Japan Women's Basketball Team Secures Spot in Paris Olympics

Japan Sports News - February 12, 2024 - 09:09
The Japan women's basketball team has clinched its spot in the Olympics for the third consecutive time, setting the stage for a thrilling participation in the Paris Games. In a crucial match that would determine their qualification for the Paris Olympics, Japan faced off against Canada, a team ranked 5th globally and considered a strong competitor. (News On Japan)
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Legendary Hostess Himika Announces Her Inauguration as President of "CLUB RAISE"

Japan Business News - February 12, 2024 - 03:41
Himeka, a hostess at CLUB RAISE, part of the Ace Group in Kita-Shinchi, Osaka, updated her Instagram on February 11th to announce that she will be taking on the role of president of the company starting February 15th. (News On Japan)
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New Strategies Against Diabetes: The Power of Visualizing Blood Sugar Levels

Japan Technology News - February 12, 2024 - 03:09
As winter approaches, a spotlight is cast on diabetes, a condition affecting millions, and the innovative measures being adopted to combat it. (News On Japan)
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Kana Nakada Boldly Showcases Stunning Figure in Swimsuit

Japan Society News - February 12, 2024 - 01:50
Former Nogizaka46 member Kana Nakada updates her Instagram on the 11th, showcasing off-shots from the 10th issue of "Young Magazine" (News On Japan)
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First Women's Sumo 'Dream Girls Cup' Held in Tokyo

Japan Sports News - February 12, 2024 - 01:42
The first-ever "Dream Girls Cup," a women's sumo tournament supported by former yokozuna Hakuho's Miyagino stablemaster, was held in Tokyo, stirring excitement with participants from the earthquake-stricken area of Ishikawa Prefecture on the Noto Peninsula. (News On Japan)
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Over 4,000 Hina Dolls Gather in Heritage House

Japan Society News - February 12, 2024 - 01:21
In anticipation of next month's Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival), an ancient residence in Koshu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, has become the exhibition site for approximately 4,000 ancient Hina dolls, open to the public since February 11th. (News On Japan)
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Heli Rides Take Passengers on 'Flying Car' Route

Japan Technology News - February 12, 2024 - 01:12
Tokyo has initiated a demonstration experiment using helicopters to address and identify the challenges facing the commercialization of "flying cars." (News On Japan)
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Monuments of Japan's Difficult Past Removed

Japan Society News - February 11, 2024 - 12:20
Across Japan, monuments and explanatory panels documenting the nation's "negative history" are being removed, one after another, amidst concentrated protests alleging that these installations are "anti-Japanese" or "nonsensical." (News On Japan)
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Himeji Castle's Western Keep Opens for First Time

Japan Travel News - February 11, 2024 - 12:02
In celebration of its 30th anniversary as a World Heritage site, Himeji Castle has, for the first time, opened its "Western Small Keep" to the public. (News On Japan)
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Golf Pros Gather to Tackle the 2025 Challenge

Japan Sports News - February 11, 2024 - 08:44
In the face of the "2025 problem," where the aging of the baby boomer generation presents various challenges, the golf industry, too, finds itself at a crossroads with an aging player demographic. Amid these challenges, professionals from the golf business are coming together for groundbreaking initiatives aimed at appealing to the next generation. (News On Japan)
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Inside Look at the Future of Travel: The New Yakumo Express

Japan Travel News - February 11, 2024 - 08:22
The much anticipated preview of the new "Yakumo" limited express train was held at JR Osaka Station on Saturday, mesmerizing enthusiasts with its futuristic design. (News On Japan)
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Woman Detained Without Bra for 11 Days

Japan Society News - February 11, 2024 - 07:24
A woman who was detained at an Osaka detention center and left without a bra for 11 days was also subject to male interrogation during this time, with no explanation why she was unable to wear underwear. (News On Japan)
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Toyosu Market: How to Eat Like a Local

Japan Travel News - February 11, 2024 - 06:34
The newly opened commercial facility "Toyosu Senkyakubanrai," located next to the Toyosu Market, has become a major attraction for numerous tourists from both within Japan and abroad. Despite some initial reactions suggesting that the prices might be a bit steep for locals, "A little expensive for the Japanese taste perhaps..." there are actually ways for Japanese customers to enjoy the offerings at a more reasonable cost. (News On Japan)
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Japan Celebrates Lunar New Year

Japan Travel News - February 11, 2024 - 03:22
As China commenced its grand Spring Festival holiday on February 10th, celebrating the Lunar New Year, Japan too embraced the festivities with various events, notably the "Nagasaki Lantern Festival" and the Spring Festival in Ueno, Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Fukushima's Unique Milky Hot Springs

Japan Travel News - February 11, 2024 - 02:30
In the shadow of Mount Adatara in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, lies the renowned Take Hot Springs, celebrated for its "Milky Day" - a phenomenon occurring just once a week when the waters turn a cloudy white. Despite facing the severest cold wave, we followed the journey of the dedicated hot spring craftsmen, the guardians of these thermal waters, as they ventured into the snowy mountains to maintain the spring's flow. (News On Japan)
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How Wide is the Kanto v. Kansai Cultural Divide?

Japan Society News - February 10, 2024 - 09:47
The cultural tapestry of Japan is rich and diverse, with the Kanto and Kansai regions offering a fascinating study in contrasts, from convenience store rice balls to public bath customs. What are the differences? (News On Japan)
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CoCo Ichibanya to Raise Prices on Egg Dishes

Japan Business News - February 10, 2024 - 09:31
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya, a staple for curry lovers, has announced a price adjustment for its egg-based dishes starting March. The move comes in response to the soaring prices of chicken eggs, exacerbated by the impact of avian influenza and other factors. (News On Japan)
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Discover Okinawa's Breathtaking Views from Naha Airport

Japan Travel News - February 10, 2024 - 07:23
Naha Airport is known for its abundant souvenir shops and gourmet spots, but did you know it also harbors hidden convenient services and scenic spots? Today, a local writer introduces recommended services and spots at Naha Airport that can be useful during your travels. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Women's Basketball Team Faces Setback with Loss to Hungary

Japan Sports News - February 10, 2024 - 06:37
In the second game of the Olympic World Qualifying Tournament for women's basketball, Japan faced a tough match against Hungary and was defeated with a score of 75 to 81, postponing their chance to secure a spot in the Olympics to the final game against Canada. (News On Japan)
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Conductor Seiji Ozawa Dies at 88

Japan Society News - February 10, 2024 - 04:30
Seiji Ozawa, a globally celebrated conductor, has died. He was 88 years old. According to his office, Ozawa passed away at his home in Tokyo on February 6 due to heart failure. (News On Japan)
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