Test Your Kanji Knowledge: How to Read Hokkaido's Trickiest Place Names

Japan Education News - January 14, 2024 - 04:53
Dengeki Online's serialized feature "Difficult Kanji" is a corner that poses a wide range of challenging characters, from those so complex that their readings are unimaginable to those that seem simple at first glance but are difficult to read. (News On Japan)
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Boris Akunin: Russia designates author ‘foreign agent’

BBC World News - January 14, 2024 - 04:39
The Kremlin labels the bestselling author, Boris Akunin, a foreign agent over his stance on Ukraine.
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Israel strikes southern Gaza city swollen with displaced people

BBC World News - January 14, 2024 - 03:24
Ten people in a Rafah house sheltering displaced people were killed, the Hamas-run health ministry says.
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Huge fire rips through warehouse in Russia

BBC World News - January 14, 2024 - 01:47
Hundreds of firefighters battled to put out the blaze at the Wildberries warehouse in St Petersburg.
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William Lai: Taiwan just chose a president China loathes. What now?

BBC World News - January 14, 2024 - 01:43
How William Lai manages Beijing, and how Beijing reacts to him, will determine his presidency.
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Colombia landslide kills 23 including many sheltering in house

BBC World News - January 14, 2024 - 00:26
Some 23 people are killed and the local mayor says more are still trapped by debris.
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Taiwan elects William Lai president in historic election

BBC World News - January 14, 2024 - 00:09
The move is likely to anger Beijing which reviles Mr Lai and his pro-sovereignty party.
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Cockpit window crack forces ANA Boeing flight in Japan to turn back

BBC World News - January 14, 2024 - 00:05
The domestic flight in Japan landed safely after the crack appeared, the airline says.
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US launches second strike on Houthis in Yemen

BBC World News - January 13, 2024 - 23:18
The "follow-on action" comes after the first US and UK military response to Houthi attacks on shipping.
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Japan univ. entrance exams offer measures for quake-hit applicants

Japan Education News - January 13, 2024 - 22:54
Applicants for Japanese universities have begun sitting the standardized entrance examinations. Special arrangements are available for those affected by the earthquake on New Year's Day. (NHK)
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Season's First Snowfall in Tokyo, 10 Days Later Than Average

Japan Travel News - January 13, 2024 - 22:48
Snow began falling in the Kanto region from Saturday afternoon, blanketing Tokyo with its first snowfall of the season, 10 days later than average but 11 days earlier than last year. (News On Japan)
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Researchers find 4-meter ground upheaval from Noto quake

Japan Technology News - January 13, 2024 - 22:26
Researchers say the massive earthquake in central Japan on New Year's Day has caused ground upheavals as high as about four meters. (NHK)
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Taiwan election: DPP supporters celebrate at rally

BBC World News - January 13, 2024 - 22:01
Democratic Progressive Party supporters celebrate at a rally as their opponents concede in the Taiwan election.
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Bill Hayes: Days of Our Lives star dies

BBC World News - January 13, 2024 - 21:40
The daytime TV actor played the character of Doug Williams on and off for more than five decades.
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Why Gender-Neutral Toilets Disappeared in Kabukicho, Japan

Japan Society News - January 13, 2024 - 17:16
These teenage women frequently met up with male customers they met on the internet in the private rooms of the gender neutral toilets and offered their services. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Yamato Announces Price Increases on Parcel Deliveries

Japan Business News - January 13, 2024 - 12:42
Yamato Transport, one of Japan's largest door-to-door delivery companies, has announced it will raise parcel delivery fees by an average of 2% starting this April. (News On Japan)
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Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima Returns to J-League After 14 Years

Japan Sports News - January 13, 2024 - 12:23
Jubilo Iwata has announced the signing of former Japan national team goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, who has been selected for the national team in four consecutive World Cups, marking his return to J.League since 2010. (News On Japan)
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Week in pictures: 6-12 January 2024

BBC World News - January 13, 2024 - 12:18
A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days.
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CES 2024: AI pillows and toothbrushes - is it all getting a bit silly?

BBC World News - January 13, 2024 - 12:15
Companies are clamouring to present their products as AI-powered, but are their claims justified?
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Dog meat: Why is it a sensitive topic in South Korea?

BBC World News - January 13, 2024 - 12:09
The issue - which divides the nation along age lines - has come to the fore after a new law passed.
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