Foreign Tourists Drawn to Japanese Manhole Covers

Japan Travel News - April 17, 2024 - 03:38
Japanese manhole covers are capturing the attention of foreign tourists, featuring designs from local symbols to popular anime and video game characters, such as "Sailor Moon" and "Street Fighter." (News On Japan)
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Victim Identified in Gruesome Tochigi Discovery

Japan Society News - April 17, 2024 - 03:17
One of the two charred bodies found on a riverbank in Nasu Town, Tochigi Prefecture, has been identified as a 55-year-old man. (News On Japan)
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Honda Unveils New 'Ye' Series EV for Chinese Market

Japan Business News - April 17, 2024 - 03:09
Honda's Chinese subsidiary has unveiled a new model of electric vehicle (EV), the 'Ye' series, tailored for the Chinese market, marking its global debut. (News On Japan)
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Rethinking Work: Japan's Rising Trend in Early Resignations

Japan Business News - April 16, 2024 - 18:49
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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Bears Added to Designated Management Wildlife List

Japan Technology News - April 16, 2024 - 13:46
Following a record year of bear attacks on humans, the Ministry of the Environment has added bears to the list of "Designated Management Wildlife," which qualifies for national support in capturing these animals. (News On Japan)
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Doctor Gets Suspended Sentence for Leaving Wire in Patient

Japan Society News - April 16, 2024 - 13:39
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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JFTC to Issue Order Against Google for Restricting Ads

Japan Business News - April 16, 2024 - 13:26
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is set to issue an administrative order to Google for possibly violating antitrust laws by allegedly restricting transactions for digital ads with "LINE Yahoo." (News On Japan)
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Court Rejects Death Row Inmates' Plea for Prior Notification

Japan Society News - April 16, 2024 - 13:11
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 - April 16, 2024 - 12:47
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 - April 16, 2024 - 08:19
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 - April 16, 2024 - 08:10
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 - April 16, 2024 - 08:06
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 - April 16, 2024 - 07:51
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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Japanese Department Stores Thrive on Inbound Tourism

Japan Business News - April 16, 2024 - 07:32
Japanese department stores have reported a series of strong financial results for the fiscal year, buoyed by increased spending by foreign tourists due to the weakening yen. (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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