These 7 scenic trains offer the best views of Japan

Japan Travel News - October 12, 2022 - 04:51
Here are seven of the very best trains in Japan, from glamorous to panoramic and plain romantic. (
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Nissan sells its Russian operation with 6 year buyback option

Japan Business News - October 12, 2022 - 04:47
Japan’s Nissan Motor Company has decided to sell its Russian operations with an option to buy it back within six years, the company said. (
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Kura Sushi plans New York location in expansion abroad

Japan Business News - October 12, 2022 - 04:44
Japanese conveyor-belt sushi chain Kura Sushi will open its first New York State location by August 2024 in an ambitious expansion campaign that aims to quadruple its overseas network. (Nikkei)
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Japan's farmers struggle with mass generation of stink bugs

Japan Technology News - October 11, 2022 - 10:12
In recent years, stink bugs, which can cause major damage to farm crops, have been appearing in alarming numbers in Japan. (Japan Today)
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Japan scraps controls, hopes to revive tourism boom

Japan Travel News - October 11, 2022 - 10:04
Japan is reintroducing a visa waiver program for short-term visitors, and allowing visits by non-escorted individual tourists, as the country lifts most of its COVID-19 border controls. Japan's tourism industry was booming in pre-pandemic years. (NHK)
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Vettel: Alonso "a bit aggressive" in last corner fight in Japanese GP

Japan Sports News - October 11, 2022 - 04:10
Alonso was catching Vettel after a late pitstop for a fresh set of inters gave him a significant pace advantage over rivals, allowing him to regain the places he had lost with the stop. (
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'Fireball' observed in Kanagawa, Shizuoka skies

Japan Technology News - October 11, 2022 - 04:01
An exceptionally bright meteor has been observed in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, and elsewhere. (NHK)
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Japanese woman claims Turkish fiance defrauded her

Japan Society News - October 11, 2022 - 03:53
Claiming her fiance deceived her into giving him a large amount of cash, Japanese woman Yumiko Sakagami sought justice on Turkish TV. (
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Memorial held for Japanese student fatally shot in US 30 years ago

Japan Society News - October 10, 2022 - 18:09
A Japanese student who was fatally shot in the United States 30 years ago was remembered in his home city, where his parents renewed their appeal for the world without gun crimes. (NHK)
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Japan prefecture to grant workers leave to take care of grandkids

Japan Education News - October 10, 2022 - 17:56
The prefecture of Miyagi in northeastern Japan plans to grant government workers leave to take care of their grandchildren as part of efforts to help child-rearing parents. (Kyodo)
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Japan ranked last in women staff in tertiary education in 2020: OECD

Japan Education News - October 10, 2022 - 06:53
Japan had the lowest share of female staff in tertiary education in 2020 among 32 comparable member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development at 30 percent, the group's recent report on education said. (Japan Today)
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Woman pays for 'Russian astronaut' to return to Earth in marriage scam

Japan Society News - October 10, 2022 - 01:27
Police are investigating whether a woman in central Japan was scammed into sending around 4.4 million yen to a person who claimed to be a Russian astronaut working at the International Space Station and needing money to return to Earth to marry her. (Japan Today)
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Yoko Ono's ex-husband, avant-garde pioneer composer Ichiyanagi, dies at 89

Japan Society News - October 10, 2022 - 01:25
Avant-garde pianist and composer Toshi Ichiyanagi, who studied with John Cage and went on to lead Japan’s advances in experimental modern music, has died. He was 89. (Japan Today)
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Slow cloud migration hinders digital transformation in Japan

Japan Technology News - October 10, 2022 - 01:23
Japan is lagging other countries in cloud computing, with related investment accounting for only 4% of all information technology spending in 2021 -- a third that of North America -- and the gap is growing. (Nikkei)
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Nissan pushes Renault to sell down stake, may raise funds: source

Japan Business News - October 10, 2022 - 01:20
Nissan Motor is pressing French partner Renault to cut its stake in the Japanese automaker as much as possible, ideally to 15%, and may consider raising funds to buy back the shares, a source familiar with the matter said. (Nikkei)
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The Ruthless World of Inheritance Battles in Early Medieval Japan

Japan Education News - October 10, 2022 - 01:06
History of Japan 93: Medieval Japanese children were deathly afraid of their parents. Why? (Linfamy)
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Judo: Japan's Horikawa wins 1st world title in women's 63 kg

Japan Sports News - October 10, 2022 - 00:54
Japan's Megumi Horikawa won the women's 63-kilogram division at the judo world championships on Sunday in Tashkent for her first world title. (Kyodo)
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Verstappen takes 2nd straight drivers' title with Japan win

Japan Sports News - October 10, 2022 - 00:50
Max Verstappen is now a two-time Formula One world champion, both titles awarded under bizarre and unprecedented circumstances long after he crossed the finish line. (AP)
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Tokyo taxi fares to rise for 1st time in 15 years

Japan Travel News - October 9, 2022 - 04:39
Taxi fares in Tokyo will rise for the first time in 15 years from the middle of October. The increased fares will be implemented in all 23 wards of Tokyo, as well as Musashino and Mitaka cities. (Japan Today)
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Sky Mile Tower – Japan’s soon to be tallest building

Japan Technology News - October 9, 2022 - 04:37
The Burj Khalifa, which stands 2,716.5 feet (almost half a mile) tall and has held the title of largest skyscraper for a long time, is about to lose that title to Japan’s ambitious Sky Mile Tower project. (
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