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NEWS IN NIHONGO

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May 20, 2019
Chadwick Boseman to play foreign-born samurai in film
The story of a black samurai known as 'Yasuke,' who served under warlord Oda Nobunaga in 16th-century Japan, will be made into a film starring African-American actor Chadwick Boseman, it was decided by May 7 [it was officially announced May 7]. The news was reported by U.S. entertainment media such as Deadline. The release date is undecided.
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May 13, 2019
Hiroshima museum unveils new atomic bomb-related items
The main building of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum reopened April 25, after it was closed from April 2017 in order to do exhibition renovations and quake-resistance reinforcement work associated with the building's aging.
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Apr 29, 2019
Naomi Osaka among Time's 100 most influential people
Naomi Osaka was named by Time magazine as one of the world's most influential people. Learn how that news came across in Japanese.
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Apr 22, 2019
Train etiquette posters prove to be a hit overseas
Use a Japanese news article on some fancy posters on Seibu trains to expand your artistic vocabulary.
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Apr 15, 2019
Odd translations found on English website for tourists
Read an article in Japanese on translation errors and answer questions on what you've read.
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Apr 8, 2019
Japan names new Imperial era 'Reiwa'
The government held an extraordinary Cabinet meeting on April 1 and decided that 'Reiwa' will replace 'Heisei' as the new era name.
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Mar 25, 2019
Organizers give North Korea access to 2020 Olympics info
This article about North Korea and the 2020 Olympics is filled with technical terms that illustrate the importance of modifying clauses.
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Mar 18, 2019
A teenager named 'Prince' changes his name out of embarrassment
Learn new words in this story about a teen who changed his name — including the word he no longer wanted to be associated with.
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Mar 11, 2019
Japan's 2018 plastic waste shipments fall 30% after China's import ban
Following China implementing a restriction on the import of plastic waste, Japan has looked to Southeast Asia as a possible destination for its plastic rubbish.
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Mar 4, 2019
Japan sees high demand for coins in final year of Heisei Era
A set of commemorative coins, released to mark the final year of the Heisei era, has seen high demand from buyers, leading to a lottery for those who wish to purchase a set.
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Feb 25, 2019
Japanese city to use AI to predict seriousness of school bullying
The Otsu City Board of Education has decided to implement a digital solution to one of the country's most pressing problems.
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Feb 18, 2019
Japan bolsters steps to aid non-Japanese in event of a quake
This Japanese news article introduces vocabulary that has to do with disaster preparedness, a topic we should all know a little more about.
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Feb 4, 2019
Osaka comments on Nissin 'whitewashing' controversy
A Japanese news article sums up the issue of Naomi Osaka's anime avatar and its controversial color.
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Jan 28, 2019
More in Japan identify as LGBT as social awareness grows
A Dentsu survey finds that people are more aware of the LGBT acronym, giving learners of Japanese the opportunity to discover a world of new vocabulary.
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Jan 21, 2019
Online protests after monk receives traffic ticket
When reading about a group of monks protesting on social media, the collision of traditional and modern words is a treat.
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Jan 14, 2019
Tokyo prepares to host esports tournament
Tokyo is gearing up to host an esports tournament, read about what Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said about it in Japanese.
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Jan 7, 2019
'Tattoos OK' hot spring map released for Rugby World Cup
A hot spring map proves to be a hot topic in the news. Read about how the city of Beppu is making efforts to welcome tourists with tattoos.
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Dec 31, 2018
Hayao Miyazaki anime to get kabuki remake
Director Hayao Miyazaki's animated film “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” will be adapted for the kabuki stage, it was revealed on the 12th. Kabuki actors Onoe Kikunosuke and Nakamura Shichinosuke are among those set to appear on stage for the performance at Shimbashi Enbujo Theater in Tokyo in December. It will be the first of Miyazaki's works to be turned into kabuki.
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Dec 24, 2018
Hanyu and Amuro are among Japan's top newsmakers of 2018
Hanyu and Amuro among Japan's top newsmakers of 2018
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Dec 17, 2018
Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' among nominees for Golden Globes
A couple of Japanese directors, Hirokazu Kore-eda and Mamoru Hosoda, get Golden Globe nods in the run-up to America's awards season.

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