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NEWS IN NIHONGO

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Oct 28, 2019
Tourists in Kyoto informed of manners via push notifications
A new app strives to inform overseas visitors to Kyoto of a number of social norms such as don't take pictures of the geisha when they're working.
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Oct 21, 2019
City of Iki first in Japan to declare a climate emergency
The city of Iki, Nagasaki Prefecture, issued a climate emergency declaration on Sept. 26 and expressed its resolve to tackle problems posed by climate change.
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Oct 7, 2019
LGBTQ welcoming space opens in Tokyo as Rugby World Cup starts
A Japanese news report focuses on the opening of Pride House Tokyo in Harajuku.
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Sep 30, 2019
Pope Francis to visit Japan in November
For the first time in 38 years a pope is visiting Japan. Read about his plans in Japanese.
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Sep 23, 2019
Tokyo ranked world's safest city for third time in a row
The research section of British magazine The Economist on the 30th released its rankings of major cities in the world in terms of public safety, medical care and other aspects, and Tokyo was ranked the world's safest city.
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Sep 16, 2019
'Weathering With You' is selected as Japan's best bet at the Oscars
Makoto Shinkai is taking a run at an Oscar with his animated film 'Weathering With You,' his much-talked about followup to his 2016 blockbuster 'Your Name.'
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Sep 9, 2019
Set of rare Japanese whiskies fetches record HK$7.19 mil. at auction
We look at the high prices commanded by premium Japanese whiskies, with a set of 54 bottles having recently been sold at auction for more than HK$7 million
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Sep 2, 2019
The first highway capsule hotel opens in Osaka
We look at Japan's first highway capsule hotel, which has opened in Osaka Prefecture's Izumiotsu City.
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Aug 26, 2019
Japan's jobless rate improves as women enter the market
We look at rising numbers of female workers in Japan and the country's unemployment rate.
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Aug 19, 2019
Popular girls' manga wins U.S. award
We look at Japanese-language coverage of the Will Eisner Awards.
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Aug 5, 2019
A pair of Emmy nominations sparks joy for Marie Kondo
The world of television gives a nod (two nods, to be precise) to Japan's most well-known decluttering expert.
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Jul 29, 2019
90% of foreign residents want better public support in Japan: poll
The biggest thing that people moving to Japan have trouble with is finding an apartment. A Kyodo article looks at a recent poll on this.
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Jul 22, 2019
Breakdancing likely added to 2024 Olympics in Paris
t the general meeting held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the 25th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) effectively decided to include breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing as additional events for the 2024 Paris Olympics just as the organizing committee proposed.
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Jul 8, 2019
Government must teach Japanese to all foreign residents
A look at an article that points out how Japanese officials should help the foreign residents of their cities and towns.
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Jul 1, 2019
Japan offers highest paid paternity leave in the world, but few take it
Read an article on parental leave and pick up some vocabulary related to raising kids in the modern world.
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Jun 24, 2019
1 in 4 aged 80 and over still drives: government survey
Read an article on elderly drivers and answer questions on major challenges that are being tackled.
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Jun 17, 2019
Shinkansen operator to aim for its own cleaning 'miracle'
The Central Japan Railway Co. will shorten its interior cleaning time for the Tokaido Shinkansen arriving at Tokyo Station by two minutes, allowing it to be finished in about 10 minutes.
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Jun 10, 2019
Teenage pitcher Carter Stewart excited to start career in Japan
American pitcher Carter Stewart (19), who decided to join SoftBank's pro baseball team despite being a high draft pick during the U.S. Major League draft last June, attended a press conference in Newport Beach, California, on the 30th.
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Jun 3, 2019
Governor looks to draw up Mount Fuji railway plan in two years
Yamanashi Prefecture Gov. Kotaro Nagasaki, who was elected for the first time in January, on the 22nd revealed an idea to draw up a plan that includes an outline to work toward connecting the bottom and fifth station on Mount Fuji via a mountain railway on a route scheduled for two years later.
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May 27, 2019
'Gundam' robots to greet Olympians from space
The 2020 Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced on the 15th a plan to launch into space model robots from the anime 'Mobile Suit Gundam' to broadcast messages of support for the games to Earth.

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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