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Most female doctors in poll can understand Tokyo medical school reducing female applicant scores

<b>Majority say they can see some sort of logic</b> behind university <b>systematically reducing women’s entrance exam scores by up to 20 percent</b>.<b>Tokyo Medical</b> …

Radiation Therapy

Frustrated foreigner living in Japan calls Japanese punctuality a half-truth

Sometimes Japanese people <b>stick to a schedule</b>, and <b>sometimes they don’t</b>, he says.Japan is a punctual society. This is, after all, the country where …

Japan

Tokyo’s riot cops finally win right to carry drinks on duty during Japan’s hottest summer ever

Because the mission is to serve and protect, not <b>to get dehydrated and collapse</b>.<p>A little over a month ago, the Japanese Internet was shocked by a …

Regulation

Monday was the hottest day ever in Japan’s recorded history

Japan’s <b>national and Tokyo</b> <b>temperature</b> <b>records fall on the same day</b> as intense heat wave continues.<p>There was already plenty of anecdotal evidence that</b> …

Japan

Tokyo Is Boiling. Will It Be Too Hot for the 2020 Summer Olympics?

The heat wave devastating Japan shows how disastrous the weather is likely to be in 2020. The IOC and the Abe government—and the yakuza—played a part …

Japan

Flabbergasted city denies recruiting ninja for 9 million yen:The Asahi Shimbun

IGA, Mie Prefecture—A stunned Iga mayor announced some bad news for international spies and assassins: Contrary to a widespread report, the city has …

Japan sends last six Aum death row inmates to the gallows

The six remaining Aum Shinrikyo cult members on death row were executed Thursday morning, the Justice Ministry said, with all 13 of the cult members …

Japan

These Are the Best Store-Bought Veggie Burgers

There are two types of veggie burgers: those that try to approximate meat, and those that really lean into the vegetables. Though you can make the …

Cooking

Japan's pachinko industry braces for anti-addiction regulation

(Reuters) - Like many Japanese pachinko parlors, Naomi Suzuki's shop on the outskirts of Fukushima City was once full of energy, with the din of bouncing steel balls and garish lights flashing to indicate winnings.<p>But business is quieter for her these days as her parlor's clientele ages and drifts …

Japan

Typhoon swings toward Honshu, threatening to bring more misery to western Japan

More trouble projected for flood-hit western Japan as Typhoon Jongdari nears on unusual path.

Weather

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A Flower in the Debris: The Legacy of Benihana, Rocky Aoki’s All-American Empire

As he wandered around the bombed-out streets of Tokyo, Yunosuke Aoki stumbled across a lone red safflower blooming from beneath the rubble. It was …

Ice Cream

What is the Perception of the Death Penalty in Japan? - NHK NEWSLINE - News - NHK WORLD

Shoko Asahara, whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto, and six of his former disciples were executed on July 6th. The 7 executions are believed to be …

Blue Origin's suborbital flights might cost $200,000 per ticket

Blue Origin still has to launch its first manned flight before it can start taking people to suborbital space. But if you're wondering how much money to save for a trip, the answer could be at least 200 grand. According to <i>Reuters</i>, employees "with first-hand knowledge of the pricing plan" have …

Tonight’s sunset over Tokyo has apparently been sponsored by “Hello Kitty”...

Mental health and the relentless YouTuber life

Jacques Slade was spending a week at the beach recently, away from the internet and his responsibilities as a full-time YouTube creator where he's about to reach 1 million subscribers. It was supposed to be a time to relax and enjoy life. But being stress-free, even on vacation, doesn't come easy …

YouTube terminates accounts promoting Twitch streams

The fight between YouTube and Twitch just got a little uglier. Producers like Linus Tech Tips, Surny and Aztrosizt have complained that YouTube abruptly (though temporarily) terminated their accounts for using videos to promote their Twitch streams, such as LTT's <i>The WAN Show</i>. It's not that the …

Gov't to allow public broadcaster NHK to simultaneously stream its programs online

TOKYO -- The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has decided to allow public broadcaster NHK to begin simultaneous online streaming of …

Colorful ‘itasha’ cabs waiting to make debut on streets of Tokyo:The Asahi Shimbun

Eye-catching “itasha” taxi cabs, which are vehicles featuring designs of fictional characters of anime and video games all over their bodies, are …

Japan now has more foreign residents than ever before, even as country’s total population shrinks

But <b>if Tokyo somehow seems even more crowded</b> to you, you’re <b>not mistaken</b>.Many people in Japan were recently surprised to learn that, by certain …

Japan

YouTube TV Outages Draw Ire From World Cup Viewers - Tubefilter

On July 11, a technical issue hit <b>YouTube TV</b> at a particularly inopportune time. During the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the <b>2018</b> …

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Walmart Patents Audio Surveillance Tool to Monitor Employee Conversations

Retail colossus Walmart just patented a new technology meant to monitor employee productivity via audio surveillance of checkout counters. The …

Tatsumasa Murasame: A hunk with Japanese landscaping skills...and Japanese citizenship

People in Japan are swooning after discovering the many talents of this foreign-born gardener who <b>gave up his original nationality to become …

One in ten Tokyoites in their 20s are now foreigners

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Evacuees face risk of heatstroke, food poisoning- News - NHK WORLD - English

Evacuees in rain-hit areas of western Japan are being urged to take precautions for heatstroke and food poisoning, as the hot weather is expected to …

Become one with art at Tokyo's psychedelic digital museum

Japan's TeamLab has created some of the most trippy, interactive and Instagram-able digital art installations ever. It's only fitting, then, that the group is getting its own digital museum in Tokyo, thanks to developer Mori and Epson. The Mori Building Digital Art Museum has 100,000 square feet of …