A usually private Shinto ritual streamed online

A usually private Shinto ritual streamed online

Osaka Temmangu Shrine streams online a usually private Shinto ceremony that is part of the annual Tenjin Festival, as ot...

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Universal Studios Japan opens door to visitors from across country

Universal Studios Japan opens door to visitors from across country

Universal Studios Japan opens its door to visitors from across the country but is asking Tokyoites to consider their tri...

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Ainu museum opens following coronavirus delay

Ainu museum opens following coronavirus delay

The Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park opens after a two-and-a-half-month delay due to the novel coronavirus pandemic....

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"Nest spending" boosts Japan consumption

Japan's household spending has continued to fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. But "nest spending" is a silver lining f...

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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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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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Workers' comp applications for mental illness hit record high

Workers' comp applications for mental illness hit record high

A record number of workers with mental illnesses such as depression apply for workers' compensation in Japan in fiscal 2...

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Starbucks to open first sign language store in Japan

Starbucks to open first sign language store in Japan

Starbucks will open its first sign language store in Japan on Saturday.

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Hospital takes in needy pregnant women

Hospital takes in needy pregnant women

A hospital that operates Japan's only baby hatch where mothers can place their unwanted babies anonymously starts taking...

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Toyota, 3 major banks invest in space industry

Toyota, 3 major banks invest in space industry

Toyota Motor and three major Japanese banks invest in a new fund for space development aimed at nurturing domestic start...

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