Woman gets five years in prison for killing her newborn in Tokyo airport toilet

Japan Society News - 13 hours 46 min ago
A Japanese court on Friday sentenced a 24-year-old mother to five years in prison for killing her newborn child in an airport restroom and burying the corpse in a central Tokyo park in 2019. (Japan Times)
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The trial of a yakuza boss ends with a death sentence … and a threat

Japan Society News - 14 hours 6 min ago
“I thought I’d get a fair decision. This is completely unfair. The whole thing was based on presumption. You will regret this for the rest of your life.” (Japan Times)
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Japan's Princess Mako to give up one-off payment worth more than $1m in controversial marriage

Japan Society News - 14 hours 20 min ago
Japan's Princess Mako is set to forgo a one-off million-dollar payment for giving up her royal status to wed a college classmate, media said on Saturday (Sept 25), clearing the way for a marriage delayed for years by controversy over her fiance. (straitstimes.com)
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LDP race: Kono leads Kishida 46% to 17% in Nikkei poll

Japan Politics News - 14 hours 24 min ago
Taro Kono is the favorite to become the next leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and effectively the next prime minister, a poll by Nikkei and TV Tokyo shows. (Nikkei)
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Apple's iPhone 13 goes on sale in Japan

Japan Business News - September 25, 2021 - 02:41
Apple's latest version of its iPhone has gone on sale in Japan. (NHK)
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Turtle holds up air traffic at Narita Airport

Japan Travel News - September 25, 2021 - 02:40
A turtle found on a runway at an international airport serving Tokyo prevented aircraft from taking off for a short time on Friday. One of the planes left idling on the tarmac features a turtle design. (NHK)
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Japan eyes lifting state of emergency as planned

Japan Politics News - September 25, 2021 - 02:38
As the daily tally of new coronavirus infections continues to fall, the Japanese government appears ready to lift its state of emergency for at least some prefectures at the end of this month. (NHK)
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Candidates answer questions in LDP online debate

Japan Politics News - September 25, 2021 - 02:37
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election appears to be turning into a closely contested race. Four candidates are campaigning hard to win supporters. They participated in an online policy debate. (NHK)
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Quad leaders to confirm cooperation at summit

Japan Politics News - September 25, 2021 - 02:35
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide is set to attend a four-way meeting with the leaders of the United States, Australia and India at the White House on Friday. It will be the first in-person summit of the Quad framework. (NHK)
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Chopstick: A necessity in Japanese culture

Japan Education News - September 25, 2021 - 02:32
Chopstick has been used by people for more than three thousand years in Japan. But in this kindergarten in Tokyo, there is a new experience for children who enjoy using them while eating their meals. (ANI News)
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Entering Japan During COVID in 2021

Japan Travel News - September 25, 2021 - 02:30
Want to enter Japan in 2021? Not so fast! There’s a lot of things you need to have in hand before you can even get on that plane. Negative COVID tests, visas and special documents are only the beginning — here's what it takes to make it to Japan in 2021! (Life in Japan)
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19 hours flight with Japanese Airlines

Japan Travel News - September 25, 2021 - 02:29
Travel with me VLOG (Ruri Ohama)
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Kyoto without the crowds - Summer 2021

Japan Travel News - September 24, 2021 - 02:49
This was part 2 of our Kyoto trip, and it features Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto's 2 most popular attractions! (Javis and Lea)
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Noppera-bō - Japanese Faceless Ghost Urban Legend + Stories

Japan Education News - September 24, 2021 - 02:48
The Noppera-bō (のっぺらぼう), or faceless ghost, is a Japanese yōkai that looks like a human but has no face. (Haunting Tube)
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Japanese apparel firms in dilemma over Xinjiang cotton

Japan Business News - September 24, 2021 - 02:43
Major Japanese apparel makers and other companies are in a dilemma over Xinjiang cotton, considered one of the best cottons in the world. (Japan Times)
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Apple announces new settlement with Japan allowing developers to link to external websites

Japan Business News - September 24, 2021 - 02:43
Apple has settled with Japanese regulators to allow developers of “reader” apps to link to their own websites to manage their user accounts. This change will take effect in early 2022. (californianewstimes.com)
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Japan must avoid yen fall from lost of trust over its finances - Kono

Japan Politics News - September 24, 2021 - 02:41
Japan's government and central bank must work closely together to avoid a fall in the yen, Taro Kono, a contender in the ruling party leadership race, said on Thursday. (kitco.com)
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JR East drops plans to track ex-convicts using facial recognition

Japan Business News - September 24, 2021 - 02:37
East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) has suspended the addition of released prisoners to its list of people tracked at its train stations by security cameras using facial recognition technology, after it started the practice this summer, it was learned Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Rare shark born in a living room

Japan Education News - September 23, 2021 - 20:39
A high school student successfully films a rare shark being born in his living room. (Nippon TV News 24 Japan)
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The Day in the Life of Indian Student in Japanese University!!

Japan Education News - September 23, 2021 - 03:26
Namaste~! Our friend, Atre! Today we cover a story about his life in Japan!! (MaharaJapan)
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