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The Number of Police Officers Doubled for Halloween in Shibuya

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has decided to double the number of police officers patrolling around Shibuya train station during Halloween events on Saturday and Sunday of the 30th to 31st of October.

October 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Adieu Hotel Okura : Okura Once More

The hotel owes its name to its founder Baron Kishichiro Okura, son of Kihachiro Okura, the head of the giant Okura zaibatsu.

October 27, 2015 at 9:28 pm

World Heritage Machu Picchu Has First Friendship Town in Japan

Peru's Machu Picchu - that ancient Inca town - has picked the village of Otama as its first friendship city.

October 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Shibuya to Start Issuing Certificate for Same-Sex Relationship

Shibuya Ward of Tokyo will start issuing certificates for recognizing same-sex partnerships.

October 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

Halloween is No Longer Halloween in Japan

Halloween is Halloween wherever you go - no, not quite in Japan.

October 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm

More Resourceful Foreigners to Japan

Japan relaxed residence restrictions three years ago and now more masterful foreigners are coming with families to work in Japan.

October 23, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Japan's New My Number's Notification Card Sent out for Companies and Organizations

Japan's My Number common identification system for social security and taxation has begun on Tuesday 22nd of October.

October 23, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Japanese PM Abe to Attend COP21 in Paris

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to be attending a meeting of COP21 which will be held in Paris on November 30.

October 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm

A Fukushima Worker's Accident May Lead to Huge Lawsuit

A former worker, 41 at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station who later contracted leukemia was approved applicable to occupational accidents, October 20, the reason being that the relationship between work and disease cannot be denied.

October 22, 2015 at 11:53 am

Milanese Queuing Up for Japan Pavilion

Milano Expo is climaxing and now Japan Pavilion is queued up on every day by last-minute visitors. Italians habitually hate queuing up for anything, but not for Japanese food culture.

October 22, 2015 at 11:39 am

It's That Season Again: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Japan

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases bared a surveillance October 20 on the eruption of infectious diseases in the period October 5-11 and reported that over 50,000 have been affected by respiratory syncytial virus infection from last year end till today.

October 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Abe Becomes First Japanese Prime Minister to Board on U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has attended on a naval review of the Self-Defense Forces on Sunday and then boarded on Ronald Reagan which only deployed in this month.

October 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Expert Committee Held for Lowering Mobile Phone Charges in Japan

Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has started discussing lowering the rate for telephone fees.

October 20, 2015 at 11:53 am

Japan's Empress Turned 81, Giving Speech in Public

Japan's empress Michiko turned 81 years old on Tuesday the 20th of October. The empress has spoken to reporters regarding her birthday with answers in writing.

October 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Trainees Disappear and Apply for Refugee Status in Japan

Japan offers opportunities for foreigners to come and train skills under the program "Skill Training System for Foreigners"

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