How the World's Largest Furniture Retailer Squeezes into Shinjuku

Japan Business News - July 31, 2021 - 07:29
IKEA is the largest furniture retailer in the world, so how does this behemoth company squeeze into Shinjuku, one of the tightest downtown areas in the world? (Life in Japan)
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Visiting The Ancient Japanese Capital Of Kyoto

Japan Travel News - July 31, 2021 - 07:20
In Tokyo for the Olympics, TODAY senior international correspondent Keir Simmons took the time to visit the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, a city of unparalleled beauty and the cultural heart of the country. He also got a lesson in Zen meditation. (TODAY)
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Princess Mako's fiance-to-be to work in New York

Japan Society News - July 31, 2021 - 07:08
NHK has learned that the man whose engagement with Japan's Princess Mako was postponed is to start his law career in the US state of New York. (NHK)
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Japanese life expectancy at all-time high

Japan Education News - July 31, 2021 - 07:05
The average life expectancy in Japan reached record highs for both men and women last year. (NHK)
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Japan expands COVID-19 state of emergency

Japan Politics News - July 31, 2021 - 07:05
Japan's coronavirus state of emergency has been extended and expanded to include three of Tokyo's neighboring prefectures and Osaka. (NHK)
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Japan secures best-ever gold medal haul

Japan Sports News - July 31, 2021 - 07:04
Japan secured its best-ever Olympic gold medal tally on Friday after winning the men's fencing team epee event. (NHK)
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Japan confirms 67 vaccine 'breakthrough' cases

Japan Technology News - July 31, 2021 - 07:01
Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases says 67 people in the country were confirmed to have the coronavirus during the three-month period through June despite being fully vaccinated. (NHK)
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Catch quota for Pacific bluefin tuna may be raised

Japan Business News - July 30, 2021 - 10:16
Delegates to an international conference on the management of bluefin tuna stocks in the Pacific Ocean have agreed to raise the catch quota for large fish in its western and central waters. (NHK)
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Japan's factory output rises, job availability at near 1-year high

Japan Business News - July 30, 2021 - 10:09
TOKYO - Japan’s factory output rebounded in June and job availability rose to the highest level in nearly a year, data showed, a sign robust overseas demand was offsetting the drag to consumption from the pandemic. (Reuters)
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'Kotodama': the belief in the magic power of words

Japan Education News - July 30, 2021 - 09:40
Kotodama (言霊) refers to the belief that words have mystical powers. It combines the word for "speech" (言 koto) and the word for "soul"(霊 tama). (Japan Today)
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Olympic merchandize selling well as Japan's medal haul grows

Japan Business News - July 30, 2021 - 09:28
As Japan's impressive medal haul grows, sales of official Tokyo Olympics merchandise such as badges and keyrings have been surging, with fans queuing outside stores to buy them despite mounting COVID-19 infections. (Kyodo)
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Japan govt. to respond to 10,000+ new COVID cases

Japan Politics News - July 30, 2021 - 09:23
Japan has confirmed more than 10,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time. The nationwide record is fueled by a surge of infections in the capital and surrounding area. (NHK)
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Olympics: Japan's women continue host's rugby sevens pain

Japan Sports News - July 30, 2021 - 05:16
The Japanese women's rugby sevens team lost the first two games of their Olympic tournament on Thursday, continuing the host nation's poor Tokyo Games in the sport. (Kyodo)
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Suga denies impact of holding Olympics on virus surge

Japan Politics News - July 30, 2021 - 05:13
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday there is no link between the recent surge in the number of coronavirus infections in Japan and the holding of the Tokyo Olympics. (Japan Times)
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Japan’s Impact On Pop Culture Is Bigger Than Ever

Japan Society News - July 30, 2021 - 05:07
The impact Japan has had on pop culture around the world goes way beyond Hello Kitty backpacks to influence everything from plush toys to TV shows. (TODAY)
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Inside Japan's SLEEPER Train | $160 FIRST CLASS Room

Japan Travel News - July 30, 2021 - 05:05
Japan's overnight sleeper train is stunning. We ride 11 hours & 600km from Tokyo to Tottori on the Sunrise Express in search of the Tottori sand dune desert. (Abroad in Japan)
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Nobel-winning physicist Maskawa dies

Japan Technology News - July 30, 2021 - 04:54
Japanese physicist Maskawa Toshihide who won the Nobel Prize in 2008 has died of cancer at the age of 81. (NHK)
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Japan bets on $90bn fund as universities lose ground to West

Japan Education News - July 30, 2021 - 04:50
As Japanese universities fall further in global rankings, the government is launching a new 10 trillion yen ($91 billion) endowment fund designed to help them better compete with top institutions around the world. (Nikkein)
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5-yr-old boy dies after being left unattended in school bus for hours

Japan Society News - July 30, 2021 - 04:46
A five-year-old boy died Thursday after being left behind in a school bus for hours on a hot summer day in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Fukuoka, police said. (Kyodo)
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Japan confirms record 10,000+ new infection cases

Japan Politics News - July 29, 2021 - 22:19
Japan has confirmed more 10,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time. (NHK)
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