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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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Japan’s New Generation are Pathetic at Romance

Japan’s Millennials, as we know, are horrible at romance and often don’t mingle at all. Recently, an app called Eureka’s Pairs, has popped up and is just one of many dating apps aimed at helping people find a mate as easy as tapping and swiping on a screen on their smartphone.   When you open Pairs, a list

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February 14, 2018
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North and South Korea talk at last!

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited his South Korean counterpart, President Moon Jae-in, to Pyongyang for a summit. The invitation, delivered by Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong-un’s sister, and is willing to meet Moon at the soonest possible time.   After several months of no communication if it would participate in the Winter Olympics in South

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February 12, 2018
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Japan helps Taiwan after earthquake

Japan sent a team of seven search and rescue experts to Taiwan to help find survivors of its devastating earthquake on Tuesday. The group took with them expensive specialist equipment for locating people trapped under debris.   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also sent a message of condolence and support to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday, remembering

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February 9, 2018
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s Asia trip to Counter NoKor threat

U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, swung throughout Asia, stopped in Korea for the Winter Olympics and added a trip to Japan, which focused less on the host country’s irate neighbour, the North.   Pence left on Monday for Alaska then Japan and lastly to South Korea hoping that North Korea doesn’t “hijack” the games as it participates on

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February 7, 2018
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Abe to U.S. and South Korea: Don’t scale down joint military drill

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked the United States and South Korea to conduct more joint military drills after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea without lowering military standards in order to keep pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile development.   U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Japanese Prime Minister

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February 5, 2018
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Japan and Sexual Exploitation of Children

Decked out in heavy makeup with ribbons in their hair, children are dressed like adults but still look very much like what they are: a child. The child idol phenomenon is extremely popular in Japan, where human rights groups have complained about sexual harassment and exploitation of children.   It was only recently in 2015 that possessing child

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January 31, 2018
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Japan, China leaders to visit each other

Japan and China agreed to resume visits by their respective leaders, underscoring that Asia’s two largest economies are finally willing to ease tensions this year year from the signing of a bilateral friendship treaty 40 years ago.     The two and a half hours of talks on Sunday between the Japanese and Chinese Foreign Ministers confirmed the

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January 29, 2018
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Comfort Women, Nuclear Weapons and the Olympics

The North Korean security situation has raised concerns and could deteriorate after the Winter Olympics in South Korea. This is because Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision this week to attend the games’ opening ceremony.   Japan’s government has welcomed the North Korean participants in the “celebration of peace” in Pyeongchang and it is seen as making a back-up

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January 26, 2018
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Japan faces fierce competition in the Olympics

Two national champions, Satoko Miyahara and Shoma Uno, will lead a team that includes Kaori Sakamoto, Keiji Tanaka, pairs Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara, along with two ice dancers, Kana Muramoto and Chris Reed.   Sakamoto is surging forward a Miyahara is going strong by showing her best at the Japan nationals. The place where she won her

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January 24, 2018
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North Korea to launch a parade just before the Olympics

North Korea may be preparing to hold another military parade on the eve of the winter Olympics in South Korea next month. This is despite the fact that both North and South Korea are attempting to put petty differences aside to participate.   The North’s constant development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles has spurred more sanctions

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January 22, 2018