Construction begins on Japan's tallest wooden building

Japan Business News - January 11, 2024 - 20:37
Foundations are being laid for an 18-story, 84-meter tower in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, set to become the tallest wooden building in Japan, embracing the shift towards sustainable construction. (News On Japan)
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Ministry of Agriculture Promotes Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impact

Japan Technology News - January 11, 2024 - 14:10
NHK reports that in an effort to realize sustainable practices, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan has announced that, starting from April this year, it will promote practices that reduce environmental impact by including the minimal use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers as a requirement for receiving certain subsidies to farmers. (News On Japan)
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New Mothers Facing Tripled Syphilis Risk Compared to Eight Years Ago

Japan Education News - January 11, 2024 - 13:33
A survey conducted by an association of obstetricians and gynecologists has revealed that the number of pregnant women diagnosed with syphilis last year was over 370, a figure more than three times higher than that of a survey conducted eight years ago. (News On Japan)
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Suzuki to build new $4 billion plant in India

Japan Business News - January 11, 2024 - 10:38
Suzuki has announced plans to invest over 600 billion yen in India to build a new factory capable of producing 1 million vehicles annually in a move to shore up its current 40% market share amid keen competition from Korea. (News On Japan)
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Hundreds of UK postmasters to have convictions overturned following Fujitsu software malfunction

Japan Business News - January 11, 2024 - 08:17
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced new legislation to overturn the convictions of postmasters wrongfully accused of embezzlement following the discovery of flaws in an accounting system provided to post offices by Fujitsu. (News On Japan)
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Uniqlo donates down jackets to quake victims

Japan Business News - January 11, 2024 - 06:33
Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo and GU, will provide 100,000 items of winter clothing including down jackets to the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake. (News On Japan)
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19-year-old track athlete crowned 'Lucky Man'

Japan Society News - January 11, 2024 - 06:19
The annual "Fukumairi" ritual, a 14th-century tradition held every year to determine the luckiest man of the year, was taken out by a 19-year-old university student on Wednesday morning. (News On Japan)
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State, Tokyo appeal damages ruling over probe into alleged illegal exports

Japan Politics News - January 11, 2024 - 05:59
The central and Tokyo Metropolitan governments on Wednesday appealed a court ruling ordering them to pay damages to executives at a chemical machine maker. The court said investigations into suspected illegal exports by the firm were unlawful. (NHK)
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Honda to launch self-developed EV series

Japan Business News - January 11, 2024 - 05:56
Honda Motor has announced plans to launch a new series of self-developed electric vehicles in 2026. It says this is the company's first step in expanding its presence in the global EV market. (NHK)
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Work starts at US base relocation site in Okinawa

Japan Politics News - January 11, 2024 - 05:54
The Japanese government has started work to reinforce the ground at a planned relocation site for a US military base in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan. (NHK)
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3-meter tsunami reached nuclear plant after central Japan quake, utility says

Japan Technology News - January 11, 2024 - 05:49
The operator of a nuclear power plant in quake-hit Ishikawa Prefecture says tsunami waves measuring up to about 3-meters high reached the site following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in central Japan on New Year's Day. (NHK)
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Economists: Quake will deal major blow to Japan's GDP

Japan Business News - January 11, 2024 - 05:41
Economists say the major earthquake that hit central Japan on New Year's Day will deal a heavy blow to the country's GDP. They estimate the economic impact to run into the hundreds of millions of dollars and say the figure could rise as the full extent of the damage becomes clear. (NHK)
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'Johnny Somali' fined 200,000 yen for disrupting business, trespassing charges dropped

Japan Society News - January 10, 2024 - 21:45
Kick Streamer 'Johnny Somali' has been slapped with a 200,000 yen fine for obstructing business by broadcast loud music from his phone in a gyudon restaurant in Osaka. (News On Japan)
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'Tokorozawa Tyson' arrested over death threat

Japan Society News - January 10, 2024 - 16:49
A 41-year-old YouTuber known as 'Tokorozawa Tyson' has been arrested for allegedly threatening an acquaintance. (News On Japan)
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Pilot error leaves passengers stranded on taxiway at Fukuoka airport

Japan Travel News - January 10, 2024 - 14:57
An aircraft arriving at Fukuoka Airport from Bangkok on Wednesday morning mistook instructions from air traffic control, leaving it stuck on the taxiway. (News On Japan)
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Nikkei hits new 34-year high, breaks through 34,000

Japan Business News - January 10, 2024 - 14:37
Japanese stocks continue to reach new highs following yesterday's rally, with the Nikkei trading above 34,000, a level not seen in 34 years. (News On Japan)
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Start the Year in Style: The Must-See Lineup from GU

Japan Business News - January 10, 2024 - 12:42
Check out GU's new January lineup of new clothing! (MDPR)
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Japan's real wages down for 20th month

Japan Business News - January 10, 2024 - 11:56
Real wages for wokers in Japan decreased by 3% last November year-on-year, marking a continuous decline for 20 months. (News On Japan)
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Experts set 80 million as future population benchmark for Japan

Japan Politics News - January 10, 2024 - 08:22
The "Population Strategy Council," comprised of private sector experts, published a recommendation on Tuesday suggesting that Japan should aim to be a nation with a total population of 80 million by the year 2100. (News On Japan)
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Beloved whale shark 'Hachibei' dies in quake-hit aquarium

Japan Society News - January 10, 2024 - 06:45
A whale shark that captured the hearts of visitors to Notojima Aquarium has died in captivity following the devastating Ishikawa earthquake. (News On Japan)
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