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Japan expands COVID-19 state of emergency

newsonjapan.com - 1 hour 24 min ago
Japan's third state of emergency since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is now in effect in six prefectures. Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures were added to the list from Wednesday. (NHK)
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Man, 38, suspected of drugging and sexually abusing boys

newsonjapan.com - 1 hour 30 min ago
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 38-year-old man who is suspected of drugging and sexually abusing several boys in the town of Mizuho, reports Kyodo News. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan's mountain ascetic hermits

newsonjapan.com - 1 hour 36 min ago
For more than 1,400 years, Yamabushi monks have been walking Japan's sacred mountains, believing that this harsh natural environment can bring enlightenment. (BBC)
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Toyota set to dodge earnings nightmare caused by chips crisis

newsonjapan.com - 5 hours 40 min ago
Investors should see two scenarios playing out among automakers in Japan this week as the nation’s biggest car manufacturers report their financial results. (Japan Times)
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Hyogo police: Man found dead in trunk of car died due to suffocation

newsonjapan.com - 5 hours 41 min ago
A man whose corpse was found in a vehicle in Kobe City’s Kita Ward last week died due to suffocation, police have revealed, reports NHK (May 7). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Man possessing cannabis livestreams his surrender to police

newsonjapan.com - 6 hours 5 min ago
A man who turned himself in to police in Tokyo for the alleged possession of cannabis livestreamed as the whole process unfolded via video-sharing platform YouTube, investigative sources said. (Japan Today)
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TSE's landlord faulted by hedge fund for charging rock-bottom rent

newsonjapan.com - 6 hours 11 min ago
The owner of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Building faces a shareholder resolution from Hong Kong hedge fund LIM Advisors calling for an end to giving board seats to former executives at the TSE and its parent, a practice LIM says results in offering the bourse below-market rent. (Nikkei)
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How to Spot a REAL Tanuki!

newsonjapan.com - 6 hours 15 min ago
Here's a look at some tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) in popular culture, compared to the real thing. (Japan Trail Cam)
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Hachiman-bori canal boat ride|Shiga Prefecture

newsonjapan.com - 9 hours 21 min ago
Hachiman-bori canal used to be a waterway which connected Omihachiman city center to Lake Biwa for trading, and nowadays is known as a tourist attraction. (47 Miracles of Japan)
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Tokyo reports 925 COVID cases amid worries about virus variants

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 21:59
Tokyo on Tuesday reported 925 new coronavirus cases as concerns grow over an increasing number of infections caused by highly contagious variants of the virus. (Kyodo)
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Japan debt grows by record of over 100 tril. yen

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 21:55
Japanese government debt surged at a record pace in fiscal 2020 that ended in March, as spending rose to deal with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Japanese region says deaths at home surge amid COVID-19 wave

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 21:39
A growing number of Japanese people are dying of COVID-19 at home as more infectious variants of the coronavirus fuel a fourth wave of infections and hospital resources are stretched to the verge of collapse. (Reuters)
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Estimated 9.8 million birds culled in Japan due to bird flu

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:52
Japan has been contending with outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu since November 2020. (thepoultrysite.com)
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As cryptocurrencies boom, Japan looks to finally move on from scandals

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:48
With investors around the world fueling another crypto asset boom since late last year, elevating the values of digital currencies such as bitcoin, Japanese players in the space are hopeful that the country will be able to advance to the next stage after undergoing a period of scrutiny and renewal. (Japan Times)
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Japanese Multiplication | You didn't learn this at school.

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:44
Japanese schools have their unique way of education. They have an interesting way of teaching methods from mathematics to science and technology. (Matescium)
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Curry Police Song

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:42
Indian vs Japanese | Controversy Song (Aryan Parihar)
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Horror director steps out of genre with girl superhero drama

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:36
Japanese director Takashi Miike has built up a cult following around the world over the past two decades with an oeuvre of horror movies, often featuring extreme violence. (Kyodo)
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Japan election set for fall as COVID and Olympics come first

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 04:38
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga looks likely to wait until autumn to call an election as the coronavirus outbreak rages on and the opposition gives up on a no-confidence vote that could have forced his hand. (Nikkei)
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In embarrassment to IOC, Thomas Bach cancels trip to Japan because of surging COVID-19 cases

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 04:31
TOKYO — IOC President Thomas Bach has canceled a trip to Japan because of surging cases of COVID-19 in the country, the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Monday in a statement. (bostonglobe.com)
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Edano refuses vote on immigration law revisions

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 04:20
The leader of Japan's main opposition party says his party won't vote on a draft revision of the immigration law unless officials establish the facts about how a Sri Lankan woman died in their custody. (NHK)
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