US Fund Blackstone to Acquire Japanese Online Manga Provider

Japan Business News - June 19, 2024 - 19:02
US investment fund Blackstone says it's acquiring the Japanese operator of major online manga provider Mecha Comic. The aim is to tap the growing global market. (NHK)
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Wedding Gift Worries as New Currency Release Approaches

Japan Society News - June 19, 2024 - 11:48
With the new currency release drawing near, unexpected issues are emerging. This month, known as the season of June brides, sees many weddings, but there are growing concerns over the difficulty in obtaining crisp banknotes for wedding gifts. (News On Japan)
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'Danger Alert' to Be Introduced? Major Overhaul of Japan's Disaster Weather Information Planned

Japan Education News - June 18, 2024 - 23:33
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is set to undergo a significant overhaul of its disaster weather information, with experts proposing the introduction of a new 'Danger Alert' between the existing 'Special Warning' and 'Warning' categories. The final report on this review was compiled on Tuesday. (News On Japan)
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HondaJet Launches Corporate Jet Service

Japan Travel News - June 18, 2024 - 21:08
Automaker Honda has launched a domestic travel service using its small business jet, the HondaJet. (News On Japan)
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Husband Found Dead, Wife Suspected of Bloody Attack with Golf Club

Japan Society News - June 18, 2024 - 16:39
In a tragic incident in Tokyo's Nerima Ward, a man was found dead, with his wife suspected of attacking him with a golf club. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police are investigating the details of the incident, which is believed to have stemmed from a domestic dispute. (News On Japan)
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Two Rare White Killer Whales Spotted in Hokkaido

Japan Technology News - June 18, 2024 - 09:52
A pod of killer whales was observed swimming in the seas off Hokkaido, but two individuals stood out for their unique appearance – their entire bodies were pure white. (News On Japan)
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Aeon to Introduce Electronic Receipts at 4,000 Stores

Japan Business News - June 18, 2024 - 09:38
Aeon has announced that from June 21 it will sequentially introduce electronic receipts at 4,000 stores operated by its 19 group companies. (News On Japan)
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Ninja Exam Attracts 124 Participants from Across Japan

Japan Education News - June 18, 2024 - 06:20
The 'Ninja Certification' exam was held on June 16 in Koka City, Shiga Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Foreign Tourists to Pay 4 Times More for Himeji Castle?

Japan Travel News - June 18, 2024 - 06:10
Himeji Castle, a popular tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage site, is currently considering a significant increase in admission fees for foreign visitors. The admission fee for adults is presently 1,000 yen, but the mayor of Himeji City has proposed raising the fee to 30 dollars for foreign tourists, a move that has sparked considerable debate. (News On Japan)
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Filipino Man Rescues 6-Year-Old from Sea

Japan Society News - June 17, 2024 - 23:54
A 6-year-old boy enjoying a fishing trip with his father at Hakozaki Wharf in Fukuoka City slipped and fell into the sea when his father briefly looked away. (News On Japan)
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Rainy Season Begins in Northern Kyushu

Japan Travel News - June 17, 2024 - 23:50
People in western Japan are bracing for heavy rain. The rainy season has started in northern Kyushu, and other parts of the country are facing heavy precipitation that is raising the risk of disaster. (NHK)
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Discover Cool and Scenic Spots During Kyoto's Heatwave

Japan Travel News - June 17, 2024 - 23:41
Kyoto experienced another sweltering day on Monday, marking a full week of temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius. In the midst of this relentless heat, we sought out some cooler locations, and what we found were breathtaking views. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Manufacturing Orders See 11.3% Decrease in April, Private Sector Demand Drops

Japan Business News - June 17, 2024 - 15:47
Machinery orders in Japan fell by 11.3% in April, with private sector demand declining for the first time in three months. (News On Japan)
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Illegal Parking and Abandoned Cars Plague Ichikawa's Riverside

Japan Society News - June 17, 2024 - 14:30
The Mamagawa River, which flows through Ichikawa City in Chiba Prefecture, is lined with a well-maintained promenade that residents enjoy for their daily walks. However, the downstream area beyond the bridge reveals a starkly different scene. (News On Japan)
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Historic Yakumo Express Makes Its Last Scheduled Run

Japan Travel News - June 17, 2024 - 14:18
The iconic 381 Series Yakumo express train, introduced during the Japan National Railways (JNR) era, made its final scheduled run on June 15, with a special event in Izumo City to commemorate the train's retirement. (News On Japan)
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GHQ Occupation Photos of Koshien Stadium Discovered

Japan Sports News - June 17, 2024 - 06:18
Previously unpublished photos believed to show Koshien Stadium (located in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture) under the occupation of the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Allied Forces after World War II have been found. (News On Japan)
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Fetish Uncovered: Pianist Caught Stealing Flight Attendant's Apron

Japan Society News - June 17, 2024 - 05:19
Kazuya Saito, a self-proclaimed pianist, was arrested for allegedly stealing a flight attendant's apron during an All Nippon Airways flight in April 2024. (News On Japan)
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How to Spot MCI? Predicted to Strike 1 in 3

Japan Technology News - June 17, 2024 - 05:10
Located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, the 'Kenno Cafe' aims to prevent dementia through recreational activities like exercises for those concerned about the condition. (News On Japan)
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Shortage of Teachers Spurs Early Recruitment Exams in Kansai

Japan Education News - June 17, 2024 - 04:50
Many municipalities in Kansai have started their teacher recruitment exams about a week earlier than usual, as a shortage of teachers continues to grip Japan. (News On Japan)
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Toyota Halts Production of Three Models Due to Certification Issues

Japan Business News - June 17, 2024 - 01:07
Toyota Motor Corporation has announced its decision to halt the production of three models, including the Yaris Cross, due to certification irregularities. The production suspension, initially set to last until June 28, will now continue at least until the end of the next month as investigations by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and other authorities are ongoing. (News On Japan)
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