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BIG IN JAPAN

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Dec 25, 2021
Yoko Ono: ‘Possibly the most famous Japanese person in the world’
John Lennon recognized her sometimes startling originality. His fans didnu2019t. It looks like they were wrong.
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Dec 18, 2021
2021's hit products tap into Japanese consumer needs as pandemic drags on
Hit products of any given year are expected to change the direction of the market, carve out a completely new market segment or appeal to changing lifestyles with something innovative.
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Dec 11, 2021
What is happiness? These individuals appear to have found the answer.
Personal anecdotes suggest that happiness is a private pleasure, something that can be best enjoyed away from the chaos of the world outside.
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Dec 4, 2021
Education ministry seeks to iron out wrinkles over school history syllabus
u201cModern global historyu201d is to be made a compulsory subject in senior high schools in Japan from 2022.
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Nov 27, 2021
Can artificial intelligence be harnessed to protect the public from random assailants?
Facial recognition technology can be used to identify known criminals from a database as well as home in on a person acting suspiciously.
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Nov 20, 2021
Yukar: The timeless oral tales that are our window on Ainu life
Civilization overwhelmed Japanu2019s indigenous population about 100 years ago.
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Nov 13, 2021
October quake gives Tokyo a wake-up call
Residents of the metropolis are urged to make sure theyu2019re fully prepared for when the dreaded u201cbig oneu201d strikes.
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Nov 6, 2021
Does Japan breed leaders? Does it even need to?
A panel of four men at the tops of their fields discusses what it means to be a leader and comes to the conclusion that Japan doesnu2019t necessarily breed them.
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Oct 30, 2021
Will the Komuros start to see good news now they’re wed?
Now that Princess Mako has married Kei Komuro, will the media begin to reflect on its coverage of their time in the spotlight? For Princess Kako's sake, let's hope so.
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Oct 23, 2021
‘Two-sword’ baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani shines as Japan’s newest icon. But is he underpaid?
Shohei Ohtaniu2019s performance this year has baseball fans excited and the tabloids brimming with new angles on the reasons for his success.
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Oct 16, 2021
When the boss starts behaving like a dictator
Like a political dictator, the corporate tyrant sets things up to stay in power, according to experts. They suppress the talented and reward those who are loyal.
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Oct 9, 2021
Kishida has no time to lose as stories from the faltering middle class hit the stands
Japanese magazines are filled with stories of economic hardship as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida takes the reins of the country.
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Oct 2, 2021
Seeing the past two years through a child’s eyes
The decade is off to a rocky start, what kind of an effect is this having on younger children and the way they process current affairs?
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Sep 25, 2021
The trial of a yakuza boss ends with a death sentence … and a threat
An ominous warning from a crime boss as he is sentenced gets the Japanese tabloids in a real stir.
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Sep 18, 2021
A look at the state of our intestinal health delivers a real gut punch
The perfect body u2014 you can't escape it in the media. Some articles on the body's imperfections, particularly of the digestive sort, point out what we should be talking about more.
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Sep 11, 2021
Believe it or not, ‘expensive’ Japan is actually underpriced
Tokyou2019s reputation as an expensive city was debunked by Diamondu2019s comparisons of prices for various consumer items in different cities around the world.
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Sep 4, 2021
What makes a funny joke? Only time can really tell.
Humor has been used throughout history to alleviate the pain we feel in dealing with real-life calamities. However, at what point to the jokes themselves become the agents of harm?
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Aug 28, 2021
All the foreign media praise aside, Japan's convenience stores are fighting a slump
While journalists trapped in an Olympic bubble wrote a lot about how Japanese convenience stores came to their aid, the companies that run the stores have taken a hit in earnings.
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Aug 21, 2021
Staying optimistic about the state of the world can be positively challenging
Some see the glass as half empty, but do those who see it as half full really have an advantage over them? Or are they simply caught off guard when bad things happen?
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Aug 14, 2021
Olympian tattoos fail to leave their mark on the Japanese press
After Tokyo was awarded the Olympics in 2013, many thought tattoos would be a major issue during the Games. In the end, they barely scratched the surface of public attention.

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