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NEWS IN NIHONGO

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Mar 24, 2020
Entrance fee to Mount Fuji to become mandatory
An expert committee that advises the “Mount Fuji World Cultural Heritage Council” working group comprised of prefectures such as Yamanashi and Shizuoka, had confirmed a discussion as of (Feb.) 18th for an entrance fee for Mount Fuji.
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Mar 17, 2020
Will the coronavirus wreck Tokyo's cherry blossom season?
Tradition has come down with the flu this year as the virus known as COVID-19 has people rethinking their party plans.
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Mar 10, 2020
School closures begin as Japan steps up coronavirus fight
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a 'request' to close schools, not an 'order.' Let's look at the language of a Kyodo News piece on the subject.
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Mar 3, 2020
'United by Emotion' revealed as the motto for the Tokyo Games
An article reports the announcement of the new Olympic and Paralympic motto and gets a little emotional.
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Feb 25, 2020
Japan railway firm to test anti-groping app on rush-hour trains
A Kyodo piece looks at the launch of a new smartphone app that is meant to alert passengers when there is a groper on the train.
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Feb 18, 2020
Sumo meet to be held as part of 2020 Games cultural program
A Kyodo article slams us with some sumo-related vocabulary and information on how the traditional Japanese sport will figure into Olympic festivities.
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Feb 11, 2020
Late-night train services planned for Tokyo Games
A Kyodo story reports on changes to train timetables during the Tokyo Olympics with some routes running longer in order to accommodate spectators.
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Feb 4, 2020
Paralympics: Tokyo to see a record number of competing nations
A Kyodo article looks at the number of nations taking part in the Tokyo Paralympics this summer.
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Jan 28, 2020
A robot-staffed cafe in Shibuya creates a buzz
A Kyodo article on a new robot cafe introduces us to Pepper and its friends.
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Jan 21, 2020
The Times picks Shinjiro Koizumi as someone to watch in 2020
A Kyodo article looks at the attention Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi is receiving overseas.
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Jan 14, 2020
Record low number of babies born in Japan in 2019
A Kyodo article looks at number of babies born in Japan last year while comparing it to the country's mortality rate.
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Jan 7, 2020
Father of 2011 tsunami victim to carry Olympic torch
A Kyodo article delves into Olympics-related vocabulary and tells a heartwarming story in the process.
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Dec 31, 2019
'Hagoita' paddles feature big names of 2019
A Kyodo article on Hagoita paddles comes filled with the kanji of this year's newsmakers.
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Dec 23, 2019
Brave Blossoms motto 'One Team' is 2019's Japanese buzzword of the year
A Kyodo article explains why 'One Team' is the one winner of this year's buzzword award and looks at what other terms caused buzz in 2019.
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Dec 10, 2019
Manga on Uighur woman's testimony of torture goes viral
Kyodo news looks at a manga that tells the experience of one Uighur woman.
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Dec 3, 2019
Year-end, work-related drinking parties are falling into disfavor
A Kyodo article looks at the annoyance of mandatory end-of-year parties and outlines the best type to have — short and seldom.
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Nov 26, 2019
Los Angeles museum opens exhibition on A-bomb victims
A Kyodo story reviews language dealing with the 'kyu014dsei shu016byu014d' of Japanese Americans.
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Nov 19, 2019
Full-scale Godzilla-themed area to open at western Japan park
A Kyodo piece focuses on a new attraction at an amusement park in Hyogo Prefecture involving one of Japan's most popular film icons.
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Nov 12, 2019
The number of foreign students landing jobs after graduation hits a record high
A Kyodo article looks at good news for non-Japanese individuals studying in Japan with regards to their chances of landing a job after graduation.
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Nov 4, 2019
Number of Japanese language institutions soars in Asia: survey
A Japanese news article looks at the rising number of Japanese-language institutions in Vietnam and Myanmar.

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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