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Most female doctors in poll can understand Tokyo medical school reducing female applicant scores

Majority say they can see some sort of logic behind university systematically reducing women’s entrance exam scores by up to 20 percent.

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Tokyo Medical University accused of dropping women’s entrance exam scores 10-20 percent each year

Source says score-rigging was born out of concern that many “female doctors quit their jobs after having children.”

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McDonald’s officially reprimanded by Japanese government for misleading “roast beef” ads

The meat in the 4.9-million Tokyo Roast Beef Burgers and Muffins McDonald’s sold wasn’t quite what people were expecting from their commercials.

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Japanese teen idol singer impregnated by manager gives birth to healthy baby boy【Photos】

Following accusations of “betrayal” from angry fans, couple starts a new, happy chapter in their lives.

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Kumamon comes under fire for prank against TV presenter, apologizes

Beloved regional mascot admits he’s been a bad, bad bear.

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Rurouni Kenshin manga restarts serialization just seven months after author’s child porn arrest

Creator of hit anime/manga franchise keeps himself out of jail and his comic in monthly magazine.

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“But she looked 13!” is no excuse in the eyes of the Japanese law, 40-something man learns

Nagoya man arrested after crossing prefectural lines to perform illicit act with elementary school student.

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Creator of Rurouni Kenshin manga/anime avoids jail time in child pornography possession case

Tokyo court orders manga artist to pay startlingly small fine for possession of nude depictions of girls no older than 15.

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Japanese athlete caught after slipping steroids into rival’s drink to further Olympic ambitions

Kayak racer achieves rare feat of getting suspended because someone else used steroids.

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Japanese idol singer reveals that she’s pregnant with her manager’s baby

18-year-old’s two-year relationship has angry fans calling the development a “betrayal.”

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Japanese high school volleyball player beaten by coach, teammates for violating no-dating rule

Coach retains job, school says it does not think attacks by other students constituted bullying.

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It’s story may be one of redemption, but the film adaptations of the hit anime/manga aren’t being cut any slack.

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Creator of Rurouni Kenshin anime/manga admits to possession of child pornography

Nobuhiro Watsuki tells police “I liked girls between the ages of upper elementary school students to about the second year of junior high.”

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Warnings about “the dangers of social media” have critics saying his statement appallingly misses the point.

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Japanese publisher sparks backlash over plan to have anime voice actresses pose for bikini photos

Japan usually has no complaints about swimsuit modeling, but this time is a little different.

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Idol unit disbands after male fan discovered to have personal relationship with…idol’s mom?!?

Apparently it’s not just Japanese idol singers themselves who can cause a scandal by being chummy with the group’s fans.

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TV report on “World’s Youngest Idol” causes her to break down in tears, miss school for two days

Six-year-old Ai-chan is getting the full idol experience at a young age: the singing, dancing, meeting fans, and even the occasional hatchet-job by the media.

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Oh God It’s Friday: Japan hammers tabloid for driving popular actor to early retirement

Some of the more civilized comments against the tabloid Friday include “Die” and “Do you feed your families with the money you squeeze out of people’s souls?”

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Customer discovers portion of human thumb in ramen at noodle restaurant chain in Japan

This is not the type of meat you want to find in your noodles.

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Chilling Japanese bullet train photo shows crew member with his feet up while driving

Yes, Japan’s Shinkansen is an amazingly stress-free way to get around the country, but that doesn’t mean the driver should be this relaxed.

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