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U.S. and Japan to jointly stockpile munitions, including near Taiwan

The U.S. and Japan are discussing stockpiling munitions in each other's defense facilities across Japan, including islands in Taiwan's vicinity, to prepare for contingencies, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)

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This Small Japanese Town Is A UFO Hotspot

In a small Japanese town with desolate streets and shuttered storefronts, aliens are said to be frequent visitors. (VICE News)

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Secrets of Green Tea: Exploring the Japanese Green Tea Industry in Shizuoka,...

In this episode, we travel across Japan's largest tea growing region to learn different secrets farmers use to get the most out of their tea fields and we also learn how they maintain the health of...

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Rare Heavy Snow in Kyoto (Gion - Kiyomizudera)

Heavy snow is a rare event in Kyoto and with this video I am going to share to you this enjoyable moment together. (Boring Life in Japan)

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Slashing suspect had one more knife, saw

Police in Tokyo say a high school student who was arrested on suspicion of slashing three people possessed a saw and another knife in addition to the one used in the assault. (NHK)

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Tsunami cause no major damage in Japan after Tonga volcano eruption

Japan saw tsunami waves of about 1 meter high in coastal areas on Sunday but no major damage or flooding after the eruption of an underwater volcano off Tonga led to evacuation orders for nearly...

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Japan Donates 700,000 AstraZeneca Jabs to Iran

ran received 700,000 AstraZeneca vaccine shots from Japan over Friday and Saturday as part of the country’s pledge to increase donations in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant of the...

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Japan's new coronavirus cases continue to surge

Japan continues to face a surge in new coronavirus cases across the country. Officials are speeding up booster shots to stem the outbreak. (NHK)

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Boom for shiba inu dog breed arrives in China

SHANGHAI – The number of people in China who keep shiba inu dogs originally from Japan is increasing. (Japan Times)

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Japan faces stern diplomatic tests this year, says PM Kishida in policy speech

This year will be one that severely tests Japan's diplomatic mettle, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in a policy speech on Monday (Jan 17), in a nod to the delicate balancing act he faces between the...

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Mercari plans investment blitz to crack code in U.S. marketplace

As Japan's Mercari pursues its ambition to become a global online marketplace, it must first turn around flagging operations in the U.S., where players big and small are waging a cutthroat competition....

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87 foreign students exempted from Japan entry ban

Japan's government is set to allow in a few dozen foreign students now barred from entry. But tens of thousands of others remain in limbo. (NHK)

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Matsuyama clinches 8th PGA tour victory

Japanese golfer Matsuyama Hideki has clinched his eighth PGA victory, beating his own record for the most tour wins by a Japanese male player. (NHK)

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North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile, Japan strongly condemns...

In the fourth missile test this year, North Korea has fired two suspected shot range ballistic missiles. South Korea's military reported that the missiles were fired from an airport in Pyongyang; Japan...

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Tsunami caused by Tonga volcano eruption stumps Japan weather experts

The eruption of an underwater volcano off Tonga on Saturday that caused tsunami waves of up to around 1 meter to hit parts of Japan's coast stumped weather experts, as volcanic eruptions are said to...

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Suspect in Tokyo University knife attack attempted arson on train

The 17-year-old boy who slashed three people outside a university entrance examination venue in Tokyo on Saturday has told police that he had failed in his attempt to spread liquid on a subway train...

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Tokyo area seeks intensive coronavirus measures

Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures want a new tool to fight surging coronavirus cases. Their leaders will ask the central government to announce a quasi-emergency. (NHK)

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Famed baseball manga artist Mizushima dies at 82

Shinji Mizushima, a famed baseball-themed manga artist known for such works as "Dokaben" and "Abu-san," died of pneumonia on Jan. 10, his management office said Monday. He was 82. (Nikkei)

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Virus cases in home isolation top 10,000 in Tokyo

The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolated at home has soared to over 10,000 in Tokyo, reflecting the recent rapid spread of infections blamed on the Omicron variant....

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Staying at Kyoto’s Completely Private Capsule Hotel

I stayed at Kyoto for 1 night in a Private Keyed Capsule room. This is a good way to travel cheap around Kyoto without losing the security of a Hotel. (MrRaj Travel)

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Bank of Japan lifts inflation forecast, no policy change

Japan's central bank revised its inflation forecast on Tuesday and adjusted its view of price risks, while leaving its monetary easing policy in place in a nod to lingering pandemic uncertainty. (The...

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Japan PM: Abenomics did not create sustainable economy

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that steps taken under former premier Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" policy of massive monetary and fiscal stimulus were not enough to create a...

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Japan's 'invisible' disabled artisans fight for spotlight

A craft workshop and a shop are part of a small but burgeoning movement in Japan aiming to promote works and fair-trade of works by people with impairments. ( AFP News Agency)

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Inside Tokyo's Most Expensive Hotel Room ($12,000/Night)

Tokyo's luxury 5 star hotels are amongst the best in the world. We stay the night in a $12,000 a night suite with stunning views as a reward to Connor for eating 100 bowls of noodles. (Abroad in Japan)

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ANA, JAL cancel some U.S. flights despite 5G deal

Several foreign airlines are canceling flights to the U.S. over concerns about 5G interference, despite a last-minute commitment from telecom giants Verizon and AT&T to delay the deployment of the...

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