Sumo: Kakuryu, Tochinoshin suffer upset losses on Day 8

Overnight leaders Kakuryu and Tochinoshin fell into a three-way tie with rank-and-file grappler Asanoyama following their upset losses at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.
The joint leade...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 days ago | 1 comment

A shop of strange inventions

A shop owned by Nobumichi Tosa, a member of Maywa Denki sells all kinds of strange inventions - baseball that farts, robot that claps hands when someone approaches it. The owner hopes that the disp...

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Tokyo Olympic ticket lottery opens in Japan, foreign sales June 15

Residents of Japan began entering a ticket lottery on Thursday, hoping to land seats for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
People overseas will have to wait until June 15 when tickets are put on sale by ...

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Japan's Childhood Population Falls for Thirty-Eighth Straight Year

Every year, coinciding with Children’s Day on May 5, Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications releases its estimate for the childhood population, as of April 1. In 2019, the populati...

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Family Mart To Ban Plastic Bags By 2029

Family Mart has announced it will be phasing out the use of plastic bags in its convenience stores by the year 2029. The ban on plastic will take place a full year before 7-Eleven who announced the...

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Japan's new bullet test train completed

East Japan Railway Co. on Thursday unveiled to the media the completed test model for next-generation shinkansen bullet trains.
The 10-carriage ALFA-X train has a sleek 22-meter nose on the No. 10 ...

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Privately developed Japan rocket reaches outer space for 1st time

A Japanese aerospace startup successfully launched a small rocket Saturday, making it the country's first privately developed model to reach outer space.
Interstellar Technology Inc. said the unman...

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2019 Top English Soeaking Jobs in Japan Week 19

If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through our database of top jobs in Japan posted to GaijinPot and pick some of the ones we think are most interesting.

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Whimsical Ceramic Banana Peel Art by Koji Kasatani

The banana peel is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of humor. If I had a banana for every time someone slipped on a banana peel in a vaudeville show or movie, I’d have… well, a lot of b...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 weeks, 3 days ago | 0 comments

Dream Job: Studio Ghibli Is Looking For People To Work In Japan

if you're good at Japanese and 2D animation, the Studio has just published a job offer for a digital artist. The skills required are quite classic for this type of post: you should be aged over 20 ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 weeks, 6 days ago | 0 comments


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