Japan’s World Cup Starts With Big Win Over Colombia www.nytimes.com

Japan wore down a Colombian team reduced to 10 men and won, 2-1, on Tuesday in Saransk.

The game started terribly for Colombia, which had lined up without its star, James Rodriguez, who is nursing ...

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Visa Basics: Instructor Versus Specialist in Humanities and International Services blog.gaijinpot.com

The differences between the Instructor and the Specialist in Humanities/International Services visas aren’t readily apparent. After all, it is possible for two friends with almost identical jobs to...

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A brilliant Instagram about Japanese restrooms shows that public toilets don't have to be awful quartzy.qz.com

There’s no shortage of wonders to photograph in Japan. But while most snap images of vibrant urban street life and colorful fashion, or cherry blossoms and snow-capped mountains, Tokyo-based photog...

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Japan’s Earthquakes Since 2011 www.nippon.com

An earthquake on June 18, 2018, caused significant shaking in Osaka. It is one of more than 20 earthquakes with a seismic intensity of 6 or above on the Japanese scale since the Great East Japan Ea...

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Social media users share images of M6.1 quake in Osaka english.kyodonews.net

Scenes of the powerful earthquake that jolted Osaka and surrounding areas in western Japan on June 18 as shared by users on social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

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Godzilla elected to Baseball Hall of Fame www3.nhk.or.jp

Former Japanese baseball star Hideki Matsui has become the youngest inductee into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.

The 43-year-old Matsui, nicknamed "Godzilla," was elected on Monday. This is hi...

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A Japanese Doctor Who Studied Longevity — And Lived To 105 — Said If You Must Retire, Do It Well After Age 65 time.com

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, credited with building the foundations of Japanese medicine and helping make Japan the world leader in longevity, often practiced what he preached.

The physician, chairman em...

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The creators of Neko Atsume are back with a game about an adventuring frog www.theverge.com

Journey Frog, the latest release from Japanese developer Hit-Point, the team best-known for the addictive and adorable cat-collecting game Neko Atsume. Like Neko Atsume, Tabikaeru is all about wait...

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Hebocon: The Best Worst Robot Competition spectrum.ieee.org

Building the best robot you can is difficult and stressful. You know what isn’t difficult or stressful? Building the worst robot you can, and then seeing if it can manage to be even more terrible t...

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Can Japan survive without immigrants? edition.cnn.com

Japan is considered a "super-aged" nation, where more than 20% of the population is over 65 and the birth rate has reached record lows.

By 2060, the country's population is expected to plummet by m...

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