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Graying Japan Faces Urgent Need To Realize Autonomous Transportation

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KYODO NEWS
 
With an aging population and a growing shortage of drivers, Japan is a country where autonomous transportation services would seem to have a bright future.
Demand is particularly high for self-driving trucks in regions with few alternatives to hauling freight by road, such as the nor...

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Japanese Activists Join Global Climate Strike Ahead Of U.N. Summit On Global Warming

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Young people in 117 countries on Friday called on policymakers to take overdue steps against climate change as part of a global strike just days ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit set to begin in New York on Monday.
Affiliated events organized across Japan on Friday d...

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Japan Is Going Wild For Luxury Toilet Paper, Even At $12 Per Roll

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CBS NEWS
 
Tokyo — The latest must-have product to take Japan by storm isn't high-tech and it certainly isn't garnering rave reviews in glossy design magazines. The country where electronically controlled, heated, bidet-accessorized, high-tech toilets are commonplace has in fact made another cont...

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Host Japan Rallies To Open Rugby World Cup With Win Over Russia

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THE GUARDIAN
 
After an opening ceremony inspired by Japan’s ancient culture, the country’s rugby team briefly risked reverting to their traditional role of World Cup also-rans, before rallying to end the opening game of the tournament with a comfortable win over Russia.
 
The Brave Blossoms over...

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Public Baths Mull Whether To Accept Guests With Tattoos

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
With the Rugby World Cup expected to draw about 500,000 visitors to Japan, attitudes have been split among public bath operators nationwide over whether to accept foreign customers with tattoos.
Some facilities will accept such customers for a limited period of time in keeping wi...

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Ramen Bankara Unveils Their Heartwarming And Stomach-Filling “Strong Ramen!”

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SORA NEWS
 
For days when the traditional tonkotsu ramen just won’t cut it.
At SoraNews24, we’ve been telling you about all kinds of unique and strange ramen recently, like piranha ramen and lobster ramen, so we figured you’d also like to know about a more traditional addition to the savory noodl...

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Japan’s Centenarian Population Tops 70,000

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NIPPON.COM
 
Japan now has 71,238 centenarians. The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare announced a rise of 1,453 citizens aged 100 and over, based on resident registration data as of September 15, 2019, in the forty-ninth consecutive annual increase. Japanese centenarians are overwhelmingly f...

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Lost In Translation? World Cup Has Arrived In Japan But Don’t Tell Everybody

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THE GUARDIAN
 
With the opening game just three days away you get the feeling Japan will have to perform well on the pitch to engage a nation already seduced by next year’s Tokyo Olympics
There were six people in the bar, five friends and now one stranger too. I would have backed right out but th...

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Almost 80,000 Homes Still Without Power A Week After Japan Typhoon

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CNA
 
 
TOKYO: Almost 80,000 homes are still without power a week after a powerful typhoon battered eastern Japan, authorities said Monday (Sep 16), with sustained heavy rain prompting evacuation orders and hampering recovery efforts.
Typhoon Faxai powered into the Tokyo region in the early hours...

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Shinjiro Koizumi: A Rising Star In Japanese Politics

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BBC
 
Last month, Shinjiro Koizumi, a Japanese lawmaker who is the second son of popular former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, grabbed headlines after he announced his marriage to a TV personality, and considered the possibility of taking paternity leave after the birth of their child.
It was ...

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