Vietnamese employee wins Japan's 7-Eleven customer service contest: TOKYO -- A Vietnamese employee has won Seven-Eleven Japan's national contest on customer ...
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Vietnamese employee wins Japan's 7-Eleven customer service contest
Japan likely spent around $19 billion Thursday to boost yen vs. dollar - The Mainichi
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Japan likely spent around $19 billion Thursday to boost yen vs ...
Quick Glance: Japan Silent on Forex Intervention Amid Yen Surge
  • Japanese officials kept markets guessing about intervention to strengthen the yen against the US dollar after a sudden 4 yen drop in New York.

  • Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki and others did not confirm reports of a "rate check" on the Euro-Yen pair by the Bank of Japan, seen as a signal of intervention.

  • Suzuki emphasized market-determined exchange rates but expressed concerns over rapid fluctuations and one-sided movements.

  • The yen hit a 37-year low against the dollar and its lowest level against the euro since 1999, raising worries about import costs and economic impact.
New Titanic expedition, first since 2023 submersible disaster, will photograph sunken ship
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New Titanic expedition, first since 2023 submersible disaster ...
Partial automated driving systems don’t make driving safer, study finds: Many driver assists do increase safety, but little evidence lane keeping is one.
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Partial automated driving systems don’t make driving safer, study finds
1 confirmed dead in search for missing in landslide in western Japan - The Mainichi
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1 confirmed dead in search for missing in landslide in western Japan - The ...
Sony and other Japan chipmakers to spend $30bn in production race: TOKYO -- Major Japanese semiconductor makers including Sony Group and Mitsubishi Electric are ...
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Sony and other Japan chipmakers to spend $30bn in production race
Commentary: It’s time for Japan to open imperial succession to female heirs: Japan's Chrysanthemum Throne still runs on a male-only succession system ...
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Commentary: It’s time for Japan to open imperial succession to female ...
South Koreans head to Japan in record numbers, drawn by weak yen: SEOUL -- South Korean tourists are pouring into Japan in record numbers as a weak Japanese ...
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South Koreans head to Japan in record numbers, drawn by weak yen
Quick Glance: South Koreans flock to Japan in record numbers
  • South Korean tourists are visiting Japan in record numbers due to a weak Japanese currency and improved bilateral ties.

  • A woman from Seoul shares her excitement over the affordable prices in Japan compared to South Korea.

  • Rakuten and Bic Camera partner with Hyundai Card to provide discounts and services.
Cat Still Waiting for Owner Who Was Killed in Noto Earthquake; Daughter Tries to Win Cat’s Trust
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Cat Still Waiting for Owner Who Was Killed in Noto Earthquake; Daughter ...
Japan Warms up to NATO : Nothing can substitute Japan’s collective defense with the United States, but working with a multilateral bloc such as NATO is an ...
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Japan Warms up to NATO 
Hyogo: Secluded Station in Takarazuka to Get Elevators, Fulfilling Longtime Wish of Locals
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Hyogo: Secluded Station in Takarazuka to Get Elevators, Fulfilling ...
Int'l, Japanese students to interpret for foreigners in 1st at Kyoto's Gion Festival - The Mainichi
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Int'l, Japanese students to interpret for foreigners in 1st at Kyoto's ...
Meta to end restrictions on Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts: The decision is based on company's 'responsibility to allow political expression' and keep ...
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Meta to end restrictions on Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts
I Cannot Reconcile Tobey Maguire’s Squeaky-Clean Image With What He May Have Just Done
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I Cannot Reconcile Tobey Maguire’s Squeaky-Clean Image With What He May ...
Japan doesn't have too many tourists, statistics suggest. It just feels that way.
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Japan doesn't have too many tourists, statistics suggest. It just feels ...
Pokemon-inspired traditional Japanese artworks on display in Shizuoka Pref. - The Mainichi
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Pokemon-inspired traditional Japanese artworks on display in Shizuoka Pref ...
I visited Japan; I wish the US was more like it in 5 ways : In Japan, I felt culture shock seeing how the local etiquette is far different from what I'm used to ...
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I visited Japan; I wish the US was more like it in 5 ways
Japan fintech tapped to build Palau's first bond issuance platform: TOKYO -- A Japanese financial technology company that helped create Cambodia's digital ...
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Japan fintech tapped to build Palau's first bond issuance platform
The trip was only supposed to be a week. It's been over a month. Starliner's Butch Wilmore, Sunita Williams give update from space
Woman gunned down near Toyota, South Park: A woman was shot while near the compound of the Toyota car dealership in South Park, San Fernando, this morning.
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Woman gunned down near Toyota, South Park
3 Climbers Die On Mt. Fuji Within 2 Days Of Opening: TOKYO: A series of fatal accidents have occurred along climbing routes on the Shizuoka Prefecture side of Mt ...
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3 Climbers Die On Mt. Fuji Within 2 Days Of Opening
Meta Rolls Back Restrictions on Trump’s Instagram and Facebook Accounts: The company said on Friday that its users should be able to hear from all presidential ...
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Meta Rolls Back Restrictions on Trump’s Instagram and Facebook Accounts
Japan’s Defense White Paper Sounds Alarm Over China, North Korea, Russia: A situation similar to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may occur in East Asia, Tokyo warns ...
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Japan’s Defense White Paper Sounds Alarm Over China, North Korea, Russia
Three found dead in Japan landslide after heavy rain: Three people were found dead at the site of landslide in western Japan after heavy rain hit the region ...
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Three found dead in Japan landslide after heavy rain
Exploring Tokyo's landmark gardens: TOKYO -- To call Tokyo a "garden city" flies in the face of conventional preconceptions ...
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Exploring Tokyo's landmark gardens
Beachgoer swept away on floating ring survives 36-hour ordeal off Japan's coast: About 30 minutes after entering the water, the woman realised she was drifting ...
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Beachgoer swept away on floating ring survives 36-hour ordeal off Japan's ...
Nice video circulating online (but probably shot by X user @sheng66722) showing a USMC F-35B jumping out of his jet following an unknown issue at MCAS Iwakuni ... Show more
Multilingual firefighter squad launched in Japan town to help foreign residents - The Mainichi
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Multilingual firefighter squad launched in Japan town to help foreign ...
Onosato poised to continue rapid rise at Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament: The 24-year-old former amateur yokozuna has been on fire since turning pro 14 months ago ...
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Onosato poised to continue rapid rise at Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament
Malfunction on SpaceX rocket leaves company's Starlink satellites in wrong orbit
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Malfunction on SpaceX rocket leaves company's Starlink satellites in ...
Quick Glance: SpaceX Falcon 9 Grounded After Starlink Satellite Batch Failure
  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was grounded by the FAA after a rare failure led to the loss of a batch of Starlink satellites.

