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Deregulation is coming to Japan's tour-guide industry, but the jury is still out on whether it will solve the country's looming tourism crisis.
As Japan begins to adapt to the unprecedented influx of foreign visitors, the tightly regulated tour guide industry prepares for major reform.
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Japanese policymakers are exploring ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it an "immigration policy."
Desperately seeking an antidote to a rapidly aging population, Japanese policymakers are exploring ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it
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"One in 6 people are now living beneath the poverty line. Poverty is familiar to many Japanese people today."
As the government tells it, Japanese have it pretty good. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is adamant that, whatever critics may say, economic disparity is not gr
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Sacrifice after war WW two(2) for regular Japanese citizens is still called by the Japan government,, only certain Japaneses can afford the good privileges and richness of Japan,,, government has been hidding to the rest of the world that Japan also has groups subversives fighting the establishment in Japan.
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"What I hope for is that families feel no regrets at their last moment with the deceased."
Ruiko Sasahara can never forget the sight of a little girl lying in a morgue after the tsunami five years ago. The 43-year-old mother of two is a nokanshi
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In post-disaster times, music can play a valuable role in the healing process.
When the Great East Japan Earthquake hit on March 11, 2011, I was at home in my apartment in Tokyo. The ground lurched, the walls shuddered and my CDs bega
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Studio Ghibli fans and prospective child monks, press play.
You Say Party has a knack for getting pop culture references into its music videos. Past works have given visual nods to both "Twin Peaks" and "Little Red
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The poorly received "The Sea of Trees," about Mount Fuji's Aokigahara suicide forest, was panned by critics long before it was finally released.
At least Arthur Brennan didn't want sushi, an AKB48 concert or a night out on the town with a maiko (trainee geisha) on his arm. As Japan's ranking soars o
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Five years after The Japan Times first revealed the usage of toxic defoliants on Okinawa, new evidence comes to light.
Five years after The Japan Times first revealed the usage of toxic defoliants on Okinawa, new evidence comes to light.
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The number of invasive red-ear slider turtles in Japan continues to rise, slowly yet steadily.
Invasive red-ear slider turtles now vastly outnumber endemic Japanese turtles and are causing significant stress to the ecosystem, the Environment Ministry
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"Japan is so unique, I never considered it just might some day become like so many other places that, once discovered, become victims of their own popularity," writes columnist Amy Chavez
To ensure they can continue working into their twilight years, many owners of traditional Japanese inns are keen to change their business model.
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I visited in March after 14 years away and I feel like Japan is turning into 'Japanland' totally for tourists.
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BREAKING: The indigo-and-white checkered circle has been chosen as the Tokyo Olympic logo from a shortlist of four designs.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers on Monday chose logo A — a stark indigo-and-white checkered circle — as the games' replacement emblem after the
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A timely time to reflect on the resonance of the Bard, who influenced more than a few writers and filmmakers in Japan.
April 23 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the greatest dramatist of the English speaking world. The anniversar
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Reporting the news of Japan since 1897.

1897年創刊。現存する日本最古の英字新聞・ジャパンタイムズが発信する国内外の社会、スポーツ、政治、経済ニュースと、さまざまなジャンルの特集記事。
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