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Ginza’s Iconic Wako Building To Be Reborn As Seiko House Ginza

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JAPAN NEWS
 
 
The iconic clock tower atop the Wako Co. flagship store in Tokyo’s Ginza district has been renovated, according to its parent company Seiko Holdings Corp., and the building will reopen as Seiko House Ginza on Friday.
The roof of the tower, and its fifth to seventh floors have been ...

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Japan's Outdoor Mask Relaxation Yet To Filter Through

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JAPAN TODAY
 
When the coronavirus pandemic began over two years ago, people in Japan quickly donned masks en masse with little complaint. But now the government has relaxed its guidance on outdoor mask usage, the message appears not to be filtering through.
On May 23, the ministry of health chan...

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Berserk Manga To Restart With Creator’s Friend Who Knows Planned Ending As Supervisor

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SORA NEWS
 
Close friend of Kentaro Miura says he’s known how the series would end for almost 30 years.
Fans around the world were heartbroken last year when manga artist Kentaro Miura, creator of Berserk, passed away due to acute aortic dissection.
The artist’s unexpected death was marked with t...

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Japan, NATO step up ties amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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AP NEWS
 
Japanese and NATO officials agreed Tuesday to step up military cooperation and joint exercises as they shared concerns that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing a deterioration of the security environment in Europe and Asia.
Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said at the beginning...

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More Than 20 Amino Acids Found In Samples From Ryugu Asteroid

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NHK
 
Japan's science ministry says more than 20 types of amino acid have been found in samples collected from the Ryugu asteroid.
The discovery may help scientists better understand the origins of life, as amino acids are one of its basic building blocks.
The sand and dust samples were collected...

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Japan To Open To Tourists After COVID, With Masks, Insurance And Chaperones Required

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REUTERS
 
Foreign tourists visiting Japan will be required to wear masks, take out private medical insurance and be chaperoned throughout their stay, the government said on Tuesday, as it plans a gradual opening from two years of COVID-19 restrictions.
Only visitors on package tours will be allow...

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Japan Beat USA To Remain Undefeated In VNL Week 1

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VOLLEY BALL WORLD
 
An impressive victory against the USA keeps the Asian team's streak alive
Japan showed great strength in the opening week of the Volleyball Nations League 2022. The Asians are the only undefeated team in the tournament after the conclusion of the first 32 matches of the women’...

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Man Gets 18-Year Prison Term For 2017 Expressway Road Rage Deaths

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JAPAN TODAY
 
A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old man to a prison term of 18 years in a retrial over a 2017 road rage incident that resulted in the deaths of a couple and injuries to their two daughters.
The Yokohama District Court convicted Kazuho Ishibashi of dangerous driving af...

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Oldest Chinese Restaurant In Japan Shuts Down After 138 Years

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YAHOO NEWS
 
After filing for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, Japan's oldest existing Chinese restaurant, Heichinrou, is shutting down after 138 years of business.
The restaurant, located in Yokohama Chinatown, first opened in 1884, catering to foreigners who moved to the city during the Meiji...

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US Naval Officer In Japan Faces Prison Over Deadly Crash

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AP NEWS
 
For Ridge Alkonis, a U.S. Navy lieutenant living in Japan, a springtime trip with his wife and three children to Mount Fuji was intended as fun and leisurely family time before an expected deployment.
What happened next, and why, is a matter of dispute. But it gave rise to a three-year ...

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