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65-year-old man arrested over fatal stabbing of woman at his apartment

11 hours 54 min ago
Police in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 65-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 57-year-old woman with whom he was in a relationship. (Japan Today)
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Man killed after leaping from platform into oncoming train in Kobe

11 hours 56 min ago
A 42-year-old man was killed after he jumped from a platform and hit an oncoming train at Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe Line in Kobe on Friday. (Japan Today)
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Japan embraces robot ‘pets’ as companions to ease pandemic isolation

12 hours 8 min ago
Whenever Nami Hamaura feels lonely, all she has to do is talk to her singing companion: a robot named “Charlie”, who will respond with some calming music. (South China Morning Post)
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Teenagers caught pushing shopping carts down escalator

February 26, 2021 - 05:27
Two teenagers have been accused of pushing shopping carts down escalators at a shopping center in Tokyo, with one of them posting the video of his act on social media. (NHK)
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Yamanashi: Police officer accused of molesting girl after reported theft

February 26, 2021 - 02:02
Yamanashi Prefectural Police have arrested a police officer over the alleged molestation of a girl after she reported a theft, reports NHK. (
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Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan Is a Netflix Docu-Drama Written in Blood and Ink

February 25, 2021 - 16:19
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a new historical documentary series on Netflix, is being billed as a “real-life Game of Thrones” but it’s much more than that. (
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Fukushima: Man shot dead at used car dealership

February 24, 2021 - 02:52
Fukushima Prefectural Police are hunting for the gunman who shot and killed a 37-year-old man at a used car dealership in Sukagawa City on Monday, reports TV Asahi (
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Kanagawa: Woman, 27, stabs husband in Isehara

February 24, 2021 - 02:50
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman over the alleged stabbing of her husband in Isehara City, reports Fuji News Network (
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Japanese dance show allows audience to watch performance through peephole

February 23, 2021 - 16:10
A dance group in Nagoya, Japan created a stage that allows the audience to watch the performance through peepholes. Each spectator has their own isolated cubicle to ensure social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. (South China Morning Post)
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The Legacy of Japan's Craftsmen

February 23, 2021 - 16:09
"Omotenashi" is the Japanese concept of providing hospitality that goes above and beyond. It is reflected in craftsmanship across every era, from Edo Kiriko (cut glass) to the Tokyo Tower, a timeless philosophy that endures even in an increasingly modernizing world. (Discovery Channel Southeast Asia)
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Celebrity doctor accused of using stimulant drugs

February 23, 2021 - 01:21
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a popular doctor over the alleged use of stimulant drugs last year, reports TV Asahi (
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Japan's Emperor marks 61st birthday

February 23, 2021 - 01:16
Japan's Emperor Naruhito turned 61 years old on Tuesday. (NHK)
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40-year-old woman dies in avalanche while snowboarding in Aomori

February 22, 2021 - 18:34
A 40-year-old woman died after being buried by an avalanche while snowboarding at a ski resort in the Hakkoda Mountains near Aomori City on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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2 killed, 2 injured after car plunges into Gifu rice field

February 22, 2021 - 04:20
Two high school students, aged 17 and 18, were killed, while another 17-year-old student and an 18-year-old were injured after the car they were in went off a highway and dropped two meters into a rice field in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, on Sunday morning. (Japan Today)
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Man stabbed girl in Nagoya after she wrote on Twitter, ‘Will you kill me?’

February 22, 2021 - 04:18
Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a 31-year-old man who stabbed a girl in Nagoya last year after she requested he do so via social media, reports the Asahi Shimbun (
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Covid and suicide: Japan's rise a warning to the world?

February 19, 2021 - 04:43
Japan reports suicides faster and more accurately than anywhere else in the world. Unlike most countries, here they are compiled at the end of every month. During the Covid pandemic the numbers have told a disturbing story. (BBC)
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Cleanup continues after earthquake

February 17, 2021 - 04:45
Japan began assessing damage and restoring power after a magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck off Fukushima late Saturday, leaving about 150 people injured and temporarily cutting power to almost a million households. (Bloomberg)
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Women in Japan dance for female rights after Games chief’s sexism row

February 16, 2021 - 19:33
Dozens of women in Japan danced in Tokyo on February 14, 2021, inspired by the global One Billion Rising campaign, a mass action to end violence against women. (South China Morning Post)
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How Japanese Girls Break Up with Guys

February 16, 2021 - 19:31
In this video, Japanese girls are asked about their experience of breaking up with guys. (That Japanese Man Yuta)
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Nara: Man killed disabled 10-year-old daughter ‘to escape this life’

February 16, 2021 - 07:29
Nara Prefectural Police have arrested a 36-year-old man who is suspected of killing his 10-year-old disabled daughter at a dam in the village of Kawakami after abducting her, reports Fuji News Network (
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