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Japanese LED Manhole Covers | Tokorozawa

Welcome to Tokorozawa! This town about 30 minutes from Central Tokyo is where you’ll find some of the coolest manhole covers in the world. (ONLY in JAPAN * GO)

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$1bn bid for Tokyo Dome planned by developer Mitsui Fudosan

Japanese property developer Mitsui Fudosan plans to acquire Tokyo Dome, eyeing a tender offer of more than 100 billion yen ($960 million) for the ballpark and hotel operator. (Nikkei)

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Porsche to open 'experience center' in Japan

The Japanese arm of German automaker Porsche says it will open a Porsche Experience Center in Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture, next August. (NHK)

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Olympic rings to be back on display in Tokyo Bay

NHK has learned that the Olympic rings will return to Tokyo Bay on December 1, following safety and maintenance checks. (NHK)

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Kirin to sell Australian drink business

Officials at Japanese beverage maker Kirin Holdings say they will sell their Australian drink business to a dairy maker in the country. (NHK)

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JAPAN AND THE SEA: Ama Freedivers

In the waters off Ise-Shima, "ama" (sea women) continue the tradition of free-diving for seafood. (NHK WORLD-JAPAN)

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Hawks put stamp current era with fourth straight Japan Series title

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks may be in the middle of an epoch-making run in Japanese baseball that could — if other teams can emulate the way they operate on and off the field— cause a shift in the game....

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Over 40 percent of Japan's hospitals cutting bonuses as pandemic bites

Over 40 percent of medical institutions in Japan lowered their year-end bonuses for nurses and other staff members due to the effects of the pandemic, a survey by the Japan Federation of Medical...

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Taxis asked to ventilate using air conditioner

Japan's transport ministry has asked taxi drivers to use the fresh air mode of their vehicles' air conditioners to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. It also requested that they wear masks and...

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Hayabusa2 adjusts for return of capsule to Earth

Japan's asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 has completed its engine thrusts to adjust the orbit for returning its capsule to Earth next month. (NHK)

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Japan cancels emperor's New Year event due to virus spike

Japan's Imperial Household Agency said Friday it has decided to cancel Emperor Naruhito's annual New Year event at the Imperial Palace due to a recent spike in the number of new cases of the novel...

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Experts warn of rise in serious coronavirus cases

Medical experts have warned that the number of serious coronavirus cases is expected to rise further, likely overstretching Tokyo's general medical care system. (NHK)

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Death penalty demanded for 9 murders

Japanese prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for a 30-year-old man charged with murdering nine people at his apartment in the city of Zama, near Tokyo. (NHK)

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10 Best Places to Visit in Japan - Travel Video

With its enormous cities and towering skyscrapers brightly clad in neon lights, Japan is a fun country to visit, full of history and with a rich cultural heritage. (touropia)

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Tokyo Games organizers reveal test event schedules

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic have announced new schedules for the Games' test events. (NHK)

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Shorter hours begin in Osaka nightlife areas amid COVID-19 surge

Bars, karaoke lounges and restaurants serving alcohol in parts of the city of Osaka began operating under shorter hours Friday, a day after the prefecture saw a record daily total of 12 deaths due to...

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Diet OKs end of Saturday, next-day standard postal delivery

The Diet on Friday gave the green light to stop Saturday as well as next-day delivery of standard postal mail to address a worker shortage and falling demand due to increased use of the internet....

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Suga says shorter hours for bars, restaurants crucial in stemming coronavirus...

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday that shorter hours for bars and restasurants serving alcohol would be "crucial" in stemming the coronavirus spread, with other major cities Osaka, Nagoya and...

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Chiba: Pair suspected of drugging and raping 10 women

Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested two men who are suspected of drugging and raping nearly one dozen women, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

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Japan-China business travel to resume on Nov. 30

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu says business travel between Japan and China will resume on Monday. (NHK)

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Nikkei extends rally to 4th straight day; another 29-year high

Tokyo stocks ended higher Friday, with the benchmark Nikkei extending its rally to a fourth straight day and renewing a 29-year high, as buying in real estate and high-tech shares wiped out initial...

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Tokyo: Man, 23, accused of molesting woman in Kita Ward

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 23-year-old man over the alleged molestation of a woman in Kita Ward earlier this year, reports Nippon News Network. (tokyoreporter.com)

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1 dies, 11 injured as angler boat, cargo ship collide in east Japan

A man died and 11 others were injured after a leisure fishing boat capsized following a collision with a cargo vessel at a port in eastern Japan early Saturday morning, the Japan Coast Guard said. (Kyodo)

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Couple arrested after infant’s body left in refrigerator

Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a common-law couple on suspicion of leaving the body of an infant inside a refrigerator at their apartment. (Japan Today)

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Record 2,684 new cases found in Japan

A record 2,684 people were found to have been infected with the coronavirus in Japan on Saturday. (NHK)

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