SOCIETY NEWS - 2

Sep 03
The operator of a Japanese cooking-video website has been putting extra effort into offering recipes for consumers who want to cut costs amid soaring vegetable prices. (NHK)
Sep 03
A young woman with a dramatic-sounding name who lives alone in the mountains of Japan and fights with a bow and arrow sounds like the setup to any of a dozen different anime series. (soranews24.com)
Sep 02
A boy in custody in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman in Fukuoka City last week says he carried out the act after she denied him sexually, investigative sources have revealed, reports Television Nishinippon (Sept. 1). (tokyoreporter.com)
Sep 01
A 34-year-old man committed suicide by jumping from an apartment building after killing his 38-year-old former girlfriend in Tokyo on Sunday. (Japan Today)
Sep 01
A family-friendly amusement park in Tokyo is closing its doors after 94 years in operation. (NHK)
Sep 01
It’s midnight - and September 1st in Tokyo. Better get a snack! (ONLY in JAPAN)
Aug 31
Sources say a Japanese reality show star who apparently committed suicide had been criticized on social media. (NHK)
Aug 31
As customers increasingly bring their own bags to stores in response to the levy on plastic bags that began in July, guidelines for their use are being advocated to prevent shoplifting. (Japan Times)
Aug 30
A 23-year-old woman who appeared in a popular Japanese reality show has been found dead in Tokyo. (NHK)
Aug 29
A teenage boy was arrested Friday as a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a woman in her 20s at a shopping mall in southwestern Japan, police said. (Kyodo)
Aug 29
Kentaro Sakai is a champion breeder of nishikigoi carp aka koi fish. Just last year, one sold at an auction for an astounding amount of money— nearly $2 million USD. Sakai’s carp are prized by wealthy collectors for their vivid colors, distinct patterns and glossy skin. (Great Big Story)
Aug 29
The body of a 62-year-old construction worker was found Friday in a 30-meter-deep oil tank at a construction site in Yokohama, near Tokyo, after an apparent accident earlier this week, police said. (Kyodo)
Aug 28
The monthly number of people migrating into Tokyo and its vicinity in July was less than the number of those moving out of the area for the first time, as the capital became the center of a coronavirus resurgence in the country, government data showed Thursday. (Japan Today)
Aug 28
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 20-year-old male beautician over the alleged molestation of a woman in Meguro Ward, reports Fuji News Network (Aug. 26). (tokyoreporter.com)
Aug 27
Motoi Fukunishi, the oldest man in Japan, has died, it was learned Wednesday. He was 110. (Japan Times)
Aug 26
Thieves have stolen about 670 pigs from Gunma Prefecture farms since the beginning of July. According to Gunma Prefectural Police, there have been at least seven such thefts at pig farms in Maebashi, Ota and Isesaki cities. (Japan Today)
Aug 26
Before dating in Japan be sure to check out the 10 animal types of Japanese boys you might find. (Ask Japanese)
Aug 26
The Shibuya Scramble, the massive intersection just outside Shibuya Station, has become a must-see attraction. As the nexus of pedestrian traffic in one of Tokyo’s busiest and most fashion-conscious neighborhoods, it’s a great place for people watching and trend spotting. (soranews24.com)
Aug 25
An American male was seriously hurt in a bear attack in the town of Minakami on Sunday, police said, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 24). (tokyoreporter.com)
Aug 23
Work to demolish the original version of Harajuku Station, long a symbol of Tokyo's Harajuku district, a mecca for young people, is set to start Monday, bringing its 96-year history to an end. (Japan Times)

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