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The Finance Ministry is considering not applying a reduced tax rate to food and nonalcoholic beverages sold and consumed at the same stores when Japan's consumption tax is raised from 8 pct to 10 pct in October next year, it was learned Thursday. (Jiji)
A man carrying more than 50 million yen in cash was mugged on a road in Osaka City’s Yodogawa Ward on Wednesday, police said, reports Sankei Sports (tokyoreporter.com)
Kyoto has topped a ranking of major Japanese cities as measured by criteria such as livability and economy, according to a survey by a think tank affiliated with major real estate developer Mori Building Co.
Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking ¥24 million ($210,000) in damages from Harumafuji, claiming the former yokozuna’s assault last year forced him to miss matches due to injuries and caused him financial loss.
Japanese telecom firm Softbank is partnering with Toyota for a venture that could help to usher in a new era of mobility. They want to use automated driving to transform the way people move around and the services they enjoy.
A 30-year-old man, who was at large for nearly seven weeks after escaping from a police station in Osaka Prefecture in mid-August, masqueraded as a cycle tourist, spun a web of lies and stole basic goods including clothes and a bicycle, investigative sources said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday took action to sanction two companies and four individuals linked to the major Japanese yakuza crime syndicate Yamaguchi-gumi. (Jiji)
Police in Tokyo are looking for two men who injured three people with pepper spray in Ueno on Sept 29. (Japan Today)
Part of a theme park based on the Moomin series of children's books is to open near Tokyo next month.
Weather officials say Typhoon Kong-rey is large and very strong and will come close to islands in Okinawa Prefecture on Thursday night.