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It used to be common wisdom in Japan's restaurant industry that you couldn't sell ramen for over 1000 yen a bowl. That's changing quickly. Learn why more shops are emphasizing quality over quantity in our latest.

https://buff.ly/3VmyUGe

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thejapantimes, to Japan
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A town will replace a barrier mounted to deter unruly tourists from taking photos of Mount Fuji after holes were poked in the mesh screen, local media has reported. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/mount-fuji-barrier-replacement/

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In Japan, people often live in close proximity to one another. So when the person next-door decides to light up, secondhand smoke isn't just a health concern, it's a neighborly one too. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/science-health/japan-passive-smoking/ #japan #sciencehealth #smoking #health #passivesmoking #cancer

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Most of Japan supports having a female emperor and revising the country's laws. In a recent Mainichi Shinbun national opinion poll, 81% supported a woman on the throne. So what’s holding up the Diet, which oversees revisions to the Imperial Household Law, from making it so?

https://unseen-japan.com/female-emperor-japan-majority-support/

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thejapantimes, to Japan
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While the recent trilateral summit between Japan, South Korea and China was aimed at restarting dialogue, it yielded minimal concrete outcomes. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/05/30/japan/japan-south-korea-china-trilateral-summit/

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The OECD has said that it is problematic that foreign technical trainees often bear heavy debts to pay fees to the organizations that send them to Japan. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/oecd-japan-review-foreign-workers/

unseenjapan, to Japan
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The “gaijin hunter” in Japan has become a general mythology. Stereotypical gaijin hunters seek out foreigners in their romantic life, sometimes just for a casual fling, other times for marriage.

But do they actually exist in 2024?

https://unseen-japan.com/gaijin-hunter-fact-vs-fiction/

#japan #unseenjapan #ujwebsite #relationships #love

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Japan's National Police Agency is looking to halve the speed limit on narrow roads in residential areas from the current 60 kilometer per hour to 30 kph. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/japan-speed-limit-revision/ #japan #japanesepolice #npa #trafficaccidents

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Seto Inland Sea, late afternoon, May 2024

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Is Lake Mashuu in Hokkaido dangerous for couples? Urban legend says that if the lake is foggy when you get there and stays that way, then your relationship is destined to last. However, if the fog clears while you’re on the boat, then it’s time to say “thank you, next.”

https://buff.ly/4byfQdQ

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The government will launch a My Number card feature for the Apple Wallet on the iPhone in the spring next year. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/society/my-number-ios/ #japan #society #mynumber #personalinformation #digitalization #timcook #apple #tech #fumiokishida #tarokono

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Bereaved relatives of a mother and a daughter killed by a runaway car in Tokyo's busy Ikebukuro district about five years ago met with the 92-year-old perpetrator for the first time Wednesday at the prison where the convict is detained. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/japan-elderly-driver-accident/ #japan #trafficaccidents #kozoiizuka #ikebukuro #takuyamatsunaga

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A district court has sentenced three people to two years in prison over deaths caused by an avalanche during a school training program in Tochigi Prefecture in 2017. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/crime-legal/japan-avalanche-death-ruling/

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The House of Representatives has approved a bill to revise the local autonomy law to give the central government power to issue necessary instructions to local governments in emergencies. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/japan-state-power-law/

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In the first drastic review of the so-called constitution for Japan's farm policies since its enactment in 1999, parliament passed into law an amendment to the basic law on food, agriculture and rural areas. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/crime-legal/japan-farm-law-revision/

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Saitama police are on the hunt for a man who shot and injured a taxi driver late Wednesday night near Kawaguchi Station in the prefecture. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/crime-legal/japan-taxi-driver-shot/

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The prefectural government of Shizuoka said Wednesday that it will launch an online registration system for Mount Fuji climbers on June 10. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/mount-fuji-shizuoka-registration/

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The Nuclear Regulation Authority approved operating life extensions of up to 20 years for two more reactors at Kansai Electric Power's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/japan-nuclear-reactors-extention-approval/

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A land ministry survey in fiscal 2018 revealed that a third of all condo management associations considered their reserve funds "insufficient." Monthly contributions increase on average to 3.6 times the initial cost, with some condos over 10 times. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/japan-condominium-repair-funds/

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Japan is ramping up its efforts to revive its once-world-leading chip industry, with the government promising up to $25 billion in subsidies to help triple sales of domestically produced chips by 2030. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/japan-uni-semiconductor-clean-room/

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Urikakekin - the "buy now, pay later" scheme used by host clubs - involves a host offering to shoulder customers’ sizable fees for drinks and services sold on credit. The tab adds up, often forcing some customers into prostitution to pay up their debts.

https://unseen-japan.com/japan-host-club-closed-urikakekin/

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“When I go to a tourist spot in Kyoto or a shopping center in Tokyo to check it out, the ones getting drunk and tossing garbage are mostly Japanese people. Foreigners see that and gladly drink or smoke on the street."

Are foreign tourists the only ones to blame for bad behavior in Japan's tourist hotspots? Some in Japan beg to differ:

https://unseen-japan.com/japan-overtourism-foreigners-blame/

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