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16 Apr 2021
Craftsman Kimiaki Kono was hoping the Tokyo Olympics would be a chance to win new fans for Japan's lute-like shamisen, but the pandemic has left things on a sour note.
4 Apr 2021
Young Japanese are less likely to protest than previous generations due to fears of violence and heightened life pressures. If they do feel strongly about an issue, they'll have their say in an online space.
9 Feb 2021
Japanese carmaker Nissan reported a net loss of 367.71 billion yen ($3.5B) in the first nine months of the fiscal year up to December 2020 although its performance improved in the most recent quarter.
15 Dec 2020
If you've eaten sushi, you might assume you've tried wasabi. But chances are it was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their 'green gold'. About half of the fresh wasabi grown in Japan comes from Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo. Wasabi grows naturally there and has been used in local cuisine for centuries.
27 Oct 2020
Tokyo residents react after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga set a 2050 deadline for the world's third-largest economy to become carbon neutral, significantly firming up the country's climate change commitments.
4 Sep 2020
It might seem like a flight of fancy, but a Japanese firm says it is one step closer to making flying cars a reality after testing a drone-like prototype. The Japanese company Skydrive, which develops urban air mobility solutions, carried out a test flight of its SD-03 electric flying car with a passenger on board. The vehicle, which operates with eight rotors and two propellers arranged at each corner, rose vertically into the air about three meters above the ground and circled a test field for four minutes.
5 Jul 2020
Tokyo shoppers react after retailers in Japan begin charging for plastic bags, a move aimed at curbing Japanese consumers' love for packaging and finally bringing the country in line with other major economies.
20 Jun 2020
Tired of being cooped up at home and the grind of the city, more Japanese people say they hope to escape — and restrictions under the state of emergency prove they can have a more balanced life by working from home.
31 Mar 2020
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29 Jan 2020
The first Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak, arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday aboard a plane. of plane.
30 Aug 2019
Japanese PM warns Africa about debt as China expands presence on continent
2 Aug 2019
The Japanese move is likely to disrupt supply chains and escalate tensions with South Korea. Tokyo said the decision was taken for national security reasons, but Seoul views it as retaliation.

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