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Japan Survive Sudirman Scare After Momota Gamble Backfires

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THE JAKARTA POST
 
Japan gambled by resting top-ranked Kento Momota and nearly paid the price, suffering a huge scare before battling back to beat Russia 3-2 in their Sudirman Cup opener on Monday.
The top seeds are bidding to win the mixed-team world championships for the first time, but a major...

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Japan’s Toei Animation Teams With Saudi’s Manga Productions on ‘The Journey’

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VARIETY
 
In an industry-building effort for Saudi Arabia, new Saudi animation studio Manga Productions has teamed up with Japan’s Toei Animation on a $10 million to $15 million animation feature titled “The Journey,” an epic based on Saudi folklore to be directed by Shizuno Kobun, whose credits ...

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Empty Nissin Cup Noodle Packet Transformed Into Japanese Astronaut

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Further proof if any was needed that Japanese craftsmanship, especially for things on a smaller scale, is both uncannily good as well as surprisingly inventive.
Following the ship model made from biscuit boxes, the latest example is this astronaut figure created from a single Nissi...

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Trout, Ohtani Hit Celebratory Hrs In Win

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout’s 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one.
Trout’s solo shot to left-center off traveled 144 meters and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3...

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Pokémon Hanko Seals Get A Second Generation Run With 100 New Characters From The Johto Region

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SORA NEWS
 
Seals can be personalised with names in kanji, hiragana, katakana or English!
In Japan, personal seals called hanko or inkan are used instead of signatures on legal documents. It’s a system that’s been around for centuries, and while the fonts and designs of the seals may differ, the ...

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Japan Is Sending Gundams to Space for the 2020 Olympics

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POPULAR MECHANICS
 
As Japan prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, like other countries it plans on using the occasion to celebrate its cultural heritage. That includes restoring heritage sites and upgrading its famed rail system, but as former President Obama once noted, it also extends into ani...

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Japan Is Running Out Of Phone Numbers, So It’s Making Longer Ones

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THE VERGE
 
Japan’s communications ministry plans to create 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers in response to fears that the country’s 11-digit numbers could run out by 2022. Japan Times reports that the proposal has already been approved by the country’s three major mobile operators — NTT Docomo,...

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How Xi and Abe can bridge China-Japan divide

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ASIA TIMES
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have much more in common than they may realize. Both come from elite political families with great influence within their respective countries.
Xi is considered a princeling within China because he is the son of Xi Z...

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Japanese Space Startup Aims To Compete With US Rivals

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PHYS
 
A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space earlier this month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American rivals such as SpaceX, its founder said Wednesday.
Interstellar Technology Inc. founder Takafumi Horie said a low-cost rocket business in Japan is wel...

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UNESCO Panel Recommends Osaka Tombs For World Heritage Status

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A UNESCO advisory panel has recommended adding a group of ancient tombs in Osaka Prefecture to the World Cultural Heritage list, Japan’s Cultural Affairs Agency announced Tuesday.
Collectively called the Mozu-Furuichi tumulus clusters, the sites are expected to be officially appr...

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