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TOKYO, Nov 20 (Japanese Comedian Meshida) - Now many foreigners come to Japan and enjoy our culture. However, most visitors just see the surface of Japanese culture. To be honest, there are many hidden cultures in Japan. The same as a coin, Japan has different sides.

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Demolition work on a nearly completed ten-story apartment building in Kunitachi, Tokyo, which obstructed the view of Mount Fuji, began last week, seeking to restore the once picturesque view from the 'Fujimidori' shopping street extending from JR Kunitachi Station.

Operations on the Tokaido Shinkansen between Nagoya and Hamamatsu stations remain suspended following a derailment involving a maintenance vehicle.

Japan experienced a scorching heatwave over the first weekend of summer vacation, with temperatures soaring from Okinawa to Hokkaido. Despite comprehensive heatstroke measures at festivals, numerous incidents were reported.

A junior high school girl drowned on Sunday while trying to save her younger sister at a beach in Saka Town, Hiroshima.

Tsutomu Shirosaki, a former member of the Japanese Red Army, who was serving time for his involvement in the 1986 attack on the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia, died on the 20th of July at the age of 76.

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A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in Tokyo's Kabukicho district for allegedly forcing a girl, known as a "Toe-yoko" girl, into prostitution. A 36-year-old man has also been arrested for allegedly assaulting the girl.

A woman who claimed to have discovered the dead body of a man in his apartment in Kyoto one week after his murder, has been arrested for stabbing to victim to death.

Saikazaki, a picturesque port town in Wakayama, often likened to Italy's Amalfi Coast, is experiencing an increasing problem with stray dogs, causing concern among local residents.

A junior high school girl drowned on Sunday while trying to save her younger sister at a beach in Saka Town, Hiroshima.

Tsutomu Shirosaki, a former member of the Japanese Red Army, who was serving time for his involvement in the 1986 attack on the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia, died on the 20th of July at the age of 76.

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested following Friday's discovery of a newborn baby's body at a golf course in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.

A 54-year-old man was arrested after jumping onto the tracks at JR Osaki Station and attempting to flee following an accusation of molestation.

The benches under the overpass in Shinjuku Ward, originally intended for three people, now accommodate only one, following the local government's decision to screw poles into the benches in an effort to deter late-night drinkers gathering and making noise.