Downsized dwellings: Inside Tokyo's tiny living spaces

Twenty-five-year-old Sotaro Ito lives in a 9.46-square-meter apartment with a loft in the capital’s retro-hip Koenji district.

His apartment looks more like an office cubicle, with a desk and compute…

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For $450, This Japanese Company Will Quit Your Job For You

Stressed out, overworked, or just over it: Workers in Japan who want to leave their jobs — but don't want to face the stress of quitting in person — are paying a company called Exit to tell their bos…

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Samurai trash collectors clean streets of Tokyo in dramatic fashion 【Videos】

If you dare to litter in Tokyo, you’d better watch out, because there’s a team of fearsome samurai warriors ready to admonish you.

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Monk Sues Mt. Koya Temple

A monk working at the World Heritage site of Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture has filed a lawsuit against the organization that operates the temple for damages and unpaid wages, claiming he develope…

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Flea Markets

A cheapo’s paradise, Tokyo flea markets are awesome places for bargain-hunting. And there’s no shortage of them—you’ll find something happening in one of the city’s parks or parking lots just about e…

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Japanese man certified as the world's oldest man

A112-year-old Japanese has been recognized as the world's oldest man.

Masazo Nonaka, a resident of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Tuesday.

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

Earthquake in Shimane

A strong earthquake struck Shimane Prefecture in western Japan early on Monday morning.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the estimated magnitude was 6.1 and the focus was in the western part of the…

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Fukui Nuclear Plant Online

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 201…

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Japan’s efforts to empower women

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 Japanese …

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Coworking Spaces in Japan: Nomad Cafes and Places Get Work Done

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 ca…

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