The 20 Year Fall Of Japan's Sharp Corporation

Japan Business News - January 31, 2023 - 18:50
Since the beginning of the century, Sharp has found itself increasingly trapped in a single incredibly competitive business. (Asianometry)
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Yakuza battle Chinese gangs for control of Japan's criminal underworld

Japan Society News - January 31, 2023 - 18:47
On the afternoon of October 16 last year a brawl erupted between two groups of gangsters in a restaurant on the 58th floor of the Sunshine 60 high-rise building in Ikebukuro, a central neighbourhood of Tokyo. (
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Japan's job availability in 2022 improved for first time in four years

Japan Business News - January 31, 2023 - 18:46
Japan’s average job availability in 2022 improved for the first time in four years as economic and social activities revived with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, government data showed Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Kishida’s son in hot seat over shopping during official trips overseas

Japan Politics News - January 31, 2023 - 18:43
Shotaro Kishida, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s eldest son and his executive secretary, is in the hot seat over media reports that he went shopping and sightseeing in Europe, Canada and the U.S. using official vehicles when he accompanied the prime minister to those places in January. (Japan Times)
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BYD forecasts huge profit ahead of flagship Atto launch in Japan

Japan Business News - January 31, 2023 - 18:39
Shenzhen-based automaker, Tesla hunter and global electric vehicle hopeful, China’s BYD Co, has forecast a bumper 2022 of pure profit. (
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Toyota world's top-selling automaker for third year running

Japan Business News - January 31, 2023 - 02:32
Toyota Motor Corp was the world's top-selling automaker in 2022, retaining its lead over German rival Volkswagen for the third year, company data showed Monday. (Japan Today)
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MUST-KNOW Immigration, Airport Phrases in Japanese

Japan Education News - January 31, 2023 - 02:26
In this video, I'm going to teach you all the useful Japanese words you can use at the airport from checking baggage to going through passport control and customs. (Japanese Ammo with Misa)
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'I didn't want to choose the option of fighting': Japan ex-soldier sues government over sex assault

Japan Politics News - January 31, 2023 - 02:18
A Japanese former soldier who was sexually assaulted by her colleagues said on Monday she is suing the government and the perpetrators over the "superficial" apologies and mistreatment she received. (
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Dentsu officials admit involvement in bid-rigging for Tokyo Games test events

Japan Business News - January 30, 2023 - 04:01
NHK has learned that several officials of leading Japanese ad agency Dentsu have admitted to their involvement in bid-rigging for the test events of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (NHK)
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Nitori furniture store guard arrested for shoplifting from Nitori furniture store

Japan Society News - January 30, 2023 - 03:59
Nitori is a major home furnishings chain in Japan with hundreds of stores across the country. They even expanded to North America for about a decade under the brand Aki-Home, with both names deriving from the founder Akio Nitori. (Japan Today)
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Tennis: Aoyama, Shibahara lose Australian Open women's doubles final

Japan Sports News - January 30, 2023 - 03:46
Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara lost the women's doubles final at the Australian Open on Sunday, falling short in their quest to become the first all-Japanese pair to win a Grand Slam. (Kyodo)
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Japan's decluttering queen Marie Kondo says 'given up' on keeping her home clean

Japan Education News - January 30, 2023 - 03:35
Japanese decluttering queen Marie Kondo, who is known for keeping things in order, and removing any sort of clutter, has accepted that even she fails to maintain a spotless and tidy home after her third kid's birth in 2021. (WION)
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Former Yokozuna Hakuho retirement ceremony held

Japan Sports News - January 29, 2023 - 05:23
A retirement ceremony was held on Saturday for former sumo Grand Champion Hakuho at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Japanese Macaques Have Entered The Hot Tub Age

Japan Technology News - January 29, 2023 - 05:18
This is the northern-most living wild primate in the world, the Snow Monkey. (Animalogic)
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Japan launches whale meat vending machines

Japan Business News - January 29, 2023 - 05:14
Japan firm launched a whale meat vending machines to push sales. He is selling whale meat cans at prices from 1,000 yen to 3,000 yen. (WION)
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New Year Holiday of Japanese Family | MOE's parents house

Japan Education News - January 29, 2023 - 05:11
At the end of the year, my daughter and I went back to my parents' house to relax and spend time with my family. (Kimono Mom)
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Japan's demographic time bomb: Labour shortage opens doors to foreign workers

Japan Politics News - January 29, 2023 - 05:09
Japan faces an existential threat with its birth rate at an all time low, yet the island nation has still to fully embrace immigration as a solution to the population decline. To tackle the problem, the government has slowly turned to bringing in foreign workers. (FRANCE 24 English)
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Why is she living in hoarded house even though she is a graduate from No.1 university in Japan?

Japan Society News - January 28, 2023 - 08:34
She has circumstances that cause her to hoard things in her room. (Dark side of Japan)
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Japan embraces Web3 while other countries are hesitant

Japan Business News - January 28, 2023 - 08:27
Web3 promotion continues to be a cornerstone of Japan’s national strategy as lawmakers and regulators from the U.S. to Europe to Asia voice growing caution regarding cryptocurrencies. (
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Japan to count COVID cases using method for seasonal flu

Japan Politics News - January 28, 2023 - 06:37
Japanese health authorities say they will start counting coronavirus infections using the same method they do for cases of seasonal influenza. (NHK)
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