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NEWS IN NIHONGO

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Dec 10, 2018
Hanyu victory parade brings ¥1.85 billion in benefits
A parade to celebrate 23-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu achieving the first back-to-back wins in 66 years in men's figure skating at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, was held in his hometown of Sendai and had an economic effect of an estimated u00a51.85 billion, an organizing committee announced Nov. 30.
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Dec 3, 2018
Tokyo 2020 organizers discuss 6 a.m. start for marathons
Tokyo's summers are hot. That means upcoming Olympic events may need to start earlier in the morning.
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Nov 26, 2018
JAL and ANA file reports after pilot drinking scandal
Japan Airlines (JAL) submitted an investigative report to the transport ministry on Nov. 16 concerning the arrest of one of its copilots by British police due to his heavy drinking before a London to Haneda flight.
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Nov 19, 2018
Government to urge companies to curb use of microplastics
New measures are being taken to help clean our seas, but are they too little too late?
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Nov 12, 2018
Japan launches first survey on 'overtourism'
There's a tourism boom in Japan, but it isn't all good news.
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Oct 22, 2018
New Japan residence status planned for foreign blue-collar workers
The Justice Ministry has announced the gist of draft revisions to laws including the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act to create two new types of visa.
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Oct 15, 2018
Murakami says writing is what he can do for disaster victims
Haruki Murakami says that writing good stories is the best he can do for victims of terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
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Sep 24, 2018
Fish in a phone box: Artist sues shopping district over plagiarism
A contemporary artist has filed a lawsuit against a shopping district in Nara Prefecture, claiming a telephone box teeming with goldfish resembles one of his works.
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Sep 17, 2018
'Avatar robot' cafe opens up new job opportunities to ALS patients
This November, a cafe will open in Akasaka, Tokyo, where customers will be served by 'avatar robots' controlled remotely by severely handicapped employees.
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Sep 10, 2018
Fossils of largest dinosaur ever found in Japan go on show in Hokkaido
At a little over 8 meters from head to tail, a dinosaur skeleton on show in Hokkaido is the largest ever discovered in Japan.
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Sep 3, 2018
Five deaths go unreported at Gifu city hospital
Five patients in their 80s passed away while staying in rooms with broken air conditioning at Y&M Fujikake Daiichi Hospital in Gifu.
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Aug 27, 2018
Diary entry shows late Emperor's anguish over war responsibility
The diaries of the late Chamberlain Shinobu Kobayashi from 1987, when Emperor Showa was 85 years old, reveal how the Emperor was troubled by his war responsibilities.
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Aug 20, 2018
Tokyu Corp. is taking over Shibuya's walls
Tokyu Corp. will use the walls of shops and residential buildings to roll out its new promotional campaign to advertise businesses.
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Aug 13, 2018
Watermelon snow is speeding up the melting of glaciers, Japanese scientists report
The phenomenon known as watermelon snow, when snow is colored red,is caused by an algae that speeds up the melting of glaciers, according to new research.
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Aug 6, 2018
Tokyo Metro QR codes give audio directions to the blind
In a bid to boost the user-friendliness of the subway for visually impaired people, the Tokyo Metro will place new QR-coded stickers on the bumpy tiles that mark the path for the blind in one of its stations.
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Jul 30, 2018
60% of families in Japan use smartphones during family time
Sixty percent of parents and children in Japan use their smartphones or cellphones when they are together for family time, the highest percentage in a comparison with the U.S., South Korea and China.
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Jul 23, 2018
Kids cheer on their bugs at the Kabutomushi Sumo Competition
The National Kabutomushi Sumo Tournament, where rhinoceros beetles are made to fight on tree branches instead of sumo rings, was held recently in Yamagata Prefecture.
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Jul 16, 2018
Three Mount Fuji trails open for the climbing season
The three trails on the Shizuoka Prefecture side of Mount Fuji opened on July 10 at the start of the climbing season.
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Jul 9, 2018
'Hidden Christian' sites added to World Heritage list
UNESCO has decided to add 12 sites in southwestern Japan linked to the history of the country's persecuted Christians to the World Heritage list.
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Jul 2, 2018
Chigasaki locals spell out 40th anniversary message for the Southern All Stars
Locals gathered at Keisuke Kuwata's alma mater in Kanagawa Prefecture to arrange themselves in formation to spell out the message 'Happy 40th, Sazan.'

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