CBD takes root in Japan as gov't mulls easing laws for cannabis meds

Japan Education News - 7 hours 30 min ago
From ingestible oils and gummies to skin lotions and makeup, products made from cannabidiol, an extract of the cannabis plant devoid of its psychoactive properties, are rapidly gaining popularity in Japan. (Kyodo)
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Mt. Fuji trails open in Yamanashi Prefecture

Japan Travel News - 7 hours 37 min ago
Climbing season at Mount Fuji has started for trails in Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan. (NHK)
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Randy Bachman reunited with his stolen guitar 45 years later — in Japan

Japan Society News - 7 hours 39 min ago
Randy Bachman has performed many times on Canada Day, but the event he played this year is like no other. (CBC)
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How Japan UPGRADED these American inventions!

Japan Technology News - 7 hours 43 min ago
Did you know Japan made some American inventions EVEN BETTER? You might not believe it, because USA #1, but constant improvement is part of Japanese DNA! (Mrs Eats)
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ANA to resume flights from Beijing to Narita after suspension

Japan Travel News - July 1, 2022 - 19:09
All Nippon Airways Co. said Thursday that it will resume direct flights from Beijing to Narita Airport near Tokyo on July 11, after being suspended for more than two years against a backdrop of the coronavirus spread. (Japan Times)
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Dumped in forest without clothes: Missing Japanese porn actress found dead

Japan Society News - July 1, 2022 - 19:01
Japanese porn actress Rina Arano was reported missing on June 8 this year. (asiaone.com)
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Apple increases iPhone 13 prices in Japan ahead of iPhone 14 launch in Autumn

Japan Business News - July 1, 2022 - 18:58
Apple on Thursday raised the price of iPhone models in Japan, making the product more expensive for Japanese consumers. In some cases, prices are now almost 20% higher, which may be a reflection of the local currency getting weaker against the dollar. (9to5mac.com)
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Deep-sea camera captures giant 'yokozuna iwashi' in Pacific

Japan Technology News - July 1, 2022 - 18:54
Japanese researchers say they have successfully filmed a giant rare deep-sea fish in the Pacific called the "yokozuna iwashi." (NHK)
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Japan’s growth prospects remain positive, at least in the short term

Japan Business News - July 1, 2022 - 18:50
Today's numerous data releases, from inflation to labour to business surveys, suggest a positive outlook for Japan in the near term. The overall picture is still mixed and the figures aren't good enough to change the central bank's current stance (think.ing)
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Japan warns on 'interests' after Russia gas project decree

Japan Politics News - July 1, 2022 - 18:47
Japan’s energy “interests must not be undermined”, Tokyo said Friday, after Moscow issued a decree transferring operations of a key oil and gas project to a new Russian company. (The Sun daily )
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Japan's GPIF logs first quarterly investment loss in two years

Japan Business News - July 1, 2022 - 18:37
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) reported on Friday an investment loss of $16 billion in January-March, the first quarterly negative return in two years, as higher U.S. interest rates and the war in Ukraine rattled financial markets. (channelnewsasia.com)
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Charges dropped against elderly Japanese man for nailing Putin voodoo doll to sacred shrine tree

Japan Society News - July 1, 2022 - 12:16
Two weeks ago, investigators arrested Mitsunobu Hino, a 72-year-old resident of Matsudo, on charges of property damage after Hino was seen on security camera footage carrying a wara ningyo at a shrine shortly before one of the dolls was found nailed to the ground’s sacred tree. (soranews24.com)
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Japan's land price up 0.5% in rebound from pandemic hit

Japan Business News - July 1, 2022 - 12:14
The average land price in Japan as of Jan. 1 was up 0.5 percent from a year earlier, the National Tax Agency said Friday, rebounding from a fall in 2021 as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
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Kirin brewery to withdraw from Myanmar

Japan Business News - July 1, 2022 - 12:06
Japanese drinks giant Kirin said Monday it will withdraw from Myanmar, after a failed bid to disentangle its operations from a joint venture with a junta-owned company after last year's coup. (france24.com)
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Ex-KAT-TUN singer Tanaka arrested again for drug possession, 9 days after getting suspended sentence

Japan Society News - July 1, 2022 - 12:04
Police in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Thursday arrested a former member of KAT-TUN, an all-male idol group, on suspicion of violating the Stimulants Control Law, just nine days after he was convicted and given a suspended sentence for a similar crime earlier this year. (Japan Today)
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Why Japan keeps handing out certificates to gay couples but won’t let them get married

Japan Society News - July 1, 2022 - 11:59
In Japan, gay marriage is not legal. The national government has maintained that only a man and a woman can be wedded, a position backed as recently as last month by a court in Osaka. (VICE)
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Japan business mood dims for a 2nd quarter as costs rise: BOJ Tankan

Japan Business News - July 1, 2022 - 11:56
Business sentiment among Japan's large manufacturers cooled for the second straight quarter amid economic headwinds, including the war in Ukraine, the extended lockdown in China, and global supply shortages and inflation, the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey showed Friday. (Nikkei)
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Suite room in Japanese overnight ferry | Kyoto to Hokkaido

Japan Travel News - June 30, 2022 - 17:06
We are going to Hokkaido by ferry today and stay in the ferry suite. The ferry departs from Maizura. (Shiba Travel)
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Baseball: Shohei Ohtani fans 11, extends scoreless streak in win for Angels

Japan Sports News - June 30, 2022 - 17:01
Shohei Ohtani continued his red-hot form on the mound Wednesday, striking out 11 and stretching his scoreless streak to a career-high 21-2/3 innings in the Los Angeles Angels' 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. (Kyodo)
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The rise and fall and rise and fall and rise of Japan

Japan Education News - June 30, 2022 - 10:28
Japan is a country which has gone through many phases of power and decline. Here are the last (and future) 5 of those phases. Why does Japan go through these, and what will happen in its future? (h0ser)
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