SoftBank to Lend Founder and Employees Billions to Invest in Fund www.wsj.com

SoftBank Group is leaning on its employees, including Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, for cash as the firm rushes to raise an ambitious technology fund amid volatile markets.
The Japanese company plan…

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Short term SIM card for Japan

This September I will be travelling to Japan for the Rugby World Cup and I am planning to spend almost a month there. I’ve heard that free WiFi is not that widely spread in Tokyo let alone smaller to…

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Tokyo 360 - Akihabara (360 VR video)

Akihabara, filmed in 360 degree video in March at night.

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Top 10 Things to DO in AKIHABARA Tokyo

Top 10 Things to do in Tokyo Akihabara. A Tokyo Travel Guide through Akihabara streets to show you what to do in Tokyo Akihabara, where to go in Tokyo Akihabara and what to eat in Tokyo Akihabara fro…

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Japanese Complete = ジャパニーズ・コンプリート japanesecomplete.com

Based on a report from 2000 that analyzed a large corpus of Japanese text, it says that at roughly the 750-800 character line, 90% of kanji occurrences in the wild are covered. By looking at the cum…

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Set of rare Japanese whiskies fetches record HK$7.19 mil. at auction english.kyodonews.net

KYODO NEWS - Aug 17, 2019 - 22:02 | All, LifestyleA collection of rare Japanese whiskies fetched 7.19 million Hong Kong dollars ($917,000) at an auction Friday in Hong Kong, a record high for whisky …

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"SOGI" harassment book seeks awareness of minority discrimination english.kyodonews.net

KYODO NEWS - Aug 17, 2019 - 12:05 | Lifestyle, All, JapanA handbook on "SOGI" or sexual orientation and gender identity harassment has been released in Japan by a group supporting sexual minorities i…

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Japan Developing Eternal Shinzo Abe Robot www.therisingwasabi.com

The Japanese government is attempting to develop a Shinzo Abe cyborg it believes can rule the nation for all eternity.
Japanese citizens have expressed a strong interest in the project saying it will…

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Tokyo Events This Week: Yosakoi and Be Merry tokyocheapo.com

Tokyo events for Monday, August 19 to Sunday, August 25, 2019This week in Tokyo brings lively summer events including Yosakoi dance festivals, food festivals, a samba parade, comedy nights and more.

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The best anime of 2019: an ongoing list www.theverge.com

Hundreds of new anime series come out every year, so it can be difficult to pick out which ones are actually worth watching.
With each new anime season, The Verge tries to point fans to interesting n…

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