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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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Man arrested over murder of Osaka karaoke parlor owner asks for death penalty

September 17, 2022 - 10:09
A 57-year-old man who went on trial at the Osaka District Court on Friday for killing a 25-year-old woman at the karaoke parlor she owned last year, requested the death penalty when asked if he pleaded guilty or not. (Japan Today)
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Bear sighting at Sapporo Dome closes all gates

September 16, 2022 - 17:58
SAPPORO, Sep 16 (News On Japan) - The gates of Sapporo Dome were temporarily closed on Thursday morning after a bear was spotted in the vicinity. (News On Japan)
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Many people with foreign roots stopped by police in Japan: survey

September 15, 2022 - 21:05
Many people of foreign heritage in Japan have been subject to racial profiling by police because of their appearance and unconscious racial discrimination on the part of officers, according to a new survey by a group of Tokyo-based lawyers. (Nikkei)
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Giant panda marks landmark 30th birthday in Japan

September 14, 2022 - 18:12
A giant panda at a zoo in western Japan marked a landmark birthday this week turning 30 years old, or 90 in human years. (NHK)
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Gen Z in Japan more likely to pick up a mocktail, instead of a cocktail

September 14, 2022 - 05:24
The popularity of low and non-alcoholic drinks has risen worldwide, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which led many people to be more health conscious. (South China Morning Post)
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Emperor to take 1st domestic trip outside Tokyo since Jan. 2020

September 13, 2022 - 21:16
Japan's Emperor Naruhito will attend the opening ceremony of the National Sports Festival on October 1 in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo. (NHK)
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Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container

September 12, 2022 - 10:28
Police in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, said Sunday that the body of a newborn baby boy was found in a trash container on the premises of a resort hotel. (Japan Today)
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How you can be 99.9 percent guilty before a trial in Japan

September 11, 2022 - 18:35
From modern day slavery to triad societies, this documentary series travels the world investigating the secrets that exacerbate power struggles between the haves and have-nots. (VICE Asia)
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3 bodies found in Russia after Hokkaido boat tragedy arrive in Japan

September 11, 2022 - 07:17
Three bodies recovered by Russia that are believed to be those of people missing from a tourist boat that sank off Hokkaido in April arrived in Japan on a coast guard vessel Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested for murder of woman whose body he left in Ibaraki forest

September 10, 2022 - 09:32
Police in Tokyo on Friday charged a 34-year-old man, already under arrest on suspicion of illegally confining a 23-year-old woman and then leaving her body in a forest in Ibaraki Prefecture, with her murder in June. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested for setting fire to bar after being told other customers don’t like talking to him

September 9, 2022 - 03:55
Police in Tachikawa, Tokyo, have arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of arson and property destruction after he allegedly set fire to a bar last month. (Japan Today)
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6 teens nabbed over "papakatsu" robbery in Tokyo

September 9, 2022 - 03:53
Police said Thursday they have arrested six teenagers on suspicion of robbing a 30-year-old man in Tokyo in a case known in Japan as "papakatsu," whereby a man gives money to a young girl in exchange for a date. (Kyodo)
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4 bears spotted in Sendai City, one captured and killed

September 8, 2022 - 07:09
A total of four bears were spotted in residential areas of Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on Tuesday evening. ()
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Man arrested for fatal stabbing over noise dispute outside neighbor’s apartment

September 8, 2022 - 07:00
Police in Atami, Shizuoka Prefectural, have arrested a 24-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of murder after he stabbed his neighbor’s friend outside their apartment following a noise dispute. (Japan Today)
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3-yr-old dies after left in bus for hours, heatstroke suspected

September 6, 2022 - 04:40
A 3-year-old girl died Monday after she was likely left for about five hours inside a kindergarten school bus in Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, police said. (Kyodo)
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Prince Hisahito, 2nd in line to throne, turns 16

September 6, 2022 - 04:33
Prince Hisahito, the nephew of Emperor Naruhito and second in line to the Japanese imperial throne, turned 16 Tuesday after starting senior high school this spring. (Kyodo)
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Why Japanese People Like Wearing Masks!?

September 4, 2022 - 02:29
Nowadays a weird phenomenon is occurring in Japan since this corona pandemic started people all over the world have been obligated to wear masks. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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