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

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

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

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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6 Spots to Get a Bird’s Eye View of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing

One of the best-known symbols of Tokyo is the busy pedestrian scramble outside Shibuya station. Virtually anyone who’s ever come to the capital has probably been drawn to it at some point. People r...

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'Tourism pollution': Japanese crackdown costs Airbnb $10m

Most complaints target groups loitering in the doorways of private homes, sitting on delicate bamboo fences and trespassing to take the perfect selfie. Others say the sheer number of visitors has l...

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Can Japan survive without immigrants?

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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Airbnb vows to bolster home-rental service in Japan under new law

Airbnb Inc.'s co-founder vowed Thursday to bolster its home-rental business in Japan even under stricter local regulations and rules, on the eve of the implementation of new legislation on private ...

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Tokyo Disney Operator to Spend $2.3 Billion in Resort Expansion

The operator of Tokyo Disneyland is investing 250 billion yen ($2.3 billion) in the biggest expansion to the Japanese resort in almost two decades as Walt Disney Co. continues to upgrade its theme ...

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Digital art museum ready to light up Tokyo’s Odaiba

Dedicated solely to digital art, the Mori Building Digital Art Museum teamLab Borderless will open in Tokyo’s Odaiba district in June. About 40 works created by teamLab and put on permanent display...

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One of Year’s Best Startups Isn’t in Silicon Valley, or China

One of the year’s most spectacular startup payoffs isn’t in Silicon Valley or China, it’s in Japan.

Mercari Inc.’s $3.7 billion coming-out party will deliver a 149-times return to early investor Un...

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