society

Japan to reopen to international tourists with new entry requirements

Government sets a date for opening the country’s borders to the world again.

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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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Coronavirus vaccine to be free for all people in Japan as government foots bill, insiders say

Initiative comes with a massive price tag for Japanese government.

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Japan Airlines abolishes use of “ladies and gentlemen” in English for sake of sexual minorities

New policy to go into effect almost immediately.

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Japan to reopen borders to travelers from all countries worldwide starting in October

Sightseeing still off the table, though.

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Japanese government to start giving newlywed couples a wedding gift of 600,000 yen

”I do” equals “ka-ching” in new initiative to boost childbirth rate,

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Big win for tattoo artists: Japan’s Supreme Court rules medical licenses aren’t necessary

After three years of deliberation, the highest court in Japan has decided.

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Woman sues Tokyo company after having to work 48 days in a row with limited bathroom breaks

Labor Standards Office recognizes treatment as workplace psychological injury.

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Japan’s public broadcaster renames “correct way” to hold chopsticks, gets nods of approval

Those who struggle with the orthodox grip are happy for a bit of validation.

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Three main reasons why fewer and fewer Japanese people are having funerals

Costs and other societal changes have made ceremonies smaller, and certain practices are approaching obsoleteness.

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Japanese government promises reduced teacher responsibilities, right to refuse club supervision

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology says that in three years teachers might get their holidays to themselves.

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Can you tell if a Japanese neighborhood is dangerous by looking at its convenience store?

Do the magazine rack, trash cans, and restroom rules act as a preemptive crime report?

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Yahoo! Japan bans ads that “create inferiority complexes” about weight, physical characteristics

Internet portal says such ads “preserve and promote discrimination.”

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Nearly half of survey respondents in Japan feel healthier since before COVID-19

A widespread health crisis served as a wake-up call to many people’s own personal health crises.

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Tokyo trains set to become less convenient with new last train schedule

The biggest pain in the butt about trains in Tokyo is going to get more painful.

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Akihabara store praised for “God-like” customer service

A store that trusts customers so much they literally leave money out for them.

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Old teahouse home in the heart of Tokyo goes to auction

A hidden treasure opposite the Imperial Palace looks set to go under the hammer for a high price.

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Immigration Bureau relaxes work restrictions for foreigners trapped in Japan during pandemic

Revised visa regulations aim to help interns unable to return home and who need a job in Japan.

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Akihabara loses another landmark as iconic electronics shop steps outside station gate shuts down

“I saw this place every time I went to Akihabara, and it was like an old friend.”

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Japan’s intense heat wave has killed 79 people in Tokyo

Public health agency pleads with one group to take simple but critical precaution against heatstroke.

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