First-ever 'Shinkansen Pro Wrestling' held in 'Nozomi' train carriage

Japan Sports News - September 19, 2023 - 02:00
History was made on Monday with the first-ever 'Shinkansen Pro Wrestling' event held inside the carriage of the Tokaido Shinkansen 'Nozomi 371' departing from Tokyo Station. (News On Japan)
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Why are Japanese women going abroad to work in the 'night entertainment' industry?

Japan Society News - September 19, 2023 - 01:41
Thanks to our ancestors, many Japanese women are now able to work in countries all over the world as prostitutes. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Boxing: Junto Nakatani retains WBO super flyweight title

Japan Sports News - September 19, 2023 - 01:32
Japanese boxer Junto Nakatani made a successful first defense of his WBO super flyweight title Monday with a unanimous decision over Mexico's Argi Cortes. (Kyodo)
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Why does the Japanese left hate Nippon Ishin so much?

Japan Politics News - September 19, 2023 - 01:30
In a competitive democracy, it is common for an up-and-coming political party to be attacked by the party in power, out of fear of being supplanted, but also by the bulk of the opposition parties, concerned that they will be pushed aside into obscurity. (The Diplomat)
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The upside of living in Japan's ageing society

Japan Society News - September 19, 2023 - 01:25
For the first time more than 10 per cent of the Japanese population are aged 80 or older, according to new official data. This reinforces Japan's reputation as the world's oldest society with 29 per cent of the population now aged 65 or more, a full 5 per cent ahead of Italy in second place. (The Spectator)
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England overcome spirited Japan | England v Japan | Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Highlights

Japan Sports News - September 19, 2023 - 01:16
England and Japan went head-to-head in Nice as both sides looked to remain top of Pool D at Rugby World Cup 2023 after opening weekend wins! (Rugby World Cup)
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So many women, so little time for Japan's economic patriarchy

Japan Politics News - September 19, 2023 - 01:12
The biggest surprise of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s latest cabinet reshuffle is his sudden embrace of “womenomics.” (
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Japan grapples with 'overtourism'

Japan Travel News - September 18, 2023 - 17:40
Over the three-day weekend, crowds were drawn to various events across Japan, including the "Kishiwada Danjiri Festival" in Osaka Prefecture, the "Imoni Stew Festival" in Yamagata, and the "Asakusa Samba Carnival" in Tokyo, highlighting the emerging problem of overtourism. (News On Japan)
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Man lying on highway hit by garbage truck

Japan Society News - September 18, 2023 - 07:43
A man lying on a road in Hiroshima City was struck and killed by a garbage collection truck early Sunday morning. (News On Japan)
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Runaway relative arrested for murder of Yokohama ramen shop manager

Japan Society News - September 18, 2023 - 07:04
A male relative of the Yokohama ramen shop manager who was stabbed to death in his restaurant last Friday night has been arrested after being tracked down by police in Nagoya, over 300km from the scene of the crime. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo's Asakusa Samba Carnival returns after 4-year COVID hiatus

Japan Travel News - September 18, 2023 - 05:05
The Asakusa Samba Carnival, a late-summer Tokyo highlight, returned Sunday following a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with sounds of passionate Brazilian music and explosive percussion filling a street in downtown Asakusa, drawing 300,000 spectators. (Kyodo)
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Japan's Emperor, Empress observe rare birds at Kushiro wetland wildlife center

Japan Education News - September 18, 2023 - 05:03
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have observed rare birds at a wildlife conservation center located in the country's largest wetland. (NHK)
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Japan: Cancer patients continue fight against TEPCO over Fukushima radiation

Japan Politics News - September 18, 2023 - 04:57
Demonstrators have rallied outside a Tokyo court demanding justice for cancer patients suing - Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) - the operator of the damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant. (Al Jazeera)
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Must Visit Traditional Japanese Town - KAWAGOE

Japan Travel News - September 18, 2023 - 04:54
Literally the perfect town to experience traditional Japanese vibes!! If you can’t make it to Kyoto STAY HERE (seerasan)
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The Expensive Reality of Competitive Drifting in Japan

Japan Sports News - September 18, 2023 - 04:50
We've all seen Fast & the Furious Tokyo Drift, but even after 8+ years living in Japan, I still had no idea what drifting is really like in Japan, until this day! (Currently Hannah)
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Japan Travel News - September 18, 2023 - 04:48
It's not everyday the local police see a UK van driving along the back streets of Japan, so we shouldn't be surprised that we got stopped again! (TREAD the globe)
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Elementary school students vs. jet plane in tug-of-war at Narita Airport

Japan Education News - September 17, 2023 - 17:20
In preparation for "Aviation Day" on September 20, elementary school students at Narita Airport took on the challenge of a tug-of-war with a jet plane. (News On Japan)
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Japan trials fire ant detection dogs

Japan Technology News - September 17, 2023 - 16:52
Japan's Ministry of the Environment is conducting experiments using detection dogs in response to the increasing infiltration of fire ants at ports and surrounding facilities. (News On Japan)
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Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival returns for first time in 4 years

Japan Travel News - September 17, 2023 - 06:27
The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is a summer tradition that has been revived in downtown Tokyo for the first time in four years along Sumida river. (News On Japan)
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Japan records over 10,000 syphilis cases

Japan Technology News - September 17, 2023 - 06:15
The number of syphilis cases reported in Japan this year has exceeded 10,000. This is the fastest rate of increase seen since comparable data became available in 1999. (NHK)
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