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Baby boomtown: does Nagi hold the secret to repopulating Japan?

May 29, 2023 - 13:53
Set against mountains and forests, Nagi basks beneath a cobalt sky, reflected in perfectly symmetrical rows of submerged rice paddies. But there is more to this town in western Japan than pretty views and agricultural output. Nagi is quietly producing what much of the rest of the country is lacking: children. (
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To improve quality, teaching foreigners Japanese will require license

May 29, 2023 - 09:52
Japanese-language instructors will have to be certified under legislation passed Friday, with a goal of ensuring that foreign workers here receive adequate language education as they become more important to an aging society. (Nikkei)
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Over 97 percent of Japan's new univ. graduates employed amid labor shortage

May 26, 2023 - 17:00
Over 97 percent of new university graduates in Japan found jobs this spring, up 1.5 points from the previous year for the first rise in three years, reflecting a labor shortage as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Friday. (Kyodo)
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5 Sengoku Jidai Misconceptions/Myths

May 22, 2023 - 05:20
In this video we will look to examine 5 significant myths or misconceptions about the iconic age of Samurai warring states known as the Sengoku Jidai! (The Shogunate)
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G7 spouses inspire Japanese students to aim for peace

May 22, 2023 - 05:18
Spouses of G7 leaders took part in a symposium, discussing peace issues with young people in Hiroshima. (Reuters)
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What a Typical Japanese Wedding is Really Like

May 21, 2023 - 02:58
Japanese weddings consist of two parts - a ceremony where they exchange vows, and a reception followed afterwards. (Paolo fromTOKYO)
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Signs of progress in how Japan treats foreign workers

May 19, 2023 - 05:15
In the early 1990s, Japan was under pressure to play a larger role in the international community. Japan’s government established the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) in 1993 to transfer skills to trainees from developing countries to meet international community expectations. (East Asia Forum)
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Japan close to eradicating mongoose from Amami-Ohshima Island

May 19, 2023 - 05:10
The Environment Ministry is close to completing the eradication of invasive mongooses from Amami-Oshima Island, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in Kagoshima Prefecture. (Japan Times)
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Church founded by Japanese immigrants still thrives

May 18, 2023 - 10:37
Wesley United Methodist Church is one of the oldest churches in the South Bay founded by Japanese immigrants. It was established over 125 years ago and is still thriving in San Jose today. (KTVU FOX 2 San Francisco)
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Japan to relax rules for startup visas, seeking foreign talent

May 18, 2023 - 03:38
Japan aims to foster its startup market by relaxing rules for foreigners seeking startup visas, including by letting private companies handle part of the screening process. (Nikkei)
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How Japan 'solved' the problem of homelessness

May 17, 2023 - 03:33
Japan is a very interesting country and stands out in many ways. But there is one statistic in particular that stands it apart from other developed countries. It is the only country that, despite having a population of 125 million, has very few homeless people or people living on the streets. (Economics Nation)
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The Kyujo Incident The Coup that Almost Kept Japan in WWII

May 16, 2023 - 03:26
Discover the gripping true story of the Kyujo Incident - a failed coup that almost prevented Japan's surrender in WWII. Learn how small inflection points changed the course of history forever. (Warographics)
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What you should know about Japanese

May 15, 2023 - 04:23
Japanese is full of surprises. This video is everything you need to know before you head to Japan or begin to learn the language. On my own trip I discovered that Japanese is trying its hardest to be easy for English speakers. (RobWords)
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What's it like being LGBTQ+ in Japan?

May 15, 2023 - 03:28
Interviewing sexual minority people at Tokyo Rainbow Parade 2023. (TAKASHii from Japan)
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Being Friendless in Japan

May 14, 2023 - 01:01
In Japan, more and more people feel like they have no friends. Why is it so rising? And what would be the solutions for us? (The Japan Reporter)
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914 child mistreatment cases reported at nurseries in April-December 2022

May 13, 2023 - 02:54
A total of 914 child mistreatment cases were reported at nurseries nationwide between April and December of 2022, including 90 deemed as abuse, a government survey that for the first time scrutinized all municipal governments showed Friday. (Japan Today)
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Salary increased proposed to solve teacher shortage

May 12, 2023 - 01:39
The Liberal Democratic Party has compiled a proposal that includes a revision of the law to improve the treatment of teachers and increase the "teaching adjustment amount", which is paid in place of overtime work, by more than 2.5 times to improve the treatment of teachers and eliminate the shortage of workers. (NOJ / TV Asahi)
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Japanese children's mobility likely affected by COVID restrictions, survey finds

May 11, 2023 - 18:34
A survey by Japanese experts has found that children in the country have shown signs of declining mobility likely caused by restricted activities during the pandemic. (NHK)
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Does Japan Really Need English Education?

May 9, 2023 - 07:49
Nowadays, more and more Japanese are skeptical about the compulsory English classes in schools. Is that really necessary for us? In this video, let me share both sides of the argument in Japan. (The Japan Reporter)
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Fewer students spell trouble for women's universities in Japan

May 7, 2023 - 22:49
Japan's demographic decline has emerged as an existential threat to the country's universities for women, forcing them to consider options ranging from accepting male students to offering new technology-oriented majors in their struggle to maintain enrollment. (Nikkei)
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