Nearly 370 mil disposable cups used by coffee chains in Japan in 2020

Japan Business News - August 14, 2022 - 08:48
An estimated 369.65 million disposable cups were used to serve drinks by nine major coffee chains in Japan in 2020 alone, highlighting limited progress in promoting reusable cups and cutting waste, according to a recent survey by an environmental conservation group. (Japan Today)
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Tokio Marine to sell insurance policies through Amazon

Japan Business News - August 13, 2022 - 04:03
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance will sell insurance on Amazon Japan's website, starting Aug. 22, as it looks to take advantage the platform's massive digital sales channel to reach younger buyers, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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Japanese automakers could really hurt Japan’s economy

Japan Business News - August 13, 2022 - 03:56
Resistance to switch to EVS could really hurt Japan as a country. Japan has already lost some huge export industries to South Korea and China like semiconductors and home appliance but it looks like they could also lose the automotive industry because of the stubbornness of Toyota and other companies that are fighting against the transition to EVS. (BestInTESLA)
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The Most Usable Apps Worth Installing in 2022

Japan Technology News - August 12, 2022 - 15:20
Your iPhone does most of the work for you these days, whether for chatting, finding food to eat, or exploring places to travel. (
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Tesla sells its BTC in full recovery of the crypto market

Japan Business News - August 12, 2022 - 10:58
After issuing the quarterly reports of the companies listed on the financial markets, Tesla made public the sale of around 75% of the stored units of Blockchain-Jobz site, representing more than 900 million dollars. (
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Man arrested for sticking sewing needles into buttocks of ex-girlfriend’s 4-year-old son

Japan Society News - August 12, 2022 - 10:54
Police in Annaka, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 29-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of abusing his former girlfriend’s four-year-old son by sticking sewing needles into his buttocks. (Japan Today)
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To understand birthrate crisis, Japan’s new male minister tries out ‘pregnancy belly’

Japan Education News - August 12, 2022 - 10:47
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida replaced the female minister in charge of tackling the country’s falling birthrate and installed a man who sought to deepen his understanding of the issue by trying out a “pregnancy belly.” (
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Prices set to rise in Japan for over 10,000 food items on weak yen

Japan Business News - August 12, 2022 - 02:17
Food prices will continue to surge in Japan for the latter half of 2022, with more than 10,000 items set to rise in price from August onward as import costs of materials become more expensive due to a weaker yen, according to a survey by a credit research company. (Kyodo)
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Man questioned for possessing 'gunpowder' near U.S. Embassy in Tokyo

Japan Society News - August 11, 2022 - 10:58
A man has been questioned by police for possessing a vessel containing what appeared to be homemade gunpowder near the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo earlier this week, investigative sources said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Unification Church says Japan members received death threats

Japan Politics News - August 11, 2022 - 08:46
Unification Church followers in Japan and their families have faced harassment and death threats since the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the organization's Japanese branch said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Gucci handed a loss in bid to block registration of Japanese trademark

Japan Business News - August 11, 2022 - 08:40
Gucci has been handed a loss in a trademark fight in Japan, with the national trademark office refusing to block the registration of a mark that counsel for Gucci alleges will cause confusion among consumers. (
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Bitcoin end-to-end against all odds

Japan Business News - August 11, 2022 - 04:16
A week in green could be a new change for Bitcoin Smarter; the strong wave of sales that have contributed to its valuation having decreased notably could be slowing down. (
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Ohtani Shohei matches Babe Ruth with double-digit wins and homers

Japan Sports News - August 11, 2022 - 04:10
In Major League Baseball, Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei has become the first player in 104 years to achieve double-digit wins and home runs in a single season -- a feat not seen since Babe Ruth. (NHK)
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Used Land Cruisers fetch over double new price amid Toyota shortage

Japan Business News - August 11, 2022 - 04:06
Resale prices of some Toyota models have topped what new ones sell for as Japan's top automaker keeps car buyers waiting. (Nikkei)
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Man cycles up mind-bending Japanese bridge that's gone viral

Japan Travel News - August 11, 2022 - 04:03
A man has cycled up Japan’s Eshima Ohashi bridge, a structure so steep you’ll feel giddy just looking at it. (
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Japanese company trials seaplane drone in fish spotting

Japan Business News - August 11, 2022 - 03:59
A Japanese company has created an unmanned, autonomous aerial drone that it envisages could be used to monitor infrastructure, search for missing swimmers or vessels, and to spot schools of fish. (
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Kishida enlists seasoned hands to tackle energy, defense

Japan Politics News - August 11, 2022 - 03:55
As Japan faces a myriad of challenges from the coronavirus to an increasingly complex security landscape, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has packed his cabinet with seasoned lawmakers who he hopes can tackle them head-on. (Nikkei)
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Japan's national debt tops 10m yen per capita for first time

Japan Business News - August 11, 2022 - 03:54
Japan's government debt per capita surpassed 10 million yen, or roughly $75,000, for the first time at the end of June, data released Wednesday shows, as Tokyo poured money into tackling both the coronavirus pandemic and inflation. (Nikkei)
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How centuries of self-isolation turned Japan into one of the most sustainable societies on Earth

Japan Education News - August 11, 2022 - 03:52
At the start of the 1600s, Japan’s rulers feared that Christianity – which had recently been introduced to the southern parts of the country by European missionaries – would spread. (
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