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Kathleen Benoza
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2023
Dead sardines pile up on Hokkaido shores, but no one's sure why
In one town, it's estimated that there were around 20 tons of the dead fish.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2023
When a hot spring is no longer hot
Inns and resorts in Aomori Prefecture have seen their waters turn lukewarm, with the amount of hot water suitable for bathing decreasing significantly since late December.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 12, 2023
About 94% of people in Japan feel effects of rising prices, BOJ says
In the survey released Wednesday, 52.7% of respondents said they felt prices have gone up by a large margin and 41.6% said they felt it has slightly gone up from a year ago.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world