Working moms in Japanese politics www.japantimes.co.jp

Being a politician is taxing enough. But juggling that job and being a mom is hectic, to say the least.

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The Booming Japanese Rent-A-Friend Business www.theatlantic.com

Money may not be able to buy love, but here in Japan, it can certainly buy the appearance of love—and appearance, as the dapper Ishii Yuichi insists, is everything. As a man whose business involves...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 week, 2 days ago | 0 comments


Early Winter? www3.nhk.or.jp

A park in the city of Sapporo, northern Japan, is preparing for winter.

Workers began wrapping the trees at Odori Park in straw mats on Tuesday, the beginning of winter on the traditional calendar....

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City hands manhole covers to lottery-picked buyers www3.nhk.or.jp

The sale of old manhole covers by a city north of Tokyo has attracted many buyers amid the growing popularity in the metal lids featuring designs inspired by local landmarks and specialties.

Maebas...

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Mitsubishi Electric sued over employee's suicide www3.nhk.or.jp

The parents of an employee of Mitsubishi Electric who committed suicide have filed a damages lawsuit against the company with the Tokyo District Court.

The 25-year-old man committed suicide last No...

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First Pacific saury haul 2017 www3.nhk.or.jp

The season's first Pacific saury catches arrived at a port in northern Japan on Wednesday. This is the latest arrival date in 8 years.

Saury catches at the Onagawa port on the Pacific coast are amo...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments


Record 322,581 suggestions received for naming Ueno Zoo’s panda cub www.japantimes.co.jp

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday it has received a record 322,581 suggestions from the public for the name of the female giant panda cub that was born at Ueno Zoo in the capital in J...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months ago | 0 comments


Now, of all the contests,... www3.nhk.or.jp

About 100 babies took part in a ritual called "crying sumo contest" on Saturday at a shrine in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto.

The Kitano Tenmangu shrine began the annual event 2 years ago, prayi...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


It's opened! Onsen Amusement Park www3.nhk.or.jp

A Japanese hot spring resort is providing a rare chance for visitors to enjoy 3 days of spa and amusement park attractions simultaneously.

The "spamusement" park opened on Saturday in the city of B...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments


Cabinet approves new guidelines to reduce suicides www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's government has set a goal of cutting suicide rates by 30 percent over the next decade.

The Cabinet approved new guidelines on comprehensive measures to prevent suicide on Tuesday.

Governmen...

posted by  Tanuki | 3 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

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