Tourists Flock to Osaka's Tallest Skycraper

Japan Travel News - March 9, 2024 - 07:32
Osaka's towering skyscraper Abeno Harukas celebrated its 10th anniversary this week, with the total number of visitors exceeding 370 million since its opening on March 7, 2014. (News On Japan)
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Couples in Japan Fight for Separate Surnames

Japan Society News - March 9, 2024 - 07:20
A group of 12 individuals living in Tokyo and other regions has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government, claiming that the Civil Code's provisions that do not recognize married couples' choice to retain separate surnames violate the Constitution. (News On Japan)
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Japan Near Bottom in "Glass Ceiling Index"

Japan Business News - March 9, 2024 - 07:10
The British "Economist" magazine's "glass-ceiling index" was released on March 8th to mark International Women’s Day, ranking Japan 27th, third from the bottom, among OECD countries. (News On Japan)
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Revolutionary LED Lighting Developed by Panasonic and Nichia

Japan Business News - March 8, 2024 - 15:25
A next-generation LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting fixture that can be freely controlled using tablet devices and other similar gadgets has been developed. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Sees March Snowfall for First Time in Four Years

Japan Travel News - March 8, 2024 - 15:08
Due to the influence of a low-pressure system off Japan's southern coast, snow began to fall in the Kanto region early Friday morning, leaving Tokyo blanketed in 1cm of snow. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Household Spending Drops 6.3% in January, Marks 11th Consecutive Decline

Japan Business News - March 8, 2024 - 12:41
Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications released its January Household Survey, revealing that the average spending of households with two or more members was 289,467 yen. (News On Japan)
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Creator of "Dragon Ball" Akira Toriyama Passes Away

Japan Society News - March 8, 2024 - 12:24
Renowned manga artist Akira Toriyama, known for iconic works such as "Dragon Ball" and "Dr. Slump," has passed away due to an acute subdural hematoma. He was 68 years old. (News On Japan)
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Female Executive Ratio Surpasses 30% in Japan Sports

Japan Sports News - March 8, 2024 - 10:12
The Japan Sports Association has conducted a survey among its member organizations regarding the participation of female executives and found that the percentage of female board members in national sports federations has exceeded 30% for the first time this fiscal year. (News On Japan)
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Japan to Introduce Legislation for 20-Year Criminal Record Checks

Japan Education News - March 8, 2024 - 09:55
The government has finalized a bill to introduce a system similar to the UK's Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure that individuals working with children do not have a history of sexual offenses. (News On Japan)
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STU48's Kokoa Kai Takes on First Swimsuit Challenge

Japan Society News - March 8, 2024 - 09:22
STU48 member Kokoa Kai is featured on the cover of the April issue of 'BOMB' magazine, marking her first foray into swimsuit modeling. (News On Japan)
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Three Must-Dos Before a Sleepover Date with Your Boyfriend

Japan Society News - March 8, 2024 - 09:11
Sleepover dates with a beloved boyfriend can be nerve-wracking. Spending extended time together means you might reveal sides of yourself that you don't usually show. To prepare for such moments, we introduce "things to prepare before a sleepover date." (News On Japan)
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Yokohama to Implement Full Smoking Ban in Parks

Japan Society News - March 8, 2024 - 08:58
Yokohama City has compiled a policy proposal to make all of its approximately 2,700 parks, including the prominent tourist attraction Yamashita Park, completely smoke-free starting April next year. (News On Japan)
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Locals Cry Foul as Hotel Prices in Japan Surge

Japan Travel News - March 8, 2024 - 05:58
Hotel prices in Japan have shot through the roof, leaving locals struggling to find affordable accommodation, while foreign tourists seem unfazed. (News On Japan)
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Ski Resorts Reopen Amid Cold Snap

Japan Travel News - March 8, 2024 - 05:51
As the Kanto region returns to winter-like conditions, ski resorts that had been closed due to a lack of snow have reopened. (News On Japan)
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Universities Increase "Women-Only" Admission Quotas

Japan Education News - March 8, 2024 - 05:34
In a bid to increase the enrollment of female students in science and engineering fields, more universities in Japan are introducing "women-only" admission quotas. (News On Japan)
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Toyosu's Latest Attraction Offers Cheap Food, Free Onsen

Japan Travel News - March 8, 2024 - 03:38
Grilled tuna skewers for 300 yen. Freshly made egg rolls for 300 yen. A cracker topped with salmon and scallop marinated in koji for just 100 yen. Plus, a hot spring to enjoy for free! (News On Japan)
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New Fence to Protect Tourists at Lake Biwa's Iconic Torii Gate

Japan Travel News - March 7, 2024 - 20:50
A new fence has been installed at Lake Biwa to stop tourists making risky crossings over a busy highway to see Shirahige Shrine's historic torii gate. (News On Japan)
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Deciphering the Warmth of "和煦"

Japan Education News - March 7, 2024 - 20:35
In Dengeki's feature "Difficult-to-Read Kanji," today's challenge is "和煦." This character is used to describe the warmth of a person's heart. (News On Japan)
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Search for 200 Million Yen Lottery Winner

Japan Society News - March 7, 2024 - 18:05
A 200 million yen lottery prize remains unclaimed, and the deadline is approaching. (News On Japan)
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Real Wages in Japan Drop by 0.6 percent in January

Japan Business News - March 7, 2024 - 17:58
In January, workers' "gross cash earnings" saw a 2.0 percent increase compared to the same period last year, yet the "real wages," adjusted for price fluctuations, decreased by 0.6 percent. This marks the 22nd consecutive month of real wage decline. (News On Japan)
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