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Japan warns 'Don't put your face in coffin'

September 22, 2023 - 11:09
Unexpected accidents can happen while giving a final farewell to a loved one, with three deaths reported in Japan from inhaling carbon dioxide inside coffins. (News On Japan)
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Shinjuku to cull Kabukicho rat population

September 22, 2023 - 06:06
In response to a significant rat infestation in Kabukicho, Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward will allocate 12 million yen for a large-scale extermination effort. (News On Japan)
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Kick streamer Johnny Somali arrested in Japan after breaking into construction site

September 22, 2023 - 05:45
Controversial Kick streamer Johnny Somali has been arrested in Japan following months of harassing locals and other streamers. (
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Japan's crown prince, princess arrive in Vietnam

September 21, 2023 - 06:12
Japan's Crown Prince Fumihito and his wife Princess Kiko arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday for an official visit to Vietnam to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries. (Kyodo)
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Kitakyushu's eccentric adult ceremony outfits make their NY debut

September 19, 2023 - 19:50
Kitakyushu's coming-of-age ceremony fashion has hit the world stage, with a dazzling collection of outfits adorning the runway at New York Fashion Week. (News On Japan)
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Series of old 'Hachiko' photos discovery

September 19, 2023 - 06:37
Previously unseen photos of the famous Akita dog 'Hachiko', a symbol of Shibuya celebrating his 100th anniversary this year, have been recently discovered. (News On Japan)
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Passengers stranded as lightning strike halts roller coaster near summit

September 19, 2023 - 02:08
The 'Steel Dragon 2000' roller coaster at Nagashima Spa Land in Mie Prefecture, carrying 23 passengers, made an emergency stop on Monday due to a possible power outage caused by lightning. (News On Japan)
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Why are Japanese women going abroad to work in the 'night entertainment' industry?

September 19, 2023 - 01:41
Thanks to our ancestors, many Japanese women are now able to work in countries all over the world as prostitutes. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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The upside of living in Japan's ageing society

September 19, 2023 - 01:25
For the first time more than 10 per cent of the Japanese population are aged 80 or older, according to new official data. This reinforces Japan's reputation as the world's oldest society with 29 per cent of the population now aged 65 or more, a full 5 per cent ahead of Italy in second place. (The Spectator)
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Man lying on highway hit by garbage truck

September 18, 2023 - 07:43
A man lying on a road in Hiroshima City was struck and killed by a garbage collection truck early Sunday morning. (News On Japan)
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Runaway relative arrested for murder of Yokohama ramen shop manager

September 18, 2023 - 07:04
A male relative of the Yokohama ramen shop manager who was stabbed to death in his restaurant last Friday night has been arrested after being tracked down by police in Nagoya, over 300km from the scene of the crime. (News On Japan)
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Japan centenarians hit record 92,139 on 'Respect for the Aged Day'

September 15, 2023 - 18:11
In commemoration of "Respect for the Aged Day" on September 15, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced that the number of centenarians across the nation has reached 92,139, marking a continuous 53-year record high. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Prince Hisahito tests positive for COVID-19

September 15, 2023 - 03:29
Japan's Prince Hisahito tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. He is the nephew of Emperor Naruhito and second in line to the throne after his father, Crown Prince Akishino. (NHK)
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2 Chinese nabbed stealing hundreds of Yamanashi peaches

September 14, 2023 - 12:57
Two Chinese men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing 350 peaches in Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, as a series of peach thefts grips the area. (News On Japan)
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Vietnamese woman receives suspended sentence for flushing baby down toilet

September 14, 2023 - 04:19
The Kobe District Court handed down a guilty verdict on Wednesday with a suspended sentence to a Vietnamese woman who was charged with abandoning the body of a baby in a toilet bowl. (News On Japan)
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Groomer found negligent in cutting dog's throat

September 14, 2023 - 03:29
In a trial surrounding the death of a Toy Poodle owned by a couple living in Osaka Prefecture 3 years ago, a verdict was handed down on Tuesday, acknowledging the negligence of the male groomer and ordering him to pay approximately 400,000 yen in compensation. (News On Japan)
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Trial of yakuza group leaders begins in western Japan

September 13, 2023 - 18:55
A trial of top leaders of a yakuza gangster group over four cases involving murder and assault has begun at a high court in the western Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka. (NHK)
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Motorcyclist targets women in bag snatching spree

September 13, 2023 - 09:12
Four snatch-and-grab incidents occurred in Kawaguchi City and Saitama City in a span of two hours on Monday, each involving a motorcyclist targeting female cyclists carrying bags in their front basket. (News On Japan)
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Thugs jump man in Osaka street, steal smartphone

September 12, 2023 - 09:44
A man walking home Monday night in Yodogawa Ward, Osaka, was set upon by two men believed to be in their 20s, kicking him and threatening him with an umbrella, before fleeing with his smartphone. (News On Japan)
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Bears attacking daily in Akita Prefecture

September 12, 2023 - 03:30
An 82-year-old man working on a farm in northern Japan was attacked by a bear on Monday, suffering scratches to the face, the 7th such attack in Akita Prefecture on consecutive days. (News On Japan)
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