First foreign Olympic team heads to Tokyo

Japan Sports News - June 1, 2021 - 02:32
With less than eight weeks to go to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the host city remains under a coronavirus state of emergency and is battling negative publicity at home and abroad. (NHK)
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The Best of Fukushima

Japan Travel News - May 31, 2021 - 15:33
On this 3-day road trip, we explore the best of what Fukushima Prefecture has to offer. (
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Osaka fined for boycotting news conference

Japan Sports News - May 31, 2021 - 15:29
Japanese tennis player Osaka Naomi has been fined 15,000 dollars for skipping a post-match news conference at the French Open. (NHK)
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Survey: Smokers consume more tobacco amid pandemic

Japan Society News - May 31, 2021 - 15:17
A Japanese survey shows smokers are consuming more tobacco products amid the pandemic due to frustration from anti-coronavirus restrictions. (NHK)
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Man, 52, admits to raping acquaintance’s 10-year-old daughter ‘about 10 times’

Japan Society News - May 31, 2021 - 15:15
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 52-year-old man who is suspected of repeatedly raping the elementary school-age daughter of an acquaintance eight years ago, reports the Sankei Shimbun (May 31). (
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Hands-off formula holding potential in disciplining

Japan Education News - May 31, 2021 - 04:30
A study examining Japanese schools' hands-off approach when children fight showed it could create opportunities for autonomy and encourage ownership of solutions. (ANI)
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Zooming in Japanese comedy and shopping in Shinjuku

Japan Travel News - May 31, 2021 - 04:27
What is the most popular bookstore in Tokyo? When is the best time to go shopping in department stores in Tokyo? (Veeluv Tokyo)
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Tokyo tree battle further damps Japanese Olympic enthusiasm

Japan Sports News - May 31, 2021 - 04:21
At any other time in Yoyogi Park, the sight of workers going about their business with power saws would pass unnoticed. It’s a densely-treed spot and the glorious 57-year-old oaks and cedars won’t prune themselves. (
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Emperor gives online speech at tree-planting event

Japan Society News - May 31, 2021 - 04:15
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako made an online appearance at a tree-planting festival in Shimane Prefecture, western Japan, on Sunday. (NHK)
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Most young Tokyoites plan nonessential outings

Japan Society News - May 30, 2021 - 18:35
A survey has found about three-quarters of young residents of Tokyo plan nonessential activities amid the coronavirus state of emergency. (NHK)
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15-year-old boy arrested after man stabbed in shopping center toilet

Japan Society News - May 30, 2021 - 18:29
Police in Tsurugashima, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a 53-year-old man in the toilet of a shopping center. (Japan Today)
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Kyoto tourist spots suffer from extended measure

Japan Travel News - May 30, 2021 - 18:28
Few tourists were seen around Kiyomizu Temple in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto despite the sunny weather on Sunday. This follows the re-extension of the state of emergency in Kyoto Prefecture. (NHK)
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Singapore lifts import restrictions on food from Fukushima Prefecture

Japan Politics News - May 30, 2021 - 06:49
Singapore has removed its remaining import restrictions on food from Fukushima Prefecture imposed in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster, Japan's farm ministry said. (Japan Today)
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