How to organize an esports tournament: a step-by-step guide

Japan Sports News - June 15, 2024 - 19:27
Esports has exploded in popularity over the past decade, attracting millions of viewers and players worldwide. (News On Japan)
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Shohei Ohtani's Favorite Burger Comes to Japan for One Day

Japan Sports News - June 15, 2024 - 19:16
In-N-Out Burger, the American fast-food chain beloved by Shohei Ohtani, opened for one day in Tokyo on June 15. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Students Stand Firm Against Tuition Hikes

Japan Education News - June 15, 2024 - 17:05
In response to the issue of potential tuition hikes at several national universities, including the University of Tokyo, students have staged protests and submitted a petition to the government expressing their strong opposition. (News On Japan)
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Ameyoko Restaurants Run by Foreigners, Mainly Chinese

Japan Travel News - June 15, 2024 - 16:50
Tokyo's downtown market district, Ameyoko, which attracts hundreds of thousands of shoppers, especially around New Year, is undergoing a major transformation. Traditional fresh fish stores have dwindled, while multinational restaurants have surged. What is happening? (News On Japan)
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Bear Cull Remains Unresolved as Negotiations Collapse

Japan Society News - June 15, 2024 - 04:33
A dispute over the remuneration for bear hunters has led to a standoff between a town in Hokkaido and its local hunter association. The breakdown in negotiations means that the hunters will no longer respond to bear sightings, leaving the small town of Naie, with a population of about 4,800, in a precarious situation. (News On Japan)
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Man with Knife Stabs Passenger in Chest on Tokyo Bus

Japan Society News - June 15, 2024 - 00:03
A man wielding a knife stabbed a passenger in the chest and abdomen on a bus in Tokyo's Minato Ward, near Takanawa Gateway Station on Friday afternoon. Over 20 passengers were on board. (News On Japan)
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Cake Shop Crunch: Rising Costs Force Closures at Record Rate

Japan Business News - June 14, 2024 - 23:52
An increasing number of Western confectionery shops in Japan, particularly cake shops, are going bankrupt. According to research released in June, from January to May, there have been 18 bankruptcies, the highest number since 2010. If this trend continues, it will surpass the record set in 2019. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Diet Approves Legislation to Overhaul Foreign Trainee Scheme

Japan Politics News - June 14, 2024 - 23:38
Japan's Diet has passed a bill aimed at replacing the technical intern system for foreign nationals with a new training program. (NHK)
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Daiso Adopts New Closing Music to Alert Foreign Shoppers

Japan Travel News - June 14, 2024 - 16:07
Daiso, the renowned Japanese 100-yen store, has changed its traditional closing music, "Hotaru no Hikari," to a new tune that foreign visitors can more easily recognize as a signal that the store is closing. (News On Japan)
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Concrete Blocks Thrown at Beloved Car, Owner Furious

Japan Society News - June 14, 2024 - 15:50
A vehicle in Tokyo's Adachi Ward suffered damage when its windows were shattered by a concrete piece, caught on security cameras. (News On Japan)
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Bank of Japan Reduces Government Bond Purchases

Japan Business News - June 14, 2024 - 15:42
The Bank of Japan decided on June 14th to reduce its government bond purchases following the conclusion of its Monetary Policy Meeting. The pace of the reduction will be determined at the next meeting. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Drivers in Formula 1 (F1): Stories of Race Tracks, Teams and Drivers

Japan Sports News - June 14, 2024 - 08:07
Besides technological advancement, motorsport is another niche in Japan gaining impressive traction. (News On Japan)
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World's Largest Octopus Captured on Film

Japan Technology News - June 14, 2024 - 07:08
In the waters off Rausu, Hokkaido, at a depth of about 25 meters, a massive creature was discovered, writhing and undulating. (News On Japan)
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89-Year-Old Woman Stabbed to Death in Gifu; Grandson Arrested

Japan Society News - June 14, 2024 - 07:03
An 89-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture, leading to the arrest of her grandson. (News On Japan)
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New Entrance Gate Installed on Mt. Fuji Trail to Manage Crowds

Japan Travel News - June 14, 2024 - 05:26
Workers have begun setting up an entrance gate for a trail to Mt. Fuji before the climbing season starts in early July. Officials aim to regulate the number of hikers who visit Japan's highest mountain on any given day. (NHK)
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US Military Holding 'Valiant Shield' Training Exercise in Japan

Japan Politics News - June 14, 2024 - 05:22
The US military is conducting a large-scale field training exercise in the Pacific region, including bases in Japan for the first time. (NHK)
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Renowned Rakugo Performer Passes Away at 76

Japan Society News - June 13, 2024 - 17:36
Rakugo performer Katsura Zakoba has passed away on June 12 due to asthma at the age of 76. (News On Japan)
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LINE Pay to End Services in Japan by April 2025

Japan Business News - June 13, 2024 - 17:30
LINE Yahoo has announced that it will discontinue its smartphone payment service, LINE Pay, in Japan by April 30, 2025. (News On Japan)
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Japan Post to Raise Stamp Prices

Japan Business News - June 13, 2024 - 16:56
Japan Post has announced its first price increase in nearly 30 years, set to take effect this fall, unveiling new stamps and postcards. (News On Japan)
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Daffodils in Full Bloom at Mt. Hōrai: 300,000 Blossoms at the Summit

Japan Travel News - June 13, 2024 - 16:34
Mount Hōrai (elevation 1174m), located in the central part of the Hira Mountains in Ōtsu City, Shiga Prefecture, was once a training ground for Shugendō practitioners. It is named "Hōrai," meaning "the mountain where immortals live," according to Chinese legend. (News On Japan)
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