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Woman gets five years in prison for killing her newborn in Tokyo airport toilet

8 hours 18 min ago
A Japanese court on Friday sentenced a 24-year-old mother to five years in prison for killing her newborn child in an airport restroom and burying the corpse in a central Tokyo park in 2019. (Japan Times)
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The trial of a yakuza boss ends with a death sentence … and a threat

8 hours 38 min ago
“I thought I’d get a fair decision. This is completely unfair. The whole thing was based on presumption. You will regret this for the rest of your life.” (Japan Times)
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Japan's Princess Mako to give up one-off payment worth more than $1m in controversial marriage

8 hours 52 min ago
Japan's Princess Mako is set to forgo a one-off million-dollar payment for giving up her royal status to wed a college classmate, media said on Saturday (Sept 25), clearing the way for a marriage delayed for years by controversy over her fiance. (
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Princess Mako's boyfriend to return to Japan on Sept. 27 ahead of marriage

September 23, 2021 - 01:32
Kei Komuro, the 29-year-old boyfriend of Princess Mako, will likely return to Japan next Monday from the United States where he has been living, sources with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday, ahead of their planned marriage. (Kyodo)
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Emperor harvests rice at Imperial Palace

September 22, 2021 - 00:35
Japan's Emperor Naruhito has harvested rice at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, as part of an annual event. (NHK)
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17-year-old boy will not be prosecuted over 6-year-old sister’s death

September 21, 2021 - 07:59
A family court in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, has ruled that a 17-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of inflicting bodily injuries resulting in the death of his six-year-old sister, will not be prosecuted. (Japan Today)
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Woman arrested for allegedly leaving body of newborn in Tokyo toilet bowl

September 21, 2021 - 07:58
A Thai woman was arrested Monday and charged with abandoning the body of her newborn baby in a toilet bowl after giving birth in a bathroom at a Tokyo condominium, police said. (Japan Times)
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Homeless life in Japan

September 20, 2021 - 03:13
How to survive in today's world in Asakusa Sumida river Tokyo. (Dark side of Japan Yuki)
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Japan's elderly population hits record high

September 20, 2021 - 03:06
A Japanese government survey shows the number of people aged 65 or older, and their ratio to the overall population, are both at record highs. (NHK)
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19-year-old woman arrested over theft of Y13 mil watch on 'papa-katsu' date

September 20, 2021 - 03:01
Police in Tokyo have arrested a 19-year-old woman on suspicion of stealing a watch worth about 13 million yen from a 37-year-old company executive with whom she was having a papa katsu date. (Japan Today)
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James May Becomes a Samurai Warrior | James May: Our Man in Japan

September 19, 2021 - 02:32
Does the name James May spring to mind when you think of a fierce warrior? Well, now you can see what that would look like, as James gets battle ready in historical Samurai armour, whilst exploring the Minamisoma region of Japan. (The Grand Tour)
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Johnny Depp film sees Minamata pollution issue as cautionary tale

September 18, 2021 - 06:39
For Hollywood star Johnny Depp, the story of an act of industrial pollution that devastated the southwestern Japanese coastal community of Minamata over half a century ago is one that had to be told, not only for its victims but for current and future generations. (Kyodo)
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Lycra EROTICA?! Introducing Zentai, Japan’s Latest Cosplay Fetish

September 18, 2021 - 06:20
What makes lycra erotic? Vicky Pattison travels to Tokyo to learn about Zentai... and the surprising origins of this lycra body suit fetish! (Channel 4)
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Music Making Of Japan

September 17, 2021 - 08:46
Music composed and produced by Arnaud Roy for Amplitude Studios. (HUMANKIND)
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Princess Mako's partner Kei Komuro plans return from U.S. ahead of wedding

September 17, 2021 - 08:42
Kei Komuro, the boyfriend of Princess Mako, plans to soon return from the United States to Japan in order to prepare for their marriage, sources familiar with the situation said Thursday, despite some public discontent over a money dispute involving his mother. (Japan Times)
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Vending machine offers edible insects

September 16, 2021 - 05:09
Foods with insect extracts and edible insects are being sold in vending machines across Japan. (NHK)
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World's oldest woman celebrated in Fukuoka

September 15, 2021 - 05:54
A 118-year-old Japanese woman was celebrated ahead of Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. She is recognized as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records. (NHK)
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Osaka pachinko parlor used as vaccination site

September 15, 2021 - 05:47
A pachinko parlor in Osaka was used as a site for coronavirus vaccinations on Monday and Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Three years after Hokkaido quake, hard-hit communities facing depopulation

September 14, 2021 - 05:43
Three years have passed since a massive earthquake struck Hokkaido’s eastern Iburi region, killing 44 people, but some hard-hit areas are still suffering from the aftermath of the disaster in the form of depopulation. (Japan Times)
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Japanese violinist wins top Munich prize

September 13, 2021 - 12:48
Japanese violinist, Okamoto Seiji, won the top prize at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Germany, on Sunday. (NHK)
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