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Language Schools to Help Japanese Athletes Prepare for 2020 Games

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'The push is aimed at overcoming concern about athletes' struggles to communicate in English during international competitions, while the schools see it as an opportunity to tap into a new market and revenue stream.'


FEATURE: Taiwan's Penghu Islands Say No to Casinos, Yes to Green Energy, Turtles

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The Penghu islands are an example of how a properly supported community can manage its resources without betraying what made it a community in the first place.


Japan Becoming Prime Target of 'Ransomware' Crime

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Cyber criminals target Japanese companies and demand ransoms after encrypting their files.


'Dekotora' Art Trucks Find Way into Gucci's Commercial Video

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Dekotora trucks became known across Japan due to the popular movie series "Torakku Yaro" (Truck Guys) in the 1970s, featuring a trucker who drove his flamboyantly decorated truck across the country.


Learning the Singapore Way of Topping Global Education Rankings

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Some teachers think while it is good that the country is ranked number one in the world for math and science education, they are concerned about the stress level on the children.

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Daughter of Refugee Strives to Build Japanese School in Vietnam

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‘My dream is to do something that would serve as a bridge between Japan and Vietnam,’ says Doan Thy Trang.


Small City of Nagato Put on Map for Japan-Russia Summit

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'We haven't hosted such a big event,' said Masaaki Murakami, chief of public relations at the Nagato city office. 'Because of the difficulty in obtaining sufficient information, we struggled to prepare for the summit.'


Virtual Reality to Help Boost Japanese Public Understanding of Dementia

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About 1,000 people have attended its events since the project was launched in March.

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Japanese Prison Remodeled to Accommodate Elderly Inmates but Draws Criticism

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Taxpayers are questioning if it's necessary 'to provide criminals with facilities almost like a hotel.'


Asylum Seekers Trapped in Limbo as Japan Keeps Door Closed

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Many of refugees denied refugee status as Japan's law does not include war refugees under its interpretation of the U.N. Refugee Convention.

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