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This is a Day in My Japanese School

June 28, 2022 - 21:01
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is a really intense exam that really puts your Japanese skills to the test and depending on the level that you take and the score that you get it can be a really useful tool when looking for opportunities in Japan. ( akidearest)
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205 applicants pass preliminary tests in JAXA astronaut recruitment

June 28, 2022 - 20:37
Japan's space agency has announced that 205 applicants have passed preliminary examinations in its latest astronaut recruitment. (NHK)
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International schools offer golf, skiing in Japan, luring rich Chinese parents

June 27, 2022 - 11:38
An international school building boom is underway in Japan, fuelled by top-shelf names in education seeking to attract the children of wealthy Asian families, especially from China. (
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The True Reason Why Japanese Uses Three Different Characters

June 25, 2022 - 23:02
The biggest obstacle that every student studying Japanese will face… The three Japanese characters, right? Even we Japanese study kanji throughout the nine years of compulsory education, and we still sometimes misuse them. (Let's ask Shogo)
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Changes in the proportion of anemia among young women after the Great East Japan Earthquake: the Fukushima health management survey

June 25, 2022 - 22:47
This study aimed to evaluate the sequential changes in the proportion of anemia among young women over eight years after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 using a prospective study of the Fukushima Health Management Survey. (Nature)
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Japan recognizes a record number of work-related mental health cases

June 24, 2022 - 23:45
Japan's health ministry says in the last fiscal year that ended in March, a record 629 cases of depression and other mental health issues were recognized as work-related and eligible for compensation. (NHK)
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Survey shows nearsightedness occuring early among schoolchildren

June 24, 2022 - 07:33
A Japanese government survey shows that nearsightedness is starting to occur at an early age, affecting 6th-graders at the same level as adults. (NHK)
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If you move to Japan… you’ll be stuck here permanently

June 23, 2022 - 06:13
Japan is so different from what most Americans are used to that its very easy to get lost just by walking around. (Cash Jordan)
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Japan crowdfund for forest that inspired film

June 22, 2022 - 18:26
A Japanese city is launching a crowdfunding campaign to help preserve a special spot of woodland: The forest that inspired the animator of beloved movie “My Neighbour Totoro.” (
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Soft Power Japan — From Cool Japan to Cold Japan

June 22, 2022 - 12:03
University of Oxford researcher Warren A. Stanislaus explains how the elements of “coldness” of Japanese pop culture, manga, anime, and games were disassembled and reassembled into grime music and, in turn, empowered the marginalized youth in the U.K. Stanislaus discussed the creation of a platform to make “Cold Japan” a source of soft power. (Asia Society)
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Dark Side Of Manga and Anime Industry | Ask a Manga Artist

June 22, 2022 - 04:23
Japan is famous among foreigners for anime and manga. Today I've invited my manga friend who worked as a manga artist for 10 years and asked him about the industry. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Record number of women pass career-track bureaucrat exams

June 20, 2022 - 21:05
A record number of women have passed this year's national civil servant exams in Japan to become career-track bureaucrats with the central government. (NHK)
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Osaka court deems non-recognition of same-sex marriage constitutional

June 20, 2022 - 20:48
A court in western Japan has rejected a lawsuit claiming damages by plaintiffs who argued it is unconstitutional that same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in the country. (NHK)
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