Financial markets shaken by reports of possible new Bank of Japan chief

Japan Business News - February 6, 2023 - 22:51
The yen weakened against the US dollar on Monday. Financial markets are speculating that the Bank of Japan will maintain its massive monetary easing policy under a new governor. (NHK)
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Mitsubishi Heavy set to terminate passenger jet project

Japan Business News - February 6, 2023 - 22:42
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. plans to terminate the development of a domestically manufactured jet, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. (Kyodo)
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16-year-old boy stabbed on Kawasaki street; suspect detained

Japan Society News - February 6, 2023 - 22:37
A high school student in Kawasaki was rushed to hospital on Monday morning after he was stabbed from behind, police said. (Japan Today)
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How Japan Produces So Much Talent!

Japan Sports News - February 6, 2023 - 04:07
hey may have just fallen short of making their first ever quarter-final, but Japan’s performance at the 2022 World Cup was one of the biggest stories of Qatar, topping a group containing two of the three previous world champions in Spain and Germany, beating both of them in the process – a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that both opponents had Champions League-winning managers in the dugout. (Euro Football Daily)
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Japanese sleep more for first time since 1970s, survey shows

Japan Education News - February 5, 2023 - 05:19
Japanese sleep less than the inhabitants of every other developed nation, and some analyses suggest this trait hurts productivity. (
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Sapporo Snow Festival begins; open to public for first time since 2020

Japan Travel News - February 5, 2023 - 05:04
The 73rd Sapporo Snow Festival began in Sapporo, Hokkaido, on Saturday. The festival, featuring more than 160 ice and snow sculptures, is open to the public for the first time since 2020. It was held online only in 2021 and 2022 due to the coronavirus. (Japan Today)
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Japan consumers cling to 'COVID savings' as anxiety grips country

Japan Business News - February 5, 2023 - 04:57
People in Japan are hoarding the cash they accrued during the pandemic despite an easing of restrictions, with savings actually increasing to 62 trillion yen ($478 billion), or more than 10% of the country's gross national product. (Nikkei)
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Japan PM dismisses aide over anti-LGBTQ+ comments

Japan Politics News - February 5, 2023 - 04:54
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has dismissed one of his secretaries for homophobic comments that the prime minister called “outrageous”. (Al Jazeera)
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Manholers gathering steam

Japan Society News - February 4, 2023 - 07:00
People who are fascinated by manhole covers are called "manholers". About 14,000 people visited the "Manhole Summit" held last year. What's the attraction? (ANNnewsCH)
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Life sentence handed down for killing of Vietnamese woman

Japan Society News - February 4, 2023 - 06:23
A district court in Osaka, western Japan, has sentenced a 60-year-old man to life in prison for robbing and killing a 31-year-old woman from Vietnam in April last year. (NHK)
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BOJ suffers unrealized losses of 8.8 tril. yen in government bonds

Japan Business News - February 4, 2023 - 06:21
The Bank of Japan's unrealized losses on government bonds reached 8.8 trillion yen, or about 68 billion dollars in December. (NHK)
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World's largest pension fund posts fourth straight quarterly loss

Japan Business News - February 4, 2023 - 06:19
Japan's massive public pension fund continued its longest ever losing streak, reporting on Friday a $14.2 billion loss for the third quarter, its fourth straight quarter of negative returns. (UPI)
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Japan faces reality of elderly caring for older parents

Japan Education News - February 4, 2023 - 06:12
Japan may be on track to becoming a "land of grandparents," as birth rates falls and its elderly population swells. (AA)
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Aide to Japan's prime minister says he 'hates' to see LGBT couples

Japan Politics News - February 4, 2023 - 06:07
A secretary to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Masayoshi Arai, said Friday night he does "not want to live next door" to an LGBT couple and that he would "hate to see them," but quickly retracted the discriminatory remarks after they were reported by the media. (Nikkei)
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Japanese cargo ship capsizes and sinks after collision

Japan Society News - February 4, 2023 - 05:57
Two Japanese cargo ships collided while traveling through the Kurushima Strait in the Seto Inland Sea on the night of February 2 with one of the vessels capsizing and later sinking. (
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Japan's food exports hit new high on seafood, whisky demand

Japan Business News - February 4, 2023 - 05:55
Japan's food exports soared to a 10th straight annual record in 2022, as the economic reopening from the pandemic in many countries sparked renewed interest in dining out. (Nikkei)
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Foo Fighters, The Strokes to Headline Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival 2023

Japan Society News - February 3, 2023 - 18:04
The post Foo Fighters, The Strokes to Headline Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival 2023 appeared first on Consequence. (
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Is Japan's lagging EV market ready for takeoff?

Japan Business News - February 3, 2023 - 17:43
Despite boasting an early start with electric vehicles (EVs), Japan has been seen as a laggard in the EV market over the past decade when the rest of the world is actively riding on the transformative shift. (
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Japan's crime rate increases for 1st time in 20 years

Japan Society News - February 3, 2023 - 06:02
Japan's crime rate increased for the first time in 20 years in 2022, as relaxed Covid-19 regulations may have led to a rise in instances of street crime, a police said on Thursday. (Argus News)
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Leading robbery suspect had girlfriend bring cash from Japan to Philippines

Japan Society News - February 3, 2023 - 05:59
A Japanese man who is suspected to have instructed a recent series of robberies across Japan had his girlfriend repeatedly bring defrauded money four years ago from Japan to the Philippines, where he is based. (NHK)
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