Fukui Nuclear Plant Online www.japantimes.co.jp

Kansai Electric Power Co. on Wednesday restarted a reactor at its Oi plant on the Sea of Japan coast, located close to two other units already online, amid lingering safety concerns following the 2...

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Japan’s efforts to empower women www.japantimes.co.jp

The past five years of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s much-touted “womenomics” measures, aimed at advancing female economic empowerment, have shown clear-cut progress, with about 70 percent of Japanes...

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Coworking Spaces in Japan: Nomad Cafes and Places Get Work Done www.tofugu.com

f you're used to the nomadic work life, the kind where you work from a coffee shop or other shared space, then Japan can be a rough place.

Space comes at a premium in Japan, Tokyo especially. Most ...

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Generic Drugs Save Lots of Money! www.japantimes.co.jp

Japan's switch to generic drugs from brand-name drugs is expected to have reduced medical costs by ¥1.3 trillion in fiscal 2017, the health ministry said Monday. The reduction, the biggest on recor...

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Abdication ceremony to be held on April 30th, 2019 www3.nhk.or.jp

The Japanese government says Emperor Akihito's abdication ceremony will be held next year on April 30th, the day he steps down, as a state event.

The panel headed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihi...

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Tokyo hosts forum on free-meal program for kids www3.nhk.or.jp

About 200 people gathered on Sunday in Tokyo to discuss better ways of feeding children from low-income and other disadvantaged families.

The subject of discussion was a free-meal program called Ko...

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Winter festival on icy lake www3.nhk.or.jp

People on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido are making the most of the frigid weather by taking part in a fun event on a frozen lake.

The annual winter festival on Lake Shikaribetsu in the t...

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Snow 2018! www3.nhk.or.jp

Tokyo gets at most one round of heavy snow every winter, and there is one today!

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Onsen Time! www3.nhk.or.jp

A group of monkeys at a zoo in Fukuoka Prefecture, western Japan, has been taking refuge from the chilly winter conditions in a hot bath.

Staff at the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden filled a pool w...

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Exploring Japan's 'genderless' subculture cnn.com

In the narrow alleys of Tokyo's ultra-trendy Harajuku district, a growing number of Japanese men who self-identify as "genderless" are boldly broadening their sartorial and cosmetic choices. With f...

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