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Lost in translation: Signs puzzle overseas tourists in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:35
Imagine you are a Chinese tourist visiting Japan for the first time. Your travels take you to Osaka and the 40-story Umeda Sky Building, with its fine views of the city. After awhile, you look for the exit and are confronted with the following sign in Chinese: "Ni tui chu." ("You get out of here.") (Nikkei)
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Volcanic alert level raised for Mt Hakone in resort area near Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:31
Japanese authorities raised the volcanic alert level for Mt Hakone on Sunday and warned people not to approach the crater, as seismic activity has been increasing in the popular hot-spring resort area near Tokyo. (Japan Today)
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Canadian English teacher filmed hitting 2-year-old child at daycare facility

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:26
In recent years, we've heard a number of disturbing accounts involving teachers hitting students at Japanese schools, and this week, another disturbing case came to light, when a foreign English-language instructor was seen slapping a two-year-old child during a class at a child daycare facility. (Japan Today)
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99% of Pacific megaquake predictions likely to prove wrong: survey

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:25
Japanese seismologists believe that nearly 99 percent of their predictions related to massive earthquakes in the Pacific off central and western Japan are likely to prove wrong, a survey conducted by Kansai University showed Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Man arrested after shooting father with crossbow arrow

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:22
Police in Hidaka town, Hokkaido, have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he shot his father with an arrow from a crossbow. (Japan Today)
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Japan to sign on to US moon exploration platform

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:19
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to sign an agreement on joint lunar exploration and other space-related projects when they meet here May 27, seeking to stay a step ahead of China and other rivals. (Nikkei)
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Fully farmed Japanese tuna set to make its way to Europe

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:17
Japanese seafood company Maruha Nichiro will export fully farmed tuna to Europe, taking advantage of a recent economic partnership agreement scrapping most substantial tariffs. (Nikkei)
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All stranded descend mountain in Yakushima

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:09
Officials of Japan's southwestern island town of Yakushima say all the people stranded on a mountain have descended by Sunday evening. (NHK)
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Baby pigs roam at Japan's latest animal-themed cafe

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 23:22
Mipig Cafe, in Tokyo's trendy central Meguro neighbourhood, is the newest addition to Japan's ever-growing list of animal-themed cafes that includes cats, owls and hedgehogs. (euronews.com)
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Employment rate for Japan's college graduates close to record high at 97.6% amid labor shortage

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 23:20
The employment rate for job seekers who graduated from universities this spring stood at 97.6 percent, government data showed Friday, in the latest sign of a widespread labor shortage amid a graying population. (Japan Times)
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Corporate Japan braces for second year of falling profits

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 23:10
Japan's companies are expected to earn less in combined net profit for the year ending March 2020, as the weakening Chinese economy and the yen's strength take their toll on machinery makers and other exporters. (Nikkei)
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13 Japanese teen boys caught peeping into girls' hot spring bath during class trip

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 23:09
The Japanese school year starts in April, and one high school in Tochigi Prefecture wasted no time in scheduling a two-night class trip for its new crop of first-year students. (soranews24.com)
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Toyota resurrects Supra sports car after 17 years

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 22:59
Toyota Motor has brought back its Supra sports car after a 17-year absence. The new two-seater model was released on Friday in Japan, with its engine provided by the company's German partner, BMW. (NHK)
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Line Pay Y30 billion campaign will allow users to send free Y1,000 to all their friends

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:37
The messaging app giant Line Corp. said Thursday it will launch a ¥30 billion reward campaign next week to increase usage of its Line Pay service as the cashless war heats up among tech firms in Japan. (Japan Times)
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Osaka red light district to be closed during G-20 summit

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:35
A major red light district in Osaka will be closed during the Group of 20 summit in late June, the first such decision in 30 years, the local restaurant association said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Japan aims to cut number of dementia patients in 70s by 10% over decade

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:24
The government said Thursday it plans to reduce the number of dementia patients in their 70s by 10 percent over the next decade, setting the first such numerical goal to curb growing welfare spending at a time when the Japanese population is rapidly aging. (Japan Today)
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Report reveals alleged labor issues at 2020 Tokyo Olympic building sites

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:20
A report released by a global union federation has demanded better conditions for laborers working on the construction of Tokyo Games facilities after several "alarming" alleged labor violations were uncovered. (Japan Today)
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Hayabusa2 aborts descent to asteroid

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:10
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe has aborted its descent to asteroid Ryugu after it reached around 50 meters above the surface. The probe was supposed to drop a marker on the asteroid to prepare for another landing. (NHK)
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Further fund transfer added to Ghosn indictment

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 21:47
Tokyo Prosecutors have added allegations related to another inappropriate fund transfer to the indictment of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn. (NHK)
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Tokyo: Man, 50, accused of drugging university student before rape at hotel

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 21:44
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 50-year-old man over the alleged rape of a female university student whom he drugged beforehand, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
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