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Japanese Minister Begins Paternity Leave After Son's Birth

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AL JAZEERA
 
Shinjiro Koizumi, son of an ex-prime minister, said he hopes to open debate on issue that remains sensitive in Japan.
Japan's popular environment minister announced the birth of his son on Friday, and will become the first top public official to take paternity leave.
"Today, January ...

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China's Mystery Virus Has Now Been Confirmed in Japan

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SCIENCE ALERT
 
Japan has confirmed a case of a mystery virus that first emerged in China and is from the same family as the deadly SARS pathogen, authorities said Thursday.
It appears to be only the second time the novel coronavirus has been detected outside China, after the World Health Organiz...

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Japan Minister's Paternity Leave Challenges Work Pressure

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BBC
 
Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi has said he plans to take paternity leave - a rare decision that is making headlines in the country.
Mr Koizumi said he would take two weeks off in the first month of his child's life. The baby is due later this month.
It will be the first time ...

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Lower Legal Age Presents Quandary Over When To Fete Start Of Adulthood

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Many local governments remain undecided on whether coming-of-age ceremonies should continue to be held for people aged 20 after the legal adult age is lowered to 18 in April 2022 following a revision to the Civil Code.
Many municipal governments hold coming-o...

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Japan’s Super Nintendo World Theme Park Will Feature Smart Mario-Themed Wristbands

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THE VERGE
 
Starting in Osaka, Japan and opening later in the US and Singapore
Super Nintendo Land, the Mario-themed expansion to Universal Studios, is shaping up to be one of the most interesting and tech-infused theme park attractions to date.
The park, launching ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic...

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Billionaire Maezawa Tops Japan's Most Followed Twitter Rankings

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NEW YORK TIMES
 
TOKYO — Fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has became Japan's most followed Twitter account, the social network said, boosted by a $9 million giveaway to his followers.
Maezawa's 7.2 million followers puts his account narrowly ahead of acid-tongued comedian Hiroiki Ariyoshi, who ...

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Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese Billionaire Seeks 'Life Partner' For Moon Voyage

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BBC NEWS
 
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a female "life partner" to accompany him on Space X's maiden tourist voyage to the Moon.
The fashion mogul, 44, is set to be the first civilian passenger to fly around the moon on the Starship rocket.
Planned for 2023, the mission will...

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AP PHOTOS: Japan Honors Young Adults On Coming Of Age Day

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AP NEWS
 
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is celebrating Coming of Age Day, a centuries-old tradition and national holiday to honor those who have turned 20 over the past year.
Held annually on the second Monday of January, Coming of Age Day is a special time for these young adults.
Most of the men dress mode...

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Three Of Japan’s Best Whiskies Are About To Disappear As Nikka Shortages Loom

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SORA NEWS
 
Japanese whiskies continue to taste too good for their own existence.
These days, just about everyone knows that Suntory and Kirin make whisky, thanks to their glowing reviews and international marketing muscle (including Suntory’s high-profile placement in Lost in Translation). Ask w...

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Ghosn's Japan Lawyer: Questioning Averaged 7 Hours a Day

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BLOOMBERG
 
Tokyo (AP) -- A lawyer for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon while awaiting trial in Japan, said his client was questioned an average of seven hours a day without a lawyer present.
Takashi Takano said on his blog post Saturday the questioning continued through w...

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