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Number of new Japanese adults up slightly on New Year's Day

National Dec 31, 2018

Number of new Japanese adults up slightly on New Year's Day

The number of Japanese aged 20, the legal age of adulthood, on New Year's Day will be 1.25 million, up 20,000 from a year earlier, according to a government estimate released Monday. But new adults will make up only 0.99 percent of the total population ...

Tokyo Paralympics aim to leave legacy of accessibility

Paralympics Dec 31, 2018

Tokyo Paralympics aim to leave legacy of accessibility

Japan hopes to use the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics as an opportunity to become a more inclusive and accessible society, and in 2018 games organizers made some strides towards making it a reality. When hosting a major sporting event, people usually talk about what kind of ...

Hayao Miyazaki anime to get kabuki remake

Language | NEWS IN NIHONGO Dec 31, 2018

Hayao Miyazaki anime to get kabuki remake

Director Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” will be adapted for the kabuki stage, it was revealed on the 12th. Kabuki actors Onoe Kikunosuke and Nakamura Shichinosuke are among those set to appear on stage for the performance at ...

Editorials Dec 31, 2018

Democracy is under assault

The lesson of 2018 is that democrats around the world must rethink the basic operating procedures of their societies if they are to combat the threat to them that is generated by the very openness that they cherish.