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Japan's Princess Aiko turns 21

50 min 55 sec ago
Princess Aiko, the daughter of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, turned 21 on Thursday. (NHK)
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Japanese ritual dances earn spot on UNESCO list

11 hours 47 min ago
UNESCO has decided to add a group of traditional Japanese dances performed across the country to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. (NHK)
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Why Japanese People Say ”I'm Not Religious”

November 30, 2022 - 21:44
When Japanese people are asked their religion, 70 percent of them say no religion but they often visit shrines and temples, pray to gods, and enjoy many religious events all year long. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Japan death row prisoners sue government to stop hangings

November 29, 2022 - 23:02
Three death row prisoners in Japan are taking the government to court as they fight to end the practice of execution by hanging. (BBC)
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Police: Three workers caught in dust collector at building materials maker

November 28, 2022 - 20:55
Police in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, say three workers have been caught in a dust collector at a plant of a building materials maker. (NHK)
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Emperor Naruhito visits hospital for more prostate tests

November 28, 2022 - 03:55
Japan's Emperor Naruhito has visited a hospital to have his prostate examined again after the previous test results showed some slightly concerning data. (NHK)
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Man arrested for abducting 7-year-old girl, keeping her in his car

November 26, 2022 - 04:13
Police in Joyo, Kyoto Prefecture, have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of abducting a seven-year-old girl and keeping her confined in his car. (Japan Today)
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Japanese fans run across Tokyo's Shibuya crossing in celebration of World Cup win

November 25, 2022 - 03:13
Japanese fans celebrated their team's World Cup 2-1 victory against Germany by running across Tokyo's famous Shibuya crossing. (The Telegraph)
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Ozawa leads orchestra for first time in 3 years

November 25, 2022 - 00:32
The Japanese orchestra conductor Ozawa Seiji has lately been out of the spotlight. But now, he has delighted music fans by leading an orchestra for the first time in three years. (NHK)
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Why Japanese People Don't Say I Love You

November 24, 2022 - 02:09
In Japanese, 'I love you' is translated as 'aishiteiru' but Japanese people rarely say aishiteiru to their partners and many Western people cannot understand why. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Man arrested for punching mom unconscious on her 100th birthday

November 21, 2022 - 09:21
A man was arrested Sunday for allegedly punching his mother in the head the previous day on her 100th birthday, leaving her in critical condition, police said. (Kyodo)
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97-year-old driver kills woman on sidewalk

November 20, 2022 - 15:18
A 97-year-old man driving a passenger car in Fukushima City on Saturday afternoon hit a woman in her 40s who was walking on the sidewalk before collided into another car, killing the pedestrian and injuring 3 other people. (Fuji News Network)
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4 arrested after Aichi man found in concrete-filled drum in Aomori

November 20, 2022 - 06:11
Four men have been arrested over the death of a man in the central Japan prefecture of Aichi after his body was discovered in August in a concrete-filled drum in Aomori Prefecture in the northeast, police said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Italian detainee dies in apparent suicide at Tokyo immigration

November 19, 2022 - 14:27
An Italian man in his 50s, who was being detained at a Tokyo immigration facility, died in a suspected suicide Friday morning, the Immigration Services Agency of Japan said. (Japan Times)
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Gangster indicted for killing president of Ohsho Chinese food chain

November 19, 2022 - 14:22
Prosecutors in Kyoto, western Japan, have indicted a gangster for the killing of the president of a popular restaurant chain nine years ago. (NHK)
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Vietnamese car thieves arrested

November 19, 2022 - 02:07
Five Vietnamese men were arrested for stealing three cars worth 8.6 million yen from a second-hand car shop in Kobe, according to Gunma Prefectural Police. (ANNnewsCH)
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Japan's Impending Collapse | What Is The 2025 Problem In Japan?

November 19, 2022 - 00:23
Do you know Japan's 2025 problem? It's said that 2025 will be the start of Japan's collapse. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Japanese police arrest Nepalese man on suspicion of murder

November 18, 2022 - 15:36
Police in Japan have arrested a Nepalese man on suspicion of murdering a Nepalese woman in her apartment in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo. (NHK)
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3 men arrested for causing injury resulting in death after pushing man into river

November 17, 2022 - 01:24
Police in Okayama City have arrested three men on suspicion of causing a 27-year-old man’s death after they pushed into a river where he drowned. (Japan Today)
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Princess Hisako becomes 5th COVID-19 case for Japan imperial family

November 17, 2022 - 01:19
Princess Hisako, the widow of former Emperor Akihito's cousin, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday, making her the fifth COVID-19 case within the Japanese imperial family. (Kyodo)
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