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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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Here’s why Japanese kids aren’t studying abroad

There have been reports, by the Japanese authorities, that their younger generation, AKA their kids, aren’t studying as much abroad as they once used to. And the majority of the population are more or less evenly split, for and against this recent trend.   To give you a perspective of this, let’s go back to 2004, a

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March 7, 2019

Memoirs of War: Music Sirens and their current condition

The so-called music sirens (a series of air raid sirens that were modified to produce music instead of a monotonous and distinctive whine that warned people that an air raid was occurring) are becoming old, outdated and most have already broken down and are left in disrepair.   The sirens were initially placed by the Imperial Japanese authorities

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March 6, 2019

WWII Japanese Tunnel Discovered in China

An old WWII-era tunnel that belonged to and was constructed by Imperial Japan of the era was recently discovered in China. This means that Japan had plans to increase their activity in China or create a new base of operations.   It also proves that Japan, had the atomic bombs not been dropped, wanted to continue the war

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March 5, 2019

Never Back Down: Abe pushes through with Okinawa

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has been labelled by some as being hard headed and stubborn because, despite an overwhelming and massive “no” vote to the building of a new US Air Force base in Okinawa, he still will push through with the construction.   This has placed Abe and his government in hot water because majority

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March 4, 2019

Petals on Medals: Bringing back old traditions

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games decided to give a victory bouquet to all it’s medallists in the games this year who are from the Tohoku region. It is a symbol of tradition and resilience and perseverance.   The triple disaster of Tohoku’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown was taken as a bad omen

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March 4, 2019

NoKor Nukes: No deals unless they’re dismantled

North Korea is still secretly building nuclear weapons even though it’s dismantled one of it’s biggest nuclear weapons facilities. This facility is the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site (which was dismantled in April 2018 in an effort to reach out to America).   Sadly, A few months later, and after the Trump-Kim Summit, it was reported that North Korea

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March 4, 2019

Japanese Security Authorities run trials before Olympics

Japanese security agencies are on high alert even before the first participants of the Olympic games has even landed in Japanese soil. This is because the agencies are now preparing for a new method to counter threats.   These new threats have popped up in crowded places over the past decade and a half and they’re called terrorism.

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March 1, 2019

A book dedicated to all victims of gun violence

A book prepared by junior high schoolers was about gun violence and the dangers of people who have guns. The book is aptly named “Alyssa and Yoshi”, referring to two kids who were victims of gun violence who then met in heaven and moved on in the afterlife.   Alyssa and Yoshi are actual children who died in

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March 1, 2019

Trump and Kim in talks for a second day

It was both an exhilarating yet disappointing day for both North Korea and America. It was exhilarating because more talks means more peace but also was disappointing because both countries couldn’t agree to anything. Hence, trump walked out on the meeting mid-talk.   This has caused some to be alarmed that NoKor might even increase nuclear weapons production because

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March 1, 2019

Kim Jong Un takes train to Vietnam…. In 70 hours

Kim Jong-Un was reportedly taking the train to get to Hanoi, Vietnam for the 2nd US-NoKor summit and the train took 70 hours to get there. It’s no surprise because the Korean dictator used a train to travel 1,714 miles or 2,758.42 kilometers.   That distance is longer than the vertical distance of Texas, USA to

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February 28, 2019