  • The rocket's failure, critical to international space companies, breaks a streak of over 300 consecutive missions.

  • Falcon 9 is the sole US rocket capable of sending NASA crews to the ISS, impacting upcoming missions.

  • SpaceX has launched about 7,000 Starlink satellites since 2018 and aims to swiftly address the issue for future missions.
Scarlett Johansson Reveals The 1 'SNL' Joke By Colin Jost That Made Her 'Black Out'
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Scarlett Johansson Reveals The 1 'SNL' Joke By Colin Jost That Made Her ...
Quick Glance: Scarlett Johansson admits to 'blacking out' during SNL joke swap with Colin Jost: 'It’s painful'
  • Scarlett Johansson admitted during a visit to The Kelly Clarkson Show that she feels like she 'blacks out' during the recurring sketch.

  • The dangerous Weekend Update segment involves Che and Jost taking turns reading jokes written for them by the other man, without prior knowledge.

  • Johansson described the segment as 'brutal' and mentioned that it gets worse every year.

  • Despite Jost's fearful expression, he fondly spoke of the tradition, calling his time in the spotlight 'terrifying and exhilarating.'
China says conducting joint military drills with Russia: China said Friday it was conducting joint military drills with Russia along its southern coast ...
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China says conducting joint military drills with Russia
Now official: Eintracht legend becomes U21 coach: Makoto Hasebe realizes his plan to remain loyal to Eintracht Frankfurt after his playing career ...
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Now official: Eintracht legend becomes U21 coach
Japan's diaper makers look to adult market for revenue as births fall: TOKYO: A large metal arm in a Japanese factory swept a cluster of fluffy white fabric ...
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Japan's diaper makers look to adult market for revenue as births fall
Shohei Ohtani hits HR No. 200!
A young mountain lion struck by a vehicle last year was released back into the wild in California after rehabilitating for several months. animals-8537483">Amazing animals from around the world - ABC News
Japan depends heavily on a single country, often China, for imports of many more types of consumer and industrial products compared to its G7 peers.Japan relies on China, other single import partners for 40% of goods - Nikkei Asia
Japanese superfan with Olympic-sized wallet eager to make new memories in Paris: The 48-year-old Tokyo native spends large chunks of his disposable income on ...
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Japanese superfan with Olympic-sized wallet eager to make new memories in ...
Beachgoer swept away on floating ring survives 36-hour ordeal off Japan’s coast: A beachgoer who was swept 80 kilometers (50 miles) out to sea in a floating ...
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Beachgoer swept away on floating ring survives 36-hour ordeal off Japan’s ...
Yen's wild ride reflects Japan wage growth anxiety: TOKYO -- Japan's currency remains under pressure after two days of sharp gains triggered speculation ...
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Yen's wild ride reflects Japan wage growth anxiety
Shiga: Electric-Powered Kick Scooters Arrive at Police Stations; Officer Kick Off Scooter Experience with Training
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Shiga: Electric-Powered Kick Scooters Arrive at Police Stations; Officer ...
Availability of parcel drop-off services increasing in Japan: The services are expected to help reduce redeliveries to lessen the heavy burden on delivery ...
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Availability of parcel drop-off services increasing in Japan
70% of Tokyo sphere dormitories for certain prefectural students are for males only: survey - The Mainichi
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70% of Tokyo sphere dormitories for certain prefectural students are for ...
Farewell Redbox: Kiosk-rental business to shut down after 22 years: The company will shut down its network of roughly 24,000 DVD rental kiosks.
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Farewell Redbox: Kiosk-rental business to shut down after 22 years
Quick Glance: Redbox to Close 24K Kiosks Due to Parent Company's Bankruptcy
  • Redbox is closing its 24,000 kiosks due to the parent company's bankruptcy filing.

