Kansai Airport to Increase Number of Flights

Japan Travel News - May 29, 2024 - 08:36
Local municipalities have agreed to accept the new flight path proposal presented by the national government to increase the number of flights to and from Kansai Airport to 300,000. (News On Japan)
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Device to Extract Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Debris Unveiled

Japan Technology News - May 29, 2024 - 08:24
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has unveiled a device for the trial removal of so-called 'fuel debris' at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. (News On Japan)
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Holes Found in Fuji Black Curtain

Japan Travel News - May 29, 2024 - 08:16
Holes have been found in a black curtain installed to prevent misconduct at a popular Mt. Fuji photography spot in Fujikawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Fire Breaks Out at Ramen Jiro, Customers Continue Eating Despite Blaze

Japan Society News - May 29, 2024 - 04:42
A fire broke out at the Shinjuku Kabukicho branch of the popular ramen restaurant Ramen Jiro on the 28th while food was being prepared. (News On Japan)
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Farewell to the World's Most Famous Shiba Inu: Kabosu

Japan Society News - May 29, 2024 - 04:15
Kabosu, a Shiba Inu who captured the hearts of millions, passed away on the morning of the 24th at around 7:50 AM. Atsuko Sato, Kabosu's owner, shared her final moments, saying, 'I kept stroking her and talking to her until she eventually stopped moving.' (News On Japan)
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As EV Sales Grow, Major Automakers Showcase Latest Engine Technologies

Japan Business News - May 28, 2024 - 20:59
As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the market continues to grow, Japanese automakers have showcased their latest engine technologies, emphasizing their commitment to ongoing engine development. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Traditional Producers in a Pickle

Japan Business News - May 28, 2024 - 17:26
Japan's beloved pickles are facing a crisis. Starting next month, stricter rules for pickle production will come into effect, forcing many farmers to abandon their pickle-making operations. (News On Japan)
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Princess Kako Visits Greek Monastery Restored by Japanese Researcher

Japan Society News - May 28, 2024 - 08:46
Princess Kako, currently visiting Greece, toured a monastery where a Japanese researcher contributed to the restoration of the frescoes. (News On Japan)
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New Toyama Tourist Route Postponed Due to Quake Damage

Japan Travel News - May 28, 2024 - 08:37
Toyama Prefecture has announced that it will not open the new tourist route, the 'Kurobe Unazuki Canyon Route,' to the public this year. The decision comes due to the impact of the Noto Peninsula earthquake, which has hindered restoration work. (News On Japan)
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Bear Euthanized After 8-Hour Standoff in Toyama

Japan Society News - May 28, 2024 - 08:28
A bear was euthanized on the evening of May 27 after an eight-hour standoff in the grounds of a residential property in Tonami, Toyama Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Is It Time to Sell or Buy? Silver Prices Soar Alongside Gold

Japan Business News - May 28, 2024 - 00:52
Silver prices have significantly increased, doubling over the past five years. In April 2019, silver was around 57 yen per gram, but by April this year, it reached approximately 138 yen per gram, and further rose to 172 yen per gram by May 27. This surge has led to a "Reiwa Silver Rush," with people buying and selling silver items like ingots and coins. (News On Japan)
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'AirJapan' Aims to Connect Tourists to Japan's Hidden Gems

Japan Travel News - May 27, 2024 - 17:00
With Japan facing a declining birthrate and aging population, inbound tourism is expected to be one of the few growth engines. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan welcomed around 32 million tourists. However, globally, France attracts about 89.3 million inbound tourists with a population of around 68 million, indicating significant potential for Japan. (News On Japan)
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Attempted Robbery at Fukuoka's Lalaport: Two 15-Year-Old Boys Arrested

Japan Society News - May 27, 2024 - 16:11
Two 15-year-old boys were arrested on May 19 for an attempted robbery at the Lalaport Fukuoka shopping facility in Fukuoka City's Hakata Ward. (News On Japan)
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Why Use VPN in Japan?

Japan Business News - May 27, 2024 - 11:39
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a secure and private connection to the internet by encrypting your data and masking your IP address, creating a secure tunnel for your online activities. This technology has become essential for various reasons, particularly for accessing entertainment content from other countries. (News On Japan)
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Reviving the Showa Era: Breathing Life into Discarded Furniture

Japan Business News - May 27, 2024 - 07:56
In recent years, more companies have emerged to assist elderly individuals in decluttering their homes when moving into care facilities. While most of the collected furniture and items are typically discarded, one company in Sakai City has taken a different approach by showcasing these items in an exhibition titled 'Toki no Kotodute'. (News On Japan)
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New Tokyo Neighborhood Opens at Former Olympic Village

Japan Business News - May 27, 2024 - 06:46
The former site of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Athletes' Village, now named 'Harumi Flag,' has officially opened. (News On Japan)
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Gymnast Mana Okamura Aims for Olympic Glory and Beyond

Japan Sports News - May 27, 2024 - 06:16
Mana Okamura, 18, who has secured a spot for the Paris Olympics in gymnastics, gave an unexpected answer to 'future dreams,' revealing the ambition to become a pastry chef. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force Conducts Largest Live-Fire Drill

Japan Politics News - May 27, 2024 - 06:04
Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) conducted its largest live-fire exercise, the 'Fuji Comprehensive Firepower Exercise,' on Sunday. (News On Japan)
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Princess Kako Visits Greece, Tours Parthenon

Japan Society News - May 27, 2024 - 04:27
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, arrived in Greece on May 26th, marking her third official overseas engagement. This visit commemorates the 125th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Greece. (News On Japan)
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5 Arrested Over Body in Suitcase

Japan Society News - May 26, 2024 - 14:01
In December 2023, the body of a man was discovered inside a suitcase along the banks of the Tamagawa River in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Police have arrested five individuals, including the man's ex-girlfriend and her family, on suspicion of abandoning the body. (News On Japan)
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