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Japanese Society Becomes More Open to Body Size Diversity

The Land of the Rising Sun is known worldwide not only for its delicious cuisines but mostly for its healthy selection of food and dishes. Majority of Japanese are very health conscious and particular about their diet. For most people in Japan, being slim and slender is regarded as the standard of beauty especially among women.   In
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Japan Aims to Systematize English Traffic Signs for the Upcoming Tokyo Olympics

A year before the much awaited 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Japanese government in coordination with the Organizing Committee for the Olympic games, is preoccupied in its preparation for the multi national sports event.   To ensure public safety and the smooth flow of the games, the transport ministry of Japan has previously conducted a test
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Metropolitan Government Implements Measures to Address Tokyo Olympics Traffic Jam

The Land of the Rising Sun is already anticipating a great surge of tourists and sports enthusiasts during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games particularly in Tokyo and other major cities which will serve as venue of said international sports event.   There are several factors that the Japanese government, in cooperation with the Tokyo Olympics Organizing
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Tokyo DisneySea will Launch a Flight Simulator Attraction to Travel Across the Globe

Year in and year out, hundreds of thousands of locals and international tourists come to visit Japan in order to go sightseeing, appreciate its awe inspiring theme parks and be amazed by its top notch technology.   One of the most popular and well loved attractions in the Land of the Rising Sun is Tokyo DisneySea. It is
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Understanding the Factors for Salary Adjustments in Japan

One of the many factors which explain why hundreds of thousands of foreign workers aspire to seek for employment opportunities in Japan is because of the fact that firms and commercial establishments in the Land of the Rising Sun are known to give their employees a stable working life and good environment. These Japanese companies are also commended
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Japan moves for a cashless payment system

In today’s age, most if not all have developed a strong dependence and heavy reliance on technology and digitization. These progressive advances in applied sciences including but not limited to automations and telecommunications grant users so much convenience to allow for a more effective and efficient environment whether at home, in school, at work, or anywhere else.   The aim
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Diet meeting land sale scandal

Sagawa was summoned as a Diet meeting witness to testify about the details regarding the tampering of documents related to the sale of government-owned property in Osaka Prefecture to nationalist school operator Moritomo Gakuen. As head of the Finance Ministry’s Financial Bureau at the time the documents were altered, everyone waited eagerly for his reply.     The former

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March 28, 2018
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North Korea and Denuclearization

Former U.S. President, Barrack Obama, noted that past efforts on Iran’s nuclear weapons were more successful than with North Korea because there was more economic leverage.   The former U.S. President said recently that negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program are difficult. One reason is because the country’s isolationist policy minimizes leverage. These include trade and

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March 26, 2018
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Japan’s Cherry Blossoms in danger over beetle

Japan’s capital is riddled with lovely, delicate pink and white cherry blossoms that are emerging after the winter season. However, the famed blooms are in grave danger: an invasive foreign beetle.   The alien invader is aromia bungii, also known as the red-necked longhorn beetle, is a native to mainland China, Taiwan, the Korean peninsula and northern Vietnam

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March 23, 2018

Aum cult terror attacks and their fate

A former Aum Shinri Kyo cult senior member, currently on death row described the founder and so-called guru he once revered as a criminal in his recently published memoir. That guru is Shoko Asahara.   Convicted for his role in producing Sarin, Tomomasa Nakagawa, who used the deadly nerve gas to attack the Tokyo subway

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March 21, 2018

Japan’s PM lowest in popularity survey

A recent survey in South Korea shows that Japenese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has been deemed least popular than North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.   In the Gallup Korea survey released on Friday, 5 percent of respondents voiced positive views of Abe, which is half that of the 10 percent who said they preferred

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March 19, 2018
SOFIA, BULGARIA – MARCH 11: Mako Yamashita of Japan performs in the Gala Exhibition during the World Junior Figure Skating Championships at Arena Armeec on March 11, 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Photo by Joosep Martinson – ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

Japan’s World Junior’s Figure Skating Championship Success!

Alexandra Trusova’s superb performance in scoring two quadruple jumps, a salchow and a toe loop, on the way to victory at the world junior championships in Sofia on Saturday caught everyone by surprise and was the fact that Mako Yamashita picked up another medal for her increasing collection.   Trusova’s masterful performance of a quad

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March 14, 2018
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Xi Jinping is president – for life

China’s lawmakers passed an historic constitutional amendment on Sunday abolishing the two-term limit of the president but will now allow Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.   This upends an old system created by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent the bloody rule of a dictatorship under Mao Zedong’s 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution from happening again.  

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March 12, 2018
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Japanese town struggles to recover after 7 years

Town officials were discussing how to respond to a devastating earthquake that had just struck Japan’s northeastern coast when cold, black water suddenly crashed into the building. Only ten out of a hundred people in the building reached the safety of the roof. The others that didn’t make it died in a 30-foot- high tsunami that struck 30

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March 9, 2018
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North and South begin to unite

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a meeting with their respective leaders at the end of April at the joint security area of Panmunjom.   Chung Eui-yong, the SoKor president’s national security adviser, announced the summit on Tuesday after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang the day before.   North Korea has agreed

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March 7, 2018
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Japan tops passport power ranking list

Passport holders from Japan and Singapore have the greatest level of travel freedom worldwide, with visa-free access to 180 countries – a world record.   The 2018 Henley Passport Index Ranking released on Wednesday that Germany fell to second place, with visa-free access to only 179 countries. This, after ranking first place for the last five years, took

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March 5, 2018