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Environment Minister Apologizes for Muting Minamata Disease Victims

May 9, 2024 - 07:14
Environment Minister Shintaro Ito has issued an apology for an incident involving the adjustment of microphone levels during a meeting with Minamata disease patients and victims' groups in Kumamoto Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Constitution Day: 77 Years of Democracy and Debate

May 4, 2024 - 12:10
Constitution Memorial Day, on May 3rd, marked 77 years since the enforcement of the Japanese Constitution. On May 3, 1947, a ceremony to commemorate the enforcement of the Japanese Constitution was held at the Imperial Palace Plaza. Despite the rain, approximately 10,000 people gathered. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Commitment to Inclusive Employment Highlighted at OECD

May 3, 2024 - 15:40
During his visit to France, Prime Minister Kishida, as chair at the OECD Ministerial Council, declared his commitment to removing employment barriers facing women and the elderly. (News On Japan)
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President Biden Criticizes Japan's Stance on Immigration

May 3, 2024 - 05:18
Media reports say US President Joe Biden has blamed Japan's economic troubles on xenophobia while arguing that the US economy is growing because it accepts immigrants. (NHK)
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Ashiya’s Youngest Mayor Prioritizes Policy Action in His Second Year

May 2, 2024 - 07:06
Mayor Ryosuke Takashima of Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, has completed one year in office as the youngest mayor in history. In an interview, Mayor Takashima stated, "Executing policies is the critical theme for my second year." (News On Japan)
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Japan's Main Opposition CDP Wins 3 By-elections

April 29, 2024 - 01:36
Three Lower House by-elections were held in Japan on Sunday. Candidates from the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party have won all three seats. The results are expected to affect the management of the government led by Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. (NHK)
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Japan's Population Crisis: 744 Municipalities Could Disappear by 2050

April 25, 2024 - 06:26
A private organization has revealed that approximately 40% of the national municipalities, totaling 744, could potentially disappear by 2050 due to declining populations. (News On Japan)
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Revealing the Hidden World of Japan's Public Security Police

April 24, 2024 - 12:58
Akira Ikegami engages in a compelling conversation with Enkaku Katsumaru, a former member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Public Security Bureau, Foreign Affairs Division. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Moves to Curb "KasuHara"

April 23, 2024 - 07:51
Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials say "customer harassment" of service staff and other workers is a growing problem across the capital. (NHK)
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Kishida Government to Discontinue 15 Fund Projects, Redirecting 540 Billion Yen

April 23, 2024 - 01:30
In a significant move against what has been labeled as "breeding grounds for waste," the Japanese government has decided to terminate 15 state-funded projects, planning to return more than 540 billion yen to the national treasury. (News On Japan)
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Japan's PM Kishida Honors War Dead at Yasukuni

April 22, 2024 - 00:14
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has made a ritual offering at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo for its spring festival. (NHK)
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Women to Remain in Imperial Family After Marriage?

April 20, 2024 - 00:57
In efforts to ensure stable imperial succession, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has summarized its stance on how to maintain the number of members in Japan's Imperial Family. (News On Japan)
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