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Japan's U.S.-bound exports hit record high on weak yen

Strong automobile shipments boost October figures in local currency terms

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Nikkei) - Japanese exports to the U.S. hit a record high in October in yen terms, as automobile shipments continued to rise amid the weak local currency.

According to preliminary monthly data released Thursday by Japan's Finance Ministry, total exports grew 1.6% in October from a year ago to 9.14 trillion yen ($60 billion), marking the second straight month of increase and the second-largest figure on record. ...continue reading

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation following death threats sent to the office of former House of Councillors member Renho, who is running for the Tokyo gubernatorial election.

In Hokkaido, where bear attacks on cattle have been frequent, stray dogs exhibit wolf-like behavior have now become a serious issue. On June 19, footage captured in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, showed a stray dog rushing out aggressively towards an already formed pack. This region has been plagued by the problem of stray dogs for around 20 years due to uncontrolled breeding.

Honda's Super Cub, known as the world's best-selling motorbike with over 100 million units produced, will soon see the end of an era. Honda has announced its decision to stop the production of motorbikes with engine capacities of 50cc or less, including the iconic Super Cub.

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