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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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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Fujifilm sues Xerox for over $1 bil. after canceled merger english.kyodonews.net

Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp. said Tuesday it has sued Xerox Corp. for canceling a merger contract between the two companies, with damages expected to top $1 billion, in a move further complicati...

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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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Japanese Cosplayer Doesn't Want To Hide Her Plastic Surgery kotaku.com

Cosplayer Meiji will be the first one to say she used to look very different. It’s not something she wants to hide.

“If you make a [side-by-side] comparison like this, I became a totally different ...

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At current birth rates, the Japanese population will disappear by 2500 bigthink.com

The Japanese population is shrinking faster than any other country. The United Nations estimates that it will go from 127 million people today down to 85 million people by the year 2100, while the ...

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Japan sends imperial family member to Russia for 1st visit in century english.kyodonews.net

Princess Hisako, honorary patron of the Japan Football Association, left Japan on Monday to attend games of the ongoing World Cup finals in Russia, marking the first visit to the country by a Japan...

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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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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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Gorillaz to premiere new album at Tokyo show www.japantimes.co.jp

Gorillaz, the self-proclaimed “world’s most successful virtual act,” will grace Tokyo with a pair of concerts next week that will include the world premiere of new album “The Now Now,” which comes ...

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