Truck Expo Unveils Logistics Solutions

Japan Business News - May 9, 2024 - 16:18
The Japan Truck Show 2024 is currently underway at Pacifico Yokohama, showcasing the latest technologies in a climate of logistical concerns, including a shortage of drivers. (News On Japan)
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Emperor Awards Grand Cordon at Spring Conferment Ceremony

Japan Society News - May 9, 2024 - 16:11
The "Spring Conferment" ceremony for the Grand Cordon was held at the Imperial Palace, where His Majesty the Emperor personally handed medals to the recipients. (News On Japan)
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The Phoenix Rises: Team Tsuchiya's Comeback in Super GT

Japan Sports News - May 9, 2024 - 08:31
During the second round of the Super GT at Fuji Speedway on May 4th, Tsuchiya Takeshi, director of the "Hoppy Team Tsuchiya," set a simple yet profound goal before the staff: "First and foremost, our goal is to take the chequered flag. That's my primary goal, to do it in front of everyone here." (News On Japan)
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Dream Jumbo Lottery: Chance to Win 500 Million Yen

Japan Business News - May 9, 2024 - 08:00
The Dream Jumbo Lottery, with a top prize and adjacent prizes totaling 500 million yen, began sales on May 8th. (News On Japan)
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"Guri-shita" Youths Report High Rates of Domestic Abuse

Japan Society News - May 9, 2024 - 07:52
In Osaka's Minami district, known colloquially as "Guri-shita," a high number of youths who congregate in the area have experienced domestic violence and abuse, according to a survey conducted by a supporting non-profit organization (NPO). (News On Japan)
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Environment Minister Apologizes for Muting Minamata Disease Victims

Japan Politics News - May 9, 2024 - 07:14
Environment Minister Shintaro Ito has issued an apology for an incident involving the adjustment of microphone levels during a meeting with Minamata disease patients and victims' groups in Kumamoto Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Toyota Extends Re-employment Age to 70 Starting August

Japan Business News - May 9, 2024 - 07:07
Toyota Motor Corporation will expand its re-employment policy for seniors up to the age of 70, starting in August. (News On Japan)
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One in Eight Elderly Japanese Affected by Dementia

Japan Society News - May 9, 2024 - 00:39
A recent study by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has revealed that approximately 4.43 million elderly individuals, or one in eight people over the age of 65, are diagnosed with dementia in Japan. (News On Japan)
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Two-Headed Snake Discovered in Fukuoka

Japan Technology News - May 8, 2024 - 22:46
A two-headed snake, a rare curiosity, was discovered in the mountains of Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Baby Deer Born on Children's Day in Nara Park

Japan Society News - May 8, 2024 - 11:59
The first baby deer of the year was born at Nara Park, measuring 56 cm in length and weighs 3,600 grams, which is considered average. (News On Japan)
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Viral Video Reveals Pickpocket in Action at Crowded Tokyo Market

Japan Society News - May 8, 2024 - 10:23
At the bustling Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, which attracts tourists from around the world daily, a Brazilian tourist captured an unexpected moment in a video he was livestreaming. (News On Japan)
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New Nintenso Switch in Pipeline

Japan Business News - May 8, 2024 - 10:12
Nintendo revealed on May 7 that it plans to announce a new gaming console, the successor to the Nintendo Switch, within this fiscal year. (News On Japan)
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High-profile Libel Case Against Weekly Magazine Escalates

Japan Society News - May 8, 2024 - 10:04
In a high-stakes legal battle surrounding well-known comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto, FNN has exclusively obtained the latest statements from Matsumoto's legal team. The case focuses on claims of sexual misconduct reported by Weekly Bunshun, which Matsumoto's team argues has tarnished his reputation, leading to a demand for approximately 550 million yen in damages and a correction of the article. (News On Japan)
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Innovation in Education: What can we learn from Japan?

Japan Education News - May 8, 2024 - 04:12
Currently, western society has an unhealthy view of technology. There are two extremes of thought, and none has a complete solution. (News On Japan)
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Nostalgic Farewell as Ito-Yokado Closes in Fukushima

Japan Business News - May 8, 2024 - 01:43
The cherished supermarket, Ito-Yokado, has closed its doors in Fukushima, bringing its 39-year history to a close. (News On Japan)
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U.S. Eases Cannabis Regulations While Japan Imposes Strict Penalties

Japan Society News - May 8, 2024 - 01:14
The United States is moving towards easing cannabis regulations, while Japan maintains strict controls. How should Japan approach cannabis in the future? (News On Japan)
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Steakhouse Bankruptcies in Japan Hit Record High as U.S. Beef Prices Soar

Japan Business News - May 7, 2024 - 15:21
According to Teikoku Databank, there were ten steakhouse bankruptcies in the 2023 fiscal year, five times the previous year's count, marking a record high. (News On Japan)
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Daihatsu Ends 4.5-Month Pause at Main Plant

Japan Business News - May 7, 2024 - 15:17
Daihatsu Motor has resumed production at its headquarters plant, which had been suspended due to irregularities in certification testing. With this, all of Daihatsu's domestic plants are now operational. (News On Japan)
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Rice Ball Turmoil: Poor Harvest Drives Seaweed Prices to Record Highs

Japan Business News - May 7, 2024 - 11:36
The price of seaweed, commonly used in rice balls, has been rising, impacting the availability of onigiri in convenience stores. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Space Development Accelerates

Japan Technology News - May 7, 2024 - 11:22
To keep pace with the intense international competition in space development, the Japanese government has launched the necessary Space Strategy Fund to accelerate Japan's space exploration activities. (News On Japan)
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