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Hideki Tojo - The Face of Japan Militarism in WWII

March 24, 2023 - 15:03
Allied propaganda posters during World War II frequently featured the characters of the three axis leaders: the German one with the moustache, the big jawed Italian and the stern bespect Japanese General. (Biographics)
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Keisen Jogakuen University set to close due to declining birthrate

March 23, 2023 - 17:25
Tokyo's Keisen Jogakuen has announced that it will stop recruiting undergraduate and graduate students from 2024 onwards. (NOJ / TV Asahi)
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The bizarre Japanese law that makes kidnapping legal

March 20, 2023 - 05:46
It sounds completely crazy, but in Japan it is actually legal to kidnap children. (60 Minutes Australia)
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Screen time has limited effects on toddlers' development: Japan study

March 19, 2023 - 14:46
Spending an hour or more in front of digital devices each day has a more limited effect on 2-year-olds’ growth and development than previously thought, a recent study by Japanese researchers has shown, providing fresh insight into the possible risks of the use of digital devices on toddlers. (Japan Times)
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Basic Japanese phrases for travellers

March 18, 2023 - 15:40
A list of our top 10 useful phrases that you should know before coming to Japan. (TabiEats)
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Japan shoots for 400,000 foreign students by 2033

March 18, 2023 - 03:29
The Japanese government has set a target of having 400,000 foreign students studying in the country by 2033, hoping to encourage them to work in the country after they graduate. (Nikkei)
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Masks not required at schools from new semester

March 17, 2023 - 15:42
Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology notified boards of education nationwide on Friday that it is basically unnecessary to wear a mask as a countermeasure against COVID in schools from the new semester. (TV Asahi News / NOJ)
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Children caught up in Japan's bizarre divorce laws

March 17, 2023 - 15:15
Exposing the strange law that allows children to be legally kidnapped. Australians torn apart by the way Japanese society deals with disputed divorce cases and battles over child custody. (60 Minutes Australia)
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How the Japanese Words for Parents Lost Out to English

March 17, 2023 - 05:46
"Mama" and "papa" are such ubiquitous parental terms in Japan that it's easy to forget they're foreign words - words the Japanese government once tried to ban. (Unseen Japan)
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Girls aspiring to become 'manga artists'

March 16, 2023 - 14:22
The popularity of "manga artists" and "scholars" soared this year in a survey of "what you want to be when you grow up?" (TV Asahi News)
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Reviving Japan's Hajichi body art tradition

March 16, 2023 - 14:00
This Japanese artist has a mission to revive Okinawa’s Indigenous body art tradition called hajichi. (Al Jazeera)
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Japanese Transgender Worker’s Harassment Case Victory Could Signal Change

March 16, 2023 - 07:24
In what has been deemed a rare and landmark case, Japanese labor authorities have recognized Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) harassment as a work-related disease eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for the first time. (
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Female suicides in Japan rise in 2022 for 3rd straight year

March 14, 2023 - 18:46
The number of women committing suicide in Japan increased for the third straight year in 2022, rising 67 from the previous year to 7,135, government data showed Tuesday, with the upward trend apparently fueled by the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
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4 Tips for Acing the JET Programme Interview

March 14, 2023 - 18:39
In this article I’ll tell you the 4 tips I used to pass the Jet Programme interview not once but twice! (
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How did Japan become Buddhist? - History of Religions

March 10, 2023 - 00:43
Kings and Generals animated historical documentary series on the history of Japan and history of religions continues with an episode on how Japan became Buddhist. (Kings and Generals)
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Japan remains 2nd worst in int'l ranking for women in workforce

March 8, 2023 - 14:28
Japan ranked second from last among developed nations with regard to the role and influence of women in the workforce for the seventh straight year, according to an index compiled by British magazine The Economist. (Kyodo)
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Japan's new policy on reduced student loans for those with babies

March 5, 2023 - 15:45
Japan's ruling party has proposed to reduce student debt for those who have children. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has come under fire for proposing this move. (South China Morning Post)
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Teenage boy slashes classmate with knife at Hiroshima school

March 4, 2023 - 10:19
A 13-year-old boy slashed a classmate with a kitchen knife at a junior high school in Hiroshima on Friday, causing minor injuries to the victim, the local education board said, in the second knife attack to take place in a Japanese school this week. (Kyodo)
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Instagram introduces age verification test for users in 6 more countries

March 3, 2023 - 15:42
Meta has announced that it is expanding its “age verification test” on Instagram to six more countries, including Japan. (MSN)
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Knife attack on teacher near Tokyo prompts schools to step up security

March 2, 2023 - 16:29
The board of education in Toda City, north of Tokyo, has instructed schools to take thorough security measures after an intruder slashed a teacher. (NHK)
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