Aid to Chinese earthquake victims to arrive via civilian--not Japanese military--aircraft.
Androgynous boys wait tables at cafe for geek girls.
Homeless woman lives, undetected, in Fukuoka man's closet for one year.
Japan's new recipe for killing oneself is being pulled from the Internet at police request.
Narita Airport customs official plants 142g of cannabis on unsuspecting visitor from Hong Kong to test sniffer dogs.
Japan's Space Station hopes rest on US Space Shuttle flight.
Slain woman alive when police investigated her neighbor, the killer.
Africa confab ends in Yokohama.
Japan to ratify ban on cluster bombs.
Daisuke Matsuzaka put on DL.
G-cup law student can sing too.
Last week's Japan news
Around 300 people have gassed themselves this year using a mix of toilet cleaner and bath sulfur to produce hydrogen sulfide, with 34 in the Tokyo area alone. Japan has the world's 9th highest suicide rate (Lithuania is number 1) with one person killing themselves every 15 minutes. There were 32,155 suicides in Japan in 2006.
Source: National Police Agency
Japan Post made a net profit of 277.2 billion yen in the October 2007-March 2008 period after privatization, mostly from earnings at Japan Post Bank. The nation's 24,000 post offices had a weak return of only 4.6 billion yen profit.
Source: Kyodo News
Nintendo has sold 24 million units of its Wii console, with the Kyoto-based company's sales increasing 73% last year to 16 billion dollars.
Source: Time Magazine
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Sunday, June 01, 2008