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Japan Institute To Receive Int'l Scholars As Exception To COVID Rules

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KYODO NEWS
 
A Japanese government-affiliated institution will resume receiving dozens of foreign researchers next Thursday, even as entry restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic remain, an official said.
A total of 55 scholars in Japanese studies, including those from other Asia countries, ...

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Starbucks’ Newest Chilled Cup Drink Comes With More Coffee Jelly Than Ever Before

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SORA NEWS
 
And you can only get it at Family Mart for a limited time!
Starbucks has a series of prepackaged drinks called “Chilled Cups”, which can be found at most convenience stores around the country.
They come in standard flavors like Cafe Latte, Espresso, and Matcha Latte, but like most Sta...

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Japan Party Heads Vie For Support On 1st Weekend Of Election Race

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japanese political party leaders took to the streets Saturday, the first weekend since official campaigning for next week's general election began, with how to improve the lives of those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic one of the hotly debated issues.
In his stump speech in Take...

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Japan's Princess Mako Celebrates Final Birthday As Member Of Imperial Family Before Wedding To Commoner

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CNN
 
Japan's Princess Mako turned 30 on Saturday -- her final birthday as a member of the imperial family before she marries her commoner boyfriend next week.
Her marriage to Kei Komuro on Tuesday will mean she becomes a commoner in keeping with laws saying female members of the imperial family ...

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Professors, Students Call On Japan To Issue Visas

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NHK
 
Professors and students in Japan and the United States are appealing to the Japanese government to resume issuing visas for students and researchers. The issuance of such visas has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A representative of an organization that supports a Japanese u...

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Power Outage At Universal Studios Japan Leaves 35 Riders Stranded

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KYODO NEWS
 
A total of 35 people were left stranded on a roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on Friday afternoon after a power outage caused the ride to stop, but no injuries have been reported, according to the park's operator.
Staff rescued those stuck on the "Hollywood Dream - ...

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Japan’s Empress Emerita Michiko turns 87

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Japanese Empress Emerita Michiko, wife of Emperor Emeritus Akihito, turned 87 on Wednesday.
She continued to avoid outings and refrain from inviting guests in the last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, spending peaceful days with the Emperor Emeritus at their Sento Kari Gosho temp...

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Volcano In Southern Japan Erupts With Massive Smoke Column

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ABC NEWS
 
A volcano in southern Japan is erupting with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky
A volcano in southern Japan erupted Wednesday with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky.
The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning level for Mount Aso to three o...

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Campaigning Begins For Japan's Oct. 31 General Election

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KYODO NEWS
 
Campaigning for Japan's Oct. 31 general election began Tuesday, with new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida seeking a mandate for his COVID-19 and economic policies while opposition parties are banding together in a bid to loosen the ruling coalition's grip on power.
Candidates are contest...

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Four Lucky Towns In Fukushima Prefecture Will Receive A Chansey Pokémon Park

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SORA NEWS
 
Fancy having a play date with Chansey?
Pink, egg-shaped, and perpetually smiling Chansey is the official Pokémon ambassador of Fukushima Prefecture.
Chansey, whose name in Japanese is literally “Lucky,” happens to be the perfect pick for Fukushima, which is written using the kanji for...

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