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What is a 'happening bar' in Japan?

April 19, 2023 - 06:18
Have you ever heard of a happening bar? A happening bar is as the name suggests, a bar where happenings take place. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Taiwanese tourist dies after falling off Japan theme park boat

April 17, 2023 - 18:17
Nagasaki police confirmed on Monday (April 17) that a Taiwanese tourist died at a hospital after falling off a boat ride at a theme park. (Taiwan News)
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11 injured as danjiri cart overturns in Osaka, Japan

April 16, 2023 - 15:59
Eleven people were injured when a wooden festival cart was overturned in the streets of Sakai City in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan. (NHK)
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Japanese waitress is sacked for mixing her own BLOOD into cocktails

April 14, 2023 - 05:08
A Japanese waitress has been sacked after she was found to have mixed her own blood into the cocktails of unbeknownst customers. (
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Johnny Kitagawa, late Japanese talent mogul, accused of sexual abuse by former teen star

April 13, 2023 - 01:54
Japanese singer and songwriter Okamoto Kauan — a former client of the Johnny & Associates agency — has alleged that agency founder and long-time head Johnny Kitagawa committed numerous acts of sexual abuse against him and others. (
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"Reading the Air" in Japan: Why it matters

April 12, 2023 - 00:32
To live in Japanese society having the ability to read the room is more important than anything else. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Man goes on rampage with tent peg in Osaka supermarket, injuring 4

April 10, 2023 - 17:18
A 56-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder after attacking customers and a store clerk with a tent peg at a supermarket in Osaka. (NOJ / YTV NEWS)
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Woman fatally stabbed on train platform; suspect jumps to his death in front of train

April 10, 2023 - 07:21
An 18-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in a waiting room on a platform at a train station in Nagoya on Saturday night, police said Sunday, adding that a 29-year-old man suspected of stabbing her apparently killed himself by jumping from the platform into the path of an oncoming train. (Japan Today)
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Imperial garden party to be held without food or alcohol, sources say

April 8, 2023 - 08:57
No food or alcohol will be served at the Imperial garden party that is due to be held in Tokyo next month for the first time in five years. (NHK)
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Kim Kardashian working on 'dream project' with Japanese architect Tadao Ando

April 7, 2023 - 10:40
Kim Kardashian has been working on a 'dream project' in collaboration with Japanese architect Tadao Ando for the past two years, according to her latest Instagram post. (
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Iconic buddhist statue stolen from Nagano temple

April 6, 2023 - 18:45
A 34-year-old man who stole an ancient wooden statue from Zenkoji Temple in Nagano City on Wednesday has been arrested after police identified him from security footage. (NOJ)
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$4 vs $200 Haircut in Tokyo

April 6, 2023 - 12:03
My friend and I went to the cheapest and most expensive hair salons in Tokyo! (SHUNchan)
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Japanese police arrest Marines after separate incidents in Okinawa nightlife district

April 5, 2023 - 15:47
Japanese police jailed two Marines on Okinawa in separate incidents over the weekend at a popular nightlife district outside Kadena Air Base. (
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The reason Japan's crime rate will increase

April 3, 2023 - 23:19
Japan is famous for having a lower incidence of sexual crimes compared to other advanced countries, according to statistics. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Over 30 dolphins washed ashore near Tokyo

April 3, 2023 - 22:59
Thirty-two dolphins have been found washed up on a beach on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo. (NHK)
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