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Chanthu becomes low pressure system

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:23
Japanese weather officials say Tropical Storm Chanthu turned into a low pressure system on Saturday afternoon. (NHK)
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Japan plans to roll out booster shots by the end of the year

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 11 min ago
Before the end of the year, Japan could start giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to people who are at least eight months removed from their second doses. (Japan Times)
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Johnny Depp film sees Minamata pollution issue as cautionary tale

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 12 min ago
For Hollywood star Johnny Depp, the story of an act of industrial pollution that devastated the southwestern Japanese coastal community of Minamata over half a century ago is one that had to be told, not only for its victims but for current and future generations. (Kyodo)
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Woman chips tooth eating McDonald's Japan burger containing metal

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 14 min ago
A woman chipped her tooth after biting into a hamburger containing a metal-like object at a McDonald's outlet in southwestern Japan earlier this week, McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) said Friday. (Kyodo)
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October's Tokyo Marathon postponed due to COVID state of emergency

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 15 min ago
The Oct. 17 Tokyo Marathon has been postponed with the capital among areas remaining under a state of emergency over COVID-19, the race's organizing body said Friday. (Kyodo)
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Japan message in a bottle washes up in Hawaii ... 37 years later

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 16 min ago
message in a bottle released 37 years ago by Japanese high school students has been found — around 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) away in Hawaii. (Japan Times)
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Majority believe Japan needs a lockdown law

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 19 min ago
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a majority of people in Japan believe it is necessary to create legislation to make a lockdown possible in the country, a recent opinion poll suggested Friday. (Japan Times)
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Kyoto City in Japan | Kyoto Drone Footage | 4K UHD

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 30 min ago
Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. (Urban Looks)
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Campaigning for Japanese ruling party's leadership race starts

newsonjapan.com - 15 hours 37 min ago
Campaigning for the leadership race of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to choose Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's successor officially began on Friday, with four veteran lawmakers competing for the top position. (daijiworld.com)
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How Japan is making 1 million tonnes of radioactive water safe

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:48
Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, more than 1m tonnes of radioactive water has been building up at the power plant in central Japan. (The Guardian)
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Princess Mako's partner Kei Komuro plans return from U.S. ahead of wedding

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:42
Kei Komuro, the boyfriend of Princess Mako, plans to soon return from the United States to Japan in order to prepare for their marriage, sources familiar with the situation said Thursday, despite some public discontent over a money dispute involving his mother. (Japan Times)
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Former women's empowerment minister to run for Japan PM post

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 06:31
Japan's former women's empowerment minister Seiko Noda has announced a last-minute run for leadership of the ruling party. (CNA)
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Ohtani, Osaka among TIME's 100 most influential people of 2021

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 06:28
Three Japanese have been named in TIME Magazine's list of "100 Most Influential People of 2021" which categorizes people judged to have had the most impact this year into icons, pioneers, titans, artists, leaders, and innovators. (Japan Today)
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Japan export growth cools as supply chain stalls

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 05:23
Japan's exports extended double-digit gains in August, led by strong shipments of chip manufacturing equipment, although the pace of growth weakened. (Reuters)
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World's Coldest BBQ Festival | Hokkaido

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 05:23
Japan's Extreme North in Hokkaido is home to some super frigid towns like Kitami, Rikubetsu, and Abashiri. In the middle of winter, at night, one town has a massive meat festival -- and it's outdoors in below zero temperatures. (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Google launches news content service in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 05:20
US information technology giant Google has launched its News Showcase service in Japan, enabling users to view news content provided by more than 40 publishers in the country. (NHK)
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Japan immigration footage shows mistreatment of detained foreigner

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 05:05
A Japanese-Peruvian man seeking state compensation for mistreatment at the Osaka immigration bureau in 2017 was shown being held face down by a number of officers in security camera footage submitted Wednesday at trial, a lawyer in charge of his case said. (Kyodok)
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Tropical Storm Chanthu batters Japan

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 05:43
People across Japan are bracing for some potentially catastrophic weather. Tropical storm Chanthu has brought driving rain and lashing winds to western and central parts of the country. It made landfall in Kyushu on Friday evening and is barreling to the east. (NHK)
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