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Japan conducts first air force drill with Germany at home

The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and the German Air Force conducted their first exercise around Japan on Wednesday, as Berlin increases its involvement in Indo-Pacific security. (NHK)

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Humanoid robot laughs along with human conversation

A research group at Kyoto University has developed a robot that's a lot more sociable than the average android. It appears to understand humor and can laugh along with its human companions. (NHK)

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Why Living in Japan Will Make You SKINNY

Japanese people are really thin! It’s probably one of the first things you’ll notice when you come here! But the question is, why? (Mrs Eats)

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Arrested group had 20,000 orders for forged residence cards

Japanese police have arrested five Chinese and one Japanese on suspicion of forging hundreds of residence cards to be issued to foreign residents in Japan. (NHK)

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Japan health panel recommends allowing import, use of medical marijuana products

A Japanese health ministry panel on Thursday recommended revising the nation's drug laws to allow for the importation and use of medicinal marijuana products. (Reuters)

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Japan: North Korea launched two ballistic missiles

Japan's Defense Minister Hamada Yasukazu says North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles. Officials say this is the first time it's launched ballistic missiles two days in a row. (NHK)

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How to Play at Online Casinos for Real Money

Playing at online casinos for real money is only simple at first glance. (newsonjapan.com)

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現在仮想通貨を取引するべき投資家

2022年に入ってから仮想通貨市場は低迷が続き、仮想通貨関連メディアでは「仮想通貨冬の時代」と言われることが増えた。 (newsonjapan.com)

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Warriors-Wizards games in Japan to woo fans, sponsors

Japanese basketball fans will get to see NBA stars up close when the reigning league-champion Golden State Warriors take on the Washington Wizards in two preseason games. (AP)

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GIC seeks Japan property deals as yen falls and tourists return

Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC is on the hunt for property deals and corporate partners across Japan as the falling yen and border reopening trigger a rush of tourists and deals. (Business Times)

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Alleged administrator of sites linking to pirated anime arrested in Japan

The Content Overseas Distribution Agency (CODA) announced that the Hokkaido Police Headquarters and the Sapporo District West Police Station have accused and arrested a man who operated multiple...

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Daria Saville Vlogs From Tokyo, Japan

Australian tennis player Daria Saville vlogs her trip to Tokyo for the Japan Open. She tries new snacks, avoids a typhoon, and discusses her injury suffered in the first round of the tournament....

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Japan court rejects long-stay visa for gay U.S. man married to Japanese

A Japanese court on Friday upheld the denial of a long-term residence visa to an American man who married his same-sex Japanese partner in the United States. (Kyodo)

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Japan plans more stimulus to tackle inflation, low yen

Japan is preparing another round of economic stimulus measures, the government said Friday, as rising prices and the plummeting yen squeeze the world's third-largest economy. (RFI)

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Budget sushi mogul arrested for allegedly stealing trade secrets

Tokyo police have arrested the president of the operator of one of Japan's largest sushi chains on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining confidential information on a rival company. (NHK)

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Mt Fuji's 1st snow earlier than usual

Mt Fuji experienced its first snowfall of the season on Thursday, 2 days earlier than normal and 4 days later than last year. (News On Japan)

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Japan's digital minister says he's ready for a fight

Japan's media-savvy digital minister said Friday he's ready to take an iron-fisted approach to speed up the nation's slow embrace of online services at government offices and workplaces. (AFP)

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Antonio Inoki, pro wrestling star turned politician dies

Antonio Inoki, a Japanese professional wrestling star turned politician, died on Saturday, aged 79, according to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, a company he founded. (DW News)

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Travel alone on a luxury sightseeing express train (Kyoto→Osaka) | Aoniyoshi

An elegant train that I wanted to ride. This time I rode the sightseeing express train "Aoniyoshi" connecting Osaka-Nara-Kyoto. (At JAPAN)

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Ohtani signs $30 mil. deal with Angels for 2023 season

The Los Angeles Angels say two-way superstar Ohtani Shohei has signed a one-year deal worth 30 million dollars for the 2023 season. (NHK)

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Automation technology to boost Japan’s logistics industry

The logistics industry is paying attention to technology that automates work. Automation technology can bring efficiency and solve challenges that Japanese industries face. (ANI News)

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Tennis: Nishioka beats Shapovalov to win Korea Open

Yoshihito Nishioka stunned fourth seed Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) to win the Korea Open on Sunday for his second ATP title. (blueprint)

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Google Japan introduces a 1.6 meter keyboard where all the keys are in a row

Google is ready to revolutionize computer keyboards with this incredible bar-shaped keyboard. (gearrice.com)

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'Carry and walk' for 5 minutes, then hold in arms for 8 more

If your baby is crying heavily, carrying the child as you walk for five minutes is an effective way to calm the infant and induce sleep, researchers led by Kumi Kuroda of Japan's national scientific...

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Man arrested over fire that killed 2 people in apartment building for...

Police in Kita-Hiroshima, Hokkaido, have arrested a 67-year-old man on suspicion of murder after the two-floor apartment building for homeless people, in which he lived, was set on fire, killing two...

