IOC maintains ban on athletes' venue 'propaganda'

Japan Sports News - 9 hours 9 min ago
The International Olympic Committee has decided to maintain a rule on the Olympic Charter that bans "political, religious or racial propaganda" at fields of play and some other official places at the Tokyo Games. (NHK)
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Majority in Japan shun drinks with bosses and clients amid pandemic

Japan Business News - 9 hours 11 min ago
A majority of people in Japan are turning down calls from their superiors or clients for drinking together, a private-sector survey showed. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo Motor Show cancelled as Japan faces another state of emergency

Japan Business News - 9 hours 12 min ago
Tokyo will not host its motor show this year because of the global pandemic, organizers said on Thursday (Apr 22), underscoring Japan's struggle to contain both a resurgent outbreak and the widening economic fall-out. (channelnewsasia.com)
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JTB’s new venture lets users travel virtually around Japan

Japan Travel News - 9 hours 13 min ago
Japan’s largest travel agency has launched a virtual reality tourism resource that aims to introduce remotely the country’s top destinations, experiences and products amid ongoing pandemic restrictions. (ttgasia.com)
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Wealth of Japan's richest surges nearly 50% during pandemic

Japan Business News - 9 hours 16 min ago
Japan’s richest people accumulated more wealth over the past year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with their collective wealth jumping nearly 50%, Forbes Asia reported Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Can Japan’s ‘Invisible’ Diplomacy Help Solve the Myanmar Crisis?

Japan Politics News - 9 hours 18 min ago
More than two and a half months have passed since the coup in Myanmar. Although other countries are responding to this situation, they have not been able to have a concrete impact toward stopping the bloodshed that is happening in Myanmar, sparking harsh criticism from observers like the BBC. (thediplomat.com)
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School teacher arrested for illicit photography: ‘I have an interest in nude children’

Japan Society News - 9 hours 20 min ago
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male elementary school teacher over the alleged illicit filming of children in Chofu City, reports Kyodo News. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan prepares groundwork for discharging Fukushima water into sea

Japan Technology News - 9 hours 28 min ago
It could take 30 years for Japan to fully release treated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. That is the timeline for the plant to be fully decommissioned. (CNA)
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Japan raises emissions reduction target to 46% by 2030

Japan Politics News - 9 hours 40 min ago
Japan's prime minister announced on Thursday an ambitious new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, hours before he was to join a virtual climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. (coastreporter.net)
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Japan job site operator valued at $2.3bn in IPO

Japan Business News - 9 hours 45 min ago
A Japanese operator of a jobs website was valued at 249 billion yen ($2.3 billion) in its trading debut on Thursday, a sign of how investors are betting that Japanese companies will break away from the tradition of hiring employees for their entire careers. (Nikkei)
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Bodies of 2 adults and 2 children found in parked car in Yokohama

Japan Society News - 9 hours 52 min ago
The bodies of a man and a woman and two children were found in a car in a convenience store parking lot in Yokohama early Thursday, in what police believe was a murder-suicide. (Japan Today)
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Japan creating fuel guidelines to avoid power shortages

Japan Politics News - April 22, 2021 - 12:40
Japan is aiming to create fuel guidelines for power generation, to avoid any repeat of the severe shortage of thermal fuel and electricity supplies earlier this year. (argusmedia.com)
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学会が「ブルーライト」メガネの使用を疑問視

Japan Sports News - April 22, 2021 - 08:45
PCでの仕事中、スマートフォンで楽しめるビデオスロットなどのゲーム中、Netflixで映画を視聴中に画面から発せられるブルーライト。 (newsonjapan.com)
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F-15 pricey upgrade puts thorn in side of Japan-US alliance

Japan Politics News - April 22, 2021 - 08:30
The U.S. and Japan showcased the strength and unity of their alliance during last week's summit, but one particular sentence in the joint leaders' statement that followed the meeting conceals a sore spot in the relationship. (Nikkei)
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Japan health ministry panel OKs 3rd COVID-19 treatment drug

Japan Technology News - April 22, 2021 - 08:27
A health ministry panel on Wednesday approved rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib for COVID-19 treatment, the third such case in Japan. (Kyodo)
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Meet A Real Life Japanese Geisha | Everyday Bosses

Japan Society News - April 22, 2021 - 08:22
All of us at Asian Boss were deeply saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Hao Tang, our Japan-based freelance videographer who worked on this video. On April 5th, 2021, Hao passed away from an underlying medical condition at the age of 29. (Asian Boss)
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'Comfort women' lawsuit targeting Japan dismissed

Japan Politics News - April 22, 2021 - 08:20
A South Korean court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of people referred to as wartime comfort women and relevant families. (NHK)
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Visitors to Japan drop 93.6% in March as travel restrictions remain

Japan Travel News - April 22, 2021 - 08:17
The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in March dropped 93.6% from a year earlier to 12,300 as travel restrictions remain in place to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus, government data showed Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Japan's first commercial hydrogen power plant to open near Mount Fuji

Japan Technology News - April 22, 2021 - 08:17
Independent power supplier eRex will build Japan's first commercial hydrogen power plant next year to initially supply zero-emission electricity to around 100 households, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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Suga explains reference to Taiwan

Japan Politics News - April 21, 2021 - 08:11
Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has explained that a reference to Taiwan in a joint statement he issued with US President Joe Biden reflects Japan's hope for a peaceful settlement of the cross-Strait issue. (NHK)
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