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19-year-old woman arrested over theft of Y13 mil watch on 'papa-katsu' date

Police in Tokyo have arrested a 19-year-old woman on suspicion of stealing a watch worth about 13 million yen from a 37-year-old company executive with whom she was having a papa katsu date. (Japan Today)

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Cup Noodle marks 50th anniversary

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Nissin Foods' Cup Noodle. (NHK)

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Japan's elderly population hits record high

A Japanese government survey shows the number of people aged 65 or older, and their ratio to the overall population, are both at record highs. (NHK)

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Homeless life in Japan

How to survive in today's world in Asakusa Sumida river Tokyo. (Dark side of Japan Yuki)

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Japanese Puffer Fish Farm - Amazing FUGU Fish Farming in Japan

The highly toxic puffer fish, or fugu, is the most dangerous meal you can have in Japan. In Japan, eating poisonous puffer fish (fugu) has been likened to thrill-seeking but have a non-toxic farmed...

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Kyoto | Minecraft Build The Earth

This is the cinematic showcase of Kyoto, Japan built by the PippenFTS YouTube group. (Hun3tr)

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Experts reach out to Japanese youths to debunk COVID-19 vaccine myths

Will vaccines against COVID-19 cause infertility in women? Or will a dose make someone sick because the live coronavirus is inside the shot? After all, aren’t the vaccines unsafe because they were...

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Kyoto is facing bankruptcy. What happens now?

KYOTO – The ancient capital of Kyoto has long been a tourist mecca, attracting domestic and international travelers to its World Heritage-designated temples, shrines and rock gardens. (Japan Times)

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WeWork Japan weighs move away from leases in expansion push

WeWork Japan is expected to specialize in managing coworking offices, Nikkei has learned, moving away from directly leasing space to reduce its financial exposure while continuing to expand. (Nikkei)

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Woman arrested for allegedly leaving body of newborn in Tokyo toilet bowl

A Thai woman was arrested Monday and charged with abandoning the body of her newborn baby in a toilet bowl after giving birth in a bathroom at a Tokyo condominium, police said. (Japan Times)

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17-year-old boy will not be prosecuted over 6-year-old sister’s death

A family court in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, has ruled that a 17-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of inflicting bodily injuries resulting in the death of his six-year-old sister, will not be...

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107-year-old Japanese twins certified as world's oldest

Two Japanese sisters have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living identical twins, aged 107 years and 330 days, the organization said Monday. (Japan Today)

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OECD: Japan lowest in women studying science

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released an annual report titled "Education at a Glance." Its data showed that among its member countries, Japan had the lowest ratio of female...

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Elementary school teacher arrested after leaving smartphone in girls changing...

Japan is no stranger to unfortunate crimes of perversion, but typically when the perpetrator is caught, they’re honest about what they did and why. (Japan Today)

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Newest footage of Tokyo's volcanic island unveiled

Japan's Environment Ministry unveils the newest footage of Tokyo's volcanic island Nishinoshima. (Nippon TV News 24 Japan)

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The Most Beautiful images of the harvest moon in TOKYO, JAPAN

TBSのカメラマンが撮影する中秋の名月。今年は8年ぶりに十五夜で満月となりました。 (TBS NEWS)

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Emperor harvests rice at Imperial Palace

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has harvested rice at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, as part of an annual event. (NHK)

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Japan eyes at least partly lifting of COVID-19 emergency at end of month

The central government is leaning toward at least partially lifting the COVID-19 state of emergency covering 19 prefectures, including Tokyo, at the end of the month as scheduled, government and ruling...

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Japan's Plan To Dominate Space Travel

The future of travel is within reach, and there is no other country in Asia than Japan that's aiming to become the global hub for space travel. (Behind Asia)

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Subaru plans to sell automated cars for use on ordinary roads in late 2020s

Subaru Corp. aims to start selling vehicles equipped with the equivalent of “level-2” autonomous technology, which can steer, accelerate and slow down on ordinary roads, in the second half of the...

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Japan's land prices fell for second straight year amid pandemic

The average price of land in Japan as of July 1 has fallen 0.4% since a year earlier, for the second consecutive year of declines amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, government data showed Tuesday....

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Monkey caught at Tokyo's Haneda Airport

A monkey has been caught on the premises of Haneda Airport in Tokyo. It is believed to be wild. (NHK)

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China’s military expansion could threaten Japan’s peace and prosperity, PM...

China’s rapidly growing military influence and unilateral changing of the status quo could present a risk to Japan, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday ahead of the first Quad summit....

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Princess Mako's boyfriend to return to Japan on Sept. 27 ahead of marriage

Kei Komuro, the 29-year-old boyfriend of Princess Mako, will likely return to Japan next Monday from the United States where he has been living, sources with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday,...

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Komeito proposes Y100,000 handout for residents under 19

Komeito, a member of Japan’s ruling coalition, Tuesday released its first set of policy pledges for the upcoming general election, including a Y100,000 cash handout for those under age 19. (Japan Times)

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