  • In 2013, Redbox saw an annual revenue of $1.97 billion and had operated 43,000 kiosks in the US and Canada.

  • The company also has outstanding debts to Walmart and Walgreens, where some of its kiosks were located.

  • Creditors listed in the filing include Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, BBC Studios Americas, and Vizio.
Japan, Germany agree to boost security cooperation in Indo-Pacific: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed Friday to ...
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Japan, Germany agree to boost security cooperation in Indo-Pacific
Jets signs former NBA player Yuta Watanabe for upcoming season: The 29-year-old forward and the team have a 'basic agreement' on a contract for the 2024-25 ...
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Jets signs former NBA player Yuta Watanabe for upcoming season
ANC NEC needs to clarify why Zizi Kodwa’s return to parliament is not in breach of step aside rules’, ANC chief whip Mdumiseni Ntuli tells #SundayTimesZA tomorrow.
China and Russia hold drills as Japan and Nato raise alarm over Ukraine: China has announced it is holding military drills with
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China and Russia hold drills as Japan and Nato raise alarm over Ukraine
Easy Japanese news in translation: 'Forest fairies' found in Tottori Prefecture mountain - The Mainichi
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Easy Japanese news in translation: 'Forest fairies' found in Tottori ...
Japan's Itochu to bring AI bus optimization to Taiwan smart city: TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Itochu is joining a smart city project in the southern Taiwan ...
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Japan's Itochu to bring AI bus optimization to Taiwan smart city
BOJ data hints at possible $22bn intervention on yen Thursday: TOKYO -- Money market data released by the Bank of Japan on Friday suggests that there were ...
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BOJ data hints at possible $22bn intervention on yen Thursday
Bird Flu May Be Getting Better at Infecting Mammals: Does that mean it will soon spread more easily among people? There’s reason for concern, say experts.
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Bird Flu May Be Getting Better at Infecting Mammals
Daieisho is a wrestler bullishly determined to charge his way back up the ranks of the sumo world! Watch more wrestlers⬇️nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/wrestlers/">Wrestlers to Watch - GRAND SUMO Highlights - TV - NHK WORLD - English ------------------------ GRAND ... Show more

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Osaka Expo unveils tie-up goods with Hello Kitty, Sanrio characters - The Mainichi
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Osaka Expo unveils tie-up goods with Hello Kitty, Sanrio characters - The ...
Yen hits 4-week high as intervention questions circulate: NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) -- The yen hit an almost four-week high against the U.S ...
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Yen hits 4-week high as intervention questions circulate
An American who fell in love with classical Japanese puppet theater realized his dreams by starting his own performance troupe in Japan ... Show more

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LRT3 project: Traffic diversions at Jln SS7/26 from July 16 - Oct 7: KUALA LUMPUR: There will be temporary traffic diversions from July 16 to Oct 7 from 10pm to ...
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LRT3 project: Traffic diversions at Jln SS7/26 from July 16 - Oct 7
Ueshima Museum, A New Center For Contemporary Art, Opens In Tokyo; Displays Works By Present-Day Artists From Japan And Overseas
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Ueshima Museum, A New Center For Contemporary Art, Opens In Tokyo; ...
Ohtani tames Tigers with 9th-inning RBI at sold-out Comerica Park: There was very much an Opening Day vibe at sold-out (42,060) Comerica Park with Shohei Ohtani ...
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Ohtani tames Tigers with 9th-inning RBI at sold-out Comerica Park
Uniqlo owner at 'turning point' in China due to large profit fall there: TOKYO -- Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo is "at a turning point" with its ...
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Uniqlo owner at 'turning point' in China due to large profit fall there
“The Boyfriend” on Netflix: Japan’s first queer dating show - the criticism: The Netflix production “The Boyfriend” is the first Japanese dating show for men ...
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“The Boyfriend” on Netflix: Japan’s first queer dating show - the ...
Japan warns on China, North Korea in annual defence report: TOKYO: China and Russia's joint military activities around Japan are of "grave ...
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Japan warns on China, North Korea in annual defence report
JAL Awarded for Aviation Safety after ‘Miracle’ Escape of 379 People in Haneda Accident
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JAL Awarded for Aviation Safety after ‘Miracle’ Escape of 379 People in ...
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