Heavy Snow Expected in Mountainous Areas of Japan's Kanto-Koshin Region

Japan Travel News - January 20, 2024 - 22:27
Japanese weather officials say heavy snow is expected mainly in mountainous areas of the Kanto-Koshin region in central and eastern Japan through Sunday. (NHK)
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Ancient Ritual for Good Health: Kyoto's Serpent-Bite Blessing

Japan Society News - January 20, 2024 - 13:05
The traditional 'Jazuna' festival, where locals are 'bitten' by a giant serpent made of straw to pray for a year of good health and freedom from illness, was celebrated Friday in Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Mass Death of Sea Urchins and Octopus... Coastal Uplift Seen by Drone

Japan Technology News - January 20, 2024 - 11:15
Eighteen days after the Noto Peninsula earthquake, the upheaval of the coastline, exposing vast swathes of the seabed due to seismic activity, is causing havoc. (News On Japan)
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Tourism Crisis: Tens of Thousands of Hotel Reservations Canceled in Ishikawa

Japan Business News - January 20, 2024 - 10:38
The Noto Peninsula earthquake has resulted in approximately 26,000 cancellations at lodging facilities throughout Ishikawa Prefecture, according to a survey by the Prefectural Travel Industry Association. (News On Japan)
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Japan Suffers Defeat to Iraq in the Second Match of the Asian Cup Group Stage

Japan Sports News - January 20, 2024 - 04:19
In the Asian Cup football tournament currently underway in Qatar, Japan faced defeat in their second group stage match, losing 1-2 to Iraq. (News On Japan)
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Osaka Man Arrested During Stop-and-Frisk Released Without Charge

Japan Society News - January 20, 2024 - 01:21
The Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office has decided not to indict a 38-year-old man who was arrested last year for brandishing a wooden sword and attempting to seize a handgun from police officers during a stop-and-frisk in Osaka. (News On Japan)
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'Tokorozawa Tyson' Cleared of Intimidation Charges

Japan Society News - January 19, 2024 - 22:37
Prosecutors have dropped charges against YouTuber 'Tokorozawa Tyson' who was arrested earlier this month for threatening a male acquaintance. (News On Japan)
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FamilyMart Starts Charging for Spoons and Forks

Japan Business News - January 19, 2024 - 22:09
FamilyMart, one of Japan's major convenience store chains, will begin charging 6 yen for plastic spoons and forks from January 29. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Govt. Draws Up Plan to Support Victims of Former Unification Church

Japan Politics News - January 19, 2024 - 17:54
Japan's government has drawn up measures to provide legal and other support for the victims of the religious group previously known as the Unification Church. (NHK)
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Tokyo prosecutors file charges in LDP political funds scandal

Japan Politics News - January 19, 2024 - 17:51
Tokyo prosecutors have indicted several people over a political funds scandal involving factions of the main ruling Liberal Democratic Party. (NHK)
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'SLIM' Achieves Japan's First Moon Landing

Japan Technology News - January 19, 2024 - 15:12
Japan's lunar exploration spacecraft "SLIM" has achieved a historic feat by successfully landing on the Moon early Saturday morning. (News On Japan)
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'Emperor of Guri-shita' Busted for Alleged Abduction

Japan Society News - January 19, 2024 - 12:51
A 31-year-old unemployed man, Naoki Urano, from Naniwa Ward, Osaka, has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a teenage girl for the purpose of committing indecent acts after allegedly luring the junior high school student from Tokyo to his home in Osaka in exchange for sleeping pills. (News On Japan)
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Dog Rescued 66 Hours After Quake

Japan Society News - January 19, 2024 - 12:32
An 87-year-old woman's beloved dog, Muumu, was saved from the rubble of her collapsed home almost 3 days after the massive earthquake hit her town on New Year's Day. (News On Japan)
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Major Salary Boost for New Employees at Leading Insurer

Japan Business News - January 19, 2024 - 12:24
Dai-ichi Life Holdings, a major life insurance company, has decided to increase the starting salary for university graduates joining the company in April this year by 16% (News On Japan)
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YouTube Vigilantes Busted for Alleged Extortion

Japan Society News - January 19, 2024 - 11:54
Two YouTubers known as 'R Detectives (R探偵)', who specialize in recording videos where they apprehend individuals they suspect of illicit activities like voyeurism, were arrested on Tuesday for attempting to extort cash from an alleged voyeur. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Consumer Prices Rose 3.1% in 2023, Highest in 41 Years

Japan Business News - January 19, 2024 - 10:23
Japan's national consumer price index witnessed a significant rise of 3.1% over the course of 2023, marking a historic high not seen since the aftermath of the second oil shock in 1982, 41 years ago. (News On Japan)
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Sekisui House to Acquire American Homebuilder for $4.8 Billion

Japan Business News - January 19, 2024 - 09:47
Sekisui House announced on Thursday its plans to acquire the American homebuilding company, M.D.C. Holdings, for 720 billion yen, positioning it as the fifth-largest homebuilder in the United States. (News On Japan)
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Japan Court Sentences Man to Death for Murder, Arson

Japan Society News - January 19, 2024 - 08:58
A Japanese court has sentenced a man to death on charges of murder and arson committed when he was 19 years old. (NHK)
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Taxi Driver in Pigeon Hit-and-Run Case Escapes Charges

Japan Society News - January 18, 2024 - 23:26
The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office has decided not to prosecute a taxi driver who was arrested for killing a pigeon on a street in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Communist Party to Appoint Tomoko Tamura as New Chairperson

Japan Politics News - January 18, 2024 - 15:01
The Japanese Communist Party has decided to appoint Chihiro Shii as the new chairperson, with the current policy chief, Tomoko Tamura, taking on the role. This marks the first time in the party's history, which spans over a century, that a woman will serve as the chairperson. (News On Japan)
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