crackdown on asylum seekers working illegally

Authorities have detained 341 foreign nationals working illegally in the first crackdown targeting asylum seekers in areas under the jurisdiction of the Tokyo and Nagoya immigration bureaus, an eff...

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TB checks for long-stay Japan visas

The Japanese government will require long-stay visitors from 6 Asian countries to be tested for tuberculosis before they travel to Japan.

The new visa requirement will be applied to people from the...

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Japan Festival in Turkey

An event to promote Japanese culture has begun in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

More than 300 people took part in the opening ceremony of the "Japan Festival" on Saturday. It is the first time the...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 2 months ago | 0 comments

More Henna Hotels

Travel agency H.I.S. Co. is eyeing an ambitious plan to build eight more android-staffed Henn na Hotels in addition to the one it opened in Tokyo's high-end Ginza shopping district on Thursday. Aga...

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Snow festival opens in Sapporo

The annual snow festival has opened in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo.

The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival began in the capital city of Hokkaido on Monday at the main site in Odori Park and anoth...

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Record Number of Foreign Workers

Government figures show the number of foreign workers in Japan hit a record high of more than 1.27 million last year.

The labor ministry said on Friday that 1,278,670 foreigners worked at Japanese ...

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Japan Isn't Happy With Logan Paul's Tokyo Video, Either

On January 1, the most important day on the Japanese calendar, when families gather and think about the new year, YouTuber Logan Paul posted an apparent suicide on YouTube. That wasn’t the only tim...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 3 months ago | 1 comment

Foreign students studying in Japan reaches record high

The number of foreign students enrolled in Japanese schools totaled a record 267,042 as of May, with most coming from Asian countries, a government affiliate said Wednesday.

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Chinese man sentenced to 20 years for murder

A Japanese court has sentenced a Chinese man to 20 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend's female roommate.

26-year-old Chen Shifeng had been charged with murdering 24-year-old Jiang Ge...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 4 months ago | 1 comment

Susuharai: Year-end Eventin Kyoto

Monks and laypeople beat tatami mats with bamboo slats during year-end cleaning called “susuharai” at the Nishi Honganji temple in Kyoto on Wednesday. They stir up the dust accumulated throughout t...

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