Generic Drugs Save Lots of Money!

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 record,…

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Abdication ceremony to be held on April 30th, 2019

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 Yoshihide…

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Tokyo hosts forum on free-meal program for kids

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 Kodo…

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments

Winter festival on icy lake

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 tow…

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Snow 2018!

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

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Onsen Time!

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 wit…

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Exploring Japan's 'genderless' subculture

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 fac…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments

NHK's False Alert

NHK is apologizing after issuing a false alert that said North Korea had probably launched a missile and warned people in Japan to take cover.

The false message was sent in Japanese shortly before 7 …

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Coming of Age Day celebrated at 300 meters

A group of young people have celebrated Coming of Age Day in Japan on Monday by climbing up the steps to the top of the country's tallest building.

The national holiday honors people reaching age 20,…

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The $2,500 answer to Amazon's Echo could make Japan's sex crisis even worse

Japan has a sex problem. The country's birthrate is shrinking year after year, to the point where deaths are outpacing births.

Simply put, Japan's population is decreasing.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 7 months ago | 0 comments


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