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NEWS IN NIHONGO

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Dec 29, 2020
90% of Japanese firms forgo year-end, new year parties due to virus
A Kyodo story looks at a big change in Japanese corporate culture as companies forego year-end parties in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Dec 22, 2020
Nike anti-racism video goes viral, sparking controversy in Japan
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Dec 15, 2020
Japan eyes 35% quota for women political candidates by 2025
A Kyodo story looks at the government's goal for female representation in Japanese politics.
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Dec 8, 2020
Major department stores start early sales of New Year’s lucky bags to avoid overcrowding
A Kyodo article looks at measures stores are taking to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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Dec 1, 2020
Japan's 'Fugaku' keeps position as fastest supercomputer in world
A Kyodo article examines an incredible feat by a supercomputer made in Japan, which provides a rare chance to learn how to express 'quadrillion' in Japanese.
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Nov 24, 2020
New year postcards go on sale but number expected to slump to an all-time low
Kyodo looks at why new year postcards are expected to decrease in sales and, in the process, reminds us we need to buy our own to send out.
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Nov 17, 2020
Japan starts 'Warm Biz' energy-saving campaign
Will a 'Warm Biz' campaign replicate the successes of the summertime 'Cool Biz' campaign?
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Nov 10, 2020
JR East to bring forward last train departures on 17 lines in Tokyo
A Kyodo story outlines the reasons behind a decision to move up the times of the last trains in Tokyo.
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Nov 3, 2020
Government to draw up manual for companies on customer harassment
People who work at shops are sick of rude customers and, according to Kyodo, the government is taking notice.
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Oct 27, 2020
Historic ninja residence in Japan avoids demolition
A Kyodo story looks at the campaign to save a house supposedly used as a ninja base hundreds of years ago.
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Oct 20, 2020
Japan Airlines abandons 'ladies and gentlemen' flight announcements
A Kyodo article looks at how English in Japan is changing with alterations to some airline announcements.
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Oct 13, 2020
Japan national park facilities upgraded with 'workation' in mind
You're on vacation and u2026 what's that, work is calling? Parts of Japan think a wave of teleworking could allow for a rethink of your work day.
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Oct 6, 2020
Japan's tallest skyscraper Torch Tower to be built in Tokyo
A Kyodo article looks at the latest plan to build big in Tokyo with the Torch Tower.
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Sep 29, 2020
Department stores ready to take 2021 new year’s osechi orders
You may think it's too early to start thinking about the new year holidays, but department stores are expecting more work than usual amid the pandemic.
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Sep 22, 2020
Half of people in Japan feel healthier due to coronavirus outbreak
How are you feeling these days? Half of Japan feels healthier thanks to the pandemic, a Kyodo story looks at why.
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Sep 15, 2020
Special train unveiled as Hokkaido railroad marks 140th anniversary
A new train pulls into the station in Hokkaido and a Kyodo article looks at its significance.
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Sep 8, 2020
Kabukicho host club workers seek more serious expression in poetry
A Kyodo article looks at a book of poetry written by men who work in host clubs in Tokyo's notorious Kabukicho district.
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Sep 1, 2020
#MeToo movement journalist sues lawmaker for liking defaming tweets
A Japanese-language Kyodo piece looks at Shiori Ito's most recent actions to defend her reputation.
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Aug 25, 2020
Japanese social conformity behind wearing of face masks amid pandemic
A Kyodo piece explores the language of peer pressure after a study shows that Japanese people tend to wear masks in order to fit in.
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Aug 18, 2020
Fears grow over heat exhaustion during summer classes amid pandemic
Schools have to worry about heatstroke and COVID-19 according to a Japanese article by Kyodo.

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