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Like the ubiquitous neon signs and abundant convenience stores scattered throughout Tokyo, departure melodies at train stations are probably something many... [Read More]
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Koichi Takada grew up a stone's throw from the scenic banks of Japan's Tama River, learning to appreciate the beauty of nature, something that now... [Read More]
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The epic tale of Yasuke, Japan's first foreign-born samurai has hit bookshelves, giving readers a comprehensive picture of a man who witnessed great moments of... [Read More]
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Although the term "hikikomori," which describes people who shun social contact and seek extreme degrees of isolation, has been in common use for several de... [Read More]
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Aaron Finch hit a career-best 153 in spearheading Australia to 334-7 against Sri Lanka at the Oval in a Cricket World Cup match on Saturday.... [Read More]
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Several applicants living overseas have applied to join a group of ninja in Aichi Prefecture. Of the 20 applicants for a position that became available... [Read More]
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In 1983, Time magazine looked at Japan and saw, to its astonishment, a "land without lawyers." "Most Japanese," said its report, "live — and die... [Read More]
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Twenty-one-year-old Yuka Takaoka stabbed a man in an apartment in Tokyo's Shinjuku district in late May, leaving him in a critical condition. During questi... [Read More]
In 1837 famine raged: In Europe, socialist consciousness was dawning, but in Japan, shut tight for two centuries against the outside world, revolt against the... [Read More]
After four no-shows at high-capacity stadiums in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, Andres Iniesta finally stood on a pitch in the capital in front of... [Read More]
Luke Armstrong recently took over the kitchen at Signature at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo and has introduced a new menu to the classic dining room. [Read More]
Kyoto's newly opened Ramen no Bonbo may be owned by two of the youngest ramen chefs in the city, but they're no amateurs in the... [Read More]
Author and poet Kenji Miyazawa's fantastical worldbuilding, poignant text and progressive morals laid the foundations of modern Japanese children's literature. [Read More]
A planned expressway closure for the Group of 20 summit in Osaka on June 28-29 is giving rise to concern about its impact on local... [Read More]
Japan's Pepper Food Service Co., which runs the Ikinari Steak restaurants, said Friday its American depositary receipts will be delisted from the U.S. Nasd... [Read More]
U.S. subsidiaries of Japanese companies, as well as American and Chinese businesses, have voiced opposition to President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs of... [Read More]
Steps must be taken to reduce the rising number of accidents caused by elderly drivers. [Read More]
Caster Semenya was invited on Friday to run in an 800-meter race in Morocco on Sunday — after previously saying she had been denied the... [Read More]
West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has received an official reprimand and one demerit point for showing dissent to an umpire's decision during a Cri... [Read More]
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