Rainy season appears underway in southwest Japan www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's Meteorological Agency says it appears the annual rainy season has begun in Okinawa and the Amami islands in the southwest.

The agency made the announcement on Saturday morning.

Officials at...

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


Experiencing Japan’s Senpai-Kouhai System at Work blog.gaijinpot.com

In Japan, where seniority and experience continue to take precedence over qualifications or ability, the idea of “respect your elders” is at the forefront of daily working life. One of the ways thi...

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Kumamoto ‘baby hatch’ accepted 125 babies over nine years since launch www.japantimes.co.jp

The controversial “baby hatch” set up at a Kumamoto hospital in 2007 to enable people to leave infants anonymously took in a total of 125 babies over nine years through March last year.

Ahead of it...

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Statue of elephant Hanako built in Tokyo www3.nhk.or.jp

A bronze statue of Japan's oldest elephant, Hanako, has been unveiled at a train station in Tokyo.

About 300 people attended a ceremony on Friday in front of JR Kichijoji Station.

The Asian elephan...

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Direct democracy for small villages?

I saw this news story on mainstream media today:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/02/national/social-issues/kochi-mountain-village-may-adopt-direct-democracy-system-council-population-slide...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


What to do if there is a missile attack www.japantimes.co.jp

Get indoors, keep away from windows and switch on the TV. That’s the latest advice from the government on how to prepare for a ballistic missile strike.

Japan has an early-warning system designed t...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments


Event to taste various types of jam in Komoro www3.nhk.or.jp

Jam-lovers tried out many varieties of the fruit spread at a promotional event in the central Japanese city of Komoro on Sunday.

Komoro in Nagano Prefecture is said to be the birthplace of strawber...

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


How can I have the right feet massager?

I am planning to buy the best foot massager. But, exactly what are the achievable facts to consider? How could i become more assured about the possible level of quality from it that we can have in ...

posted by  footmassager | 4 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


Kite Flying Event www3.nhk.or.jp

Kite fanciers in central Japan are hard at work crafting giant kites in preparation for traditional aerial battles across a local river. The June event dates back more than 300 years.

Members of a ...

posted by  Tanuki | 4 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


Plans for Kyushu ‘spamusement park’ progress after campaign raises necessary funds www.japantimes.co.jp

A city in Kyushu that hosts one of the world’s largest hot-spring resorts has said it will open an amusement park this summer with a hot-tub merry-go-round and other bathing-themed rides following ...

posted by  Tanuki | 4 months, 3 weeks ago | 2 comments

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