Evolving dollar stores in Japan

Evolving dollar stores in Japan

The 100-yen-shop industry in Japan continues to grow and for good reason.

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Combinis step up for workers

Combinis step up for workers

Convenience stores in Japan are upping the convenience for workers.

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Paving the way for delivery drones

Paving the way for delivery drones

Delivery drones could be a game changer for people living in the suburban parts of Japan.The government is stepping up ...

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Repurposed school 'netting' attention

Repurposed school 'netting' attention

A vacant schoolhouse in Japan gets an unprecedented makeover in an attempt to reel in tourists and breathe new life into...

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Another gender identity

Another gender identity

X-gender people, identifying as neither male nor female, share their stories and struggles as they work to raise awarene...

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Era name craze

Era name craze

In Japan, an era name is proclaimed after the ascension of a new emperor.With just a year to go until Emperor Akihito's ...

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Multilingual announcements make foreigners feel at home

Multilingual announcements make foreigners feel at home

A train station in an international neighborhood in Tokyo is using multilingual announcements to make foreigners feel mo...

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Instagrammable sushi drawing customers

Instagrammable sushi drawing customers

Conventional sushi is topped with raw fish. But rice topped with meat is leading a new generation of sushi culture in Ja...

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Giving away houses, revitalizing a town

Giving away houses, revitalizing a town

Okutama, a scenic town on the western edge of Tokyo, gives away houses and land in a bid to attract young residents and ...

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Japan rolls dice on casinos

Japan rolls dice on casinos

As Japan's government moves toward passing a controversial casino bill, gambling addiction treatment groups voice concer...

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