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Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho starts procedures to become Japanese

April 17, 2019

Tokyo–Mongolian yokozuna professional sumo grand champion Hakuho has entered procedures to acquire Japanese nationality, informed sources said Wednesday. After retirement, sumo wrestlers from overseas need to obtain Japanese citizenship in order to remain in the Japan Sumo Association as a

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Schedules fixed for all Tokyo Olympic competitions

April 17, 2019

Tokyo–The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled Tuesday the detailed schedules for all competitions in the Olympics, moving up the start time for men’s and women’s marathon to 6 a.m. from the earlier planned 7

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LGBT assembly member to pursue more open society

April 16, 2019

Sapporo–Ayako Fuchigami, a recently elected local assembly member who has come out as a transgender person, aims to pursue a society where everyone can feel comfortable. Fuchigami, 44, was elected a member of the Hokkaido prefectural assembly in northern Japan

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Japan team wants regulations on gene editing of human eggs

April 15, 2019

Tokyo–A team of a Japanese government panel Monday broadly agreed on the need to consider regulations to ban the genome editing of fertilized human eggs for childbirth. After a meeting of the specialist panel on bioethics on April 22, the

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Road to Tokyo 2020: Bus, railway firms aiming to attract foreign tourists to local areas

April 15, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese bus and railway operators are gearing up to attract foreign travelers to local areas in the country by improving services connecting major airports and railway stations to less accessible tourist destinations. The move comes as the Japanese government aims

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10-year cancer survival rate at 56.3 percent in Japan

April 9, 2019

Tokyo–The 10-year cancer survival rate in Japan stood at 56.3 pct, up 0.8 percentage point from the previous year, the National Cancer Center said in a survey report Tuesday. The survey covered some 70,000 patients who were diagnosed with cancer

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Japanese Prince Hisahito enters Junior High School

April 8, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prince Hisahito, 12, was enrolled in Ochanomizu University Junior High School in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward on Monday. The prince, the third and youngest child of Prince Akishino, the second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and Princess Kiko,

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Ten percent of Japanese in their 30s remain virgins: study

April 8, 2019

Tokyo–One in 10 Japanese people in their 30s had no heterosexual experience as of 2015, according to a study published in a British journal by a Japanese team on Monday. The team, led by Kenji Shibuya, visiting professor at the

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