Rethinking Work: Japan's Rising Trend in Early Resignations

Japan Business News - 1 hour 44 min ago
As work values evolve over time, so do the expectations and tolerances of each generation. Those accustomed to the idea of lifelong employment may find themselves at odds with current norms, which favor flexibility and personal growth over long-term stability. (News On Japan)
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Doctor Gets Suspended Sentence for Leaving Wire in Patient

Japan Society News - 6 hours 54 min ago
The Osaka District Court handed down a guilty verdict on Monday, with a suspended sentence, to a doctor accused of leaving a catheter wire inside a patient, which subsequently penetrated the heart and led to the patient's death. (News On Japan)
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Court Rejects Death Row Inmates' Plea for Prior Notification

Japan Society News - 7 hours 22 min ago
A recent court case involving the last-minute notification of execution for death row inmates has ended with the court dismissing the claims in full. (News On Japan)
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Upcoming By-elections to Test Kishida Administration

Japan Politics News - 7 hours 46 min ago
Official campaigning for three House of Representatives by-elections began in Japan on Tuesday, with the races to serve as crucial tests of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's leadership as he seeks to ride out a political funds scandal that has rocked his ruling Liberal Democratic Party. (Kyodo)
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Advanced Child GPS Trackers Gain Popularity Among Safety-Conscious Parents

Japan Education News - 12 hours 14 min ago
With the start of the new school year this spring, one technology that's drawing significant attention is the child-monitoring GPS device, which ensures the safety and security of children. (News On Japan)
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Japan Mulls Raising National Pension Age to 65

Japan Society News - 12 hours 23 min ago
As Japan faces an aging population, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare is considering extending the National Pension payment period from age 60 to 65. The proposal has sparked mixed reactions among the public. (News On Japan)
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Fujitsu Triumphs in W League Basketball

Japan Sports News - 12 hours 27 min ago
In the Women's Basketball W League playoffs final on the 15th, Fujitsu triumphed over Denso with a score of 89 to 79, securing their second victory and clinching their second championship title, the first in 16 years. (News On Japan)
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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Opens

Japan Travel News - 12 hours 42 min ago
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, a scenic tourist path that cuts through the Northern Alps of Japan, fully opened for the season on Monday, with the walls reaching a height of 14 meters. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo's Latest Street Art Craze: "Shrimp Graffiti"

Japan Society News - April 15, 2024 - 20:40
Across various locations across Tokyo, a mysterious graffiti depicting "ebi-chiri" (shrimp in chili sauce) is appearing on walls, raising eyebrows and the public's ire. (News On Japan)
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Shipping Company Sets Rules for Workplace Romances

Japan Business News - April 15, 2024 - 20:09
"Toko Kaiun Corporation," a shipping company based in Kobe, has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to romances withing the workplace, distinguishing between on-ship and off-ship relationships. (News On Japan)
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Japan Warns Against All Travel to Iran

Japan Politics News - April 15, 2024 - 12:16
The Japanese government has escalated its travel advisories for Iran, including the capital Tehran, amid concerns of potential crises, urging a cessation of all travel to the entire country. (News On Japan)
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NYT: Ohtani refused ex-interpreter's request to go along with his story

Japan Sports News - April 15, 2024 - 12:12
The New York Times says Los Angeles Dodgers player Ohtani Shohei refused his former interpreter's request to go along with a story that the Major League Baseball star paid his interpreter's gambling debts to a bookmaker. (NHK)
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Koi Streamers Over Niu River

Japan Travel News - April 15, 2024 - 09:03
The annual "Niu River Koi-nobori Crossing" has commenced in Wakayama Prefecture's Kudoyama Town, heralding the approach of Children's Day on May 5. (News On Japan)
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Mayor Resigns Following 99 Cases of Sexual Harassment

Japan Politics News - April 15, 2024 - 08:48
In response to a harassment scandal, a former town councilwoman was elected in a landmark victory in Ginan, Gifu Prefecture, on April 14, marking the first time a woman will lead the town. (News On Japan)
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Biden Warns on Beijing's South China Sea Moves in Philippines-Japan Summit

Japan Politics News - April 15, 2024 - 06:50
Long-simmering tensions between China and its neighbors took center stage on Thursday as leaders of the U.S., Japan and the Philippines gathered at the White House to push back on Beijing's stepped-up pressure on Manila in the disputed South China Sea. (ABS-CBN News)
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Visiting a Samoyed Dog Cafe in Japan

Japan Travel News - April 15, 2024 - 05:13
We're here at Harajuku Station in Tokyo. Today, we're going to play with KAWAII Samoyed in the birthplace of KAWAII culture. (It's Time to Travel)
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Suspect "Thought of Drinking Tea" Using Stolen $65,000 Gold Bowl

Japan Society News - April 15, 2024 - 04:19
A man arrested for allegedly stealing a pure gold tea bowl priced at around 10 million yen ($65,000) has told police he "thought of drinking tea" with the bowl, an investigative source said Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Myanmar New Year Festival in Tokyo

Japan Travel News - April 15, 2024 - 04:11
The Myanmar community in Tokyo gathered in Koto Ward on Sunday to celebrate the Myanmar New Year, marked annually on April 17th. The festival, known as "Thingyan," attracted around 10,000 participants this year, including both the local Myanmar population and Japanese guests. (News On Japan)
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Day in the Life of a Japanese Factory Worker

Japan Society News - April 15, 2024 - 04:00
A day in the Life as Japanese Egg Factory Worker in Japan. This is a typical day working in a Japanese factory from morning until night. (Paolo fromTOKYO)
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Kyoto Introduces Childcare for Non-working Parents

Japan Education News - April 14, 2024 - 15:21
Kyoto City is set to implement a system that allows even non-working parents to place their children in daycare, aiming to enhance the child-rearing environment. (News On Japan)
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