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Japan media watchdog BPO rewatches and reevaluates Demon Slayer following new complaints

Concerns about level of violence in hit anime prompt Youth Committee to go for another ride on the Mugen Train.

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Japanese government freezes inbound air reservations for foreign residents and Japanese citizens

New restrictions come just one day after latest coronavirus-related border tightening.

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Survey reveals most Japanese workers want to work from home at least twice per week

Younger and older workers did have different ideas of what the ideal number is, though. 

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Japan completely closes borders to new foreign arrivals

Relaxed coronavirus regulations unable to last even one month as sources say first omicron case has been discovered.

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Support for coworker drinking parties dropping rapidly in Japan, even among older people【Survey】

Pandemic has more people thinking they don’t need to drink with people in order to work with them.

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Surveys suggest over 80% of Japanese people likely to continue with masks after COVID-19 subsides

It really isn’t all about health either.

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Baseball star Shohei Ohtani turns down People’s Honor Award from Japanese prime minister

Unanimous MVP would have been first recipient of award since 2019.

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Getting a driver’s license in Japan the hard way: The first written test

They say the hardest part of any task is getting started… We’ll see about that.

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Over half of Japanese newlyweds haven’t been bothering with a wedding ceremony

Billy Idol might say it’s not a nice day for a white wedding.

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“Hey, how’d you get our personal information?” we ask a Japanese telemarketer

They asked Seiji if he wanted to get into the real estate game, but Seiji wanted to know how they got his number.

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Japanese baby name app releases 2021 ranking of top ten most intriguing boy and girl baby names

App publishes a ranking of the names that got the most hits during expectant parents’ searches.

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What kind of restaurant attracts the politest customers in Japan? Twitter user has a theory

A chance at love means a higher probability of good customer behavior, she says.

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Tokyo TV station skips ugly controversy over Princess Mako’s marriage, shows Blade instead

Some TV stations are always trying to ice-skate uphill.

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How much money are Japanese people willing to lend their romantic partners?【Survey】

Survey looks for answers to a very complicated question.

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Was there no “Song of 2021” in Japan?

The country’s legendary year-end music program is struggling to find its hit.

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New “boss’ treat” vending machines in Japan give out free drinks if you use them with a coworker

You don’t need to bring any money as long as you remember to bring a buddy.

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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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