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Japanese Convenience Store Chain Running Out Of Fried Chicken, Takes Precautions To Save Christmas

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SORA NEWS
 
We might not be seeing Family Mart’s Famichiki for a while.
Japanese convenience stores are filled with all kind of wonderful things, and one of the first you’ll notice when you step through the entrance is the fried food display case next to the register. And, without question, the s...

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Japan, US Set Framework For Talks On Trade, Broader Ties

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ABC NEWS
 
U.S. Trade Representative Katharine Tai and Japan's trade minister have agreed to work to resolve a dispute over American tariffs on steel and aluminum as part of a framework for deeper cooperation
U.S. Trade Representative Katharine Tai and Japan’s trade and industry minister agreed W...

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Japan Prepares For Winter Wave Of Infections

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THE DIPLOMAT
 
Japan’s deadly summer peak, which brought the health care system to a standstill, has prompted a new coronavirus policy ahead of winter. 
The number of COVID-19 infections in Tokyo has plummeted after a “fifth wave” during the summer led to a state of emergency declaration and a sp...

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Japan’s New Covid Cases Hit 17-Month Low Despite Reopening

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BLOOMBERG
 
Japan reported 79 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, the lowest figure in nearly a year and a half, as the country’s robust vaccination rate is quelling infections even in the midst of reopening the world’s third-largest economy. 
The country reported one death on Monday. Tokyo, its mos...

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What The 'Joker Attack' Revealed About Japanese Society

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BBC
 
Earlier this month, a train attack which saw as many as 17 injured shocked Japan.
Much of the attention around the attack has been focused on the alleged perpetrator, who was seen wearing what appeared to be a Joker costume - but does the attack reveal more about Japanese society as a whole...

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Fujii Wins Ryuo Title, Becomes Youngest Shogi Player With Quadruple Crown

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Shogi prodigy Sota Fujii has captured the Ryuo title after sweeping the best-of-seven series over defending champion Masayuki Toyoshima, becoming the youngest shogi player to hold four major titles simultaneously at 19 years and 3 months old.
Fujii won the fourth game of the seri...

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Mother Of Girl Abducted By N Korea Urges Kishida To Resolve Issue

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The mother of Megumi Yokota, who has come to symbolize the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea, urged Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to take swift action to resolve the long-standing matter as Monday marked 44 years since her daughter went missing.
Sakie Yokota, the 85...

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Japan's Former Princess Mako Arrives In New York After Giving Up Title

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BBC
 
Japan's former princess Mako has arrived in the US with her new "commoner" husband, Kei Komuro, after leaving the royal family.
There was minimal pageantry as the college sweethearts, who wed last month, left from Tokyo airport on Sunday morning.
They will rent an apartment in New York wher...

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JR East Attempts To Unite Train-Photographing Otaku With New Social Media Group

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SORA NEWS
 
Could this mean an end to the violence?
Of all the otaku in Japan, the “train otaku” is a particularly diverse subset containing the likes of noritetsu, people who take an interest in unique ways of riding trains, or the model train enthusiasts known as mokeitetsu.
But it is by far th...

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Japan Prepares Beds, Booster Shots In COVID-19 Lull Before Winter

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REUTERS
 
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida outlined on Friday an urgent plan to increase hospital beds and medical resources in preparation for a possible resurgence of COVID-19 infections this winter.
After a deadly fifth wave of infections almost overwhelmed the medical system during the s...

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