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NEWS IN NIHONGO

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Aug 11, 2020
Museums in Japan collect daily items to log pandemic history
A Kyodo article looks at efforts by Japanese museums to collect items that can be used to educate future generations about the pandemic.
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Aug 4, 2020
78% of A-bomb survivors feel difficulty in conveying experience: poll
As survivors of the atomic bomb get older, it's hard for them to keep up their important educational activities.
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Jul 28, 2020
National Ainu Museum opens in Hokkaido after COVID-19 delay
Kyodo introduces the first Ainu museum of its kind, which includes a park and memorial facilities.
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Jul 21, 2020
Yuzuru Hanyu named Most Valuable Skater at first ISU Skating Awards
A Kyodo story looks at the success of figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu.
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Jul 14, 2020
Mandatory charging for plastic shopping bags starts in Japan
A Kyodo article looks at the new bag-charge rule that hopes to cut down on marine pollution.
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Jul 7, 2020
Hitachi to launch an affiliate to boost happiness at work
Can you measure happiness on your smart watch? Hitachi is looking to try in a Kyodo article that explores tech vocabulary.
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Jun 30, 2020
EU committee urges Japan to stop domestic parental child abduction
A Kyodo story looks at a dispute between Europe and Japan over the children of international marriages.
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Jun 23, 2020
Only 10% of firms in Japan have addressed LGBT issues: survey
A Kyodo article looks at a survey that found only 10 percent of Japanese firms taking steps to assist LGBTQ employees.
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Jun 16, 2020
Phone app informs riders of up-to-date crowded conditions
Worried about crowded trains? Kyodo discovers a new app that helps you know when there is congestion.
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Jun 9, 2020
Japan considers anti-cyberbullying steps after Netflix cast member death
A Kyodo article explores the language of cyberbullying and notes government views on what should be done.
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Jun 2, 2020
Students and graduates launch multilingual website on COVID-19
A Kyodo article looks at a student initiative to help non-Japanese people in Tokyo understand what is going on with the novel coronavirus here.
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May 26, 2020
Fears grow over heatstroke caused by wearing masks in summer
A Kyodo article looks at a warning from medical experts worried about heat stroke patients and coronavirus patients overwhelming hospitals this summer
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May 19, 2020
Fitness gear in high demand as Japan looks to stay fit amid crisis
A Kyodo article looks at the trend toward purchasing exercise equipment and introduces gym-related Japanese.
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May 12, 2020
Only 18% stopped going to work due to COVID-19: poll
While Japanese commuters are worried about the coronavirus, they continued to travel into work and school, according to a Kyodo article.
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May 5, 2020
Study guides flying off shelves amid coronavirus school closures
Sales of study guides went up in March, according to news reports. Take a look at the vocabulary for studying at home and sales.
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Apr 28, 2020
Stay-home request hits girls with no place to go
A Kyodo article looks at efforts to try to help young women who are afraid to go home amid requests to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Apr 21, 2020
Complaint calls over virus-related scams top 10,000 in Japan
A Kyodo news article looks at a rash of scams that are targeting those worried about the outbreak of COVID-19.
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Apr 14, 2020
Japan post suspends delivery of international mail due to pandemic
According to a Kyodo story that outlines vocabulary related to postal services, Japan Post can't guarantee the delivery of international mail due to a disruption in airline travel.
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Apr 7, 2020
Virus outbreak boosts convenience store sales in February
Let's look at some business terms via a Japanese news article about a rise in sales at convenience stores during the early days of the new coronavirus outbreak.
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Mar 31, 2020
Local governments short on volunteer interpreters in emergencies
A Kyodo story looks at the lack of multilingual volunteers that would be able to help Southeast Asian communities in Japan in an emergency.

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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