The former Mitsubishi Morgan Stanley employee Glen Wood who alleges he was punished and dismissed for trying to claim his lawful right to paternity leave has released a video asking for support ahead ...
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Japanese YouTuber Nobita, who runs the channel Find Your Love in Japan, interviewed three self-professed virgins in Shibuya about their lifestyles. The media discourse about "sexlessness" in Japan ...
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Of the 83,000 people in the 23 wards of Tokyo who reached the legal age of adulthood in Japan this year, around 10,000 -- or one in eight -- is classified as foreign, reports NHK. This is largely ...
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New Year in Japan has many traditions, from the food to household decorations. Television is part of the ritual of Oshogatsu, perhaps most famously the NHK music show Kohaku. Another perennial ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
Last week the Japanese media was caught off-guard by the announcement that the actress Emi Takei and singer Takahiro from the pop group Exile had got married, and that Takei is ...
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The weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun has published allegations that the entertainer Rola is stuck in a 10-year "slave-like" contract with her agency. Though she is apparently suffering mentally and ...
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Although Japan has a prominent number of police substations around communities, locals often take pride in how their cities generally have less surveillance and security cameras than other major ...
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Foreigners detained at immigration facilities in Tokyo and Nagoya have gone on hunger strike to protest their long detentions and conditions. Last week, some 40 detainees started a hunger strike ...
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Just what every busy person needs in their wardrobe: a way to neutralize odors from coats, jackets and other items of clothing just by hanging them up
The current frontrunner for the leadership of Japan's main opposition party, the recently rebranded Democratic Party, is facing accusations of not being Japanese enough. It is no secret that Renho ...
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This summer there will be an Upper House election in Japan and for the first time, those aged 18 and 19 can vote. To raise awareness of this new enfranchisement, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government ...
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The return to Japanese TV screens last week of the 32-year-old unmarried TV "talent" Becky was a major event for the entertainment industry. Her homecoming after weeks of exile attracted 24% of the ...
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A landmark court ruling has left feminist campaigners fuming, while also offering some succour and glimpses of future change. In a suit brought forward by a group of women and one couple, the ...
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Salt and water. That's all you need to power this superb quality lamp for emergencies when you don't have access to ordinary batteries or a regular power supply.
Amazon Japan has started offering a monk dispatch service, where a Buddhist holy man is sent to conduct memorial services for you. The service starts at a flat ¥35,000 (about $285) anywhere ...
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Japanese citizens are responding to the introduction of the controversial My Number system by publishing their personal codes. People have turned to blogs and social media to willingly disclose ...
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Have you ever wanted a hot guy to pop round to your office and wipe away your tears? Well, there's a service for that now. Yes, Japan now has the "Ikemeso Danshi" service where a good-looking ...
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