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Why kids are getting plastic surgery in Japan

Jan 04 (VICE) - Micchi is only 9 but she has already had double eyelid surgery. Japan is ranked 4th in the world for having the most number of plastic surgery procedures. Hostess Nonoka has had more than one hundred surgeries, and plans to have more.

VICE World News discovers why young children are getting double eyelid surgery and how the pursuit of beauty can sometimes lead to a deadly addiction.

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation following death threats sent to the office of former House of Councillors member Renho, who is running for the Tokyo gubernatorial election.

In Hokkaido, where bear attacks on cattle have been frequent, stray dogs exhibit wolf-like behavior have now become a serious issue. On June 19, footage captured in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, showed a stray dog rushing out aggressively towards an already formed pack. This region has been plagued by the problem of stray dogs for around 20 years due to uncontrolled breeding.

Honda's Super Cub, known as the world's best-selling motorbike with over 100 million units produced, will soon see the end of an era. Honda has announced its decision to stop the production of motorbikes with engine capacities of 50cc or less, including the iconic Super Cub.

The Emperor and Empress of Japan have arrived in the UK for an official visit aimed at strengthening friendly relations. This marks the Emperor's first state visit to the UK in 26 years since 1998.

According to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 28.3% of women born in 1975 in Japan are childless, the highest rate among member countries.

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The University of Tokyo is considering raising its tuition fees, citing the need to address various challenges such as improving the educational and research environment, aging facilities, and rising prices and personnel costs. However, this move has sparked opposition, with critics arguing that it could exclude financially disadvantaged students.

According to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 28.3% of women born in 1975 in Japan are childless, the highest rate among member countries.

Smartphone usage could be causing significant brain fatigue. If you constantly use your smartphone, even while doing chores or eating, it can lead to memory issues, even in young people. We interviewed patients suffering from this 'smartphone brain fatigue.'

This is an interview with author and professor Thomas Lockley who wrote a book on the history of Yasuke! This interview was conducted by Antony Cummins, who asked if the footage of the interview could be uploaded here. There is a lot they discuss about the real historical facts we know about Yasuke based on the records in which he was mentioned! (The Shogunate)

In April, a junior high school in Okegawa City, Saitama Prefecture, distributed new school rules stating that "it is good manners not to drink water during class." This directive has sparked considerable debate.

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare plans to lift restrictions on "home care" for foreign workers with specific skills and technical intern trainees under certain conditions. This change aims to address the ongoing labor shortage in the caregiving sector. What challenges have emerged from the field?

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is set to undergo a significant overhaul of its disaster weather information, with experts proposing the introduction of a new 'Danger Alert' between the existing 'Special Warning' and 'Warning' categories. The final report on this review was compiled on Tuesday.

The 'Ninja Certification' exam was held on June 16 in Koka City, Shiga Prefecture.