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Are Japanese not workaholics!?

October 4, 2022 - 08:10
Japanese employees are famous for working long hours but labor productivity is very low when it comes to work efficiency. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Japanese emperor Naruhito to take MRI test in November

October 4, 2022 - 08:05
Japan's Emperor Naruhito, 62, will have an MRI scan of his prostate after doctors detected "somewhat concerning indications" in health exams, the palace said on Monday. (AFP)
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Man arrested over fire that killed 2 people in apartment building for homeless people

October 3, 2022 - 04:32
Police in Kita-Hiroshima, Hokkaido, have arrested a 67-year-old man on suspicion of murder after the two-floor apartment building for homeless people, in which he lived, was set on fire, killing two people. (Japan Today)
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Antonio Inoki, pro wrestling star turned politician dies

October 1, 2022 - 16:09
Antonio Inoki, a Japanese professional wrestling star turned politician, died on Saturday, aged 79, according to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, a company he founded. (DW News)
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Japan court rejects long-stay visa for gay U.S. man married to Japanese

September 30, 2022 - 17:26
A Japanese court on Friday upheld the denial of a long-term residence visa to an American man who married his same-sex Japanese partner in the United States. (Kyodo)
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Arrested group had 20,000 orders for forged residence cards

September 30, 2022 - 02:27
Japanese police have arrested five Chinese and one Japanese on suspicion of forging hundreds of residence cards to be issued to foreign residents in Japan. (NHK)
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Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media

September 29, 2022 - 04:25
Police in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old rapper on suspicion of threatening a female acquaintance on a social networking site. (Japan Today)
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Two women murdered in Okayama house, missing car found in Hiroshima

September 28, 2022 - 12:25
A car missing from the scene of the murder of 2 women in a house in Ibara City, Okayama Prefecture, has been found in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Two plead guilty over death of 5-year-old boy left on bus

September 27, 2022 - 13:32
The former head of a nursery school and an employee of the school went on trial on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old boy left on a bus for hours in the summer of 2021. (Japan Today)
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Search continues for girl, 7, missing for 4 days in eastern Japan

September 27, 2022 - 06:46
Police on Monday continued searching for a 7-year-old girl who went missing after she left her home in an eastern Japan city to go to a nearby park four days ago. (Kyodo)
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Japan’s Raincoat Man arrested for stealing 360 women’s raincoats, 'As exciting as lingerie'

September 27, 2022 - 06:43
Officers from the Osaka Prefectural Police’s Abeno Precinct have placed Yoshio Yoda, a 51-year-old newspaper deliveryman, under arrest for a series of thefts of women’s raincoats. (
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Ex-KAT-TUN singer Tanaka goes on trial for drug possession

September 23, 2022 - 09:45
A former member of KAT-TUN, an all-male idol group, went on trial in Chiba Prefecture on Thursday, charged with violating the Stimulants Control Law. (Japan Today)
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64-year-old man arrested over murder of wife in car crash

September 22, 2022 - 16:31
Police in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture, have arrested a 64-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 55-year-old wife after he drove a car with her in it off a mountain road in an attempt to kill himself along with her. (Japan Today)
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14-year-old boy arrested for robbing convenience store after threatening manager with metal bat

September 22, 2022 - 03:40
Police in Akishima, Tokyo, have arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of robbing a convenience store. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo police arrest 4 Vietnamese over drug-related death of woman

September 22, 2022 - 03:38
Police in Tokyo have arrested four Vietnamese for failing to assist a fellow Vietnamese woman who died after taking illegal drugs. (NHK)
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Remains of 3 people found in burned-out car in Yokosuka park

September 22, 2022 - 00:30
Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said the remains of three people were found in a burned-out car at a park on Wednesday morning. (Japan Today)
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Friend of mother who starved son to death sentenced to 15 years

September 22, 2022 - 00:25
A 49-year-old woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday after a Japanese court found that she had manipulated her friend to starve her 5-year-old son to death. (Kyodo)
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Emperor Emeritus undergoes cataract surgery

September 20, 2022 - 03:32
Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akihito has undergone cataract surgery at a hospital in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Japan's Emperor, Empress attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral

September 20, 2022 - 02:54
Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have attended the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. (NHK)
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The Daughter of a Yakuz@ Escapes to Shelter and Survives

September 19, 2022 - 08:51
Even in Japan, there are people who are not blessed with a good family. (Dark side of Japan Yuki)
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