Discover Hidden Summer Spots in Kyoto

Japan Travel News - 2 hours 20 min ago
Kyoto, known for its rich cultural heritage and historic landmarks, is a popular destination for tourists year-round. However, the influx of visitors often results in crowded sites, especially during the summer. For those looking to avoid the hustle and bustle, there are hidden gems in Kyoto that offer a more tranquil experience. (News On Japan)
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Newborn's Body Found at Kobe Golf Course

Japan Society News - 7 hours 46 min ago
A 28-year-old woman has been arrested following Friday's discovery of a newborn baby's body at a golf course in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Suspect Escapes on Train Tracks Following Molestation

Japan Society News - 8 hours 9 min ago
A 54-year-old man was arrested after jumping onto the tracks at JR Osaki Station and attempting to flee following an accusation of molestation. (News On Japan)
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McDonald's Registers Malfunction, Nearly Half of Stores Resume Operations

Japan Business News - July 20, 2024 - 08:15
McDonald's Japan announced that approximately half of the stores affected by a register malfunction on Friday have resumed operations. (News On Japan)
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Japan scientists make smiling robot with 'living skin’

Japan Technology News - July 20, 2024 - 04:55
Japanese scientists have attached living skin to robot faces to make them “smile”. The University of Tokyo published its findings in late June 2024, along with a video of the material being stretched into an unsettling grin. (South China Morning Post)
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How Japan is pushing its own limits of militarisation

Japan Politics News - July 20, 2024 - 04:54
Japan disbanded its military following its defeat in World War II and adopted a pacifist constitution that prohibits the country from engaging in war. (South China Morning Post)
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Ohtani to Open Next Season in Tokyo

Japan Sports News - July 20, 2024 - 01:45
Shohei Ohtani is set to open the next season in Tokyo, with high hopes for his return as a two-way player in Japan. (News On Japan)
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New Poles on Shinjuku Benches Divide Public

Japan Society News - July 19, 2024 - 14:28
The benches under the overpass in Shinjuku Ward, originally intended for three people, now accommodate only one, following the local government's decision to screw poles into the benches in an effort to deter late-night drinkers gathering and making noise. (News On Japan)
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Salmon's Incredible Journey: Overcoming Hokkaido Waterfalls to Spawn

Japan Technology News - July 19, 2024 - 10:47
In Kiyosato, Hokkaido, cherry salmon are making their way back from the Sea of Okhotsk to rivers to spawn as the breeding season approaches. These fish are showcasing their powerful jumps, attempting to scale a waterfall approximately 2.5 meters high. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Consumer Price Index Rises 2.6% in June

Japan Business News - July 19, 2024 - 10:42
Japan's nationwide consumer price index (CPI) for June, which measures the price movement of goods and services consumed at home, rose by 2.6%. (News On Japan)
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Footage Shows Apartment Exploding in Saitama

Japan Society News - July 19, 2024 - 09:03
An explosion in an apartment in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture, on Thursday night has been caught on dashcam, scattering debris and injuring three people. (News On Japan)
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Pacific Islands Leaders Unite at Tokyo Summit

Japan Politics News - July 19, 2024 - 04:45
The leaders' meeting of the 'Pacific Islands Summit,' involving Japan and Pacific island nations, was held in Tokyo, resulting in the adoption of a leaders' declaration emphasizing future cooperation. (News On Japan)
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'Hajimete Challenge' Service' Helps Kids Tackle First Errand

Japan Education News - July 19, 2024 - 04:25
The 'Hajimete Challenge' service is gaining popularity for helping children complete their first errands. The service, provided by Tokyo-based video production company WAGAKOTO, includes filming and editing the errand experience, which is then sent to parents. (News On Japan)
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Pension Reform in Japan Delayed

Japan Politics News - July 19, 2024 - 04:16
The Japanese government is considering revising the policy that reduces pensions for those working past age 65. However, a significant proposal to extend the pension premium payment period from age 60 to 65 has been deferred. (News On Japan)
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Ibaraki's Historic Natto Producer Falls Prey to Fraud

Japan Business News - July 19, 2024 - 04:04
Trying to solve the problem of finding a successor, a historic natto producer was taken over, only to have its funds siphoned off in a scam that is becoming increasingly common in Japan. (News On Japan)
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Man Arrested for Threatening AKB48 Member with Murder

Japan Society News - July 19, 2024 - 03:46
A 25-year-old unemployed man has been arrested and sent to the prosecutor's office for threatening a female member of the popular idol group AKB48 with murder. (News On Japan)
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New Ticket Gate on Shibuya Station's South Side Connects to Yamanote Line

Japan Travel News - July 19, 2024 - 03:36
Shibuya Station, undergoing a once-in-a-century large-scale redevelopment, will open a new ticket gate to improve accessibility in previously less convenient areas. (News On Japan)
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Kodansha Ex-Employee Found Guilty in Retrial for Wife's Murder

Japan Society News - July 19, 2024 - 03:28
A retrial at the Tokyo High Court has resulted in an upheld guilty verdict for a former employee of the major publishing company Kodansha, who was accused of murdering his wife in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward. The court dismissed the appeal by the former employee, confirming the initial 11-year prison sentence. (News On Japan)
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Foreign Tourists Disturb Hokkaido's 'Blue Pond'

Japan Travel News - July 19, 2024 - 03:24
As popular tourist spots in Hokkaido face disruptive behavior by foreign visitors, a small town has begun taking measures to address the situation. (News On Japan)
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Severe Heat Returns as Rainy Season Ends in Kanto

Japan Travel News - July 18, 2024 - 17:33
The Japan Meteorological Agency has announced the end of the rainy season in the Kanto-Koshin and Tokai regions. With the rainy season's conclusion, severe heat has returned. (News On Japan)
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