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Job-hunting season begins for university students in Japan

March 2, 2023 - 02:37
The job-hunting season has begun for university students in Japan who are set to graduate next year. Companies began offering job briefings to prospective graduates on Wednesday, in line with government rules. (NHK)
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Why money will not be enough to address Japan’s baby crisis

February 28, 2023 - 12:05
Japan is facing one of the world’s major demographic crises, with the number of annual births dipping below 800,000 for the first time in 2022. (Al Jazeera)
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Mastering Kanji: Tips and Tricks to Help You Learn Japanese Fast

February 25, 2023 - 09:43
Do you struggle with learning kanji? Are you tired of dull textbooks and rote memorization techniques? Fear not, my friends! ()
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The Japanese Secret to Living Longer

February 24, 2023 - 04:02
"Ikigai means “something you live for,” says neuroscientist Dr. Ken Modi. Hannah Fry travels to Japan to explore the secret to living a long, healthy life. (Bloomberg Originals)
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Why she was bullied in Japan

February 24, 2023 - 04:00
In Japan, the number of reported bullying cases has risen for the sixth consecutive years since the government started keeping records in 2013. (The Japan Reporter)
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Government to screen Japanese-language schools to ensure quality

February 21, 2023 - 16:55
The government decided Tuesday on draft legislation to screen and certify Japanese-language schools to ensure their quality by setting standards including the number of teachers and educational content. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo high court dismisses dual citizenship case

February 21, 2023 - 16:51
The Tokyo high court has dismissed a case challenging rules that ban dual citizenship. It upholds a lower court ruling. (NHK)
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Textbook publisher redistributes atlas after fixing more than 1,000 errors

February 20, 2023 - 18:33
A major Japanese textbook publisher has redistributed an atlas to high schools after correcting more than 1,000 mistakes in it. (NHK)
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Walking 5,000-7,000 steps each day is enough for greater longevity, Japanese study finds

February 20, 2023 - 18:21
Benefits to longevity of walking hit a plateau at around 5,000 to 7,000 steps per day for older Japanese people, a study has found. (Japan Times)
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Cat’s head found on grounds of Saitama elementary school

February 19, 2023 - 10:42
The severed head of a cat was found on the grounds of an elementary school in Saitama city on Friday. Police said the cat’s head was found at around 7 a.m. at the school in Minami Ward. (Japan Today)
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Japan's Indigenous peoples fight stigma to reclaim identities

February 18, 2023 - 10:45
In a forest in northern Japan's Hokkaido, Atsushi Monbetsu kneels on the moss in the thick morning fog and begins to pray in a language that has nearly disappeared. (AFP)
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Kansas teacher who works in Japan reveals WILDLY strict rules that would 'send Americans into a coma'

February 18, 2023 - 10:37
An American teacher working in Japan has revealed how schools in the country are drastically different to the US, with a spread of strict rules in place. (
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Japan hopes to attract highly skilled professionals with new residency program

February 18, 2023 - 10:31
The Japanese government will launch a new residency program in a bid to attract talented professionals from other countries. Qualified foreign nationals would be given preferential immigration treatment. (NHK)
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Many Japanese students want to wear masks for graduation ceremony, poll finds

February 15, 2023 - 22:04
A poll carried out by a public junior high school in Kochi City, western Japan, shows that only about 20 percent of third-year students want to take their masks off for their graduation ceremony next month. (NHK)
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'Work without limits': Japan's teachers battle to change overworking culture

February 15, 2023 - 21:59
In one of his last diary entries, Japanese teacher Yoshio Kudo lamented workdays that started early and could last until nearly midnight. Two months later, he suffered "karoshi" -- death from overwork. (AFP)
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Experiencing a Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with a 1st Degree Chado Instructor

February 14, 2023 - 10:36
Heidi & Shelley experience what it's like to make and taste authentic matcha green tea from a 1st degree Chado instructor in Tokyo. (GaijinPot)
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Foreign students in Japan face big hurdles entering public high schools

February 13, 2023 - 08:41
Nearly three-quarters, or 73%, of Japanese public high schools have no framework for accepting foreign resident students, putting them at a serious disadvantage in visa status and work opportunities, a Nikkei survey shows. (Nikkei)
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Proving Why the Jō (Japanese Staff) is So Strong

February 13, 2023 - 08:34
You might have heard about the Japanese staff, called Jō. But do you know who used it, why they used it, and how? (Let's ask Seki Sensei | Kobudo Asayama Ichiden Ryu)
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Japanese employers seek more skilled workers from Philippines

February 11, 2023 - 13:05
The Department of Migrant Workers has reported that 80 Japanese firms have offered to hire more Filipino skilled workers. (UNTV News and Rescue)
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Japanese sleep more for first time since 1970s, survey shows

February 5, 2023 - 05:19
Japanese sleep less than the inhabitants of every other developed nation, and some analyses suggest this trait hurts productivity. (
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