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Japan beef bowls and coffee costing more as workers feel the pinch from food price hike

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 06:34
Japan is facing economic pressure due to a weaker yen and rising commodity prices that are threatening the cost of food staples, which have remained stable for decades. (South China Morning Post)
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Man arrested after fatally stabbing 3 people in Ehime

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:27
Police in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, have arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he stabbed three members of a family to death in their home. (Japan Today)
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Japan dissolves lower house ahead of election

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 22:30
Japan has dissolved its parliament, this sets the stage for the general election at the end of the month. This will pit the newly elected prime minister Fumio Kishida against the unpopular opposition. (WION)
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Scientists in Japan create 3D-printed Wagyu beef

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 04:31
Researchers at Osaka University are trying to mass-produce Japan’s famous Wagyu beef using 3D printers. (South China Morning Post)
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Procedures underway to imprison ex-bureaucrat over fatal car crash in Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 04:27
Procedures started Tuesday to imprison a 90-year-old former senior government official convicted over a high-profile accident in Tokyo in 2019 in which his runaway car killed a woman and her young daughter and injured other people. (Japan Times)
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4-year-old girl dies after falling from 25th-floor balcony in Osaka

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 04:26
A four-year-old girl died after she fell from the balcony of her family’s 25th-floor apartment in Osaka on Wednesday morning. (Japan Today)
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Japan to set up $4.4 billion 'vaccine fund' under economic package

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 04:24
Japan plans to set up a Y500 billion ($4.4 billion) fund aimed at supporting firms developing vaccines for infectious diseases and new drugs, under the first economic package to be drawn up since Prime Minister Fumio Kishida took office last week, government sources said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Record 196,000 students absent from school in Japan in fiscal 2020

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 04:19
A record 196,127 students at elementary and junior high schools across Japan were absent for 30 days or more in fiscal 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, an increase of 14,855 from the previous year, government data showed Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Child suicides in Japan hit record high

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 02:33
Japan's education ministry says its latest annual survey shows the number of schoolchildren who killed themselves topped 400 for the first time. (NHK)
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Infections in Japan continue to fall

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 02:31
The number of coronavirus infections in Japan continues to fall. (n)
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The Niigata Geigi: Japan's 'other' geishas

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 06:08
For most people, the word "geisha" conjures visions of Kyoto's Gion district. But there is another major geisha centre, one that even many Japanese don't know. (BBC)
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Let's make a Japanese style kitchen knife

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 03:46
In this video, I made a Japanese style kitchen knife. This knife is based on the "gyuto" kitchen knife. (forging hard)
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How to Sound Like a Native Speaker from Tokyo (Casual Japanese)

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 03:44
Are you interested in the Tokyo / Kanto dialect? (Japanese Ammo with Misa)
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Japan beats Australia in World Cup qualifier

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 03:36
In soccer, Japan's 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign got back on track at home when the Samurai Blue defeated Australia with some late drama. (NHK)
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Meet Japan’s 81-Year-Old Skateboarder

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 18:35
Yoshio Kinoshita bought a skateboard from a Japanese market on whim. Two years later, the octogenarian is zooming around his local skatepark. ( Inside Edition)
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Japan's wholsale prices surged 6.3% in September

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 18:34
Japan's wholesale prices surged 6.3% in September from a year earlier as raw material costs continued to rise. (WION)
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Toyota aims for cars with high-efficiency solar tech to achieve carbon neutrality

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 18:31
NAGOYA – As automakers shift their focus to electric vehicles to achieve carbon neutrality, Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will aim to equip its cars with highly efficient solar power generation systems. (Japan Times)
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Princess Mako visits imperial graves ahead of high-profile marriage

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 18:30
Japan's Princess Mako visited the graves of her great-grandparents in Tokyo on Tuesday to offer prayers ahead of her controversy-hit marriage to boyfriend Kei Komuro later this month. (Japan Today)
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PM Kishida says Japan to start 3rd COVID vaccine shots in December

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 18:29
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday the government is planning to start administering third doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Japan in December and that it will shoulder the costs. (Kyodo)
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Teacher arrested over sexual assault in classroom

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 18:27
Police in Tokyo have arrested a 29-year-old elementary school teacher on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female student last year. (Japan Today)
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