Kunieda wins wheelchair singles title in Australia

Japan Sports News - January 27, 2022 - 23:52
Japanese wheelchair tennis player Kunieda Shingo has won his 11th Australian Open men's singles title. (NHK)
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Microsoft’s Activision purchase could leave Japanese video game-makers out in the cold

Japan Business News - January 27, 2022 - 15:56
Microsoft Corp. threw down the gauntlet last week with its biggest-ever acquisition, agreeing to purchase Activision Blizzard Inc. for a whopping $68.7 billion (Y7.8 trillion) in a deal that could preclude major shakeups in the lucrative video game industry. (Japan Times)
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Japan to flag underpriced IPOs as antitrust law violation

Japan Business News - January 27, 2022 - 03:38
The Fair Trade Commission will warn brokerage firms that underpricing initial public offerings on the stock exchange may violate the antimonopoly law, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Crunch time: 'Miracle' Japanese snack gets first price hike in decades

Japan Business News - January 26, 2022 - 18:55
The maker of Japan’s Umaibo corn puff is raising prices for the first time, in a shock for fans of the “miracle” snack beloved for decades for its crunch and Y10 ($0.09) price tag. (Japan Times)
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Japan set to miss booster target as omicron muddles rollout plan

Japan Politics News - January 26, 2022 - 18:52
Japan is set to miss a target to give COVID-19 booster shots to almost 15 million people this month after the fast spread of the omicron variant threw initial rollout plans into disarray. (Japan Times)
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Japan high court orders damages in high-profile alleged rape case

Japan Society News - January 26, 2022 - 04:05
A Japanese high court Tuesday ordered 3.3 million yen (nearly $29,000) in damages to a female reporter in a high-profile rape case that sparked the #MeToo movement in the country. (laprensalatina.com)
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Why are bugs becoming big business in Japan?

Japan Technology News - January 26, 2022 - 04:03
Bugs have long been consumed in Japan, but now the market is growing. Company owners say this is down to the numerous nutritional and environmental benefits of this novel form of protein. (dw.com)
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17-year-old boy assaulted after asking man to stop smoking on train

Japan Society News - January 26, 2022 - 03:50
Police in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting a 17-year-old boy who asked him to stop smoking on a train. (Japan Today)
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Average condo price in Tokyo area hits record high in 2021

Japan Business News - January 26, 2022 - 03:48
The average unit price of new condominiums in Tokyo and its vicinity in 2021 hit a record high of 62.60 million yen ($550,000), surpassing the previous high recorded in 1990 during an asset-inflated bubble, a research institute said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Japan moves to focus resources on severe COVID-19 patients

Japan Politics News - January 26, 2022 - 03:43
The rapid rise in omicron cases has prompted moves to concentrate medical resources on severely ill patients, amid worries that the health care system will once again be put under dire strain. (Japan Times)
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Vissel Kobe plan to honor Andres Iniesta with statue

Japan Sports News - January 25, 2022 - 19:08
The 2022 J1 League campaign is due to begin on 18 February, which means that clubs throughout Japan are already busy launching their new kits, alongside season ticket campaigns to fill an impressive array of magnificent stadiums throughout the country. (newsonjapan.com)
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TikTok secretly paid influencers to boost content in Japan

Japan Society News - January 25, 2022 - 18:35
The Japanese operator of the popular video-sharing app TikTok was discovered to have paid influencers to post videos on Twitter without informing the audience about the sponsored content, a practice that may have violated industry rules against stealth marketing. (Nikkei)
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China to lose 4 decade old financial help from Japan

Japan Politics News - January 25, 2022 - 06:20
The program, Official Development Assistance (ODA), was implemented in December 1979 and has played a major role in China’s economic growth. (China Reports - The BL)
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Record 300 day-care centers in Japan shut due to pandemic

Japan Education News - January 25, 2022 - 06:17
A record 327 day-care centers have temporarily shut down in Japan as the coronavirus resurgence grips the country, the health ministry said Monday, causing a headache for working parents. (Kyodo)
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Yachtsman plans nonstop-solo Pacific voyage at 83

Japan Sports News - January 25, 2022 - 06:16
Japanese sea adventurer Horie Kenichi has taken a step toward his goal of becoming the oldest person ever to sail solo and nonstop across the Pacific. (NHK)
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Kyushu drives changes to school rules to ensure freedoms are respected

Japan Education News - January 24, 2022 - 22:28
Saga and Nagasaki prefectures have asked their schools to review their regulations that require students to wear white underwear, prompting them to make revisions. (Japan Times)
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Kyoto University : Our Research Life

Japan Education News - January 24, 2022 - 22:22
This video is an introduction for applicants for Kyoto University’s graduate school. ( Kyoto University)
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Love is Blind: Japan | Official Trailer | Netflix

Japan Society News - January 24, 2022 - 22:19
Is love really blind? The reality show Love is Blind is coming to Japan! (Netflix)
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Japan eyes evacuating nationals in Ukraine amid military tensions

Japan Politics News - January 24, 2022 - 22:13
Japan is considering evacuating its nationals in Ukraine amid fears of an imminent Russian invasion, Japanese government sources said Monday, following such an order by the United States to family members of its embassy staff. (Kyodo)
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Panasonic to start producing new Tesla batteries in 2023

Japan Business News - January 24, 2022 - 22:10
Panasonic will start the mass production of new lithium-ion batteries that will increase the range of electric vehicles over 15% as early as 2023 to compete with rival South Korean and Chinese battery makers. (Nikkei)
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