Tokyo Shrouded in Yellow Dust

Japan Travel News - March 30, 2024 - 08:24
Yellow sand was observed in Tokyo on Saturday morning, marking the city's first encounter with the phenomenon this year. (News On Japan)
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Logo Controversy Sparks Fears of Overseas Meddling in Japan's Energy Policy

Japan Politics News - March 30, 2024 - 08:20
Materials presented at a Cabinet Office meeting to discuss renewable energy inadvertently included a logo of a Chinese state-owned enterprise, sparking concern among opposition parties and officials about the possibility of foreign influence on Japan's energy policies. (News On Japan)
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'Pulegone' Identified as Possible Cause of Toxic Poisonings

Japan Society News - March 30, 2024 - 05:42
A potentially lethal toxin, known as "Pulegone," has emerged as a suspect in the controversy surrounding Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's red yeast rice supplements. (News On Japan)
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Smoking Violations Double in Tokyo

Japan Society News - March 29, 2024 - 17:27
As city life rebounds post-pandemic, there's been a noticeable increase in people smoking on the streets. In Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, the number of street smoking violations has doubled from the previous year. (News On Japan)
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Strolling Around the Imperial Palace

Japan Travel News - March 29, 2024 - 17:04
The Ninomaru Shozokan Museum within the Imperial Palace has refreshed its exhibit this month, which also allows visitors the opportunity to explore the Outer Garden. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo's Cherry Blossoms Bloom Late

Japan Travel News - March 29, 2024 - 16:19
Japan's Meteorological Agency announced the blooming of the Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms in Tokyo at 2 p.m. on Friday, five days later than average. (News On Japan)
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LINE Yahoo to Reassess Outsourcing Following Major Data Leak

Japan Business News - March 29, 2024 - 13:35
LINE Corporation, in response to a major data breach affecting its users, has decided to reconsider its business outsourcing to the Korean company responsible for the leak. (News On Japan)
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Cherry Blossoms Bloom at Himeji Castle

Japan Travel News - March 29, 2024 - 13:17
World Heritage Site Himeji Castle has confirmed the blooming of cherry blossoms since Friday morning, with enough of the pink petals to satisfy lucky visitors. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo's CPI Rises 2.4% in March

Japan Business News - March 29, 2024 - 09:46
The consumer price index (CPI) for Tokyo's 23 wards, which tracks the price movements of goods and services consumed by households, reported a preliminary increase of 2.4% in mid-March. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Unemployment Rate Climbs to 2.6%

Japan Business News - March 29, 2024 - 09:37
Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced on Friday that the nationwide unemployment rate for February rose by 0.2 points from the previous month, reaching 2.6%. (News On Japan)
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Is Undressing Necessary for School Health Checks?

Japan Education News - March 29, 2024 - 06:20
As the new school year approaches, the methods of conducting "school health checks" vary by municipality, raising questions about their appropriateness. (News On Japan)
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Fire Chief Suspended for Harassing Unvaccinated Staff

Japan Society News - March 29, 2024 - 06:07
A fire chief in Shiga Prefecture has been disciplined for "vaccine harassment," after a staff member who chose not to receive the COVID-19 jab was made to work in the office hallway. (News On Japan)
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Toilet Paper Prices to Rise Again

Japan Business News - March 29, 2024 - 05:17
Major paper manufacturers in Japan are set to raise prices on tissue and toilet paper by approximately 5% to 15% from April. (News On Japan)
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Discovering Toyama: A Cinematic Journey Through "Sea and Mountains"

Japan Travel News - March 29, 2024 - 01:12
Students from Kanagawa Prefecture's Kanto Gakuin Rokura High School, as part of their school project, have created a promotional video for Toyama Prefecture! The story, told through a cinematic lens, follows two high school students on a journey across Toyama, featuring the prefecture's breathtaking nature and recommended spots. (News On Japan)
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Alert on Pet-Related Fires

Japan Society News - March 29, 2024 - 01:05
As more people keep pets indoors, there has been a call for caution regarding unexpected pet behavior leading to fire accidents. (News On Japan)
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Japan's SLIM Probe Revives After Second Night

Japan Technology News - March 28, 2024 - 23:57
JAXA has announced the revival of the unmanned explorer "SLIM" following its successful hibernation after making Japan's first moon landing. The probe successfully endured a second lunar night, a period during which temperatures can drop to as low as minus 170 degrees Celsius. (News On Japan)
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Stalking Crackdown Hits New Record

Japan Society News - March 28, 2024 - 17:14
Last year saw a record-breaking 1,963 prohibition orders issued in Japan under the Stalking Control Law, marking the highest number to date. (News On Japan)
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Mercari Launches Eco-Friendly Delivery Service

Japan Business News - March 28, 2024 - 17:05
To address the anticipated logistics challenges of 2024, Mercari, a leading flea market app company, has initiated a new delivery service predicated on drop-off delivery. (News On Japan)
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Rising Concerns Over 'Spring Fatigue'

Japan Society News - March 28, 2024 - 08:25
Currently, there's a rapid increase in individuals suffering from "spring fatigue." You might be affected without even realizing it. (News On Japan)
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Japan to Extend Gasoline Subsidy

Japan Business News - March 28, 2024 - 08:19
In response to the continued surge in energy prices due to the weakening yen and the rise in consumer prices, the Japanese government has decided to extend the subsidy for gasoline and other fuels beyond its April deadline. (News On Japan)
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