Reality of Traffic Accidents: Parents Struggle Caring for Severely Disabled Son

Japan Society News - May 31, 2024 - 21:18
Each year, 1,600 people in Japan suffer severe disabilities requiring care due to traffic accidents. One man became severely disabled at the age of seven after being hit by a car. The harsh reality that awaited him and his family was overwhelming. (News On Japan)
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Foreigner Ringing Kyoto Temple Bell at Night Upsets Locals

Japan Society News - May 31, 2024 - 18:46
Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto faces an issue with disruptive behavior involving its bell ropes, leading the shrine to make a difficult decision. (News On Japan)
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Speed Limit on Narrow Roads to be Revised to 30 km/h from Current 60 km/h

Japan Society News - May 31, 2024 - 18:31
In the residential area of Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City, cars speed past pedestrians on a daily basis. Despite its importance to the local community, the road lacks speed limit signs. (News On Japan)
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One in Four Hotel Guests in Japan Were Foreigners in April

Japan Travel News - May 31, 2024 - 18:11
According to a survey by the Japan Tourism Agency, one in four guests staying at accommodations in Japan last month were foreigners. The number of foreign guests reached a record high of 13.15 million in April. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Major Banks to Raise Fixed-Rate Mortgage Interest Rates

Japan Business News - May 31, 2024 - 18:03
With long-term interest rates rising steadily, Japan's major banks have announced a significant increase in fixed-rate mortgage interest rates starting next month. (News On Japan)
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Kobe Suma Sea World to Open on June 1

Japan Travel News - May 31, 2024 - 09:37
Built on the site of the former Kobe City Suma Marine Park, the new Kobe Suma Sea World is set to open on June 1, with the star attraction being the only orca show in West Japan. (News On Japan)
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Elderly Woman Dies After Car Plunges into Sea at Fishing Port

Japan Society News - May 31, 2024 - 07:07
A car driven by an elderly woman plunged into the sea at a fishing port in Hikari City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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New High-Rise Towers to Transform Tokyo Bay Area

Japan Business News - May 31, 2024 - 05:42
The construction of a high-rise tower in Tokyo's Bay Area, leveraging its waterfront location, has been unveiled to the press amid ongoing redevelopment projects throughout the city. (News On Japan)
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KDDI to Establish Moon-Earth Communication Network by 2028

Japan Technology News - May 31, 2024 - 05:32
As the space-related business sector rapidly expands, Japan's second largest telecommunications company, KDDI, has announced plans to enable mobile communication on the moon. (News On Japan)
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JSDF Soldier Dies in Grenade Training Accident

Japan Politics News - May 31, 2024 - 05:16
Shrapnel from a grenade struck a soldier in the neck during a grenade-throwing exercise at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's (JSDF) North Fuji Training Area in Yamanashi Prefecture, on Thursday morning. The soldier was transported to a hospital but was later confirmed dead. (News On Japan)
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Japan to Be First Outside the U.S. to Integrate ID Functionality into iPhone

Japan Technology News - May 30, 2024 - 16:00
The Japanese government has reached an agreement with American tech giant Apple to incorporate My Number Card functionality into iPhones by next spring, the first country outside the United States to integrate ID functionality into Apple devices. (News On Japan)
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Imperial Family Attends Viola Concert, Aiko's First Experience

Japan Society News - May 30, 2024 - 15:43
The Imperial Family attended a viola concert on Wednesday evening. Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, and their daughter, Princess Aiko, arrived at a concert hall in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward at around 6:30 PM, greeted with applause from the audience as they took their seats. (News On Japan)
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Kokuyo Opens New Office in Beijing, Showcases Modern Work Styles

Japan Business News - May 30, 2024 - 15:38
Kokuyo, renowned for its high-quality and innovative office furniture, has opened a new office in Beijing, showcasing height-adjustable desks and phone booth-style spaces. The office in Beijing is a joint space with Lamex, a Hong Kong furniture brand that Kokuyo merged with in July 2022. (News On Japan)
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Teachers Receive Two-Year Sentences for Student Deaths in Avalanche

Japan Education News - May 30, 2024 - 15:13
In a trial where three teachers were charged with professional negligence resulting in death and injury following an avalanche that killed eight high school students in Nasu Town, Tochigi Prefecture, the Utsunomiya District Court has sentenced the three to two years in prison. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Railways to Use QR Codes on Tickets

Japan Travel News - May 30, 2024 - 08:22
Eight railway companies, including JR East, have announced that they will gradually phase out the current tickets in favor of QR codes starting from 2026. (News On Japan)
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Typhoon No. 1 and Front Bring Heavy Rain to Kanto

Japan Travel News - May 30, 2024 - 08:13
While there will be sunshine across Japan during the day, rain is expected from the evening onwards on the Pacific side from Kanto to Kinki. Tomorrow, Typhoon No. 1 will move towards the Izu Islands, potentially bringing heavy rain to the Kanto region. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Long-term Interest Rates Rise to 1.075%, Highest in 12 Years

Japan Business News - May 30, 2024 - 07:51
Long-term interest rates rose, with the yield on newly issued 10-year government bonds in the Tokyo bond market reaching 1.075% at one point, 0.04% higher than the previous day's closing rate. This marks the highest level in about 12 years. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Woman Escapes Death Sentence in Malaysia

Japan Society News - May 30, 2024 - 07:44
A Japanese woman who was sentenced to death for smuggling methamphetamine into Malaysia has had her sentence reduced to 30 years in prison by a Malaysian court. (News On Japan)
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Escaped Viper Causes Panic in Niigata Neighborhood

Japan Society News - May 29, 2024 - 23:30
In a residential area of Niigata City, police officers were seen Tuesday searching with poles, looking for something in the waterways and surrounding areas. They were on the hunt for a venomous snake, known as a mamushi, which had escaped. The mamushi is highly poisonous and a bite can be fatal. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto Implements Tourist Ban on Private Roads with 10,000 Yen Fine

Japan Travel News - May 29, 2024 - 22:04
Signs written in Japanese, English, and Chinese, prohibiting entry into private roads in Kyoto's Gion district were installed Wednesday, threatening trespassers with 10,000 yen fines. Local residents spent about 600,000 yen to install these signs, hoping to address overtourism in certain residential areas. (News On Japan)
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