UK Hosts First Ever Ekiden Relay Race

Japan Sports News - June 25, 2024 - 18:53
The first-ever Ekiden relay race in the UK was held on June 24. The "UK Ekiden" saw participation from 18 teams, including mixed teams of Japanese and British runners, who collectively ran a 72-mile (approximately 115 kilometers) course divided into 10 segments, passing the tasuki (sash) to each other. (News On Japan)
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Nursery Teacher Arrested for Pulling Child's Hair in Tokyo

Japan Education News - June 25, 2024 - 18:44
A 26-year-old nursery teacher has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a child at a daycare center in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, including forcefully pulling the child's hair. (News On Japan)
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China's BYD Introduces Sedan EV to Japanese Market

Japan Business News - June 25, 2024 - 18:31
China's largest electric vehicle manufacturer, BYD, is set to introduce its first sedan-type EV to the Japanese market. (News On Japan)
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Japan Post Recruits Stamp Designers for First Time in 7 Years

Japan Education News - June 25, 2024 - 15:29
Japan Post is recruiting "stamp designers" for the first time in seven years. The intricacies of stamp design and the passion behind it were discussed with a current stamp designer. (News On Japan)
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Hostesses Use Strong Alcohol to Rob Customers

Japan Society News - June 25, 2024 - 04:53
Over 20 million yen in damages are suspected from a series of robbery incidents involving forced intoxication. (News On Japan)
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Osaka Expo Garden to Receive National Monument Status

Japan Travel News - June 25, 2024 - 04:46
A Japanese garden located in Expo Memorial Park is set to be registered as a national monument. Characterized by its "strolling garden" design with a large pond where Nishikigoi carp swim gracefully under the dappled sunlight filtering through the fresh green leaves of maple trees, the garden was created for the 1970 Osaka Expo. (News On Japan)
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Woman Saved from Oncoming Train at Kyoto Crossing

Japan Society News - June 25, 2024 - 04:33
A dramatic rescue took place near JR Inari Station in Kyoto on June 23rd, captured by a motorcycle's dashcam. The footage shows a railroad crossing with the barrier down, and an elderly woman lying on the tracks. (News On Japan)
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Calls for PM Kishida’s Resignation Grow as Leadership Election Looms

Japan Politics News - June 25, 2024 - 04:06
Former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has hinted at a potential leadership change within the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the upcoming September election, subtly suggesting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's replacement. (News On Japan)
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Kobe's Bay Area Redevelopment Progresses with New Green Plaza

Japan Business News - June 25, 2024 - 00:55
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 24 for a new green plaza in Kobe's bay area, where redevelopment efforts are underway, including the construction of a multipurpose arena. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Mother and Child Injured in Knife Attack in China

Japan Society News - June 25, 2024 - 00:32
According to the Japanese Consulate General in Shanghai, a Japanese mother and her preschool child were attacked by a man believed to be Chinese while waiting at a bus stop in Suzhou on the afternoon of June 24. (News On Japan)
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Stake: Pioneering Fun and Trust in Online Betting

Japan Sports News - June 24, 2024 - 16:53
stake-india.in has carved a unique niche in the world of online casinos since its inception, setting a benchmark for digital gambling platforms worldwide. Known for its fair play and transparent transactions, this casino has rapidly gained favour among Indian punters, who praise its diverse range of games and user-friendly interface. (News On Japan)
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Death Threats Sent to Renho's Office

Japan Politics News - June 24, 2024 - 15:12
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation following death threats sent to the office of former House of Councillors member Renho, who is running for the Tokyo gubernatorial election. (News On Japan)
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Stray Dogs Pose New Threat to Livestock in Hokkaido

Japan Society News - June 24, 2024 - 12:04
In Hokkaido, where bear attacks on cattle have been frequent, stray dogs exhibit wolf-like behavior have now become a serious issue. On June 19, footage captured in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, showed a stray dog rushing out aggressively towards an already formed pack. This region has been plagued by the problem of stray dogs for around 20 years due to uncontrolled breeding. (News On Japan)
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Fence Installed at Fujisan Photo Spot

Japan Travel News - June 24, 2024 - 11:11
In response to a surge in foreign tourists taking risks from Fujisan Yume-no-Ohashi to snap the iconic mountain, new safety measures have been implemented including a 1.8-meter-high fence along a 400-meter stretch of the median strip. (News On Japan)
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Honda to End Production of Iconic 50cc Super Cub

Japan Business News - June 24, 2024 - 09:56
Honda's Super Cub, known as the world's best-selling motorbike with over 100 million units produced, will soon see the end of an era. Honda has announced its decision to stop the production of motorbikes with engine capacities of 50cc or less, including the iconic Super Cub. (News On Japan)
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Learning 300-Year-Old Disaster Lessons

Japan Society News - June 24, 2024 - 06:06
The series 'Sonaeru,' which focuses on disaster preparedness, brings attention to an incident from July 2023 when record-breaking rainfall in Fukuoka Prefecture's Kurume City triggered a massive landslide in the Minoo Mountains, resulting in one fatality. This region faced a similar disaster 300 years ago, with historical documents offering clues on how to prepare for such unexpected events. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Police Crack Down on Yakuza

Japan Society News - June 24, 2024 - 04:34
Japanese police are stepping up efforts to crack down on the designated gangs Yamaguchi-gumi and Kizuna-kai whose rivalry continues. (News On Japan)
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Monthly Earnings Reach 1.27 Million Yen for Some Rickshaw Pullers

Japan Business News - June 24, 2024 - 04:12
As the streets of Asakusa bustle with rickshaws, some pullers are earning as much as 1.27 million yen a month. However, this seemingly lucrative career has a challenging side. (News On Japan)
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How Can You Tell If A Katana Is Real?

Japan Sports News - June 24, 2024 - 03:59
The katana, a traditional Japanese sword, is known for its rich history and is evidence of Japan's exquisite craftsmanship. (News On Japan)
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Young Wrestlers Battle for National Sumo Tournament

Japan Sports News - June 24, 2024 - 03:49
In Hyogo Prefecture's Shinonsen Town, known for its strong sumo tradition, the "Wanpaku Sumo Hyogo Block Tournament" was held Sunday, with 36 boys and girls from the 4th to 6th grades fiercely competing for a chance to advance to the national tournament. (News On Japan)
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