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Japan retailer Muji downplays concerns over Xinjiang cotton

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 18:30
Muji brand owner Ryohin Keikaku on Wednesday detailed its steps to address concerns over its use of cotton produced in Xinjiang, as it looks to avoid being caught up in allegations over the use of forced labor in the western Chinese region. (Nikkein)
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Olympic monument unveiled atop Tokyo's Mt.Takao

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 18:24
A display of the Olympic symbol was unveiled Wednesday on the summit of Mount Takao in western Tokyo to mark 100 days before the start of the Tokyo Games. (NHK)
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Challenges remain with 100 days toTokyo Games

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 18:20
Wednesday marks just 100 days to go until the Tokyo Olympics. (NHK)
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UK coronavirus variant surging in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:49
Surveys by local governments in Japan show the coronavirus variant first detected in Britain is surging in the country. The variant, dubbed N501Y, is said to be more transmissible than the original coronavirus. (NHK)
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Trans in Japan: Sterilisation and legal gender recognition

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:48
Reports of involuntary sterilisation have been seen at least 38 countries worldwide over the past 20 years with women and marginalised groups worst hit by this ‘gross violation of rights’. (BBC News)
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Tokyo reports 591 coronavirus cases; Osaka records record-high 1,130

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:45
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 591 new cases of the coronavirus, up 81 from Tuesday. Osaka reported the most cases in the nation, recording a record-high 1,130. (Japan Today)
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Japan’s paralympic ping-pong legend still smashing winners at 73-year-old

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:43
Japanese table tennis player Kimie Bessho is competing to play in the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics. It will be the 73-year-old’s fifth Paralympics Games if she wins the qualifying tournament this June. (South China Morning Post)
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Amount of tritium released in Japan and abroad

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 06:25
Tritium is generated in the process of ordinary operations at nuclear power facilities. The radioactive substance is diluted before being released into the sea or the air based on the criteria of a given government. (NHK)
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Japan wholesale prices rise for first time in more than a year, stoked by commodities surge

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 06:23
Japanese wholesale prices marked their first annual increase in more than a year in March, a sign that rising commodities costs are pinching corporate margins and adding inflationary pressure to the world's third-largest economy. (Japan Today)
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Pair suspected in robberies of Tokyo realtors

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 06:15
TOKYO (TR) – A man and his foster mother are suspected in a pair of robberies targeting realtors in the capitol last month, police have revealed, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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Fewer people out at night in Tokyo, Kyoto

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 06:01
Mobile phone data show that fewer people were out on Monday night compared to a week before in downtown areas of Tokyo and Kyoto, where intensive measures were implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (NHK)
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Toshiba head quits after buyout offer

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:57
The head of Japanese industrial giant Toshiba has stepped down. President and CEO Kurumatani Nobuaki's resignation comes days after the company got a buyout offer from a UK-based investment fund that he had ties to. (Kyodo)
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A Day In The Life of A Japanese Car Girl

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:50
In this video, I hung out with a real Japanese girl street racer. We got some snacks at the convenience store, stopped by a car wash, went to an arcade, and had ramen for dinner. (ALBO)
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Beautiful Cherry Blossom Sayings in Japanese

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:48
Japanese Proverbs/Sayings about Cherry Blossoms (SAKURA). (Japanese Ammo with Misa)
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IAEA says will remain impartial in Japan nuclear wastewater case

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:42
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it is aware of the concerns raised over Japan's plan to release nuclear wastewater into the sea and will continue to monitor the developments. (CGTN)
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Japan's ketchup king joins Xinjiang boycott with tomato ban

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:38
NAGOYA, Japan -- Leading Japanese ketchup producer Kagome has stopped importing tomatoes from China's Xinjiang, Nikkei learned Tuesday, joining the growing ranks of Western brands that have ceased sourcing materials from the region over reported abuses against Uyghur Muslims. (Nikkei)
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Osaka moves torch relay off public roads

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:56
The Olympic torch relay leg in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, started on Tuesday away from public roads in a closed park course to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus. (NHK)
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Osaka reports record 1,099 new infections

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:54
Japan's western prefecture of Osaka has broken another daily record. It reported over 1,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, marking a four-digit count for the first time. (NHK)
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Govt. approves release of treated water into sea

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:51
The Japanese government has officially decided to release treated water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean. It will be discharged in about two years after being diluted. (NHK)
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Scientists in Japan turn plastic waste into liquid fuel using catalyst

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:04
A team of Japanese researchers say they have found a way to convert plastic waste into liquid fuel. (South China Morning Post)
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