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Wedding photographer falls from rooftop

November 27, 2023 - 07:54
A male photographer has been left in a critical condition after falling off the rooftop of a wedding venue in Kobe on Sunday. (News On Japan)
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Woman says she stabbed herself outside Yokohama arena

November 26, 2023 - 15:09
A 48-year-old woman who was found outside a concert hall in Yokohama with a knife protruding from her abdomen, says personal issues led her to inflict self harm. (News On Japan)
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Bullet train evacuated over suspicious liquid

November 26, 2023 - 06:47
Panicked passengers on a Shinkansen bullet train were evacuated at a central Japan station on Friday night, after a plastic bag containing suspicious liquid was found onboard. (News On Japan)
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Man arrested for meeting young girl, promising to make her 'happiest in the world'

November 26, 2023 - 06:09
A 29-year-old man has been arrested for meeting an underage teen girl, with sexual intent, after sending her messages, promising to make her "the happiest in the world". (News On Japan)
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Conductor caught filming women in express train toilet

November 25, 2023 - 03:37
A JR West Japan train conductor was arrested for secretly filming eight women in the toilet of the express train "Haruka" while on duty. (News On Japan)
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Woman stabbed at music venue near Tokyo

November 24, 2023 - 18:19
Japanese police are investigating a stabbing incident that took place at a music arena in Yokohama City, south of Tokyo, on Thursday. (NHK)
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'Pandas' arrested for illegal sale of cough medicine amid 'overdose' epidemic in Tokyo's Kabukicho

November 23, 2023 - 13:09
In the sidestreets of Tokyo's entertainment district, Kabukicho, known as "To-Yoko," there has been rampant abuse of over-the-counter cough medicine by young people wanting to experience 'overdose', that is, being completely incapacitated. (News On Japan)
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Wild boar on rampage in Sendai, smashes school windows

November 23, 2023 - 12:54
A wild boar that ran riot in a school in northern Japan on Thursday, smashing windows and frightening students and parents, is still on the loose in a residential area in Sendai, with local police receiving about 20 reports. (News On Japan)
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21 countries compete in first-ever 'SpoGomi' trash pickup event in Tokyo

November 22, 2023 - 18:55
The first-ever competition to determine the world's best at trash collection has been held, with representatives from 21 countries gathering in Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Illegal garbage dumping plagues Tokyo streets

November 22, 2023 - 10:56
Streets littered with heaps of garbage, even spilling onto the opposite sidewalks, have become a pressing issue in Kamata, Tokyo, where local eateries line the streets. (News On Japan)
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Japanese woman who flagged SDF sexual abuse included in BBC '100 women 2023'

November 22, 2023 - 03:21
The BBC has included a former member of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force who spoke out about sexual violence within her unit in its annual list of 100 women for 2023. (NHK)
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Year-end Jumbo Lottery tickets go on sale

November 21, 2023 - 15:09
Sales of the "Year-End Jumbo Lottery," offering 1 billion yen in total prize money, kicked off Tuesday. (News On Japan)
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Truck catches fire on highway after losing rear tire

November 21, 2023 - 06:58
Video footage has emerged of a truck engulfed in flames on a highway in Hokkaido, Japan's northern island, after its tire fell off. (News On Japan)
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4 million yen cash found in trash

November 21, 2023 - 06:10
Approximately 4 million yen in cash was found in trash at a recycling plant in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Japan to ban cannabis-like substance found in candy sold in Tokyo

November 20, 2023 - 17:44
Japan's health minister Takemi Keizo says he intends to soon ban an unregulated cannabis-like substance after it was detected in candy sold in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Matching apps gain popularity among Japanese

November 20, 2023 - 07:56
One in four couples who got married in the past year in Japan met through matching apps, the same proportion as those who met at work, a recent survey conducted by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. has found. (
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10 Things Nobody Told You About Japan | Hidden Culture

November 20, 2023 - 07:36
Now many foreigners come to Japan and enjoy our culture. However, most visitors just see the surface of Japanese culture. To be honest, there are many hidden cultures in Japan. The same as a coin, Japan has different sides. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)
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Fatal crash at Suzuka circuit: One dead in four-motorbike collision

November 20, 2023 - 07:02
An accident involving four motorbikes while racing on the Suzuka Circuit in central Japan on Sunday has left one rider dead. (News On Japan)
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Riot officer's hand severely injured in Israeli Embassy attack, far-right activist charged

November 19, 2023 - 03:27
A far-right activist has been arrested and charged with assault after crashing a car into a barrier near the Israeli Embassy on Thursday, with a riot police officer suffering three broken fingers and a near-severed little finger. (News On Japan)
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Edogawa installs 80 cameras to tackle highest bicycle theft rate in Tokyo

November 18, 2023 - 16:34
Edogawa Ward in Tokyo, which has the highest incidence of bicycle thefts in the city, announced the installation of 80 surveillance cameras in bicycle parking areas at private condominiums and other locations. (News On Japan)
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