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English service starts at two police boxes in Tokyo

Sep 30, 2016

English service starts at two police boxes in Tokyo

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department on Friday launched English services at two police boxes in the capital in a bid to better deal with an increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan ahead of the 2020 Olympics. The foreigner-friendly police boxes are located in Shinjuku ...

Sep 30, 2016

Weekday holidays may be created in Tokyo to aid events at 2020 Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics officials decided at a liaison meeting Thursday to examine a proposal to turn weekdays during the games into holidays under special legislation to facilitate the hosting of competitions using ordinary public roads. They also decided to consider introducing daylight-saving time during ...

'Pokemon Go' players deter suicides in Fukui

Sep 30, 2016

'Pokemon Go' players deter suicides in Fukui

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Another unintentional side effect of “Pokemon Go” fever has emerged — and it’s not in the form of traffic violations or accidents. Instead, the smartphone app is playing a positive role at one of the nation’s notorious suicide spots, discouraging people from killing themselves. ...