In Japan, the rise of the house husband redraws established gender norms www.scmp.com

In a country where, for generations, a man’s job has taken priority over family life, a push to shift cultural gender roles is underway as the government struggles with a stubbornly low birth rate

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China’s Didi gears up to launch ride-hailing service in Japan with SoftBank venturebeat.com

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (Didi) has officially launched its taxi-hailing business in Japan as part of a previously announced joint venture with SoftBank.

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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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Why Japanese Whisky Is So Good and So Hard to Find roadsandkingdoms.com

Once upon a time, you could walk into a shop in Japan and buy whole casks of Yamazaki whisky from Suntory. Today, you’re lucky if you can get a bottle of 12-year old Yamazaki Single Malt. Earlier t...

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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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Japanese artist carves these intricate patterns using regular vegetables www.instagram.com

A Japanese artist carves vegetables publishing his works for everybody to see and use (if needed). The line in the description says: "carving

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Japan's 'golden coder' making games apps aged 82 www.bbc.com

Masako Wakamiya spotted a gap in the games market - and created a games app based on a traditional Japanese dolls festival.

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Work 50 minutes for meal at Tokyo eatery www.straitstimes.com

No money to pay for a meal? No problem - just work for 50 minutes.

That is the recipe to combat hunger for Ms Sekai Kobayashi, 33, a former engineer who will not turn away penniless customers at he...

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