TEPCO begins 3rd round of diluted water release from Fukushima Daiichi plant

Japan Technology News - November 2, 2023 - 16:20
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has begun its third round of the release of treated and diluted water into the ocean from the crippled plant. (NHK)
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Chinese, Japanese coast guards face off again near disputed islands

Japan Politics News - November 2, 2023 - 16:14
Chinese and Japanese coast guard ships have faced off around disputed islands in the East China Sea. It is the second such incident in two weeks. (CNA)
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The Internet is Totally Wrong About Japanese Mummies

Japan Education News - November 2, 2023 - 16:13
The practice of self-mummification in Japan. (Linfamy)
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10 Japanese nationals evacuate from Gaza

Japan Politics News - November 2, 2023 - 11:56
A Japanese government official says ten Japanese nationals and their eight Palestinian family members have evacuated to Egypt from the Gaza Strip. (NHK)
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Maiko launch New Year's cards; 1.44 billion to be issued nationwide

Japan Business News - November 2, 2023 - 05:42
With only two months remaining this year, a ceremony marking the launch of New Year's greeting cards was held in Kyoto with the participation of Maiko (apprentice geisha). (News On Japan)
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Toyota beats Tesla in profit margin as price hikes pay off

Japan Business News - November 2, 2023 - 05:24
Toyota Motor has enjoyed a rapid recovery in profitability driven by a weak yen and price hikes, with its profit margin outpacing Tesla's during the April-September period for the first time in more than two years. (Nikkei)
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Real estate renaissance: Foreign investors flock to Japan

Japan Business News - November 2, 2023 - 05:08
The yen's depreciation has proved to be a boon for the Japanese housing market, as investors have been pouring money into the East Asian country's relatively cheaper real estate sector. (benzinga.com)
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Mitsubishi UFJ raises 10-year fixed interest rate 100 fold

Japan Business News - November 2, 2023 - 00:52
Mitsubishi UFJ Bank has announced that it will increase the interest rate for its 10-year fixed-term deposit, currently at 0.002%, by 100 times to 0.2%. (News On Japan)
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2 decomposed bodies found in coffins in abandoned funeral parlour

Japan Society News - November 2, 2023 - 00:29
Two bodies in a state of decomposition have been discovered inside coffins in an unattended funeral home in central Japan. (News On Japan)
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Baseball: Oyama's walk-off single evens Japan Series for Tigers

Japan Sports News - November 2, 2023 - 00:07
Yusuke Oyama hit a walk-off single as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Orix Buffaloes 4-3 in Game 4 to even the Japan Series at two games apiece Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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Japan fast tracks hydrogen trains to reduce emissions

Japan Technology News - November 1, 2023 - 18:21
Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and JR companies held a meeting for the first time on Wednesday to share information on introducing railways that run on hydrogen fuel in order to "decarbonize" railways. (News On Japan)
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Dog's Day pet tourism goes barking mad

Japan Travel News - November 1, 2023 - 18:09
In Japan, November 1st has been designated as "Dog's Day" by the pet food industry, since the date can be read as "one one one" which is similar to a dog's bark "wan wan wan". (News On Japan)
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Truck crashes into Tokyo camera store

Japan Society News - November 1, 2023 - 17:54
A truck overturned and crashed into a camera store in Tokyo on Wednesday afternoon, injuring the driver and a shop employee. (News On Japan)
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Resona Bank liberalizes employee dress code with aim to encourage free thinking

Japan Business News - November 1, 2023 - 17:39
Major financial group Resona Group has liberalized the dress code for all its bank employees starting from November 1st with the intent of promoting free thinking. (News On Japan)
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ANA to cancel some flights next January to March due to engine inspections

Japan Travel News - November 1, 2023 - 12:49
Japan's All Nippon Airways is grounding several aircraft due to engine problems that will result in domestic and international flight cancellations between January and March next year. (NHK)
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Japan's Princess Kako departs for Peru

Japan Society News - November 1, 2023 - 12:48
Princess Kako departed Japan on Wednesday for Peru, where she will attend events marking the 150 years of diplomatic ties between the countries. She is the second daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino. (NHK)
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Inside the Prisons of Japan: The Strictest in the World? | Japanese Prison Documentary

Japan Society News - November 1, 2023 - 11:33
We gained unprecedented filming access to two Japanese prisons to find out if accusations that the system is inhumane are true. (Java Discover | Free Global Documentaries & Clips)
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'Monster Wolf' robot aims to spook Japan's wildlife problem away

Japan Technology News - November 1, 2023 - 11:28
Japan is using robots to deter natural predators from populated areas in a safe way. (ABC News)
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Surfing Japan's Futuristic Wave Pool

Japan Sports News - November 1, 2023 - 11:27
Right now we're in Japan at one of the best wave pools in the world. (Ben Gravy)
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Japan 'on standby' for sharp yen moves, top fx official says

Japan Business News - November 1, 2023 - 11:19
Japan's top currency official said on Wednesday that the authorities are on ''standby'' to react to sharp moves in the yen. His comment came after the Japanese currency's depreciation against the dollar accelerated. (NHK)
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