Ex-YouTube star suspected of receiving nude photos from 15-year-old girl

Japan Society News - March 23, 2021 - 20:26
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a former star on YouTube who is suspected of soliciting nude photographs from girls, reports NHK (March 17). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan rejects bid from China to use "AINU" trademark for products

Japan Business News - March 23, 2021 - 20:24
The Japan Patent Office rejected a trademark application by an individual in Shenzhen, southern China, for using the name of Japan's indigenous Ainu people, documents showed Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo Disney parks to extend hours starting April 1

Japan Travel News - March 23, 2021 - 20:21
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks will extend the hours they open daily from April 1, their operator, Oriental Land Co., said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Woman killed daughter, 4, before attempted suicide

Japan Society News - March 23, 2021 - 20:19
SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman over the alleged murder of her daughter last year, reports TBS News (March 23). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Pandemic leads to Japan land prices falling for 1st time in 6 yrs

Japan Business News - March 23, 2021 - 20:16
The average price of land in Japan fell for the first time in six years due to declining demand for urban commercial land spurred by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the government said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo may ask for shorter business hours in April

Japan Politics News - March 23, 2021 - 20:14
Tokyo metropolitan government officials plan to ask bars and restaurants to continue operating for shorter hours in April. (NHK)
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Baby with COVID possibly infected by mom in Japan

Japan Technology News - March 23, 2021 - 08:08
A group of Japanese researchers says a newborn baby is believed to have contracted the coronavirus from its mother. (NHK)
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Restaurant chain operator sues Tokyo gov't over COVID opening hour restrictions

Japan Business News - March 23, 2021 - 07:54
A Tokyo-based restaurant chain operator filed a damages suit on Monday against the Tokyo metropolitan government for ordering that business hours be reduced as a public safety measure during the coronavirus pandemic. (Japan Today)
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Japanese same-sex couple overjoyed by marriage ruling

Japan Society News - March 23, 2021 - 07:52
Jenny and Narumi wept for happiness last week when a Japanese court ruled that barring same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, a decision that allowed them to move a step closer to a legal marriage and starting a family. (Japan Today)
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Japan adjusts to life after state of emergency

Japan Society News - March 23, 2021 - 07:40
For the first time in ten weeks, no part of Japan is under a coronavirus state of emergency. But it's far from business as usual with officials and some companies introducing measures to guard against a new surge. (NHK)
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No overseas fans may increase burden on Tokyo

Japan Sports News - March 23, 2021 - 07:39
Without overseas spectators, this summer's Olympics and Paralympics will likely place an additional financial burden on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. (NHK)
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RCEP could boost Japan GDP by 2.7%

Japan Business News - March 23, 2021 - 07:38
The Japanese government believes a major multinational trade agreement it joined will be a boon for the economy. Officials say the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, will likely increase GDP by nearly 3 percent. (NHK)
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Why Are Online Casinos Gaining so Much Popularity in Japan?

Japan Business News - March 22, 2021 - 16:27
Japan is a major world economy and home to legendary organizations such as Toyota, Hitachi, and Honda. However, it has some of the most conservative laws in the world. For instance, there are no land-based casinos, as of now. (newsonjapan.com)
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An Overview of the Japanese Stock Market in 2021

Japan Business News - March 22, 2021 - 11:57
The Japanese stock market is one of the most popular stock markets in the world. Japan’s stock market features several prominent multinational companies that have amazing reputations, including Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Sharp, Fujitsu, Sony, Panasonic, and Canon. (newsonjapan.com)
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Cherry blossom festivals cancelled as Japan leaves lockdown

Japan Society News - March 22, 2021 - 11:53
Japan will emerge from 10 weeks of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday, just in time for the peak of the annual cherry blossom viewing season. (theguardian.com)
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Cherry blossom festivals cancelled as Japan leaves lockdown

Japan Travel News - March 22, 2021 - 11:53
Japan will emerge from 10 weeks of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday, just in time for the peak of the annual cherry blossom viewing season. (theguardian.com)
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JAL to stop audio service on domestic flights

Japan Travel News - March 22, 2021 - 11:51
Japan Airlines plans to discontinue its in-flight audio service on domestic routes at the end of March, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (the-japan-news.com)
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JAL to stop audio service on domestic flights

Japan Business News - March 22, 2021 - 11:51
Japan Airlines plans to discontinue its in-flight audio service on domestic routes at the end of March, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (the-japan-news.com)
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Japan eyes central bank digital currency experiments in 2021

Japan Business News - March 22, 2021 - 11:48
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is set to begin experimenting with its central bank digital currency later this year. BOJ said in the past that it doesn’t intend to issue a digital yen, claiming that Japan’s digital payments are sufficient currently. (coingeek.com)
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Japan cults target lonely college students isolated by pandemic

Japan Education News - March 22, 2021 - 11:45
Cults and other dubious groups are approaching university students who feel lonely and isolated by the ongoing closure of classrooms as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into a second year. (Nikkei)
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