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Japanese Government Bill Seeks to Promote Fair Online Business Competition

In recent years, a lot of foreign investors and international companies from different parts of the globe have shown interest in expanding their business to the Japanese market. This resulted in a very stiff business competition in the Land of the Rising Sun particularly in the online world.   Among the biggest digital company names that prevail when
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Japan Launches Advanced Mobile Apps to Improve Services for Persons with Disabilities

Over the years, the Land of the Rising Sun has been consistently proactive when it comes to technological innovations. Japan is regarded as one of the most technologically advanced countries not only in Asia but all over the globe. Japanese products are commended for their excellent quality and durability.   A number of globetrotters and tech savvy tourists
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Company Rules against Wearing of Eyeglasses Get Negative Feedback in Japan

A number of firms and commercial establishments in the Land of the Rising Sun have been scrutinized by netizens earlier this year due to their company rules and regulations that mandate the wearing of high heels in the work place. This prompted over twenty one thousand employees and workers all over Japan to sign up a online petition
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Owndays to Launch Gundam Inspired Eyeglasses for its 40 th Anniversary

Japan is considered home to the world’s most well loved animation series and iconic characters popularized by classic manga or Japanese comics. Hundreds of thousands of anime lovers and comic enthusiasts from different parts of the globe look forward to visiting the Land of the Rising Sun in order to check out their favorite animes and characters.  
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Pokemon Go Developer Aspires to take Mobile Games to the Next Level

The Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the world’s most well loved animation series and iconic characters popularized by various manga or Japanese comics. Hundreds of thousands of anime lovers and game enthusiasts from different parts of the globe look forward to visiting the country in order to personally check out their favorite animes
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Japanese Firms Seek to Develop Autonomous Electric Cars for Commercial Use

Various countries and commercial establishments worldwide would agree that the Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the world’s most advanced technological products and gadgets. Year in and year out, Japan welcomes hundreds of thousands of globetrotters who come to visit the country not only to enjoy its beautiful tourist attractions, experience its unique culture
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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
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Kobe and the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995

Kobe, a city in western Japan, marked the 23rd anniversary of an earthquake that measured 7.3 on the Richter scale and claimed the lives of 6,434 people on Wednesday.   At exactly 5:46 a.m., survivors braved the heavy rain to observe a moment of silence on Jan. 17, 1995, the exact same time and date when the Great

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January 19, 2018
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Foreign worker fatalities show worker exploitation in Japan

Incidents in Japan related to work killed 22 foreign workers over three-years, from 2014 to 2017, reflecting the risk that foreign workers brought here could face extremely dangerous conditions. While the causes of deaths of the 22 workers were caused by accidents, one was the result of overworked labor.     Over the 3 year period, there were

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January 17, 2018
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Schools integrate electronic apps to engage a new generation

Educational electronic apps are becoming increasingly used in Japanese schools and these artificial intelligence apps have become widespread in education and in subjects that many Japanese teachers cannot teach easily.     One subject in particular where Japanese teachers need help in teaching students is English. One such school, Nippon Sports Science University Kashiwa High School, uses an app

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January 15, 2018
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Tepco to release treated radioactive water into the sea

A decision has been made to release radioactive tritium water from Fukushima’s No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea. Toyoshi Fuketa has stated that they will face challenges by releasing the water into the sea or not. About one million tons of the radioactive water is still inside the reactor with nowhere to go.   Tokyo Electric Power

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January 12, 2018
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U.S.A., Japan to meet in Hawaii over Military Accidents

America has once again apologized to Japan on Tuesday over a recent series of military accidents that have sparked outrage among civilians over American operations in the country.     General James Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, apologized to Japan’s Minister of Defense, Itsunori Onodera, after multiple accidents, particularly about the emergency landing of a U.S. military helicopter in

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January 10, 2018