; a lawmaker was expelled from the opposition Japan Innovation Party this week after alluding to Japan waging war with Russia to regain control of islands at the center of a territorial dispute and Tokyo's busy Shibuya district has decided to ban drinking alcohol on some streets during the Halloween season following a number of incidents last year, including the overturning of a small truck. Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2 GaijinPot Jobs: https://jobs.gaijinpot.com/ Japan Today: https://japantoday.com/ This weeks stories: Work to 70 — https://japantoday.com/category/business/gov't-to-urge-firms-to-hire-employees-until-age-70-amid-labor-crunch Nissan Nosedive — https://japantoday.com/category/business/Nissan-profit-nose-dives-57.3- Fatal Sex Abuse by Dad — https://japantoday.com/category/crime/Child-fatally-assaulted-by-father-was-earlier-released-from-custody-despite-his-sexual-abuse-of-her War with Russia? — https://japantoday.com/category/politics/Lawmaker-expelled-from-party-over-remarks-about-possible-war-with-Russia Halloween Havoc — https://japantoday.com/category/national/tokyo's-shibuya-to-ban-drinking-on-streets-during-halloween

17 MINMAY 17
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May 17, 2019: Work to 70, Nissan Nosedive, Sex Abuse by Dad, War with Russia? and Halloween Havoc

May 10, 2019: Toddler Deaths, Schoolgirl Suicide, Rope ’n’ Road, Quote of the Day and DIY PM.

In this week's news from Japan Today: 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 Prefecture; two teenagers were arrested for stringing a rope across a road in Osaka Prefecture and clothes lining a 77-year-old woman off her scooter; a quote by American crime reporter and former Japan resident Jake Adelstein inflamed Japan Today readers plus a social video of the Japanese PM goes viral internationally — and it has nothing to do with politics or scandal. Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2 Japan Today: https://japantoday.com/ This weeks stories: Toddler Deaths — https://japantoday.com/category/crime/Car-hits-group-of-preschoolers-in-Shiga-Pref-2-dead Schoolgirl Suicide — https://japantoday.com/category/national/teacher%E2%80%99s-verbal-abuse-blamed-for-15-year-old-girl%E2%80%99s-suicide Rope ’n’ Road — https://japantoday.com/category/crime/2-teens-arrested-after-woman-injured-by-rope-across-road Quote of the Day — https://japantoday.com/category/quote-of-the-day/while-the-japanese-government-relentlessly-promotes-the-image-of-'cool-japan'-and-mega-tourism-the-current-reality-is-a-country-run-by-sociopathic-hitler-loving-plutocrats-with-plummeting-press-freedom-endemic-poverty-rising-censorship-deliberate-destruct https://www.thedailybeast.com/japan-has-a-new-emperor-naruhito-and-a-new-era-but-a-dark-future-under-shinzo-abe DIY PM — https://japantoday.com/category/politics/video-of-abe-installing-canadian-door-knocker-goes-global

15 MINMAY 10
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May 10, 2019: Toddler Deaths, Schoolgirl Suicide, Rope ’n’ Road, Quote of the Day and DIY PM.

April 26, 2019: Heisei’s Greatest Hits: Bubble, Disaster, Politics, Crime, Pop Culture and more.

In this week's news from Japan Today: A very quick scan of 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; revolving door politics, criminal minds, fashion pops, toilet technology plus readers look back on Japan and Heisei. Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2 Japan Today: https://japantoday.com/

18 MINAPR 26
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April 26, 2019: Heisei’s Greatest Hits: Bubble, Disaster, Politics, Crime, Pop Culture and more.

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