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Early Bean-Throwing Ceremony at Osaka's Tsutenkaku Tower

February 1, 2024 - 12:41
Ahead of the traditional Setsubun festival on February 3rd, Osaka's Tsutenkaku Tower hosted an early bean-throwing ceremony on February 1st, marking the event's revival after a four-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (News On Japan)
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Why Do Dogs Love Burying Their Faces in Snow?

February 1, 2024 - 12:01
Have you ever wondered why some dogs seem to relish the chance to bury their faces in the snow? (News On Japan)
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Miss Japan Entangled in Scandal with Married Doctor

February 1, 2024 - 08:27
Carolina Shiino, 26, who was recently crowned Miss Japan, has been reported to be in a close relationship with a married man, according to an investigation by "Shukan Bunshun". (News On Japan)
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Post-Divorce Joint Custody Moves Forward: Legal Reforms to Overhaul Current Sole Custody Law

February 1, 2024 - 05:45
The Family Law Division of the Legislative Council of Japan announced on Tuesday a comprehensive draft proposal to revamp the system concerning child upbringing after divorce. The current Civil Code, which mandates sole custody by either the mother or father, is set for a major overhaul to allow the option of joint custody. (News On Japan)
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Drone View: Complete Destruction of 110-Year-Old Sake Brewery

February 1, 2024 - 05:37
The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, which struck on January 1, 2024, brought a peaceful New Year's celebration to a tragic halt, registering a maximum seismic intensity of 7 and causing significant damage across Ishikawa, Toyama, and Niigata Prefectures. But what exactly happened, and where? (News On Japan)
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'Called an Old Hag, Wanted to be Younger': Woman on Trial for Creating Younger Sister

February 1, 2024 - 05:13
A 73-year-old woman faced court for the first time on Wednesday, accused of impersonating a non-existent younger sister -- a fictitious character designed to avoid age-related workplace bullying. The woman stated in her defense, "My name is Chizuru Yoshino. There are no errors in the indictment." (News On Japan)
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Former President of Japan Boxing Federation, Akira Yamane, Passes Away at 84

January 31, 2024 - 23:22
Akira Yamane, the former president of the Japan Boxing Federation, has passed away at the age of 84. (News On Japan)
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Exploitative Host Clubs and the Harsh Reality of Women Forced into Prostitution

January 31, 2024 - 19:54
Recently, a troubling issue has emerged in the nightlife industry: malicious host clubs coercing female clients into prostitution to pay off exorbitant debts. An investigation into the practices of these clubs reveals a disturbing pattern of psychological manipulation, often referred to as 'mind control.' (News On Japan)
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The Unraveling of a Fugitive's Tale

January 31, 2024 - 18:07
The man claiming to be Satoshi Kirishima, a suspect in a series of corporate bombings in the 1970s, died in a hospital on Monday, January 29, ending what appears to be a nearly 50-year-long life in hiding. However, the details emerging about his life suggest it was far from a typical fugitive's existence. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Continues to Grow as Population Magnet

January 31, 2024 - 14:01
Japan has released its 2023 Population Movement Report, based on registered residents, revealing that seven prefectures, including Tokyo, have experienced a net migration intake, with Tokyo witnessing the most significant increase. (News On Japan)
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In Search of Tokugawa's Buried Treasure

January 31, 2024 - 07:19
A gaping hole, the size of a human standing upright, has mysteriously appeared in the backyard of a residential area in Shizuoka, leading to a tunnel-like horizontal cavity extending about four meters. At the end, there lies a stone wall, as if to tantalize what might lie beyond. The landowner, Kato, 65, suspects with 99% certainty that it is an air-raid shelter. (News On Japan)
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Tragic End for Beloved Manga Creator

January 30, 2024 - 15:47
Hinako Ashihara, the manga artist behind the popular series 'Sexy Tanaka-san', passed away on Monday at the age of 50. Ashihara had openly shared her thoughts and the troubles surrounding the drama adaptation of her work on social media. (News On Japan)
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Breaking Barriers: Ukraine-Born Miss Japan Challenges Traditional Ideals

January 29, 2024 - 22:11
At the heart of a burgeoning debate on the essence of "Japanese beauty," stands the 26-year-old Ukraine-born woman, Carolina Shinno, who recently won the prestigious Miss Japan contest. Her victory has not only captured the nation's attention but also garnered international interest. (News On Japan)
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'Wolf Girl' Debuts in Weekly Gendai with Bold White Swimsuit Showcase

January 29, 2024 - 20:03
Ballerina Momoha Takatsuru, who appeared on ABEMA's original love-themed program "Don't Be Fooled by Wolf-chan and Wolf-kun," graced the pages of the magazine "Weekly Gendai" (published by Kodansha) on Monday, January 29, showcasing her stunning figure in a swimsuit. (News On Japan)
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Monks and Devotees Perform Purifying Cold Water Ritual in Wakayama's Koyasan

January 29, 2024 - 10:53
In the sacred precincts of Koyasan, located in Wakayama Prefecture, a group of monks and devotees have braved the cold waters of the Tamagawa River for the traditional practice of "Misogi" (purification ritual) amidst the winter chill. (News On Japan)
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The Dos and Don'ts of Dressing for a Home Date - What Men Look For

January 28, 2024 - 21:43
Home dates can be a relaxed way to enjoy private time together, but without awareness, you might overstep boundaries. This time, we have compiled points that disappoint men during home dates. (News On Japan)
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Crafting Luck for Setsubun: The Art of 'Kitcho' at World Heritage Site

January 28, 2024 - 16:19
The creation of 'Kitcho,' a vibrant good luck charm traditionally displayed on Setsubun, is underway at Kumano Hayatama Taisha in Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Noto Airport Resumes Operations: First Homecoming Since Earthquake Brings Relief

January 28, 2024 - 11:39
Noto Airport, which had halted operations due to cracks found on the runway, has resumed civilian flights. A family returning to their Ishikawa Prefecture home for the first time since the earthquake expressed a sense of relief, saying, "It's comforting to be finally home." (News On Japan)
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Protecting Yourself from Fickle Men: The Three Characteristics of a Faithful Partner

January 28, 2024 - 00:15
In the pursuit of a fulfilling relationship, finding a partner who is wholeheartedly devoted to you is the dream. So, what are the signs that a man is truly dedicated? Let's explore the characteristics of a devoted man and aim for a wonderful romance. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Nightlife Queen Stuns Fans with Unparalleled Beauty

January 27, 2024 - 23:27
KIHO, the top-ranking hostess at Fabric Roppongi, updated her Instagram on January 25th, showcasing herself in lingerie, flaunting her SEXY morning look. (News On Japan)
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