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Japanese Mushrooms Farm to Table | Market Guide

newsonjapan.com - 1 hour 46 min ago
Japan has hundreds of mushroom varieties, most edible and when I came here 20 years ago, I had never seen so many in the supermarket, it was mind boggling! What are they? How do you eat them? (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Rugby: Japan national high school tournament to be held without spectators

newsonjapan.com - 1 hour 54 min ago
The organizers of the national high school rugby tournament said Thursday the annual event will begin as scheduled on Dec. 27 but without spectators in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo)
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Football: Ex-Japan international Daisuke Matsui to join Sai Gon FC

newsonjapan.com - 1 hour 55 min ago
Former Japan midfielder Daisuke Matsui will join Vietnam's Sai Gon FC from Yokohama FC, the J-League first division club said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo 2020 to refund for about 810,000 tickets

newsonjapan.com - 1 hour 56 min ago
Organizers of next year's Tokyo Olympics say they have received refund applications for about 810,000 tickets. (NHK)
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Ex-head of Don Quijote chain arrested over alleged insider trading

newsonjapan.com - 2 hours 1 min ago
A former president of discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co., now known as Pan Pacific International Holdings Corp., was arrested Thursday by prosecutors for alleged involvement in insider trading in 2018. (Japan Times)
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Man, 32, accused of molesting girl in park toilet in ’19 arrested again

newsonjapan.com - 2 hours 2 min ago
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 32-year-old man over the alleged molestation of a girl, the same crime he was accused of last year, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
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Suga plans to extend Go To Travel campaign

newsonjapan.com - 2 hours 5 min ago
Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has said the government is planning to extend its Go To Travel discount campaign beyond the original expiry date of January 30 next year. (NHK)
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Tokyo prosecutors seek to question Abe in cherry blossom party scandal

newsonjapan.com - 2 hours 7 min ago
Tokyo prosecutors have asked former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to appear for voluntary questioning about the dinner parties his political group held for supporters, sources close to the matter said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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LDP panel plans tax-free casino winnings for nonresident gamblers in Japan

newsonjapan.com - 2 hours 10 min ago
In a bid to attract more overseas gamblers, the chief of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party panel said Thursday that winnings by nonresident foreigners at Japanese casino resorts will not be taxed. (Japan Times)
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Japan aims to electrify nation's new car fleet by mid-2030s

newsonjapan.com - 2 hours 12 min ago
Japan will endeavor to make all new car sales eco-friendly by the mid-2030s as it joins a growing community of nations determined to slow the globe's carbon emissions, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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Mario Cafe and Store Grand Opening at Universal Studios Japan

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 21:39
The grand opening for the Mario Cafe and store at Universal Studios Japan, plus a look inside. (Attractions Magazine)
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Entering the REAL OTAKU Domain of West Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 21:38
Akihabara is overrated. Join me and my friend in this slice of life around West Tokyo's Otaku center. (Enlightize in Japan)
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newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 21:36
Sakura Jingu Shrine provides foreigners the unique experience of having a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony. (NHK WORLD-JAPAN)
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Kiyomizu Temple's main hall roof, stage restored

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 21:34
Kiyomizu Temple in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto has held a ceremony to mark the renovation of the wooden stage and the new roof of the main hall. (NHK)
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Japan grapples with spike in coronavirus cases

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 21:30
Officials in Japan's western prefecture of Osaka plan to call on all residents to refrain from leaving their homes for any non-essential reason until mid-December. This follows a surge in the number of coronavirus cases with severe symptoms. (NHK)
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Tokyo cops bust illegal Kabukicho casino run by yakuza

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 05:00
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a casino operating illegally in the Kabukicho red-light district, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Kanagawa: Woman, 35, accused of killing 2-week-old child

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 04:58
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old woman who is suspected of killing her newborn boy at their residence in Kawasaki City, reports NHK. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Japan regrets Berlin district decision to keep "comfort women" statue

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 04:55
The Japanese government expressed regret Wednesday after a district assembly in Berlin adopted a resolution to allow a statue symbolizing Korean women who were procured for Japan's wartime military brothels to remain in place. (Kyodo)
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Go To Eat coupon program may be extended

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 04:52
Japan's government is considering extending its Go To Eat campaign, designed to help the restaurant industry amid the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
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NTT Docomo to lower mobile phone charges after gov't request

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 04:44
NTT Docomo Inc. plans to cut mobile phone fees across the board, sources familiar with the matter said, becoming the first of Japan's major carriers to do so following a government call for the industry to lower charges. (Kyodo)
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