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Doctor Gets Suspended Sentence for Leaving Wire in Patient

April 16, 2024 - 13:39
The Osaka District Court handed down a guilty verdict on Monday, with a suspended sentence, to a doctor accused of leaving a catheter wire inside a patient, which subsequently penetrated the heart and led to the patient's death. (News On Japan)
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Court Rejects Death Row Inmates' Plea for Prior Notification

April 16, 2024 - 13:11
A recent court case involving the last-minute notification of execution for death row inmates has ended with the court dismissing the claims in full. (News On Japan)
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Japan Mulls Raising National Pension Age to 65

April 16, 2024 - 08:10
As Japan faces an aging population, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare is considering extending the National Pension payment period from age 60 to 65. The proposal has sparked mixed reactions among the public. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo's Latest Street Art Craze: "Shrimp Graffiti"

April 15, 2024 - 20:40
Across various locations across Tokyo, a mysterious graffiti depicting "ebi-chiri" (shrimp in chili sauce) is appearing on walls, raising eyebrows and the public's ire. (News On Japan)
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Suspect "Thought of Drinking Tea" Using Stolen $65,000 Gold Bowl

April 15, 2024 - 04:19
A man arrested for allegedly stealing a pure gold tea bowl priced at around 10 million yen ($65,000) has told police he "thought of drinking tea" with the bowl, an investigative source said Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Day in the Life of a Japanese Factory Worker

April 15, 2024 - 04:00
A day in the Life as Japanese Egg Factory Worker in Japan. This is a typical day working in a Japanese factory from morning until night. (Paolo fromTOKYO)
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Japan's Population Declines for 13th Consecutive Year

April 13, 2024 - 09:36
Japan's total population was 124,352,000 as of October 1, 2023, marking a decrease of 595,000 from the previous year, a decline equivalent to losing the entire population of Tottori Prefecture, according to estimates by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. (News On Japan)
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Brawl Erupts on Tokyo Train, Emergency Button Triggered

April 13, 2024 - 09:32
An argument between two passengers on a moving train in Tokyo escalated into a physical altercation, resulting in the pressing of the emergency stop button and causing disarray. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Household Size to Fall Below Two People by 2033

April 13, 2024 - 04:12
Japan has released a future projection indicating that by the year 2033, the average household size will drop below two persons per household for the first time. (News On Japan)
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Japan Moves Towards Joint Custody

April 13, 2024 - 04:03
In a significant shift in Japan's family law, the amendment to enable joint custody after divorce has swiftly passed through the House of Representatives' Judicial Committee. (News On Japan)
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Emperor and Empress Return to Disaster-Stricken Ishikawa Prefecture

April 13, 2024 - 03:46
The Emperor and Empress visited a shelter in Ishikawa Prefecture on Friday to provide comfort to the victims of the disaster. (News On Japan)
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Japan Reports Record Number of Animal Cruelty Cases

April 12, 2024 - 04:21
Police across Japan cracked down on a record number of animal cruelty cases last year. (News On Japan)
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Golden Treasure Brazenly Stolen from Tokyo Exhibition

April 12, 2024 - 02:14
A tea bowl made of pure gold, valued at 10 million yen, was stolen at around noon Thursday from the "Great Gold Exhibition" held at the busy Nihonbashi Takashimaya department store in Tokyo's Chuo district, leaving patrons and staff stunned. (News On Japan)
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Man with Broken Leg Steals Ambulance to Escape Hospital

April 11, 2024 - 12:40
A 69-year-old roofing worker with a broken leg, dying to escape hospital, has been caught stealing an ambulance to avoid prolonged treatment. (News On Japan)
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The Deeper Meaning Behind a Monk's Art

April 11, 2024 - 07:39
A Buddhist monk from Niigata Prefecture has gained attention for creating unique "eraser stamps" of Jizo figures, shared on social media with over 4 million views in a month. (News On Japan)
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Exploring the Mysteries of Abe no Seimei

April 11, 2024 - 07:23
Abe no Seimei, a charismatic onmyoji from the Heian period, continues to captivate through novels, manga, and films, though shrouded in mystery. (News On Japan)
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British Journalist Urges Johnny's to Report Abuse

April 11, 2024 - 07:14
The sexual abuse controversy involving former staff members at the erstwhile Johnny's agency continues, as journalists from the BBC advocating for the agency to report the incidents to the police. (News On Japan)
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Retired Emperor Makes Rare Public Appearance

April 10, 2024 - 07:40
The Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita paid their respects at the Meiji Shrine, marking the 110th anniversary of the passing of Empress Shoken, consort to Emperor Meiji. This visit was the couple’s first public appearance in approximately five months. (News On Japan)
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Emperor and Empress Visit Meiji Shrine

April 9, 2024 - 18:41
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan visited Meiji Shrine in Tokyo to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the passing of Empress Dowager Shoken, consort to Emperor Meiji. (News On Japan)
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1,800 Invited to "Spring Garden Party"

April 9, 2024 - 11:50
The Imperial Spring Garden Party, set to be held on April 23rd at the Akasaka Imperial Gardens, will see about 1,800 guests, including local government officials, achievers across various fields and their spouses, gracing the event by the invitation of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress. (News On Japan)
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