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JR Central to go global with online bullet train booking

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:33
Central Japan Railway plans to expand its ticketless boarding service for the Tokyo-Osaka shinkansen bullet train line as early as April, allowing more foreign visitors to pay for seats in advance abroad. (Nikkei)
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Meteorological Agency warns of more rain, mudslide risk in typhoon-hit areas

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:29
The Japanese weather agency warned people in Tokyo and northern Nagano that heavy rainfall Tuesday may set off flooding and mudslides, including in areas recovering from a deadly typhoon. (Japan Today)
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Deeper than tradition: Japan's enthronement illustrates an evolving imperial house

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:27
Japan’s enthronement combines legend and the spiritual with modernity, similar to coronations used by monarchies worldwide. These ceremonies tend to be described as “traditional” — but the term is overused and rarely properly defined in reference to Japan’s enthronement, Sokui no Rei. (Japan Times)
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3 arrested in anti-imperial system rallies in Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:26
Three people were arrested Tuesday as citizens opposed to Japan's imperial system rallied in Tokyo's upscale Ginza district and other areas, protesting the emperor's enthronement ceremony held at the Imperial Palace the same day, police said. (Kyodo)
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Princess Mako, niece of Emperor Naruhito, turns 28

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:24
Princess Mako, a niece of Japanese Emperor Naruhito and the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito, turned 28 on Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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Ghosn to plead not guilty on all charges in pay scandal

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:23
Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn is preparing to plead not guilty to all charges in the pay scandal that led to his ouster from the Japanese automaker. (Nikkei)
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Woman in Tokyo gives birth onboard one of Japan’s busiest train lines

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:22
If you live in the Tokyo area, it’s inevitable that you’re going to spend a lot of time on public transportation. On Monday, one of the metro area’s newest residents got an early start on that by spending the first moments of their life being born aboard a moving train. (soranews24.com)
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SoftBank enters unprecedented 'unicorn restructure' with WeWork

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:20
The board of WeWork decided Tuesday to accept a $9.5 billion rescue package from SoftBank Group that would offer the coworking startup a much-needed lifeline, but also put the Japanese conglomerate on an unprecedented quest to restructure and revive a battered unicorn. (Nikkei)
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Emperor Naruhito's enthronement free of tensions that surrounded his father's ceremony

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:04
Emperor Naruhito officially declared his enthronement to world representatives on Tuesday in a ceremony that was conducted amid relative peace and calm. (Japan Times)
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Japan celebrates Emperor's enthronement

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:01
It's been a day packed with tradition and celebration. Let's take a look back at how it all unfolded. (NHK)
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Emperor Naruhito proclaims his accession to throne

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:57
History in the making as Japan's Emperor ascends the throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The main ceremony to mark the accession has just taken place. (NHK)
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Japan's Uniqlo pulls ad after South Korean fury

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:36
Japanese retail giant Uniqlo has pulled a commercial featuring a 98-year-old U.S. fashion figure from South Korean screens after it was accused of whitewashing colonial history. (Japan Times)
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Shibuya hopes to stop Halloween trouble before it starts

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:30
Hoping to avoid Halloween-related rowdiness, Shibuya Ward in Tokyo will ban alcohol consumption on streets this coming weekend and on Halloween itself. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo in lockdown as emperor proclaims enthronement

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:24
Japan's Emperor Naruhito will formally declare his accession to the throne on Tuesday in front of 2,000 guests from 180 countries, taking the latest step in the imperial transition from his father. (Nikkei)
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Bullying in Japan's schools surged nearly a third to record high in 2018

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 19:01
Bullying cases reported at schools across Japan totaled 543,933 in fiscal 2018, up 31.3 percent from a year earlier and the highest level on record, according to an education ministry survey released Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Japan to pardon 550,000 convicts on occasion of imperial enthronement ceremony

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 18:58
The government on Friday approved granting pardons to roughly 550,000 petty criminals in light of Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony next Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Emperor's enthronement set to bring world to Japan

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 18:55
Political leaders and royal families from around the world will gather in Japan on Tuesday to witness the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, who will formally declare his accession. (Nikkei)
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Japan's former Empress Michiko turns 85, celebrations shelved over typhoon

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 18:52
Former Empress Michiko marked her 85th birthday on Sunday, her first since the abdication of her husband former Emperor Akihito earlier this year. (Kyodo)
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Dashcam catches 'frustrated' man punching through windshield of random woman's car

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 18:51
Imagine driving your car through the streets of your community on a sunny afternoon, perhaps while running errands. You slowly pull up to an intersection, when suddenly an unknown man runs around the corner, jumps on the hood of your car and begins smashing your windshield with what appears to be a rock, for no discernible reason at all. (soranews24.com)
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Police officer found to be sex worker after leaving her gun in a public restroom

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 18:41
Hyogo Prefectural Police announced on 18 October that an unnamed sergeant voluntarily resigned after it was discovered that she had engaged in the sex industry in a kind of call-girl service known as “delivery health,” where women are dispatched to a location of the client’s choosing. (soranews24.com)
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