The main outlet of Tokyu Department Store Company in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward closed for good on Tuesday after 55 years in business due to a redevelopment project. (NHK)
Japanese consumers will face another wave of food price hikes in February, the largest since October last year, a survey showed on Tuesday. (Japan Times)
Shotaro Kishida, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s eldest son and his executive secretary, is in the hot seat over media reports that he went shopping and sightseeing in Europe, Canada and the U.S. using official vehicles when he accompanied the prime minister to those places in January. (Japan Times)
Kyle Smaine along with an unnamed Austrian has died after a tragic avalanche on the Hakuba Norikura mountain of Japan (
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Jan 30

Japanese language quirk made charges ambiguous, but he probably didn't help his case by clearing that up.

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