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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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Fixing Japan’s problem on abandoned bicycles

The subway and train lines are one of the most efficient and effective ways of travelling across the different areas, towns, cities, and prefectures in Japan. However, one of the major concerns with regard to any subway and rail system is the limitation on the number of stations or ‘stops’ which would therefore require long walks to get to

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May 22, 2019

WaNavi Japan offers programs to tear down language barriers especially during emergencies or disasters

As the number of foreigners is expected to rise due to the recent shift in the immigration policy of the Japanese government which generally encourages non-native visitors and settlers in its country, a Tokyo-based non-profit organization hopes to educate these foreign newcomers with the basic Japanese warning signs in preparation for the disasters that may come their way.

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May 20, 2019

Defense Ministry seeks to assign 100 personnel for operations involving national security

Approximately three years from now, the government of Japan – through the Defense Ministry – intends to establish a Space Domain Mission Unit which is set to be installed at the Air Self-Defense Force in Fuchu of western Tokyo.   The Space Domain Mission Unit, or SDMU for brevity, is estimated to require the services of around one

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May 15, 2019

Japan offers free education for low-income families

“The financial burden of education and child-rearing weighs heavily on young people, becoming a bottleneck for them to give birth and raise children. That is why we are making (education) free.” These are the words of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he appeared before a parliamentary session Thursday last week 9th of May 2019.   In an effort to

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May 13, 2019

Filipino students participate in the One World Program

Hitotsubashi High School – a part-time high school in Tokyo – in partnership with non-profit organization Kuriya and college researchers are currently implementing the One World Program. According to the statement of Kuriya founder Shuko Ebihara, the program encourages the participation of foreign and Japanese students in intercultural projects or workshops to address the high dropout rate of international students

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May 13, 2019

President Duterte to pay another Visit to Japan this Year

Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte is scheduled to attend the 25 th International Conference on the Future of Asia in the capital city of Japan this coming May 30 to 31, 2019. The said regional conference which is hosted by Nikkei Daily serves as an avenue for respected political, economic and academic leaders from the Asia-pacific region to

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May 9, 2019

Beer production a priority for the first ever World Rugby Games in Asia

Hundreds of thousands of rugby followers all over the globe are looking forward to the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan this coming September 20 to November 2, 2019. This is the very first rugby tournament that is set to take place in Asia. The organizing committee in Japan has earlier announced that the opening

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May 7, 2019

Japanese Rice: A solution to obesity?

Japanese rice dishes are regarded worldwide as among the best cuisine in the world. Travel and food enthusiasts around the globe come to visit Japan not only for its breathtaking tourist spots but also to enjoy Japanese food. They provide a different kind of gastronomic experience that people will definitely crave for.   The glutinous or sticky rice

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May 6, 2019

Shinkansen to Offer Public Wi-Fi Access

Japan is considered to be among the fastest growing travel destinations all over the globe. Millions of international tourists look forward to visiting the country in order to go sightseeing, appreciate its unique culture and to witness innovative technological advancements which Japan is known for. One of the most interesting experiences that both local and foreign tourists are excited

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May 3, 2019

A celebration of commemoration and hope

The enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito which marks the dawn of a new Japanese imperial Era is joyfully welcomed both by the locals and foreign tourists in different occasions all over the country. Everyone is definitely in festive spirits as they celebrate the imperial succession through various countdown events, fireworks display and other interesting activities. To maintain peace and

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May 2, 2019