Sumo: New champion Mitakeumi cherishes maiden tournament victory

Sipping sake from a giant silver cup gives the drink a special taste, Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament champion Mitakeumi said Monday.

A day after being crowned champion for the first time in his caree...

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Women Outnumber Men Among Japanese Residing Overseas

Statistics from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs show that there are 705,183 women on long-term overseas stays, compared to 646,787 men. Women have outnumbered men in this respect since 1999, sugges...

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Temperature hits 41.1 C near Tokyo, highest ever in Japan

The mercury hit 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) in Kumagaya, a city in Saitama prefecture that is about 65 kilometres (40 miles) northwest of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.


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New Anime Museum Opens In Tokyo

Iconic anime studio Toei Animation is opening a new museum later this month. It’s located in Tokyo and called Toei Animation Museum.

Toei, of course, is responsible for the One Piece, Dragon Ball, ...

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A new digital divide: Young people who can’t use keyboards

“How do I double click?” “What is a cell in a spreadsheet?”

Mashiko Ishii often hears that her fellow lecturers at Uchida Human Resources Development Center become confused when they are asked such...

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How To Fall In Love With Oita, Japan in 25 Photos

“Oita Oita Oita, Onsen onsen onsen.” This tiny prefecture in Kyushu not too far from Fukuoka is said to be the onsen capital of Japan. I had been previously fascinated by Beppu, its biggest city, a...

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In Japan, the rise of the house husband redraws established gender norms

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

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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Tokyo Wants People to Go to Work Earlier to Ease Train Crush

Being pushed onto already jam-packed trains during rush hour in Tokyo is never a pleasant experience for commuters. It only gets worse during the humid summer months.

That’s why Tokyo Governor Yuri...

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12 Ways to Make the Most of the Hakone Freepass

For those looking to get away from busy Tokyo for a little while and explore the natural wonderland of Hakone, the Hakone Freepass is the perfect travel option. Simple, stress-free and excellent va...

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