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Myanmar to Waive Visas for Japanese Tourists

October 1, 2018

Bangkok- Myanmar’s government launched a one-year visa-free program for Japanese and South Korean tourists Monday, in a bid to attract more visitors. The visa exemption is available for entry at airports in Naypyitaw, the capital of the Southeast Asian country,

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Ohtani Ranks 8th in MLB Jersey Sales

September 30, 2018

Anaheim, California- Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani ranked eighth in Major League Baseball jersey sales for 2018, MLB and the MLB Players Association said Friday. Among rookies, the Los Angeles Angels pitcher-slugger came in first place. New York Yankees star

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Ticket Prices for Universal Studios Japan to Fall Off-Season

September 28, 2018

Osaka- USJ Co. said Thursday that it will lower ticket prices for Universal Studios Japan off-season while raising them during busy periods. The operator of the theme park in the western city of Osaka said it will adopt a new

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Convenience Stores in Japan Adding Bookstore Sections

September 27, 2018

Tokyo- Convenience store chains in Japan are making serious efforts to open shops incorporating bookstore sections or expand the lineups of books at their outlets. With bookstores in rural areas closing one after another due to increased competition from online

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Finland Promotes Saunas ahead of 100th Anniv. of Ties with Japan

September 26, 2018

Yokohama- Finland’s national tourism organization has kicked off a campaign to promote the sauna culture of the Northern European country in Japan, with the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic ties coming up next year. The

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Japanese Magazine Suspends Publication amid LGBT Controversy

September 26, 2018

Tokyo- Shinchosha Publishing Co. said Tuesday that it will suspend the publication of a monthly magazine at the center of a controversy over articles related to lesbian, gay, bisexuals and transgender, or LGBT, people. The magazine, Shincho 45, has come

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Sakamoto Ryoma’s Stylized Signature on Display for First Time

September 24, 2018

Fukui- A letter with a “kao” stylized signature of Sakamoto Ryoma, a hero in the closing days of the Edo period in Japan, is on display for the first time, at a special exhibition that started on Saturday at a

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Apple’s iPhone XS, XS Max Released in Japan

September 21, 2018

Tokyo- Eagerly awaited sales of Apple Inc.’s newest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max smartphones kicked off in Japan on Friday. The country’s three major mobile carriers–NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp.–are gearing up to attract customers by

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