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Japan Times
Nov 17, 2016
Survey sees surge in 'secret savings' of married Japanese, with wives on top
The average amount of savings secretly accumulated by married women in 2016 was ¥1.47 million, rising by more than ¥200,000 from the year before, according to a survey by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.
Japan Times
Aug 30, 2016
'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'
Sept. 7-Oct. 30
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2016
Baron Raimund von Stillfried: The photographer who invented Japan
To many in the West, Japan is an exotic country, seen through the distorting lens of tourist cliches: cherry blossoms, geisha, samurai, kamikaze. In that sense, little has changed since the Meiji Era (1868-1912), when Japan was first promoted abroad as a sort of Oriental theme park.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2016
Modern needs, crowds outgrow historic Harajuku Station
Built in 1924, Harajuku is the city's oldest wooden station building and a very congested gateway to a major youth culture hub.
Japan Times
May 31, 2016
Meiji Jingu a Tokyo shrine that's popular for nuptials
One bright Saturday afternoon in the fresh green of spring, priests led a bride and groom toward a wedding hall at Meiji Jingu, a renowned shrine in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 13, 2016
Give me chocolate: Japan's growing obsession with the 'food of the gods'
People with a sweet tooth can get a glimpse of how Charlie Bucket felt when he first stepped into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory in Roald Dahl's popular 1964 tale by popping into Musee du Chocolat Theobroma in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward.
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Feb 6, 2016
Sugar rush of sweet sushi, chocolate fossils and more as Valentine's in Japan approaches
Japan has a variety of whacky treats for this Valentine's Day, including monstrous cookies and 'poisoned' apples.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Dec 24, 2015
Meiji Shrine: grounds to ring in the year
As a relatively new place of worship, established less than a century ago in 1920, Meiji Shrine was originally based around the concept of wakonyu014dsai — a belief that treasured the Japanese 'soul,' while still embracing influences from the West. Its unusual omikuji, therefore, is not the only unique feature of the shrine.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 24, 2015
Ex-professor gets suspended term over bar exam leak to ex-lover
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday sentenced a former Meiji University law school professor to a year in prison, suspended for five years, for leaking this year's bar exam questions to a female graduate under his tutelage who he used to date.
Sep 10, 2015
Professor leaked bar exam questions to student he was 'fond of'
A Meiji University law school professor suspected of leaking questions from this year's national bar examination to a former student said he did so because he was "fond of" her, sources close to the matter said.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 8, 2015
Professor admits leaking bar exam questions to student
In a sign of systemic flaws in the nation's law schools, the Justice Ministry files a criminal complaint against a law professor for leaking bar exam questions to one of his students.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2015
Tokai thrill-seekers find haunted houses a scream
Fairground-style haunted houses where actors leap out at visitors are increasingly popular in the Tokai region. Many such facilities were set up for a limited period this summer.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 24, 2015
Meiji Yasuda to buy StanCorp insurance group in ¥624 billion deal
One of the biggest takeovers of an overseas company by a Japanese life insurer, the move is part of the Tokyo-based company's broader overseas expansion plans.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2015
Campaigners say work still needed after UNESCO endorsement
While the people behind the bid to have Meiji-era industrial sites recognized with UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status celebrated their efforts Monday, they also noted that a raft of issues that must still be tackled.
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JAPAN / History
Jul 6, 2015
Concession to Seoul paved way for Meiji sites to join World Heritage list; Alamo added
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee said Sunday it will add the "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" to the World Cultural Heritage list, as well as eight historical sites in South Korea, including the Gongsan-Seong Fortress of the Baekje Dynasty, approved the day before.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2015
Story of Japan's industrial rise deserves to be told, forced labor and all
Proposed Kyushu UNESCO sites could be a showcase for East Asian cooperation or festering points of contention.
JAPAN / Politics
May 28, 2015
Vietnam, China back South Korea's opposition to Japan's UNESCO bid
Vietnam and China have voiced their support for South Korea's opposition to Japan's bid for a UNESCO World Heritage listing of historical industrial sites, according to Yonhap News Agency.
JAPAN / History
May 6, 2015
Tokyo, Seoul to discuss Japan's contentious World Heritage listing issue: report
South Korea is expected to discuss with Japan later this month the proposed UNESCO World Heritage listing of some Japanese industrial sites that Seoul opposes, considering them a legacy of Tokyo's wartime practice of conscripting Koreans for forced labor, a media report said Tuesday.
Apr 24, 2015
Academic body joins attack on Tokyo 2020 stadium plan, cites environmental concerns
The Science Council of Japan will propose that the government modify its plan for the new national stadium out of environmental concerns, sources said.
Feb 20, 2015
Temporary housing; famous siblings; CM of the week: Meiji
The temporary housing built for the survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami is usually depicted as being dark and cold, inhabited by sad people. But according to the NHK regional documentary, "Egao no Kasetsu Jutaku" ("Temporary Housing of Smiling Faces"; NHK-G, Mon., 12:40 a.m.), at least one community...


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