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Japanese student dresses as Volodymyr Zelensky for graduation

KYOTO, Mar 28 (BBC News) - A university student in Japan has dressed up as Volodymyr Zelensky for his graduation ceremony.

The man donned the Ukrainian president's iconic green long-sleeved top and matching trousers, and told Japanese network Yomiuri that he took three months to grow his beard.

His costume was part of the unique graduation ceremony of Kyoto City University of Arts, which allows students to wear whatever they want.

And they certainly make the most of it.

Over the years, the weird and wonderful tradition has seen everyone from Where's Wally to Pokémon and even Jesus Christ collect their diplomas at the university. ...continue reading

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With the new currency release drawing near, unexpected issues are emerging. This month, known as the season of June brides, sees many weddings, but there are growing concerns over the difficulty in obtaining crisp banknotes for wedding gifts.

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.

Himeji Castle, a popular tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage site, is currently considering a significant increase in admission fees for foreign visitors. The admission fee for adults is presently 1,000 yen, but the mayor of Himeji City has proposed raising the fee to 30 dollars for foreign tourists, a move that has sparked considerable debate.

In a move to make generative AI more accessible, major mobile carrier SoftBank has announced the free provision of its latest AI-powered search tool to mobile users.

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