Ukrainian-Born Carolina Shiino Takes Miss Japan Crown

Japan Society News - January 23, 2024 - 03:28
The final judging of the "56th Miss Japan Contest 2024" was held on January 22nd in Tokyo, where Karolina Shiino, a 26-year-old model from Aichi Prefecture, emerged victorious as the Grand Prix winner. (News On Japan)
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JAXA shuts moon probe's power off, hopes to charge malfunctioning solar battery

Japan Technology News - January 23, 2024 - 00:51
Japanese space agency officials say they have shut off the power of its space probe that successfully landed on the moon on Saturday due to a malfunctioning solar battery. (NHK)
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Hokkaido Man Confesses to Killing Sister

Japan Society News - January 22, 2024 - 23:42
A Hokkaido man who told police he had killed two people, has been arrested for the attempted murder of his brother-in-law, and faces murder charges for the slaying of his sister. (News On Japan)
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USJ's 'Spider-Man' Attraction Closes After 20 Years of Tingling Senses

Japan Travel News - January 22, 2024 - 20:25
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is drawing the curtain on one of its most popular attractions, marking the end of a 20-year journey. (News On Japan)
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Princess Aiko to Join Japanese Red Cross Society Post-University Graduation in April

Japan Society News - January 22, 2024 - 19:09
The Imperial Household Agency announced that Princess Aiko, the eldest daughter of Emperor and Empress, will start working as a staff member at the Japanese Red Cross Society from April. (News On Japan)
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Fierce Battle Over Tokyo DisneySea Exclusive Merchandise Raises Questions on Hoarding and Reselling

Japan Business News - January 22, 2024 - 17:21
At Tokyo DisneySea, a frenetic scramble for limited-edition merchandise, predominantly by groups believed to be Chinese, has sparked controversy, with their bulk purchasing behavior highlighted on social media. This frenzy has led to concerns about potential domestic and international reselling of these goods. (News On Japan)
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Back on Track: Train Services Resume in Earthquake-Hit Region

Japan Travel News - January 22, 2024 - 15:52
Three weeks since the Noto Peninsula earthquake, the JR Nanao Line between Hakui and Nanao stations has resumed operation, signaling a much-needed move towards normalcy for local residents. Regular trains are now running on schedule from the first service of the day. (News On Japan)
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The Dangers of 'Kotatsu' Fires: What You Need to Check Now to Protect Your Life

Japan Education News - January 22, 2024 - 15:21
Kotatsu, a traditional Japanese heating appliance, is generally considered safe as it does not use direct flames or gas. However, fatal accidents occur every year. Here are some tips to use kotatsu safely. (News On Japan)
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The Reading of a Difficult Winter Kigo: How to Pronounce "冬麗"?

Japan Education News - January 22, 2024 - 13:10
Dengeki Online's serialized feature "Difficult-to-Read Kanji" continues to challenge readers with a wide range of characters, from those with readings so complex they're hard to imagine, to those that seem simple at first glance but are difficult to read. (News On Japan)
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Record High Cases of 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' Infections - 30% Fatality Rate, Man Loses Leg

Japan Technology News - January 22, 2024 - 13:08
The number of patients infected with Invasive Group A Streptococcus (iGAS), commonly referred to as 'flesh-eating bacteria', has reached an all-time high in Japan since investigations began into this rare infection. (News On Japan)
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Aichi Hit by Wave of Violence: Four Men Launch Attacks with Metal Bats

Japan Society News - January 22, 2024 - 10:58
A spate of violent attacks by a gang of four men on the streets of Ichinomiya in central Japan on Sunday evening has left one man with head injuries. (News On Japan)
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Nikkei Stock Average Hits Highest Level Since Post-Bubble Era

Japan Business News - January 22, 2024 - 10:30
Tokyo stocks soared to hew highs on Monday morning, with the Nikkei briefly surpassing its highest level since the post-bubble era during trading hours. (News On Japan)
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Kanazawa's Hot Spring Town Grapples with Visitor Downturn

Japan Travel News - January 22, 2024 - 08:37
There has been a significant number of cancellations in Kanazawa, an iconic hot spring town located more than 100km from the earthquake's epicenter, even though there was no seismic damage. (News On Japan)
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BOJ to Indicate Future Course in Monday's Monetary Policy Meeting

Japan Business News - January 22, 2024 - 06:25
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is set to hold a two-day monetary policy meeting starting on Monday, with indications of a willingness to shift its policy once it can foresee achieving its 2% price stability target in conjunction with wage increases. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto Mayoral Race Features Five New Faces

Japan Politics News - January 22, 2024 - 04:44
Five newcomers have officially declared their candidacies in the Kyoto mayoral election as campaigning kicked off on Sunday, with the incumbent who has served four terms over 16 years choosing not to run for re-election. (News On Japan)
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Brazilian National Arrested for Assaulting Convenience Store Employee

Japan Society News - January 22, 2024 - 04:34
A 19-year-old Brazilian national has been arrested for shoplifting at a convenience store in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, and allegedly punching the clerk in the face while fleeing. (News On Japan)
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Multiple 'Monkey Sightings' in Downtown Kyoto

Japan Travel News - January 22, 2024 - 00:45
A monkey was caught on video Saturday in Kyoto's bustling downtown area of Shijo-Kawaramachi amid multiple reports of "monkey sightings". (News On Japan)
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Young Man Stabs Himself near Hachiko Statue

Japan Society News - January 22, 2024 - 00:33
A man was rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon after being found collapsed and bleeding near Shibuya's Hachiko statue after stabbing himself in the thigh. (News On Japan)
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Teenage Girl Allegedly Groped by 19-Year-Old Man During Earthquake Evacuation

Japan Society News - January 22, 2024 - 00:08
A 19-year-old man from Kanazawa was arrested Saturday on suspicion of indecent assault for allegedly touching the body of a teenage girl who had taken refuge in a car after the Noto Peninsula earthquake. (News On Japan)
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Dengeki Network's Nambu-san Suffers Fatal Stroke

Japan Society News - January 21, 2024 - 16:27
Nambu-san of the comedy group Dengeki Network passed away due to a stroke at 23:55 on January 20. He was 72 years old. (News On Japan)
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