"Queen of the night" blooms only once a year

Visitors gather in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan to get a glimpse of a special flower. The "queen of the night" is c...

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Report: Increased risk of cyber-attacks in Japan

Report: Increased risk of cyber-attacks in Japan

Japan's Public Security Intelligence Agency releases a report on the increased risks of cyber-attacks. The report comes ...

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Tokyo confirms 60 new COVID-19 cases, but state of emergency not necessary

Tokyo confirms 60 new COVID-19 cases, but state of emergency not necessary

Tokyo confirms 60 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, but Japan's government says reinstating the state of emergency is not...

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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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Japan protests Russian survey near disputed islands

Japan protests Russian survey near disputed islands

The Japanese government protests against Russia over the latter's geological survey in waters near islands disputed betw...

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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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Plane departs from Japan to Vietnam as travel restrictions ease

Plane departs from Japan to Vietnam as travel restrictions ease

The first charter plane carrying Japanese businesspersons is departing Japan for Vietnam. The two governments are in tal...

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Japan officially cancels US developed ballistic missile defense system

Japan officially cancels US developed ballistic missile defense system

Japan will no longer install the US developed Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense systems over technical concerns.

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