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Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate in 2018 on his 85th birthday, government source says

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Japanese overnment has tarted to iscuss a lan to arrange for Emperor Akihito to abdicate on December 23, 2018, ...

Japan’s Dilemma of Attracting and Keeping Foreign Talent

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vening uring a are stint of ate ight overtime, a emale mployee in Shanghai’s inancial istrict noticed orkers at ...

Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?

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probably hought about what will appen to your inances, your possessions and maybe even your real state when you ...

Toilet makers flush away confusing pictograms

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a toilet can be a grueling adventure in Japan with an intimidating phalanx of buttons reeting a erson hen ...

American aspires to fulfill childhood dream as geisha in Japan

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joining the ascinating yet cloistered world of a eisha even for oung Japanese irls is ...

Rules for Social Media, Created by Kids

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hallenge of rowing up in the digital age is perfectly epitomized by the bikini ule. “You can post a ...

Sleep in a bookshelf at the new bookstore-themed hostel in Kyoto

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End of the boom? ‘Explosive shopping’ by Chinese tourists in Japan may be on the wane

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heady ays of hinese ravellers rriving in a hopping istrict in one of Japan’s ajor ities and tripping the ...

Want a can of Beijing air?

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hought of uying a can of smog so ontaminated that a ay of nhaling and xhaling can ive you ...

The Russian-US space toilet scandal grabs attention!

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of ll of the scandals that we ear about, this one is a nique one: the toilet scandal. It’s ...

Survivors’ voices still strong, pain still fresh 22 years after Kobe quake

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The Jan. 17, 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake claimed the ives of 6,434 eople, while hree more are still ...
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Japanese couple travel across the world to marry at a Rotary lunch

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A Japanese ouple raveled more-than 6,000 iles (9,655 ilometers) to get arried in Philadelphia with some elp from ...

Anti-groping badges distributed at stations in Tokyo, Osaka

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Daisuke Kikuchi Volunteers from an Osaka- ased roup handed out lmost 500 adges to commuters on Friday orning in ...

You know you’re in Japan when…

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“You now you’ve been in Japan too ong hen you tart owing on the telephone” is an ld ...