Is It Time to Sell or Buy? Silver Prices Soar Alongside Gold

Japan Business News - May 28, 2024 - 00:52
Silver prices have significantly increased, doubling over the past five years. In April 2019, silver was around 57 yen per gram, but by April this year, it reached approximately 138 yen per gram, and further rose to 172 yen per gram by May 27. This surge has led to a "Reiwa Silver Rush," with people buying and selling silver items like ingots and coins. (News On Japan)
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'AirJapan' Aims to Connect Tourists to Japan's Hidden Gems

Japan Travel News - May 27, 2024 - 17:00
With Japan facing a declining birthrate and aging population, inbound tourism is expected to be one of the few growth engines. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan welcomed around 32 million tourists. However, globally, France attracts about 89.3 million inbound tourists with a population of around 68 million, indicating significant potential for Japan. (News On Japan)
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Attempted Robbery at Fukuoka's Lalaport: Two 15-Year-Old Boys Arrested

Japan Society News - May 27, 2024 - 16:11
Two 15-year-old boys were arrested on May 19 for an attempted robbery at the Lalaport Fukuoka shopping facility in Fukuoka City's Hakata Ward. (News On Japan)
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Why Use VPN in Japan?

Japan Business News - May 27, 2024 - 11:39
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a secure and private connection to the internet by encrypting your data and masking your IP address, creating a secure tunnel for your online activities. This technology has become essential for various reasons, particularly for accessing entertainment content from other countries. (News On Japan)
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Reviving the Showa Era: Breathing Life into Discarded Furniture

Japan Business News - May 27, 2024 - 07:56
In recent years, more companies have emerged to assist elderly individuals in decluttering their homes when moving into care facilities. While most of the collected furniture and items are typically discarded, one company in Sakai City has taken a different approach by showcasing these items in an exhibition titled 'Toki no Kotodute'. (News On Japan)
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New Tokyo Neighborhood Opens at Former Olympic Village

Japan Business News - May 27, 2024 - 06:46
The former site of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Athletes' Village, now named 'Harumi Flag,' has officially opened. (News On Japan)
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Gymnast Mana Okamura Aims for Olympic Glory and Beyond

Japan Sports News - May 27, 2024 - 06:16
Mana Okamura, 18, who has secured a spot for the Paris Olympics in gymnastics, gave an unexpected answer to 'future dreams,' revealing the ambition to become a pastry chef. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force Conducts Largest Live-Fire Drill

Japan Politics News - May 27, 2024 - 06:04
Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) conducted its largest live-fire exercise, the 'Fuji Comprehensive Firepower Exercise,' on Sunday. (News On Japan)
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Princess Kako Visits Greece, Tours Parthenon

Japan Society News - May 27, 2024 - 04:27
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, arrived in Greece on May 26th, marking her third official overseas engagement. This visit commemorates the 125th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Greece. (News On Japan)
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5 Arrested Over Body in Suitcase

Japan Society News - May 26, 2024 - 14:01
In December 2023, the body of a man was discovered inside a suitcase along the banks of the Tamagawa River in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Police have arrested five individuals, including the man's ex-girlfriend and her family, on suspicion of abandoning the body. (News On Japan)
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Hot Water Pours Over Mikoshi at Yugawara Onsen

Japan Travel News - May 26, 2024 - 09:57
A spectacular festival took place in the hot spring town of Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, where participants poured hot water over a mikoshi (portable shrine) as they paraded through the streets. (News On Japan)
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Family of Four Found Dead After Divorce Finalized Three Days Earlier

Japan Society News - May 26, 2024 - 04:46
In an incident that has shocked the local community, a mother and her three children were found dead on May 23 in their home in Shinagawa, Tokyo. The father, who was also found at the scene with neck injuries, had finalized a divorce from the mother just three days prior. (News On Japan)
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A Same-Sex Couple's Story in Japan

Japan Society News - May 26, 2024 - 04:42
Living together for five years, this same-sex couple dreams of getting married. We followed their journey as they hope for a society where everyone can marry freely. (News On Japan)
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Fukushima Festival Kicks Off Early to Avoid Extreme Heat

Japan Travel News - May 26, 2024 - 04:23
The historic "Soma Nomaoi" event, which boasts over a thousand years of tradition and features armored horsemen parading in a scene reminiscent of the Sengoku period, commenced on May 25 in Fukushima's coastal region. Traditionally held in July, the event was rescheduled to May this year to avoid the severe summer heat after a horse died from heatstroke last year. (News On Japan)
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