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Young Japanese seek out fake friends for social media posts

Feb 23, 2017

Young Japanese seek out fake friends for social media posts

Photos posted on social networking services have become so dominant in the lives of young people in Japan that they have triggered an unusual business: hiring people to pose as friends to post on Facebook, Instagram and Line. According to Studio Innovation Inc., which ...

Tokushima town becomes global draw with zero-waste strategy

Feb 23, 2017

Tokushima town becomes global draw with zero-waste strategy

A small town in western Japan has been attracting foreign visitors after its efforts to reduce waste to zero by 2020 have become widely known via YouTube. The documentary video, titled “How This Town Produces No Trash,” with English narration and captions, explains how ...

Askul warehouse blaze in Saitama doused after raging for six days

Feb 23, 2017

Askul warehouse blaze in Saitama doused after raging for six days

The office supplies blaze at Askul Corp.’s warehouse in Miyoshi, Saitama Prefecture, has finally been brought under control after six days of smoke and explosions caused residents to evacuate. Until Wednesday, firefighters had had a tough time getting a handle on the inferno that ...