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YEAREND

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JAPAN
Dec 24, 2019
Japan's former emperor and empress likely to celebrate new year with public
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko are expected to join other members of the imperial family in greeting New Year's well-wishers, sources at the Imperial Household Agency said Tuesday.
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JAPAN
Jan 1, 2019
IN PICTURES: Japan says good night to 2018, good morning to 2019
Japan greeted 2019 — the year of the boar, according to the Chinese astrological calendar — Monday evening and Tuesday morning with traditional visits to both major and minor temples and not-so-traditional events, such as the massive one at the famous Shibuya Crossing, where thousands gathered to shout the countdown displayed on digital signboards.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 31, 2018
Japan in 2019: 10 surprises
The outlook for Japan in 2019 is bright.
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JAPAN
Dec 28, 2018
Shibuya Ward calls for safe New Year's countdown after disruption at Halloween
About 60,000 people came to Shibuyau2019s countdown event in 2016, and more than 100,000 descended on the area in 2017.
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WORLD / Society / FOCUS
Dec 30, 2017
From #MeToo to rape laws, women's rights advanced despite adversity in 2017
Pink hat-wearing protesters marched in the millions, celebrities called out their abusers as "pigs," and countries from Chile to India passed pro-women legislation, making 2017 a momentous year for women's rights despite setbacks, activists said.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Dec 17, 2017
What the world needs right now is more Kwanzaa
Although the celebration was designed as a Pan-African affair, its seven principles could benefit every one of us.
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 29, 2015
A decent year for most people
For most people, in most places, 2015 has been a pretty good year.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Dec 26, 2015
'Ōsōji': ways to keep your home spick and span
Three experts discuss their philosophy on the New Year's chore that everybody loves — cleaning.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Dec 23, 2015
Much jaw-jaw about war-war: the year 2015 in quotes
The past year has seen a number of tugs-of-war, as conservatives promoted past glories and preservation of the status quo while liberals lobbied for unprecedented levels of tolerance.
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Dec 23, 2015
On a Christmas visit, expat thoughts turn to 'going home'
Reconnecting with home can be a cause for reflection: Where have I been, and where am I going? Is there another life to return to?
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Dec 21, 2015
Germans to spend less on Christmas presents and more on charity amid refugee crisis
Germans are expected to spend less on Christmas presents this year and instead open their wallets to charities as the country faces a record influx of refugees.
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LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Dec 14, 2015
Avoid offense by heeding these nengajō do's and don'ts
A recent survey revealed quite a few inconvenient truths about what people like and don't like when it comes to New Year's cards.
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Dec 14, 2015
Let's discuss this year's buzzwords in Japan
This year's most memorable buzzwords in Japan were recently announced, with the words "bakugai" and "toripuru surii" jointly taking home the top honors.
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LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Dec 7, 2015
From 'faboru' to 'sanoru,' words define what people said, read and bought in 2015
A closer look at the Japanese words that have made headlines and become part of the lexicon over the past year.
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 31, 2014
New Year's resolutions may be more procrastination than motivation
Goals set because people feel they should make them are less likely to be accomplished, experts say, while aspirations that donu2019t rely on the calendar to achieve them are a safer bet.
CULTURE / Music
Dec 23, 2014
Lower sales affected acts worldwide
The Japanese music market has faced hard times as of late. Starting with an announcement from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in March that the country's music sales dropped 16.7 percent in 2013, the past 12 months saw no particular upswing in physical or digital sales, therefore trying to draw a consensus of what's actually popular here can be a challenge. The Oricon Charts, which only count physical sales, and various download rankings looked like totally different worlds at the end of 2014.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Dec 1, 2014
Yokohama: How can you make your Christmas in Japan more ... Christmassy?
Many foreigners will spend the Christmas holiday in Japan away from family. So how do they attempt to create the feeling of a Western Christmas like those they knew back home?
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WORLD / Society
Nov 29, 2014
Heralding start of holiday season, Christmas tree arrives at White House
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama received the annual Christmas tree delivery at the White House on Friday, heralding the start of the holiday season.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jan 29, 2014
Osaka and Nagoya: What are your hopes for the year ahead?
The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) deaf community has trouble finding interpreters who know about LGBT issues. I hope to interpret at LGBT events and help spread interest in Japanese sign language.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / LABOR PAINS
Jan 8, 2014
Restore the shuttered-up New Year's of yore
First of all, I would like to wish a happy new year to all the readers of Labor Pains. While labor news has generally been a gloomy topic of late, it is my hope that this year will bring brighter things for me to write about.

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