Unprecedented Solar Flares: Seven in Three Days

Japan Travel News - May 12, 2024 - 23:19
For the first time in recorded history, a series of large-scale solar flares have erupted from the sun's surface, observed around the world. These explosions, captured by NASA, have not only impacted GPS systems but have also triggered stunning aurora displays far beyond their typical Arctic confines. (News On Japan)
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Currency Depreciation: It's Not Just Japan Struggling!

Japan Business News - May 12, 2024 - 19:02
Japan is not the only country facing a weakening currency. In a situation that could be described as "dollar dominance," countries in Asia that have previously experienced currency crises are also embarking on currency defense measures. We explore what lies ahead in the face of currency devaluation. (News On Japan)
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Manhattan Celebrates Japanese Culture with Third Annual Japan Parade

Japan Travel News - May 12, 2024 - 10:14
New York hosted the "Japan Parade" for the third time on Saturday, with around 100 groups showcasing Japanese culture, featuring traditional cultural performances such as taiko drumming and martial arts, along with pop culture themes, celebrating Japanese culture. (News On Japan)
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The Story of a Japanese Transgender Mother

Japan Society News - May 12, 2024 - 10:06
In an atypical family setup, a story unfolds around a little girl named Momo, her 'Mama', and 'Kaachan'. 'Mama', born a male, now lives as a woman, Toshimi Tani, aged 50. Tani, a film producer at Nippon Television, has experienced a versatile career trajectory. (News On Japan)
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Thank You, Tantan: Memorial Service for Kobe's Panda

Japan Society News - May 11, 2024 - 23:31
The Oji Zoo in Kobe's Nada Ward held a memorial service on May 10th for Tantan, the female giant panda who passed away at the age of 28 at the end of March, making her the oldest panda in Japan at the time of her death. (News On Japan)
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Nagaragawa Cormorant Fishing Season Opens

Japan Travel News - May 11, 2024 - 23:20
The season for the traditional cormorant fishing on the Nagaragawa River, which boasts a history of over 1,300 years, commenced on May 11th in Gifu City. (News On Japan)
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Princess Ayako of Takamado Welcomes Her Third Son

Japan Society News - May 11, 2024 - 08:43
The Imperial Household Agency announced that Princess Ayako of Takamado, the third daughter of Princess Hisako, gave birth to her third son at 11:48 AM on May 10th at a hospital in Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Japan Launches New Project to Address Gender Pay Gap

Japan Politics News - May 11, 2024 - 08:33
In Japan, where women's salaries remain at about three-quarters of men's, the government initiated a new project team on April 24 focused on rectifying gender pay disparities. (News On Japan)
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"Digital Deficit": IT Giants Influencing Japan's Economy

Japan Business News - May 11, 2024 - 08:15
Payments for digital services provided by overseas IT giants have emerged as a new factor contributing to the yen's decline, reports economic journalist Ideguchi. (News On Japan)
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Third Road to Connect Japan's Main Island with Kyushu

Japan Business News - May 11, 2024 - 04:12
The preliminary route plans have been consolidated for a third road linking Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture and Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture, including a 2.2 kilometer bridge spanning Kanmon Straits between Honshu and Kyushu. (News On Japan)
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Unlocking Adventure: An Exciting Time to Book a Holiday in Niseko!

Japan Travel News - May 11, 2024 - 03:57
Niseko, Japan, a name synonymous with snow-laden landscapes, adrenaline-pumping terrain, and unparalleled Yotei views, is beckoning travelers with an irresistible invitation for the 2024-25 ski season. (News On Japan)
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Fukuoka Introduces 'Fukuoka Points' for Community Volunteers, Offers Perks Like Free Museum Tickets

Japan Society News - May 11, 2024 - 03:47
Fukuoka City has launched a pilot program starting May 10, rewarding local volunteer activities like crime prevention patrols and clean-up efforts with points. Accumulated points can be redeemed for perks such as free access to public facilities. (News On Japan)
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New Bee Species Discovered, Only Six Collected

Japan Technology News - May 11, 2024 - 03:25
A potentially new bee species has been identified by staff at the Tochigi Prefectural Museum, sparking a call for more specimens on social media after initially collecting only six. (News On Japan)
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McDonald's for 65 Yen!? Playback of Japan 30 Years Ago

Japan Society News - May 10, 2024 - 23:57
Thirty years ago, Japan experienced significant economic changes. Due to the strong yen, many rebate sales were held. Even supermarkets frequently had sales on imported goods, showing how different times were then. (News On Japan)
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'Pop-up Cyclist' Suspect Arrested

Japan Society News - May 10, 2024 - 16:03
A man known for suddenly appearing on his bicycle in front of cars to obstruct traffic, referred to as the "pop-up" cyclist, has been detained along with his signature black suit and sunglasses. (News On Japan)
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Sega Sammy Sells 'Seagaia' Resort to U.S. Investment Firm

Japan Business News - May 10, 2024 - 15:42
Sega Sammy Holdings has announced the sale of its shares in the company that operates the Seagaia resort in Miyazaki City to an American investment company. (News On Japan)
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Mother's Day Spending in Japan: Gunma Tops Budgets

Japan Society News - May 10, 2024 - 15:19
Mother's Day, a tradition celebrated on May 12 since its establishment in 1947, showcases diverse regional preferences in gift-giving across Japan, highlighting local cultural values and economic conditions. (News On Japan)
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Consumer Spending in Japan Drops 3.2%

Japan Business News - May 10, 2024 - 15:15
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications' household survey, real consumer spending in households of two or more people fell by 3.2% in the 2023 fiscal year compared to the previous year. This marks the first decrease in three years, directly impacted by rising prices. (News On Japan)
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Drone Captures Japanese Escort Ship and Possible U.S. Carrier

Japan Politics News - May 10, 2024 - 06:35
A new video captured by drone featuring the Maritime Self-Defense Force's escort ship "Izumo" has surfaced, with additional footage purportedly showing the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier "Ronald Reagan" from above. (News On Japan)
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New Partnership Tackles Long-Haul Shipping Challenges

Japan Business News - May 10, 2024 - 06:30
In response to the pressing issue of labor shortages in the logistics industry, Japan Post and Seino Transportation have announced the initiation of joint transportation for long-distance routes. (News On Japan)
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