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Drunken police officer arrested for trespassing into company he believed was his home

13 hours 36 min ago
Police in Osaka have arrested a 22-year-old police officer on suspicion of unlawful entry after he was trespassing in a shipping company’s distribution center on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Japan's WORST Tourist Scam Explained | $6,000 Lost in a Day

13 hours 56 min ago
Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. But even then it's not free from scams. We explore two of the worst. ( Abroad in Japan)
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Japanese sailor stabbed during remembrance ceremony in Honiara

August 8, 2022 - 12:09
A Japanese sailor has been stabbed at Bloody Ridge in Solomon Islands during a World War II remembrance ceremony in Honiara. (
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Hiroshima marks 77th anniversary of atomic bombing

August 7, 2022 - 09:06
People in Hiroshima are marking the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing that devastated the city in the final days of World War Two. Thousands of people gathered on Saturday morning for an annual ceremony at the city's Peace Memorial Park. (NHK)
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INCREDIBLY RUDE THINGS Japanese people do!

August 6, 2022 - 07:03
Japanese people are considered to be some of the politest people in the world, but they’re definitely NOT as polite as you think! (Mrs Eats)
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A 550-year-old man has been found in Japan. He is still alive!

August 4, 2022 - 15:12
This year, the oldest man in the world has turned… no, not one hundred twenty, and not even one hundred fifty. A Japanese monk named Shinnyōkai celebrates his five hundred fiftieth birthday! (Ridddle)
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Lawyers decry ban on 'menacing' eyewear at Japan prison

August 4, 2022 - 02:53
A Japanese prison that banned a convict from wearing his glasses because they made him look "menacing" has come under fire from lawyers who call the decision a rights violation. (
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Mother arrested after 2 children die of heatstroke when left in car

August 4, 2022 - 02:34
Police in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 21-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of parental neglect resulting in death after her two-year-old daughter and one-year-old son died of heatstroke due to being left in a car. (Japan Today)
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The Dark Side Of Teenage Maiko in Kyoto | 舞妓の闇

August 3, 2022 - 07:28
Kyoto is a famous traditional city in Japan and maiko are the symbol of Kyoto. They are 15-19 year old girls who are geisha apprentices. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Pedestrian attacked by sword-wielding man in Kanagawa

August 2, 2022 - 21:45
Police in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, are looking for man who attacked a pedestrian with a sword on Monday. (Japan Today)
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Japanese 'romance scam' ringleader detained in Ghana

August 1, 2022 - 17:04
Ghanaian authorities have detained a man wanted by Japanese police on suspicion of leading an international romance scam group. (NHK)
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Miss Earth Japan 2022 is Manae Matsumoto

July 30, 2022 - 07:52
Manae Matsumoto bested 24 other finalists to be crowned Miss Earth Japan 2022 on Tuesday, July 26 at Hotel Chinzanso in Tokyo. (
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Homeless Idol got over the hardship, surviving on riverbank when she was 15

July 30, 2022 - 04:59
Now that I am living happily, I want those who are sufferiing to get well! (Dark side of Japan Yuki)
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Japanese life expectancy declines for 1st time in decade due to COVID-19

July 30, 2022 - 04:53
The average life expectancy of Japanese women and men decreased for the first time in a decade in 2021 as the country struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic, health ministry's statistics showed Friday. (Xinhua)
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In Japan, the death penalty in indifference

July 30, 2022 - 04:32
In Japan, handcuffing behind the back is reserved for people sentenced to death on the day of their execution. (
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Emperor Emeritus visits Imperial Palace for fish research

July 29, 2022 - 16:27
Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akihito, who is receiving treatment for heart failure, has visited a biological laboratory at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Japanese city takes action against aggressive monkeys

July 29, 2022 - 08:13
Officials in the southwestern Japanese city of Yamaguchi have formed a special unit, armed with tranquilizer guns to hunt down monkeys, after at least 42 reported attacks on people by the animal since July 8. (
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Japan’s toxic culture of working long hours

July 29, 2022 - 01:33
A television commercial for an energy drink in 1990s Japan told viewers they could work 24 hours straight without feeling tired after consuming it. The claim, if made today, would be seen as an invitation to karoshi or death caused by overwork. ()
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Japan grants 1st payment for death related to COVID vaccination

July 26, 2022 - 18:29
A Japanese health ministry panel has awarded for the first time a lump sum compensation payment to the family of an elderly woman who died after suffering an allergic response and sudden heart attack related to a COVID-19 vaccination. (Japan Today)
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Actress Shimada Yoko dies

July 26, 2022 - 18:27
Japanese actress Shimada Yoko has died at a hospital in Tokyo. She was 69. (NHK)
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