Sapporo's Board of Education to Implement Health Management App in City Schools

Japan Education News - January 26, 2024 - 06:29
In response to the suicide of a first-year female student at a municipal junior high school in Sapporo three years ago in 2021, the city's Board of Education has decided to implement an app that conducts surveys on bullying and manages the physical and mental health of all students attending municipal elementary and junior high schools. (News On Japan)
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Duty-Free Sales in Japanese 'Departo' Hit Record High

Japan Business News - January 26, 2024 - 06:23
Duty-free sales in Japanese department stores soared to all-time high last year, even though tourism from China has not fully recovered. (News On Japan)
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Schoolgirl Dragged 700m by Truck

Japan Society News - January 26, 2024 - 03:33
A high school girl suffered severe injuries after being dragged 700 meters by a 11-ton truck in a horrific accident involving her bicycle, which was left mangled beyond recognition. (News On Japan)
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JAXA Releases First Images of 'SLIM' on Moon

Japan Technology News - January 25, 2024 - 23:27
Images of Japan's first lunar landing mission by the spacecraft 'SLIM' were released on Thursday. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo's Real Estate Milestone: New Condos Surpass 100 Million Yen Average

Japan Business News - January 25, 2024 - 18:55
According to a summary by a real estate research firm, the average price of new condominiums launched in Tokyo's 23 wards last year exceeded 100 million yen for the first time, reaching almost 115 million yen ($779,000). (News On Japan)
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Suspect's Fractured Hand Indicates Scuffle Before Couple's Murder

Japan Society News - January 25, 2024 - 16:39
In the case of a couple's bodies found under the floor of a house in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, it has been revealed that the arrested Filipino man had fractured his right hand, possibly during a conflict with the couple at the time of the crime. (News On Japan)
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Haneda Airport Tests Combined Immigration and Customs System

Japan Travel News - January 25, 2024 - 15:30
In an effort to expedite the immigration and customs processes for the growing number of foreign travelers to Japan, a new system that consolidates both procedures was unveiled to the press on Thursday, set for trial implementation at Haneda Airport's international terminal. (News On Japan)
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Average Wages in Japan Hit Record High of 318,300 Yen Last Year

Japan Business News - January 25, 2024 - 14:50
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare revealed that the average wage for full-time workers, including those in non-regular employment, reached a record high for the second consecutive year, amounting to 318,300 yen last year. (News On Japan)
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Majority of University Entrance Exam Retakes Due to Influenza Infections

Japan Education News - January 25, 2024 - 14:40
This month, the most common reason for candidates who were unable to take the National Center Test for University Admissions and had to take a makeup exam was influenza, with COVID-19 infections dropping to one-fifth of last year's numbers. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto Animation Arsonist Shinji Aoba Sentenced to Death

Japan Society News - January 25, 2024 - 14:27
In the trial of the Kyoto Animation arson murder case, which resulted in 36 deaths, the Kyoto District Court pronounced a death sentence on Thursday afternoon for the defendant, Shinji Aoba, aged 45. (News On Japan)
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Saitama Drafts Guidelines for Swimsuit Photoshoots at Public Pools

Japan Society News - January 25, 2024 - 10:52
The committee tasked with discussing the appropriateness of swimsuit photo sessions at public pools in Saitama Prefecture has drafted new conditions for granting permission for such events, cautioning against overly revealing swimwear. (News On Japan)
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NTT Unveils Advanced Logistics Technology

Japan Business News - January 25, 2024 - 09:30
A new initiative utilizing state-of-the-art communication technology, combining 5G and IOWN, to connect industrial devices has been launched by NTT East Japan. (News On Japan)
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First Publication of 10-Year Cancer Survival Rates for Children in Japan

Japan Technology News - January 25, 2024 - 08:15
The National Cancer Center Japan has published the first-ever compilation of 10-year survival rates for pediatric and adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, aged from late teens to their 30s, based on data from individuals diagnosed with cancer at cancer base hospitals nationwide. (News On Japan)
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Fukuoka Airport Introduces Smart Lanes to Streamline Security Checks

Japan Travel News - January 25, 2024 - 05:26
Anyone who has experienced long security lines at Fukuoka Airport will be relieved to hear a new system aimed at alleviating chronic congestion started on Wednesday. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto Animation Arson Murder Case: Judgment Day for Defendant Shinji Aoba

Japan Society News - January 25, 2024 - 03:47
On March 25th, The Kyoto District Court is set to deliver its verdict for Shinji Aoba, the defendant accused of murder and arson in the case of the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation's studio five years ago. (News On Japan)
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18-Hour Standstill on Meishin Expressway Finally Cleared After Heavy Snow

Japan Travel News - January 25, 2024 - 03:00
Record snowfall across central Japan which caused a major traffic jam on the Meishin Expressway, with vehicles stranded for over 6.6 kilometers, has been resolved after 18 hours of virtual standstill. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Economic Delegation in China Seeks Clarity on Anti-Spy Law

Japan Business News - January 25, 2024 - 00:58
A delegation of top figures from Japan's business community, currently visiting Beijing, has held discussions with Chinese economic policy authorities, urging transparent implementation of laws such as the anti-spy law. (News On Japan)
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Japan Defeats Indonesia to Advance to Asian Cup Knockout Stage

Japan Sports News - January 25, 2024 - 00:46
Japan's national soccer team faced off against Indonesia in their third match of the Asian Cup group stage, securing a 3-1 victory. With two wins and one loss, Japan finished second in Group D, thus advancing to the knockout stage of the tournament. (News On Japan)
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Young Boys Found Dead, Mother Held in Utsunomiya

Japan Society News - January 25, 2024 - 00:41
A 33-year-old mother has been arrested following the discovery of her two young sons, aged four and two, dead in their home in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Daihatsu Recalls 320,000 Cars Linked to Test Scandal

Japan Business News - January 24, 2024 - 19:15
Daihatsu, which halted production of all its vehicle models due to vehicle certification misconduct, has announced a recall of over 320,000 vehicles. (News On Japan)
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