Paid plastic bags - wake up call for environment issues

Paid plastic bags - wake up call for environment issues

Japan mandates businesses to charge customers for plastic shopping bags as part of efforts to tackle plastic waste. Sto...

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70 percent of Tokyo's new 107 coronavirus cases in their 20s and 30s

70 percent of Tokyo's new 107 coronavirus cases in their 20s and 30s

Tokyo confirms 107 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. Many are customers and employees of nightlife venues. The capital ...

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Eligible Toyota employees to permanently work from home

Eligible Toyota employees to permanently work from home

Toyota Motor will allow eligible employees to permanently work from home. Until now workers needed special permission t...

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20,000 yen for a single heart-shaped cherry

20,000 yen for a single heart-shaped cherry

A box of premium heart-shaped cherries sells for 300,000 yen at an auction in Aomori Prefecture. That makes a single Ju...

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Japan's land prices rise for 5th straight year

Japan's land prices rise for 5th straight year

Japan's land prices increase 1.6 percent on average year on year, rising for the fifth year in a row.

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New Shinkansen bullet train model debuts

New Shinkansen bullet train model debuts

A new model of the Shinkansen bullet train goes into service between Tokyo and Hakata. The N700S is the first fully remo...

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Stores begin charging customers for plastic bags

Stores begin charging customers for plastic bags

Many stores in Japan begin charging customers for plastic shopping bags as part of the government's efforts to reduce pl...

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Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea reopen

Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea reopen

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea reopen after a four-month hiatus to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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