North Korea fingered in Lexus smuggling racket

Japan Politics News - December 9, 2023 - 21:22
As the spotlight intensifies on the illegal export of Lexus luxury cars, believed to be intended for use in North Korea, experts are pointing to the possibility of involvement by North Korean embassies overseas. (News On Japan)
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Japan's LARGEST Humanoid Robot Exhibition IREX 2023 SHOCKED The World

Japan Technology News - December 9, 2023 - 16:00
Recently, in Tokyo, Japan, one of the most interesting and largest robot exhibitions in the world, IREX 2023, took place at the Big Sight exhibition center. (Carros Show)
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Japan's maglev bullet train project explores Nagoya-Osaka route

Japan Technology News - December 9, 2023 - 10:27
Environmental impact analysis necessary for finalizing the Linear Chuo Shinkansen's route between Nagoya and Osaka has been launched by JR Central. (News On Japan)
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Osaka Motor Show unveils cutting-edge mobility innovations

Japan Technology News - December 9, 2023 - 08:10
The Osaka Motor Show, one of the largest motor events in western Japan, kicked of Friday with car manufacturers from around the world showcasing cutting-edge technologies focusing on innovative new modes of mobility. (News On Japan)
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Japan gives $4.5 billion in support, Zelenskyy spoke to Sanchez

Japan Politics News - December 9, 2023 - 05:37
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Japan for their decision to provide much-needed financial aid and also held talks with recently re-elected Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez. Both countries are important partners for Ukraine. (UATV English)
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Exploring an abandoned hotel theme park in Japan!

Japan Travel News - December 9, 2023 - 05:34
This is one of the Biggest Abandoned Hotel Theme Park in Japan. Built in 1989 and closed it's doors in 2007. This theme park plays a massive role in Japan's Tourism. Over 700 thousand people used to visit this Park way back in 90's. (Zarckaroo Vlogs)
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Japan’s major marine engine makers develop electric solutions in bid to clean up sector

Japan Technology News - December 9, 2023 - 05:33
In an effort to remain competitive in a sector that is increasingly conscious of its carbon footprint, Japan's major marine engine manufacturers are investing heavily in research and development to reach net zero targets. (CNA)
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Japan's Empress Masako marks 60th birthday

Japan Society News - December 9, 2023 - 05:23
Japan's Empress Masako turned 60 years old on Saturday. In a statement released by the Imperial Household Agency, the Empress said she would like to express her renewed and sincere gratitude to the people for their heartwarming feelings towards her. (NHK)
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Cop goes undercover to take upskirt videos

Japan Society News - December 9, 2023 - 03:09
A police officer from the Ise Police Station in Mie Prefecture has been arrested for attempting to film up the skirt of a 24-year-old woman from a real estate agency, while masquerading as a potential tenant. (News On Japan)
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Japan's leader grilled in parliament over widening fundraising scandal, link to Unification Church

Japan Politics News - December 9, 2023 - 02:49
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and several key Cabinet ministers were grilled by opposition lawmakers in parliament on Friday over a widening fundraising scandal and an alleged connection to the Unification Church which threaten to further drag down the government's sagging popularity. (ABC News)
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Tokyo Disneyland apologizes for Minnie Mouse skirt-lifting incident

Japan Society News - December 9, 2023 - 02:37
The operator of Tokyo Disneyland on Friday apologized after clips of Minnie Mouse having her skirt lifted by another character during a recent Christmas parade went viral on social media, with some harshly criticizing the gesture as sexual harassment. (Kyodo)
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Nine foreign nationals, bus driver injured in 3-vehicle accident in Hokkaido

Japan Society News - December 8, 2023 - 20:04
Nine foreign passengers on a sightseeing bus and their driver have been injured in a three-vehicle traffic accident in Hokkaido, northern Japan. (NHK)
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'Dynaland' ski resort opens in snow-covered Gifu mountains

Japan Travel News - December 8, 2023 - 15:59
The ski slopes of "Dynaland" in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, opened for business on Friday, with expectations high this season after a disappointing last winter, and snow already reaching a depth of 1 meter in some areas. (News On Japan)
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Fukuoka police seize dozens of military weapons

Japan Society News - December 8, 2023 - 04:55
A company executive from Saitama Prefecture has been arrested for allegedly selling lethal weapons to buyers including a doctor, with a total of 37 military firearms seized. (News On Japan)
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Japan to allow use of private cars as taxis under certain terms

Japan Politics News - December 8, 2023 - 03:20
The Japanese government on Thursday finalized a plan to allow drivers with a standard license to offer taxi services using their own vehicle in an effort to address a nationwide shortage of taxi drivers. (Kyodo)
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'Otaru Fart'? Road sign mistake unnoticed for 30 years

Japan Society News - December 8, 2023 - 03:09
A road sign in Otaru City, Hokkaido, has finally been fixed after a local resident pointed out a mistake that had been sitting under their noses for over 30 years. (News On Japan)
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Kidnapped schoolgirl had lethal dose of cough medicine, 58-year-old man arrested

Japan Society News - December 8, 2023 - 00:02
A 58-year-old man has been arrested for abducting a 16-year-old high school girl last month in his car and taking her to his home. The girl died the following day, with an autopsy revealing a lethal dose of cough medicine in her system. (News On Japan)
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What life in Fukushima's nuclear exclusion zone is like

Japan Society News - December 7, 2023 - 18:29
It's been 12 years since the Fukushima Nuclear disaster and the $200bn clean up effort is still ongoing. We revisit the exclusion zone for the first time in 4 years to see first hand. (Abroad in Japan)
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Hard to Book! Sophisticated Limited Express Train in Japan | Private Compartment

Japan Travel News - December 7, 2023 - 16:59
I'm taking Saphir Odoriko from Tokyo to Atami and trying the private compartment which is extremely hard to book. The train is operated by JR East. (Solo Travel Japan)
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Arrested drunk man has no memory of throwing bike onto train tracks

Japan Society News - December 7, 2023 - 15:34
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of throwing a bicycle onto railway tracks from a footbridge. (News On Japan)
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