US embassy claims ‘racial profiling’ of foreigners by Japanese police

Japan Politics News - December 7, 2021 - 01:37
The US embassy in Tokyo has claimed that foreign tourists were being stopped by the Japanese Police in a suspected case of racial profiling. (
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Ghosn criticizes Japan's prosecution system as discriminatory

Japan Business News - December 7, 2021 - 01:36
Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who fled Japan in 2019 before facing trial over alleged financial misconduct, on Monday reiterated his innocence in a virtual press conference and criticized Japan's prosecution system as being blatantly discriminatory. (Kyodo)
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Japan to shoulder more of costs for hosting U.S. military forces

Japan Politics News - December 6, 2021 - 07:18
Japan has decided to accept a U.S. request to pay more for hosting its military forces from fiscal 2022, diplomatic sources said Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Man arrested for threats to organizer of contentious Tokyo art event

Japan Society News - December 6, 2021 - 07:09
A 47-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly threatening an organizer of a Tokyo art exhibition that was to feature a statue symbolizing "comfort women," who worked in Japan's wartime military brothels, but was canceled due to protests, police said. (Japan Today)
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Inside Japan's Coolest Store! This Place Has Everything!

Japan Travel News - December 6, 2021 - 03:11
Today we get exclusive access to what just might be Japan's coolest and craziest store. A shop focused on finding the most interesting products, both Japanese, and from abroad, and gathering them all in one place. Welcome... to Village Vanguard! (Tokyo Lens)
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Why Are Chikan Common in Japan? | The Japan Report

Japan Society News - December 6, 2021 - 03:10
Why are there many chikan in Japan? What should we do to fix this chikan problem? (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Snowboarder Iwabuchi wins World Cup Big Air event

Japan Sports News - December 6, 2021 - 03:07
Japanese snowboarder Iwabuchi Reira has won her first World Cup Big Air title of the season. (NHK)
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Coming-of-age events held for Princess Aiko

Japan Society News - December 6, 2021 - 03:05
Princess Aiko, the daughter of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, attended coming-of-age celebratory events on Sunday. (NHK)
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Japan expands tougher quarantine rules to India, Greece, Romania

Japan Travel News - December 5, 2021 - 06:47
India, Greece and Romania, as well as four U.S. states, will be added Sunday to Japan's list of places from which returning Japanese nationals and foreign residents will be subject to stricter quarantine requirements as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. (Kyodo)
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Japan cautiously enters year-end party season amid omicron concerns

Japan Society News - December 5, 2021 - 06:44
Japan is entering its end-of-year party season with most COVID-19 restrictions lifted based on low numbers of cases, but concerns about the emergence of the omicron coronavirus variant are likely to keep the festive mood restrained once again. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Ichiro surprise guest for Matsuzaka retirement ceremony

Japan Sports News - December 5, 2021 - 06:43
Recently retired pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka bid farewell in a speech Saturday at the Seibu Lions' fan appreciation day, where Ichiro Suzuki surprised him and presented his former opponent and Japan teammate with a bouquet of flowers. (Kyodo)
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Japan asks airlines to submit data daily on inbound flight bookings

Japan Politics News - December 5, 2021 - 06:42
Japan's transport ministry has asked each air carrier to submit data every day on bookings for inbound international flights as the country steps up efforts to keep out the Omicron coronavirus variant, sources with knowledge of the situation said Saturday. (Kyodo)
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Japan to step up vaccine aid to developing nations

Japan Politics News - December 5, 2021 - 06:41
Japan plans to step up its support for the delivery of coronavirus vaccines to developing countries in response to global spread of the Omicron variant. (NHK)
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Riding the Brand New First Class Bullet Train in Japan (Tokyo→Shin-Osaka)

Japan Travel News - December 5, 2021 - 06:27
N700S Series went into service in July 2020. This time, I took First Class seat(green seat) from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka. (Kuga's Travel)
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Another Japanese punch for China | Japan cancels China bond market.

Japan Politics News - December 5, 2021 - 06:26
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has announced that it will not invest in Chinese government bonds. (TODAY NEWS)
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How Bitcoin Influence the Casino Industry

Japan Business News - December 4, 2021 - 20:59
Blockchain technologies have been integrated into many of the major companies and industries worldwide, so the gambling sector has not been immune to that trend. (
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Japan to introduce speedy drug approval for emergencies

Japan Politics News - December 4, 2021 - 12:45
The health ministry has presented an outline for new pharmaceutical approval rules in emergencies, in what it says would make the procedure as speedy as those in Europe and the United States. (Japan Times)
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Can Japan attract migrant workers?

Japan Business News - December 4, 2021 - 12:43
Facing an ageing and shrinking population, Japan - one of the most closed countries to immigration - is trying to entice migrant workers to join its labor force. But there are challenges, like no path to permanent residence. (CGTN America)
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PlayStation plans new service to take on Xbox Game Pass

Japan Business News - December 4, 2021 - 12:40
Sony Group Corp.’s PlayStation division is planning a new subscription service to compete with rival Microsoft Corp.’s popular Xbox Game Pass, according to people familiar with Sony’s plans and documents reviewed by Bloomberg. (Japan Times)
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Opposition party sets sights on expense allowances

Japan Politics News - December 4, 2021 - 12:38
One of the big winners of the Oct. 31 Lower House election was the Osaka-based Nippon Ishin no Kai, which tripled the number of seats it occupies in parliament, thus making it the second biggest opposition force after the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan. (Japan Times)
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