Nostalgic Cars Assemble for Showa Day

Japan Travel News - April 30, 2024 - 05:32
On Showa Day, April 29th, a collection of vehicles from the Showa era converged in Wakayama. (News On Japan)
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Nostalgic Cars Assemble for Showa Day

Japan Society News - April 30, 2024 - 05:32
On Showa Day, April 29th, a collection of vehicles from the Showa era converged in Wakayama. (News On Japan)
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Shattering Plates for Good Fortune

Japan Society News - April 30, 2024 - 04:40
Mibu Temple in Kyoto kicked off its traditional "Mibu Kyogen" performances on the 29th, featuring the 'Horaku-wari' ceremony, where participants break terra cotta plates in succession. (News On Japan)
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Brown Bear Rams Truck in Hokkaido Forest

Japan Society News - April 30, 2024 - 04:23
In a startling encounter captured by a dashcam, a brown bear attacked a light truck traveling along a forest road in Nemuro City, Hokkaido. (News On Japan)
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Survey Reveals Wage Gains Not Matching Inflation

Japan Business News - April 29, 2024 - 23:38
A recent study by the Rengo Research Institute, which focuses on labor issues, has revealed that only a little over 6% of workers report their wage increases have exceeded the rate of inflation. (News On Japan)
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Spring 2024 Okinawa Journey by Average TV

Japan Travel News - April 29, 2024 - 17:06
Aberage TV has released a teaser for their journey to Okinawa Main Island, filmed in April 2024. (News On Japan)
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Spring Festival at Goshikizuka Kofun

Japan Society News - April 29, 2024 - 11:10
The "Spring Kofun Festival" was held at the Goshikizuka Kofun in Kobe, attracting locals and history enthusiasts alike. (News On Japan)
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Record Profits Following Tokyo Disney's 40th Birthday

Japan Business News - April 29, 2024 - 10:54
Oriental Land Co., operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, announced that it achieved record revenue and net profits for the fiscal year 2023. The company reported a revenue of 618.4 billion yen ($3.9 billion) and a net profit of 120.2 billion yen ($755 million), both the highest in its history. (News On Japan)
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Weak Yen Fails to Boost Stocks as Expected

Japan Business News - April 29, 2024 - 10:49
On April 26, the Nikkei Average closed up 306 points at 37,934 yen, despite a rapidly weakening yen. Experts are noting a shift in the typical correlation between a weak yen and strong stock performance, suggesting that the previous dynamic may be weakening. (News On Japan)
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Konjac Farming Innovation Drives Revenue Growth

Japan Business News - April 29, 2024 - 04:04
Twelve years after entering the global marketplace for konjac, known in Japan as konnyaku, Akiji Sawaura has seen his company's revenue increase by 2.5 times and employee numbers double. However, his journey was not without its challenges. (News On Japan)
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A Breakthrough in Aquaculture: Mackerel that Produce Tuna

Japan Business News - April 29, 2024 - 03:51
Novelist Hitoshi Mayama explores a groundbreaking next-generation aquaculture technology at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology with Professor Goro Yoshizaki. This innovative method allows desired fish species to be bred by transplanting their reproductive stem cells into surrogate fish. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Main Opposition CDP Wins 3 By-elections

Japan Politics News - April 29, 2024 - 01:36
Three Lower House by-elections were held in Japan on Sunday. Candidates from the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party have won all three seats. The results are expected to affect the management of the government led by Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. (NHK)
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Japan's Best Sakura in Full Bloom in Hokkaido

Japan Travel News - April 29, 2024 - 01:28
Regarded as one of Japan's finest, the cherry blossom-lined Niijukken Road in Shinhidaka, Hokkaido, has reached its peak bloom during Golden Week. (News On Japan)
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Wild Boar Attack in Aichi Leaves Two Injured

Japan Society News - April 29, 2024 - 01:20
In a forest park located in Owariasahi City, Aichi Prefecture, two individuals, a man and a woman, were injured after being bitten by a wild boar. (News On Japan)
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Aomori Spring Festival Draws 80,000 to Giant Nebuta Parade

Japan Travel News - April 29, 2024 - 01:13
Temperatures soared to a summery 24.5C as the "AOMORI Spring Festival" kicked off, featuring a spectacular parade of giant nebuta floats that captivated spectators along the streets. (News On Japan)
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30,000 Seagulls Flock to Protected Island

Japan Society News - April 28, 2024 - 10:06
The Pacific island of Kabushima, in Aomori, has witnessed about 30,000 seagulls migrate to this vital breeding site, designated as a national natural monument. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Capsule Hotel Prices Skyrocket

Japan Travel News - April 28, 2024 - 09:49
Tokyo has seen a significant uptick in accommodation prices over Golden Week, with even capsule hotels breaching the 12,000 yen mark per night. (News On Japan)
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Black Bamboo Flowers Blossom Once Every 120 Years

Japan Technology News - April 28, 2024 - 09:41
In a rare botanical event, a photographer in Fukuoka captured the blossoming of bamboo flowers, a phenomenon said to occur only once every 120 years. (News On Japan)
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Railway Enthusiasts Flock to Witness "Road" Train

Japan Travel News - April 28, 2024 - 09:31
Railway fans in western Japan enjoyed a rare sight on Saturday morning as newly built train carriages were paraded on trailers through the city of Kudamatsu, Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is unusual to see carriages transported during the daytime. (NHK)
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Rare 'Phantom Fish' Spawns in Northern Japan

Japan Technology News - April 28, 2024 - 02:57
In northern Hokkaido, Japan's largest freshwater fish, the Itou, also known as the "phantom fish," has begun its spawning season, migrating upstream in local rivers. (News On Japan)
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