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Number of foreign residents in Japan rose 6.6% in 2018

newsonjapan.com - So, 03/23/2019 - 00:10
The number of foreign residents in Japan had risen 6.6 percent at the end of 2018 from a year earlier, to reach a record high of some 2.73 million, Justice Ministry data showed on Friday. (Japan Times)
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Princess Kako wishes for sister's happiness on graduation

newsonjapan.com - So, 03/23/2019 - 00:02
Princess Kako, the 24-year-old granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, expressed her wish for her sister's happiness in a written answer to the media on the occasion of her graduation from International Christian University in Tokyo on Friday. (Kyodo)
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Shortage of science grads vexes Japanese companies

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 03/22/2019 - 23:59
Companies recruiting technology majors from Japanese universities are bracing for another year of missed targets as the supply of graduates fails to keep pace with broad demand for such skills as AI engineering and data analysis. (Nikkei)
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Seven-Eleven Japan trying out shorter hours

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 03/22/2019 - 23:55
A key part of the business model for convenience stores is their round-the-clock service. But a shortage of staffers is prompting some operators to consider shrinking their business hours. (NHK)
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AKB48 sister group member criticizes probe into assault on her as 'lies'

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 03/22/2019 - 23:53
A member of a sister group of the popular all-girl band AKB48 on Friday criticized the outcome of a probe into an assault against her as "lies," as the group's management company revealed the result. (Japan Today)
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Here's how Japan has become a leading technological power

newsonjapan.com - Pá, 03/22/2019 - 13:59
Rarely a week passes without hearing about a new type of robot created in Japan. Every other country of the world is wondering how Japan has managed to become a leading technological power. (newsonjapan.com)
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Start of cherry blossom season declared in Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 03/21/2019 - 23:30
The cherry blossom season officially arrived in Tokyo on Thursday after officials from the Meteorological Agency confirmed that more than five blossoms had opened on a Somei-Yoshino cherry tree at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward. (Japan Times)
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Tower Records goes all in on the vinyl trend with its new store, Tower Vinyl

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 03/21/2019 - 23:13
Last year proved to be a pivotal one for streaming music in Japan. According to a report by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, 2018 saw plays via platforms such as YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify overtake digital downloads. (Japan Times)
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Baseball star Ichiro announces retirement

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 03/21/2019 - 22:57
Japanese baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki of the US Major Leagues' Seattle Mariners has announced his retirement. (NHK)
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14-year-old boy arrested for stabbing classmate at school

newsonjapan.com - St, 03/20/2019 - 23:28
Police on Thursday arrested a 14-year-old junior high school boy on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a classmate at their school in Saijo, Ehime Prefecture. (Japan Today)
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Hayabusa2 detects minerals containing water on Ryugu asteroid

newsonjapan.com - St, 03/20/2019 - 23:25
The unmanned space probe Hayabusa2 has detected small amounts of minerals containing water on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, a Japanese research team has said. (Japan Times)
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American man arrested for allegedly killing wife at Tokyo Family Court

newsonjapan.com - St, 03/20/2019 - 23:23
Police on Wednesday arrested an American man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his Japanese wife at a court where they were to settle a divorce. (Japan Today)
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Nagasaki observes season's 1st blooming of cherry trees in Japan

newsonjapan.com - St, 03/20/2019 - 23:21
Cherry trees came into bloom Wednesday in the southwestern prefecture of Nagasaki, the first blooming of the "Somei Yoshino" variety in Japan this spring, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. (Japan Today)
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Japan at risk of deflation as US trade wars and Brexit uncertainty impact value of yen

newsonjapan.com - St, 03/20/2019 - 20:29
As trade talks between Japan and the US look likely to start soon, and the price of oil drops in Japan, the value of the Yen is increasingly under threat of deflation. (newsonjapan.com)
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Tourist boom sees Japan's urban land prices rise for first time in 27 years

newsonjapan.com - Út, 03/19/2019 - 22:37
The average price of all types of land in urban areas rose last year for the first time since 1992 as the growing influx of foreign tourists rejuvenated real estate investment, the government said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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JOC chief Takeda steps down

newsonjapan.com - Út, 03/19/2019 - 22:33
The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee has announced he will step down when his term expires in June. (NHK)
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Hundreds of firms may be demoted in Tokyo Stock Exchange shake-up

newsonjapan.com - Po, 03/18/2019 - 23:28
As part of an effort to streamline markets and attract more investors, the Tokyo Stock Exchange may demote about a third of its largest listed companies and cut down the bourses it operates to three from four, according to media reports. (Japan Times)
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Japan to start discussions soon on Imperial succession system

newsonjapan.com - Po, 03/18/2019 - 23:26
The government will soon start discussing how to achieve a stable Imperial succession, including the creation of female branches of the royal family. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo: Hostess club employee dies after beating by colleagues

newsonjapan.com - Po, 03/18/2019 - 23:25
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested four male employees of a hostess club in Adachi Ward over the alleged assault of a fifth male employee, who later died, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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New Japanese train station has no entrance or exit, only used to admire the scenery

newsonjapan.com - Po, 03/18/2019 - 23:07
One of the most unusual stations in the whole country is now open and ready for business. (soranews24.com)
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