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Former Kabukicho No. 1 Hostess Announces Birth of First Child

March 2, 2024 - 17:14
Emiri Aizawa, known as the former "No. 1 hostess in Kabukicho" and now a businesswoman, has announced the birth of her first child, a baby girl. (News On Japan)
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When You Can't Stop Being Jealous

March 1, 2024 - 17:32
The grass may always seem greener on the other side. Despite the potential challenges that others may face, it's human nature to look at someone else and think, "I wish I had that." (News On Japan)
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Locals Had Earful of Historic Clock

March 1, 2024 - 14:56
The "Botchan Karakuri Clock," featuring characters from the novel "Botchan" dancing to music, has become the center of controversy in Dogo Onsen, Matsuyama City, with residents complaining its too loud. (News On Japan)
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Leap Year's Unique Tradition: Amicable "Divorce Ceremonies"

March 1, 2024 - 07:44
February 29th is known as "Amicable Divorce Day" in Japan, a leap year day, when some couples choose to have a "divorce ceremony" to mark their separation. (News On Japan)
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Doctor Continues to Practice Alone in Stricken Village

March 1, 2024 - 03:12
Two months have passed since the Noto Peninsula earthquake on March 1. In the once-isolated village of Machino-cho in Wajima City, there is a single doctor. This is the story of his relentless efforts for the community. (News On Japan)
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Princess Aiko Contemplates Solo Pilgrimage

February 29, 2024 - 17:19
Princess Aiko, the eldest daughter of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, is considering visiting the Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture at the end of next month, making it her first solo visit to the shrine, according to sources. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Marathon Adds "Fun" to Misprinted T-Shirt

February 29, 2024 - 15:22
With the Tokyo Marathon approaching on March 3rd, Asics, the official partner of the event, has issued an apology on its website. (News On Japan)
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Training in Bear Essentials

February 29, 2024 - 00:37
In response to a rise in close encounters with bears in urban areas, training has been conducted in Owase, Mie Prefecture, to prepare for these dangerous situations. (News On Japan)
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Kita-Senju Shines in "Desirable Cities Ranking"

February 29, 2024 - 00:21
The "Desirable Cities Ranking" announced on the 28th highlights cities with the best cost-performance, with Kita-Senju standing out. (News On Japan)
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"Midnight Runners" Cause Chaos in Osaka Arcade

February 28, 2024 - 12:15
A mysterious group blaring loud music that suddenly appeared in an arcade in Osaka, has causing panic among local shoppers, leaving witnesses stunned as the mob spread across the street, shouting and shoving pedestrians aside. (News On Japan)
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What Makes Women Irresistible to Men?

February 28, 2024 - 09:13
Many women hope to be pursued by men continuously. But what exactly do men look for in women they feel compelled to chase? Let's explore the traits that make men want to pursue women. (News On Japan)
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Challenges of a Rookie Mom Taxi Driver

February 28, 2024 - 07:17
In the taxi industry, the rapid increase in female drivers and part-time working moms, coupled with the resurgence of inbound travel and widespread use of taxi apps, has expanded demand and made drivers highly sought after. (News On Japan)
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Royal Couple View Contemporary Art

February 28, 2024 - 06:50
Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visited the Mori Art Museum on Tuesday evening, admiring an art exhibition that focuses on contemporary art addressing environmental issues. (News On Japan)
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Kabukicho's Host Clubs Violating Tokyo Rules

February 27, 2024 - 06:42
Dozens of host club signs installed in Tokyo's Kabukicho district have been found to be in violation of metropolitan ordinances, including lacking the necessary installation applications, according to interviews with relevant parties. (News On Japan)
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Gunma's Iconic Scarf Factory Closes After 120 Years

February 27, 2024 - 06:37
A renowned manufacturer of scarves, highly acclaimed domestically and internationally, has decided to close its doors. Scarves with vertical stripes and bold colors are its hallmark. It even topped sales for five consecutive years at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (News On Japan)
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The Trials of Late-Returning Husbands and Meal-Prepping Wives

February 26, 2024 - 14:07
When your boyfriend or husband is busy, it might be difficult to fully convey your feelings. Here are three phrases you should avoid saying during such times. (News On Japan)
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Traditional Family Gathering to Honor Ancestors in Okinawa

February 26, 2024 - 07:37
On January 25th, which corresponds to the 16th day of the first month in the lunar calendar, the people of Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, were seen celebrating the New Year for the deceased, known as "Juurukunichi." (News On Japan)
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Men's Dating Anxieties Revealed

February 26, 2024 - 04:47
In the delicate dance of dating, women's seemingly innocuous actions can sometimes trigger anxiety in men. Let's delve into the psychological concerns that men may harbor during dates. (News On Japan)
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The Unspoken Rules of Adult Conduct: When Apologies Aren't Enough

February 26, 2024 - 04:25
Continuing from the previous installment, I am Karina, a 33-year-old mother living with my husband Ryuuki, who is 30, and our two children, Rikuto, 5, and Noa, 2. During a family gathering at the beginning of the year, Ryuuki's cousin Ran was being asked by relatives, including my husband, about when she was planning to get married. (News On Japan)
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Plum Season in Kyoto

February 26, 2024 - 01:31
The "Baika-sai" plum blossom festival held at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine over the weekend signaled the arrival of spring in Kyoto. (News On Japan)
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