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Sushi Roll | TERIYAKI chicken

Have you ever eaten Sushi roll? I think it’s popular Japanese food in overseas, how about it? At the end of the video, there is a tip on how to cut sushi rolls well, so watch it till the end! (Kimono Mom)

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Suga's Vietnam visit to spur global race for investment deals

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrived on Sunday in Vietnam for the first stop in his Southeast Asian tour, which also marks a diplomatic restart of sorts for Hanoi as it courts international...

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Tokyo’s Ameyoko Market

Ameyoko is Tokyo’s most vibrant market dating back to its black market days following the war. (ONLY in JAPAN)

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Breaking down Japan’s Go To Travel campaign

Starting on Oct. 1, the government re-included Tokyo in its Go To Travel campaign, a program subsidizing domestic travel that aims to encourage spending and boost an economy suffering the effects of a...

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Original comic strips by Tezuka to be released in book form

A collection of newspaper comic strips by the late Japanese manga creator Osamu Tezuka featuring handwritten dialogue as well as previously unreleased works will be published as a set of books in...

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10 Shiki theater members infected with coronavirus

Ten members of the Shiki Theatre Company have contracted the novel coronavirus, according to the famed Japanese theatrical company. (Japan Times)

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Children's athletic ability deteriorates from 1964

Boys and girls in Japan in 2019 had lower athletic ability than their counterparts in 1964, when the previous Tokyo Olympics were held, an annual government survey showed Sunday. (Japan Times)

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Sanja Matsuri festival takes place after delay

The annual Sanja Matsuri festival linked to Asakusa Shrine in central Tokyo was held on a smaller scale on Saturday and Sunday after being postponed since May due to the pandemic. (NHK)

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Cyberattacks on Japan coronavirus vaccine projects point to China

Some Japanese research institutions developing coronavirus vaccines have been hit by cyberattacks, apparently from China, in what are believed to be the first cases of their kind in the country, a U.S....

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30-year-old woman fatally stabbed in car

A 30-year-old woman died after being found with multiple stab wounds inside a car in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, on Sunday night. (Japan Today)

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Member of Japanese rock band Akaiko-en dies in apparent suicide

Maisa Tsuno, a member of popular Japanese rock band Akaiko-en, has died, the group's agency said Monday, with police suspecting suicide. (Kyodo)

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Japan's maglev train gets facelift

Central Japan Railway Company unveiled the interior of the latest version of its magnetic-levitation train on Monday. (NHK)

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Japan's former Empress Michiko turns 86

Former Empress Michiko turned 86 on Tuesday, marking her birthday amid the coronavirus pandemic that has caused her to spend the majority of her time quietly at her residence in Tokyo. (Kyodo)

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Japan, Vietnam leaders affirm defense, economic cooperation

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday affirmed defense and economic cooperation between their countries, as China's growing influence...

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Ex-staffer at special needs facility suspected of repeatedly raping disabled...

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a former staff member at a special needs facility who is suspected of repeatedly raping a disabled elementary school girl, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Oct. 17)....

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Deer-friendly digestible paper bags developed in Japan

Wild deer at Nara Park in western Japan, a major tourist attraction, have often suffered from eating plastic bags discarded by visitors, but local companies have now succeeded in developing paper bags...

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Parents convicted for 10-day hotel break while kids, 1 and 3, home alone

The parents of 3-year-old and 1-year-old girls were given a suspended prison sentence Tuesday for leaving their daughters at home in Kagoshima while the couple stayed at a hotel for more than a week...

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Japan, China discuss restarting mutual business travel

Japan and China are expected to agree as early as this month on resuming travel by both short- and long-term businesspeople between the two countries, Japanese government sources said Tuesday. (Japan...

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Over 25 million overnight stays covered by Japan travel subsidy campaign

The Japanese government's "Go To Travel" subsidy campaign covered 25.18 million domestic overnight stays for about two months since its launch through the end of September, the tourist ministry's...

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Pandemic forces CEATEC tech show to go completely virtual

Under normal circumstances at this time of year, hundreds of companies would bring to life the Makuhari Messe venue in the city of Chiba with cutting-edge products from robots to cars and AI to...

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Bear killed after wandering around Ishikawa shopping mall for more than 13 hours

A bear wandered into a large shopping center in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday morning and remained there all day until it was killed. (Japan Today)

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Man suspected of fatally stabbing woman in car found dead in hotel room

A man suspected of fatally stabbing a 30-year-old woman in a car in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, on Sunday night, has been found dead in a hotel room in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, police said Tuesday....

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Japan, Indonesia look to boost ties

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and President Joko Widodo have called for continued cooperation on matters including health, security and the economy. (NHK)

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Former top Japanese bureaucrat accused of murdering son pleads not guilty

A former top bureaucrat accused of murdering his socially reclusive son last year entered a plea of not guilty on the grounds of self-defense at the first hearing of his appeal trial Tuesday. (Japan...

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Japanese elementary teacher busted for hiding students’ shoes, writing ’die’...

Have you ever felt like your teacher really had it in for you? Maybe they graded you lower, spent extra time calling you out in class, or peed on your sleeping bag during a school trip. (soranews24.com)

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