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Experts Recommend Simpler and More Understandable Disaster Advisories in Japan

Over the years, the Land of the Rising has become more open to international sojourners and overseas workers in the country. More and more foreigners are interested to come to Japan especially with the recent enactment of the Revised Immigration Law. The law relaxes the stringent immigration policies particularly for designated skilled workers in the fourteen sectors identified by
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Tokyo Enacts Ordinance to Strengthen Passive Smoking Regulation

With the much anticipated 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic games, the Japanese government is preoccupied in adopting measures to ensure public safety as well as the smooth flow of events during the multi national sports game. One of the policies which the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympics, in coordination with the government is planning to implement is the
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Bus and Railway Operators to Extend Schedule for Off-Hour Arrivals at Narita Airport

Every year, Japan welcomes millions of foreign tourists and travel enthusiasts flying into the country at Narita International Airport located in Chiba Prefecture. One of the major concerns of these travellers is the inadequate means of transportation available for passengers during late night hours. As a consequence, some of the overseas passengers and even airline staff may be left
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US Startup Firm to Release Special Suits for Elderly People in Japan

Among the most prevalent issues that Japan has to deal with is its aging population as a result of consistent low birth rate and declining inward population. Over the years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of senior citizens in the Land of the Rising Sun. In fact, more than thirty five million people are
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Tokyo and Osaka Among the Top Five Safest Cities Worldwide

The most recent research and analysis conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit revealed a list of the safest cities across the globe. Tokyo, the capital city of Japan ranked first in the said report. Osaka is also regarded as the third safest city worldwide.   During the conference in which the Safe Cities Index 2019 report was
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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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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
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Japan arrests 341 illegals

Japanese authorities arrested 341 foreign nationals working illegally in the police crackdown targeting illegal immigrants working in areas in and around the Tokyo and Nagoya districts. It is an effort aimed at curbing Japan’s refugee system.   The Japanese Ministry of Justice announced that the foreign nationals detained in the crackdown conducted, 94 men and women were waiting

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February 28, 2018
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Japanese Fishermen Seek Compensation after Jet Mishap

Aomori fishermen are now seeking for compensation for the fishing ban imposed after a U.S. F-16 jet fighter crashed this week in northern Japan.   The jet, assigned to Misawa Air Base’s 35th Fighter Wing, dropped two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara after one of it’s engines caught fire after takeoff. No one was reported injured in

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February 26, 2018
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Japan could face fight in a U.S.-China war

A few tiny, insignificant pair of islands in the East China Sea may help light the confrontation in Asia. What about pre-emptive strikes on North Korean nuclear and missile sites?   Influential Harvard scholars, who wrote books on the chances of a United States war with the People’s Republic of China, believe these are all possibilities and ones

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February 23, 2018
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F-16 Fuel Tanks Nearly Hit Japanese Fishing Boats

A U.S. military F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighter that developed an engine fire shortly after takeoff on Tuesday jettisoned a pair of fuel tanks into a lake near the US military base. No injuries were reported in the incident and the external fuel tanks, measuring 4 to 5 meters in length, landed approximately 400 meters from a fishing

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February 21, 2018
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South East Asia and Fukushima Produce

Japan exported peaches to Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia last year, which were produced in Fukushima Prefecture, retaining their No. 1 status for two years straight. According to the local government, 48 tons of peaches were shipped to the three countries in 2017, up by 57% from last year.   With bans from the 2011 nuclear disaster still in

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February 19, 2018