society

Japan’s BPO media watchdog organization responds to complaints about Demon Slayer

Some viewers were upset over content shown on TV during prime time.

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Survey picks Japan’s most attractive prefectures – Familiar spots at top and bottom of rankings

Prefectures at the bottom might not be as bad as the numbers make them seem, though.

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Kansai area people more genetically predisposed to liking coffee than elsewhere in Japan

Wake up and smell the genomes.

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Uniqlo outfits might become Japanese high school’s official uniforms

Switch would solve a lot of school uniform-related problems, but not everyone thinks it’s a great idea.

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The number of elderly people in Japan this year has yet again smashed multiple records

Japan’s labor shortage is so bad that the government is even recruiting old folks who are willing to work.

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Japanese train operator scraps plan to identify past offenders with facial recognition camera

JR East representatives say change of plans is due to “lack of societal consent”.

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Japanese police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal “Ibaraki Dash” maneuver

Friends don’t let friends Ibaraki Dash.

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107-year-old Japanese sisters are oldest twins in the world, according to Guinness World Records

The pair took the Guinness World Record from another pair of twins, who were also Japanese.

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Pocari Sweat offers free self-care packages for those battling COVID-19 at home

They will deliver 12 bottles of Pocari Sweat plus 36 sachets of frozen drinks.

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Survey shows that many Japanese business people’s sleep patterns have changed since teleworking

More naps, more early bedtimes, and even more difficulty sleeping are some of the changes people experienced.

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Demon Slayer Season 2 won’t be toning down its red-light-district setting, TV exec says

”We intend to broadcast it without making any changes.”

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Japan’s Bear Paw Cafe: A safe space for staff with mental health challenges

New cafe is a literal hole-in-the-wall, where you’ll be served by fluffy bears.

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China announces new three-hour-a-week video game limit for kids

New regulations surprisingly don’t include the phrase “You know, when I was your age…”

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“I need to talk with you,” Japanese worker tells boss, gets sweet reaction to “serious” problem

Boss fears the worst, shows that he’s the best.

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Breathtaking pixel art video shows 100 years of Japanese work culture changes【Video】

From the birth of salarymen to the rise of the company warrior and the new normal.

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Fashion icon Naomi Watanabe has a reassuring anecdote for Japanese people in the U.S.

Watanabe acknowledged anti-Asian sentiment in the States on her livestream but consoled viewers with a kind tale from the streets of New York.

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Survey asks which country’s fashion is the most influential in Japanese street style

You might be able to guess which country came out on top!

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Illegal amounts of overtime going on at 37 percent of Japanese companies in government inspections

And believe it or not, that’s actually good news in a way.

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A history of Japanese schoolgirls’ purikura sticker booth trends

Taking a look back at four eras of the Print Club past.

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Self-screening urine test for depression and other mental illness developed in Japan

Urine for a mental health screening.

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