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The end of the pay phone? Japanese government considering getting rid of phone boxes

Let’s be real though — when was the last time you used one anyway?

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Donald Trump parades around streets in Japan on the shoulders of Japanese supporters

Protestors in Japan show their fervent love for Trump despite needing help to sing the U.S. national anthem.

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Tokyo Olympic Committee trains 220 “hackers” to protect games

The real global competition might be going on behind the scenes.

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Shibushi-shi Shibushi-cho Shibushi no Shibushi Shiyakusho Shibushi Shisho to change name

And I JUST learned how to say it!

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Did the Governor of Tokyo just cosplay as Buzz Lightyear to talk about coronavirus?

People can’t work out whether she looks more like a character from Toy Story or Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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Japan’s Minister in Charge of Information Technology Policy defends politicians’ use of paper

Says tree-based physical media is “easier” in certain situation.

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Japanese mayor “Jo Baiden” becomes famous after U.S. election

A meeting between the two Bidens looks set to be on the cards for the future.

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden chibi mascot characters win fans during results coverage in Japan

Japanese media covers the U.S. presidential election in true zany Japanese style.

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New environmental regulations considered for Seto Inland Sea because it has become “too pretty”

That’s one way to sum up the situation.

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Japanese Komeito party suggests 20,000 yen (US$189) grant for graduating high school students

They argue that high school graduates and deferred students deserve a boost considering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Bomb threats for Bitcoin bewilder local governments in Japan who couldn’t pay if they wanted to

Because elementary schools are famous for dabbling in the crypto exchanges.

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Japanese PM’s “low-level English” tweet to Donald Trump reportedly slammed by his own party

A source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says they’ll be stepping in to help PM Suga in future.

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Ridiculous photo of Japanese government’s Digitalization Promotion team inspires zero confidence

This doesn’t look like it’s going to go well.

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Japanese government to phase out fax machines, paper documents, personal seals

Just the fax, Kono.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces resignation

Longest serving prime minster in Japan’s history has been in office since 2012.

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Shizuoka City orders mysterious torii of unknown origin torn down, sparks concern that a horror movie is beginning

Local government finds new way to invite misery to 2020.

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Government plans to establish four “Japanese Silicon Valleys”

In search of the elusive Japanese unicorn.

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Japanese government proposes cyborgs and robotic avatars for all by 2050

Above diagram suggests Vegeta suits may be involved as well.

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What pandemic? People in Japan crowd Ikea store, ignore requests to stay home during Golden Week

Hundreds risk spreading coronavirus for Ikea hot dogs and flatpack furniture.

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City in Aichi reduces water and sewage bills for four months, easing residents’ financial strain

People were grateful for the assistance and expressed appreciation for the government’s role in easing coronavirus stress.

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