Debt-Free Future? The Perils of Exaggerated Online Advertisements

Japan Business News - February 22, 2024 - 05:29
"Debt Completely Forgiven!? – such advertisements, implying that anyone can reduce their debt, are familiar to many. (News On Japan)
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Aichi Medical University Incorrectly Fails 80 Applicants Due to Computer Error

Japan Education News - February 22, 2024 - 05:25
Aichi Medical University has announced that due to a computer error during the admissions process using the results of the unified university entrance examination, 80 applicants who should have progressed to the second stage of the medical school entrance examination were mistakenly deemed ineligible. (News On Japan)
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Surgeon's Origami "Divine Technique" Goes Viral

Japan Technology News - February 22, 2024 - 01:29
An origami crane is created using a slender rod. The tip is pinched, and the folds are carefully made. The result is a paper crane, crafted with robot-like precision... with the accompanying video being viewed 9 million times! (News On Japan)
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Nestle Japan Shifts from Trucks to Trains

Japan Business News - February 22, 2024 - 01:02
A ceremony marking the start of collaboration between JR Freight, which handles cargo transportation by rail, and Nestle Japan, a food manufacturer dealing with products like coffee, was held on Wednesday afternoon, to mark the start of regular mid-distance transportation from Nestle's factory in Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture to Osaka City in February, a first for Japan's food and beverage industry. (News On Japan)
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Japan's First Egg Freezing Insurance for Women Under 39

Japan Business News - February 22, 2024 - 00:47
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, a major non-life insurance company, will offer the industry's first insurance for frozen eggs starting in April. (News On Japan)
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Debate Over Allowing Furikake in School Lunches

Japan Education News - February 22, 2024 - 00:39
A controversy has arisen over the practice of bringing furikake (a Japanese rice seasoning) to school lunches at a middle school in Hyogo Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Platform Doors Fully Installed at All Toei Subway Stations

Japan Travel News - February 22, 2024 - 00:38
The operation of platform doors has begun at Oshiage Station on the Toei Asakusa Line, marking the completion of platform door installations at all Toei Subway stations. (News On Japan)
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Warm Winter Leads to Cancellation of "Canine Koshien"

Japan Sports News - February 21, 2024 - 19:33
Due to the effects of an unusually warm winter, the national dog sledding race, often referred to as "Koshien of Dogs," scheduled to be held in Hokkaido, has been canceled. (News On Japan)
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Honda and Mazda Respond Fully to Spring Wage Offensive

Japan Business News - February 21, 2024 - 19:29
In this year's Shunto (spring wage negotiations), Honda and Mazda provided full responses to their labor unions on the 21st, marking the earliest responses among major automakers. Both companies plan to implement wage increases at a high level, and the focus is on whether this trend will spread further. (News On Japan)
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Supercomputer to Advance Japan's Weather Forecasting

Japan Technology News - February 21, 2024 - 19:00
The Japan Meteorological Agency is showcasing its new supercomputer, which will come online from May 5th, to enhance the prediction accuracy of linear precipitation zones that cause heavy rainfall. (News On Japan)
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Filmmaker in Custody Over Demands for On-Screen Nudity

Japan Society News - February 21, 2024 - 13:59
A film director arrested for sexually assaulting a woman aspiring to be an actress under the guise of acting instruction reportedly told her that "sometimes you have to be naked to appear in movies," according to investigative sources. (News On Japan)
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Experts Compile a Draft Report on the Revision of the Adult Guardianship System

Japan Politics News - February 21, 2024 - 13:55
A panel of experts has compiled a draft report outlining key issues for the revision of the adult guardianship system, which is designed to manage the property and affairs of individuals with dementia and other conditions on their behalf. (News On Japan)
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Temperatures Plummet in Tokyo, Midwinter Cold Returns

Japan Travel News - February 21, 2024 - 13:01
Japan's Kanto region is experiencing a sudden drop in temperature since yesterday's highs, with caution being advised for heavy rain in Western Japan and Ishikawa Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Finance or Experience? The Right Investment Choice for Young People

Japan Business News - February 21, 2024 - 03:24
As the new NISA and the current stock market boom fuel the investment fever among the younger generation, there's a growing voice suggesting that experience may be more valuable than financial investment at a young age. (News On Japan)
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Rakuten, Jalan, Yahoo!... Which Travel Booking Site Offers the Best Deals?

Japan Travel News - February 21, 2024 - 02:54
With the classification of COVID-19 downgraded to Category 5, many families are considering travel during the first spring break since the change. However, due to rising prices and the influx of travelers, accommodation costs within Japan have also surged. (News On Japan)
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Public Anger Over Politicians' Unpaid Taxes

Japan Politics News - February 21, 2024 - 02:51
Amid the Liberal Democratic Party's slush fund scandal, taxpayers are voicing their anger, leaving those working at tax filing offices bewildered. (News On Japan)
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Meat Lovers Mourn Closure of Iconic Akihabara Restaurant

Japan Travel News - February 21, 2024 - 02:31
The main store of Niku no Mansei, an iconic Western-style barbecue restaurant in Akihabara, has announced it will close next month. (News On Japan)
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Today is "Cat Day" in Japan

Japan Society News - February 21, 2024 - 01:45
February 22nd is celebrated as "Cat Day" in Japan, with owners generously dishing out special treats for the nation's second most popular pet. (News On Japan)
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Global Semiconductor Giant Transforms Small Japanese Town

Japan Business News - February 20, 2024 - 19:13
A massive Taiwanese semiconductor company has made its way into a town in Kumamoto Prefecture with a population of 43,000. (News On Japan)
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Japan's First Wooden License on Display

Japan Society News - February 20, 2024 - 18:54
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of its establishment, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has launched a special exhibition at the Police Museum, showcasing items such as Japan's first wooden license from the Meiji era. (News On Japan)
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