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COMMUNICATION CUES

LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Aug 17, 2015
Robots launch operations in bank, hotel
Humanoid robots start work in a bank in Tokyo and a hotel in Kyushu amid concerns over a labor shortage in Japan's aging society.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Aug 10, 2015
Aomori is Japan's top tourist destination for festivals
Aomori in northeastern Japan is the most popular prefecture for festivals, surpassing Kyoto, a survey by a major travel agency showed.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Aug 3, 2015
Miki Sudo defends hot dog eating title
Defending champ Miki Sudo won the women's division of the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in New York.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Jul 27, 2015
Skinny jeans may cause 'fashion victims'
Squatting in super-tight 'skinny' jeans may pose a health risk, Australian doctors warn, reporting the case of a woman who temporarily lost feeling in her legs from an hours-long squeeze.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Jul 20, 2015
Softbank's Pepper sells out instantly
Softbank Corp. announced on June 20 that 1,000 units of its humanoid robot Pepper sold out in just one minute after they went on sale on its website.
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Jul 13, 2015
'One Piece' sets Guinness record for manga
The popular manga series 'One Piece' was officially recognized by Guinness World Records on Monday as the comic book series with the most copies published by a single author.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Jul 6, 2015
Beijing introduces tough smoking bans
China, the world's largest tobacco producer and consumer, on June 1 started imposing its toughest-to-date restrictions on smoking in Beijing, as part of efforts to reduce health problems and burnish the image of the capital as it seeks to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Jun 29, 2015
France to ban food waste in supermarkets
France's parliament voted unanimously on May 21 to ban food waste in big supermarkets, notably by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products.
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Jun 22, 2015
Nebuta float heads to Milan Expo
A Nebuta Festival float from Aomori is heading to Italy to participate in a 'Japan Day' parade at the 2015 Milan Expo.
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Jun 15, 2015
Ireland's 'yes' to gay marriage
Ireland recently became the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by referendum.
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Jun 8, 2015
Zoo to keep monkey's name as Charlotte
A zoo in Oita will not change the name of a baby monkey despite an uproar over naming her after Britain's newborn princess.
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Jun 1, 2015
New York comes out tops in youth survey
New York has been ranked as the most popular city for young people aged 15 to 29 years old, according to a survey.
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May 25, 2015
Putin earns less than many in Kremlin, Russia report claims
Vladimir Putin earned less than many others in the presidential administration, according to details published by the Russian government.
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May 18, 2015
Maglev train sets world speed record
A magnetically levitated train run by Central Japan Railway Co. set a world speed record of 603 kph on April 21 during a manned test run.
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May 11, 2015
France bans super-skinny models
France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on April 3.
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May 4, 2015
Tour guide exam to be more relevant
The Japan Tourism Agency will revamp an exam for tour guides serving foreigners, following criticism that the test contains questions that are too difficult or simply irrelevant to the job.
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Apr 27, 2015
USJ to open new theme park in Okinawa
The CEO of the operator of Universal Studios Japan says the firm plans to open a new theme park in Okinawa.
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Apr 20, 2015
Cheap cancer detection method developed
Japanese researchers have announced an economical cancer detection method using roundworms that can identify cancer patients by sensing odors in urine.
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Apr 13, 2015
Japanese 'maternity harassment' activist wins U.S. award
A Japanese activist who advocates female empowerment was among 10 women awarded this year's International Women of Courage Award.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Apr 6, 2015
Hokuriku Shinkansen opens for service
The Hokuriku Shinkansen Line directly linking Tokyo with the Hokuriku region on the Sea of Japan coast went into service on March 14.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan