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Japan To Support Ski Resort Renovation To Lure Foreign Tourists

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JAKARTA POST
 
To promote the renovation of ski resorts to attract more foreign skiers, the government will select between 10 to 15 skiing venues by a nationwide public offering and help revitalize them into resorts for longer stays. Skiing is becoming less popular in Japan.
The government plans ...

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Japanese Theme Park Opening Godzilla Experience In 2020

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CNN
 
 (CNN) — If Godzilla movies aren't scary enough for you, head to Japan next year and you can get eaten by the fearsome lizard himself.
The Nijigen no Mori theme park on Awaji Island in Hyogo prefecture will debut a Godzilla-themed area in 2020, complete with a massive lizard measuring 20 m...

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Propilot Golf Ball By Nissan Automatically Guides Itself Into Golf Hole

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Car maker Nissan has developed the ProPilot Golf Ball, a ball that automatically corrects the trajectory and pilots itself into a hole on the course.
While this might seem rather to defeat the purpose of playing golf in the first place, it is presumably intended to showcase Nissan’...

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2020 Olympic Organizers Test Heat Countermeasures In Sweltering Tokyo

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - With temperatures rising to 35 degrees Celsius and humidity of 75% on Thursday, Tokyo 2020 organizers had the perfect weather to try out their heat countermeasures and preparedness for next year's Olympics at the beach volleyball test event.
Although it has been less hot thi...

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Johnny Kitagawa: Japanese Boy Band Mogul Dies At 87

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BBC
 
Johnny Kitagawa, one of the most influential figures in Japan's entertainment industry, has died at the age of 87.
For more than 50 years the agency he founded, Johnny & Associates, turned multiple bands into household names, including SMAP, Arashi and KAT-TUN.
Many of the artists he propel...

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Japan To Begin Screening Departing Foreign Travelers With Facial Recognition Technology

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Thanks to the growing influx of foreign travelers, immigration procedures often keep international visitors waiting in long queues at Japan’s airports.
But short-term travelers will be able to skip long lines when they are leaving the country from this summer by using facial recogni...

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My Melody And Little Twin Stars Join Hello Kitty For New Themed Rooms At Tokyo Hotel

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Keio Plaza Hotel’s new rooms come furnished with cuteness.
On June 15, the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tama, Tokyo, unveiled a pair of new themed rooms as part of their ongoing collaboration with cute character creation powerhouse Sanrio. My Melody and Little Twin Stars (featuring the well...

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With Sake And Shinto Rites, Japanese See In New Era In Festive Mood

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - With refreshing slurps of sake and solemn Shinto rites, Japanese rang in a new imperial era in festive mood Wednesday as Naruhito became their 126th emperor.
Unseasonable rain had somewhat dampened the party atmosphere for Tuesday's abdication of Naruhito's father Akihito, w...

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Japanese Railways Aim For Ease, With Foreign Tourists In Mind

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
JR and private railways revised their timetables on Saturday, with many of the changes aimed to make travel more convenient and comfortable for foreign tourists ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the Fuji Kaiyu (excursion) limited express ...

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For Japan, 'No Deal' At Kim-Trump Summit Beats A Bad Deal With Concessions To Nuclear North Korea

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THE JAPAN TIMES
 
At a glance, this week’s Kim-Trump summit meeting in Hanoi, held to foster progress toward the denuclearization of North Korea, generated few tangible victories — despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s boasts of the “tremendous” achievements he had expected.
The two leaders didn’...

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