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Music with a groove has beneficial effect on brain activity

May 31, 2022 - 05:02
Scientists in Japan find that listening to groove music has a positive effect on the mental capacity of people who say such music makes them feel clear-headed. (
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Indefinite employment top priority for graduates in Japan: Research

May 31, 2022 - 04:56
More than two-thirds of graduates in Japan stay in their first job for more than three years, according to research by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation. (
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Japanese art and its significance in the modern world

May 30, 2022 - 20:25
Japan is a country known for its beauty. From the mesmerising Geishas to art like sushi pieces, stunning Japanese art, and the beautiful blossom season. (
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4 Japan universities to apply for 10 tril. yen gov't fund: survey

May 29, 2022 - 14:48
Four Japanese national universities plan to apply for a 10 trillion yen ($79 billion) fund established by the government to bring institutions up to par with the world's top universities, a recent Kyodo News survey showed. (Kyodo)
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Public schools in Japan suffering from record teacher shortage

May 29, 2022 - 08:45
Public schools are facing shortages of teachers across Japan shortly following the beginning of the new academic year in April. (Asahi)
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Anonymous man gives school 1 million yen with letter saying 'Don't lose to Corona'

May 28, 2022 - 13:02
KITAKYUSHU, May 28 (NewsOnJapan) - An anonymous man has sent 1 million yen in cash to a junior high school in Fukuoka prefecture as a donation, accompanied by a letter saying "Don't lose to Corona". (NewsOnJapan)
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Japan women in 30s stay in workforce as parental benefits improve

May 28, 2022 - 12:39
Women in their 30s in Japan continue to make progress in workforce participation, greatly flattening their once-pronounced M-shaped dip stemming from pressure to quit jobs and become stay-at-home mothers. (Nikkei)
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Shimabara Rebellion - Christian Revolt in Medieval Japan

May 27, 2022 - 00:25
The Shimabara Rebellion (島原の乱) was an uprising that occurred in the Shimabara Domain of the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan from 17 December 1637 to 15 April 1638. (Kings and Generals)
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Japan looking for 50 nurses, 300 careworkers

May 25, 2022 - 18:21
The Japanese government, through the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS), is opening its door to 50 nurses and 300 careworkers. (
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Foreign workers learn the fast food ropes

May 24, 2022 - 16:10
TOKYO, May 24 (NewsOnJapan) - Mos Burger has hired 16 Vietnamese nationals who have acquired residence status through "specific skills" for foreign workers and made their training public. (NewsOnJapan)
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Number of Ukrainian evacuees to Japan reaches 1,000

May 22, 2022 - 15:52
The number of evacuees from Ukraine to Japan since Russia's invasion of the Eastern European country in late February reached 1,000 on Saturday, immigration authorities said. (
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Abortion In Japan: A History

May 22, 2022 - 05:03
It may not currently be a topic of polite conversation in much of local society, but abortion in Japan has existed for as long as people have. (
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13 women awarded damages over Japan exam discrimination

May 20, 2022 - 03:31
A medical school in Japan has been ordered to pay compensation to 13 women for discriminating against them in entrance exams. (BBC)
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Gov't panel advises no masks required when not chatting outside

May 19, 2022 - 21:52
Japanese experts on coronavirus infections are offering new advice on face masks. They say there may be more situations where people do not need to wear them. (NHK)
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Tokugawa Japan wasn't nearly as isolated as history books teach

May 18, 2022 - 10:49
The draconian Sakoku-rei or Seclusion Edict, as ordered by Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, in 1636, would seal off the country from the outside world for the next two centuries. (Japan Today)
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Being The Only Black Girl at a Japanese Elementary School (Black in Japan)

May 18, 2022 - 10:47
In this video, I sat down with my 7 year old daughter to talk about life at a Japanese elementary school as a black girl. This is her take. (The Black Experience Japan)
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How to become fluent in Japanese? - Interview with Steve Kaufmann

May 16, 2022 - 13:12
Steve Kaufmann is a Swedish-born Canadian polyglot. As of 2022, he has an understanding of 20 languages. (TAKASHii from Japan)
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Japanese Urban Legends: Seven School Mysteries

May 15, 2022 - 13:41
The Seven School Mysteries are a staple of Japanese horror, but how did they come about and, perhaps most importantly, what are they? (Tara A. Devlin)
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Children's medical visits fall 20% as parents opt not to skip work

May 15, 2022 - 13:21
TOKYO -- Young children in Japan made 20% fewer doctor visits last year. Some experts credit widespread mask-wearing but others say many parents kept their children away from hospitals out of fear they would not be able to work if their kids contract the novel coronavirus. ()
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Listening in Japanese/ Learn Kanji while walking around Kyoto

May 14, 2022 - 23:23
I'm going to Kyoto city to look for some kanji. (Miku Real Japanese)
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