Akane Hotta Ties the Knot with Longtime Beau

Japan Society News - April 26, 2024 - 20:33
Actress Akane Hotta announced on the 26th that she has married a non-celebrity man she had been dating, sharing her joy on Instagram. (News On Japan)
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Bracing for 'Crow Blackouts'

Japan Society News - April 26, 2024 - 20:28
As crows enter their breeding season, their nest-building activities are causing concern among utility providers due to the increased risk of power outages. (News On Japan)
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Tasaki Marks 70th Anniversary with Glamorous Pearl Jewelry Exhibition

Japan Business News - April 26, 2024 - 20:26
Tasaki, the renowned pearl jewelry brand, celebrated its 70th anniversary by hosting the "TASAKI 70th Anniversary Exhibition: FLOATING SHELL." The event kicked off on April 25 with a glamorous opening ceremony attended by a slew of celebrities. (News On Japan)
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Japan Conducts First National Survey on Religious Abuse

Japan Education News - April 26, 2024 - 20:19
For the first time, Japan has conducted a national survey on child abuse related to religious beliefs, uncovering 47 cases reported to child consultation centers over the past 18 months. The findings highlight significant concerns within households where extreme religious convictions interfere with children's welfare. (News On Japan)
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Brave Seven-Year-Old Rescues Kidnapped Four-Year-Old Sister

Japan Society News - April 26, 2024 - 20:04
In a remarkable display of bravery and quick thinking, a seven-year-old girl in Kitakyushu successfully rescued her four-year-old sister who had been kidnapped. The incident, which unfolded on April 13th, began when the siblings were approached by an unfamiliar man while playing on the street. (News On Japan)
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Bank of Japan Stays Course on Monetary Policy

Japan Business News - April 26, 2024 - 19:59
The Bank of Japan says it will leave its monetary policy unchanged. The announcement comes at the end of the BOJ's two-day meeting on Friday. (NHK)
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Residents Anxious About Measures to Counter Over-Tourism

Japan Travel News - April 26, 2024 - 15:55
As Golden Week approaches, the historic city of Kamakura, known for its scenic views and cultural heritage, is facing the perennial challenge of over-tourism. This year, local authorities are initiating an experimental traffic management scheme encouraging visitors to explore the city on foot to alleviate congestion. (News On Japan)
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Gotanda JP Building Opens Doors with Hoshino Resort on High Floors

Japan Travel News - April 26, 2024 - 10:34
Tokyo's Shinagawa district welcomes a new landmark with the grand opening of the Gotanda JP Building on Friday, April 26, featuring a dog-friendly hotel by Hoshino Resort, co-working spaces, and a vibrant culinary scene. (News On Japan)
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'SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024' Opens in Tokyo, Highlights Future Technologies

Japan Technology News - April 26, 2024 - 10:20
Starting this Saturday, 'SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024' begins a month-long showcase of Japan's advanced technologies, featuring attractions such as self-driving carts styled as futuristic floats and projection mapping installations, all available to the public for free. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Rhythmic Gymnast Vows to Triumph at Paris Olympics

Japan Sports News - April 26, 2024 - 10:14
The Japanese national rhythmic gymnastics team, headed to the Asian Championships in Tashkent starting May 2, which also serves as a continental qualifier for the Paris Olympics, held a spirited send-off event on April 25 at the National Sports Science Center (JISS) in Kita, Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Honda Plans New EV Factory in Canada

Japan Business News - April 26, 2024 - 07:15
Honda has unveiled plans to construct a factory dedicated to electric vehicles (EVs) in Ontario, Canada, as part of its broader strategy to fully transition to EVs by 2040. (News On Japan)
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Plaintiffs File Lawsuit Against Facebook Japan Over Scam Ads

Japan Business News - April 26, 2024 - 01:26
Four victims of imposter scams have sued the Japan unit of US IT giant Meta for damages, saying the operator of Facebook and Instagram has failed to verify the authenticity of social media ads. (NHK)
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BBC Accused of Distorting Smile-Up President's Comments

Japan Society News - April 26, 2024 - 01:14
Japanese company Smile-Up, the former talent agency known as Johnny & Associates, says it has sent a letter of protest to Britain's public broadcaster BBC over its program on sexual abuse by its late founder. (NHK)
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Japan Airlines' First Female President Discusses "Diversity in Talent"

Japan Business News - April 26, 2024 - 00:59
Mitsuko Tottori, the first female president of a major airline in Japan, discusses her strategies for promoting diversity within Japan Airlines during a recent interview. (News On Japan)
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JAXA's Moon Probe Survives Extreme Cold, Successfully Reconnects

Japan Technology News - April 25, 2024 - 14:17
Japan's space agency says it has reestablished communication with its moon probe, confirming that the spacecraft made it through the cold lunar night for the third time. (NHK)
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Princess Aiko Visits Imperial Tombs Solo

Japan Society News - April 25, 2024 - 13:49
Princess Aiko, the eldest daughter of the Emperor and Empress, made her first solo visit to the tombs of the Showa Emperor and Empress Kojun on Thursday, to report her graduation from Gakushuin University and her new employment at the Japanese Red Cross. (News On Japan)
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News Reporter Game Teaches Student's Media Literacy

Japan Education News - April 25, 2024 - 13:41
Nippon Television has developed a new educational game aimed at elementary school children that combines the fun of learning about "information literacy" with a simulated experience of being a news reporter. (News On Japan)
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Young Faces, New Trends: The Rise of Makeup Among Japan's Students

Japan Education News - April 25, 2024 - 06:38
Youngsters in Japan are enthusiastically embracing the world of cosmetics, with a recent survey reporting some 60% of elementary students own some form of makeup. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Population Crisis: 744 Municipalities Could Disappear by 2050

Japan Politics News - April 25, 2024 - 06:26
A private organization has revealed that approximately 40% of the national municipalities, totaling 744, could potentially disappear by 2050 due to declining populations. (News On Japan)
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Revamped Shibuya TSUTAYA Features Co-working Spaces

Japan Travel News - April 25, 2024 - 06:06
Shibuya TSUTAYA, near the famous Scramble Crossing, opens today (April 25) after undergoing its first major renovation in 24 years. (News On Japan)
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