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Japan’s hottest city to give out umbrellas to protect children from sun

September 2, 2022 - 15:19
Children living in Japan’s hottest city will be given specially designed umbrellas to protect them from the heat, after a summer that saw record-breaking temperatures in many parts of the country. (
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Former babysitter given 20 years in prison for sexually abusing 20 children

August 31, 2022 - 05:56
A district court in Japan has sentenced a former male babysitter to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting 20 children. (NHK)
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Japan town: Giant squid statue has had huge economic effect

August 31, 2022 - 05:30
A Japanese fishing town says a giant statue of a squid has had a huge economic effect, though it drew criticism for having been paid for with an emergency COVID-19 relief grant. (NHK)
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Sushi chef drops knives on train, causing panic and delays

August 30, 2022 - 15:26
Given the general rarity of firearms in Japan, knives are frequently used by those looking to intimidate others or inflict violence. (Japan Today)
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Man given 4 years in prison for arson in Korean community

August 30, 2022 - 15:11
A Japanese court sentenced a 23-year-old man to four years in prison on Tuesday for setting fire to empty houses in a community of Korean residents in Kyoto Prefecture a year ago, in a case seen by the residents as a hate crime. (
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Why Dating can be a PAIN in Japan

August 29, 2022 - 04:41
Want to date a Japanese girl or boy in Japan? We asked them what issues and problems can happen on a date in Japan. (Ask Japanese)
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Doctors: Empress Emerita does not need medication for now

August 27, 2022 - 03:59
Doctors have decided that Japan's Empress Emerita Michiko does not need medication for now for the blood clot in her leg. (NHK)
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Abe murder suspect says mother’s involvement in Unification Church destroyed his life

August 27, 2022 - 03:53
The brazen assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo with a handmade gun shocked a nation unused to high-profile political violence. (The Diplomat)
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Miss Universe Japan 2022 is Marybelen Sakamoto

August 26, 2022 - 04:44
Marybelen Sakamoto was crowned Miss Universe Japan 2022 in a glittering national competition held on Thursday, August 25 in Tokyo. (
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Woman, 3-year-old daughter found stabbed to death in apartment

August 26, 2022 - 03:55
A 29-year-old woman and her three-year-old daughter were found stabbed to death in their apartment in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, on Wednesday morning, police said, adding that they are looking for the woman’s 33-year-old husband whose whereabouts are unknown. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting woman

August 25, 2022 - 10:15
Police in Chofu, Tokyo, have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s as she walked home last month. (Japan Today)
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Brad Pitt hops on the bullet train to Kyoto, gets teary at a temple, and receives a Pasmo card in Japan

August 24, 2022 - 10:21
A whirlwind ride to promote the movie in the land where it all started. (
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How the kimono became a symbol of oppression in some parts of Asia

August 24, 2022 - 07:49
A woman in Suzhou, China, was reportedly detained recently for “provoking trouble”. Her alleged crime was being spotted outside wearing a kimono. (
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Japan’s first female photojournalist dies age 107

August 24, 2022 - 07:44
Japan’s first female photojournalist Tsuneko Sasamoto, who captured the lives of civilians under the country’s tumultuous Showa era, has died at the age of 107. (
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Fiery bus crash on Japanese highway leaves 2 dead, 7 injured

August 23, 2022 - 05:31
A bus crashed into a dividing strip, overturned and caught fire on an expressway in central Japan on Monday, killing two people and injuring seven others, police said. (
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Trans woman who froze sperm before transitioning barred from being own child’s legal parent

August 22, 2022 - 10:35
A trans woman in Japan has been blocked by a court from being her own biological child’s legal parent. (
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Why oiran prostitutes were so popular!?

August 22, 2022 - 10:22
Oiran were the top yujo or prostitutes in the Yoshiwara yuukaku in the Edo period. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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As Japanese manufacturing fades, a factory town fights to stay alive

August 22, 2022 - 10:08
The small factories in the western Japanese city of Higashiosaka for decades fuelled the thundering rise of the country's biggest brands - but a weak yen and rising costs have accelerated a slow decline, and are reshaping the industrial heartland. (Reuters)
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Girl arrested after mother, daughter stabbed in Tokyo's Shibuya

August 22, 2022 - 09:57
A girl was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder after apparently stabbing a mother in her 50s and her young daughter on a street in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. (Kyodo)
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Why Japanese Wives Hate Foreign Husbands

August 21, 2022 - 21:36
These are examples of why a Japanese Wife may start hating their foreign husband. (Paolo fromTOKYO)
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