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Japan's business mood worsens in third quarter, Bank of Japan 'tankan' survey...

Japanese manufacturers' business mood worsened in the three months to September, a central bank survey showed on Monday, bolstering views that the weakening yen and its inflationary impact on business...

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Kishida pinning hopes on big-spending tourists to revive economy

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Monday to revive the nation's pandemic-battered inbound tourism industry by setting a new goal of increasing foreign tourists' total spending to more than...

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Japan’s AirDo and Solaseed Air complete merger

Japanese carriers AirDo and Solaseed Air merged their operations on Monday to cut costs and create a stronger business in the face of greater business uncertainty. (smartaviation-apac.com)

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McDonald's switches to paper straws, wooden utensils across Japan

McDonald's Japan will adopt paper straws and wooden utensils at all locations starting on Friday, a move that the fast-food chain expects will eliminate 900 tonnes of plastic waste a year, Nikkei has...

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Japan sees higher percentage of deaths at home in pandemic's 2 years

Japanese government statistics show the percentage of people who died at home rose over the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. (NHK)

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Are Japanese not workaholics!?

Japanese employees are famous for working long hours but labor productivity is very low when it comes to work efficiency. (Japanese Comedian Meshida)

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What is the Japanese prime minister’s military strategy?

Fumio Kishida wants to boost the country’s military capabilities over the next five years. (Al Jazeera)

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ANA to test sharkskin-like film on planes to reduce fuel consumption

All Nippon Airways says it will test attaching sharkskin-like film to its aircraft. The trial using what's called riblet technology is expected to help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. (NHK)

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Japanese emperor Naruhito to take MRI test in November

Japan's Emperor Naruhito, 62, will have an MRI scan of his prostate after doctors detected "somewhat concerning indications" in health exams, the palace said on Monday. (AFP)

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N.Korean missile flies over Japan, lands in Pacific

The Japanese government says a North Korean missile has flown over Japan and fallen into the ocean. (NHK)

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Japan govt. probing false emergency alert following N.Korea's missile launch

Japan's government says it mistakenly sent out a missile alert in parts of the country where there was no need for alarm following North Korea's missile launch on Tuesday morning. (NHK)

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Japan expels Russian consul in tit-for-tat move

Japan has ordered a senior Russian official stationed in the country to leave in retaliation for the expulsion of a Japanese diplomat over alleged spying, the foreign ministry said Tuesday....

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Yuji Tanabe completes capsule toy shop in Japan with mirror optical illusion

Located on the Onari shopping street in Kamakura, Japan, the ‘Onari Capsule’ by Yuji Tanabe Architects was once an optics shop but has now transformed into a fun capsule toy store. (designboom.com)

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F1 Japanese Grand Prix weather forecast

As with the Singapore Grand Prix, the Japanese GP makes its long-awaited return after a three-year absence. (gpfans.com)

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Body found in river near Tokyo may be that of missing 7-yr-old girl

A body was found in a river in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, local authorities said Tuesday, and police are investigating whether it may be that of a 7-year-old girl who went missing on her way to a...

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Bonuses at Red Dog American Casino | What The Operator Can Offer Gamblers?

Red Dog online casino successfully attracts players from over 220 countries, including the United States. (newsonjapan.com)

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Japan's 'cool' tattoo culture reflects changing values

Tattooing has a long and complex history in Japan. Its lineage can be traced to facial designs on haniwa, ancient clay figurines dating from the fourth and fifth centuries, but it was also used to...

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Tokyo aims to host Formula E race in 2024

Formula E racing, known as the F1 championship for electric vehicles, could be coming to the streets of Tokyo in the spring of 2024. (NHK)

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JAXA recruits companies to develop space toothpaste, body wipes

Japanese space agency JAXA will collaborate with nine domestic companies to develop daily necessities such as dental products for use by astronauts and cosmic tourists. (Nikkei)

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iPhone 14 cheapest in Japan among 37 countries: survey

The iPhone 14 launched by Apple Inc. in September was cheaper in Japan than 36 other major countries and regions in the world, a survey showed Wednesday. (Kyodo)

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Maglev shows off speed on test-run

A levitating train in central Japan has long been in development, and the company behind it has shown off its dazzling speed. (NHK)

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Japan approves Pfizer's BA.5-tailored COVID-19 vaccine

Japan's health ministry on Wednesday granted special fast-track approval to U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc.'s updated coronavirus vaccine tailored to protect against the now-prevalent BA.5...

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Myanmar tribunal sentences Japanese documentary maker to prison

A Myanmar military tribunal on Wednesday sentenced Japanese video journalist Toru Kubota to seven years in prison for violating the electronic transactions law and three years for incitement, according...

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Sex bomb: Japan suspect bag turns out to be 'adult goods'

A team of police explosives experts in Japan rushed to the scene of a suspicious package in a parking lot this week -- only to find discarded sex toys inside. (AFP)

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North Korea fires missiles again as U.S. carrier redeployed

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles early Thursday from near Pyongyang toward the Sea of Japan, the sixth round of launches since late September, after a U.S. aircraft carrier was redeployed to...

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