News On Japan

A government report on the transactions between major power companies engaged in power generation and the so-called "new power" companies that procure and sell electricity to consumers has been published.

Menanggapi kekhawatiran atas pelanggaran hak cipta yang terkait dengan pengembangan dan penggunaan AI generatif, Badan Urusan Kebudayaan Jepang telah mengumumkan rencana untuk meminta komentar publik pada bulan Januari atas draf proposal berjudul "Perspektif tentang AI dan Hak Cipta."

The nori fishing industry in Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, is thriving as efforts continue to recover production levels that declined following the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear disaster.

The 170th Akutagawa Prize selection meeting was held in Tokyo on the 17th, where Rie Kudan's "Tokyo Metropolitan Tower of Sympathy" was chosen for the award. The Naoki Prize selection is still ongoing.

In response to concerns over copyright infringement associated with the development and use of generative AI, Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs has announced plans to seek public comments during January on a draft proposal titled "Perspectives on AI and Copyright."

In an effort to support young people who may require emergency contraception, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced plans to launch a new initiative in the spring of 2024, whereby healthcare professionals, such as nurses, will accompany individuals to medical facilities.

In Noda Village, Iwate Prefecture, the 'Namomi,' wearing demon masks, go from house to house, raising their voices in a New Year's tradition. The event is held to pray for the healthy growth of children and the safety of households.

JR Central has opened up to the press the construction site of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, which is slated to begin operations after 2027, showcasing a gigantic tunnel boring machine in use.

McDonald's Japan is set to introduce a revamped version of its popular "Café Latte" and "Caramel Latte" after nearly three years. The renewed beverages will be available from January 24 (Wednesday) at McDonald's outlets across the country. What's new about the updated "Café Latte" and "Caramel Latte"?

Join Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture on March 15th, where they are set to open 'Mission Deep-Sea,' a new ride attraction equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Shohei Ohtani, the star baseball player, has been named as the ambassador for Konami Digital Entertainment's baseball games.

Shohei Ohtani, pemain bisbol ternama, telah dinobatkan sebagai duta besar untuk game bisbol Konami Digital Entertainment. (News on Japan)

Starbucks Coffee Japan is set to warm hearts this winter with the introduction of a special café mocha inspired by the Valentine's season.

A teaser for the documentary film "Volunteering for Fools," which follows the punk band The Swanky's, has been released on YouTube.

The outdoor event "TOKYO ISLAND 2024" will be held from October 12th to 14th at the Mori-zukuri Area of Umi no Mori (Sea Forest) Park in Tokyo. "TOKYO ISLAND" is an event where participants can enjoy music, camping, BBQ, fireworks, and workshops in the heart of Tokyo.

Aoyama Trading has announced the comedic duo Chidori as their new image characters. They will join the likes of Kanna Hashimoto and INI, who have been serving as image characters, appearing in store visuals, on the company's website, and in commercials.

Model and former AKB48 member Haruna Kojima updated her Instagram stories on the 14th, revealing that she attended the "Best of Bruno Mars Live at Tokyo Dome" concert, which kicked off on the 11th by the globally renowned artist Bruno Mars.

Mantan petenis nomor satu dunia Naomi Osaka kembali tampil di tenis Grand Slam di Australian Open setelah melahirkan anak pertamanya Juli lalu, namun harus tersingkir dengan kekalahan langsung dari petenis Prancis Caroline Garcia, yang berada di peringkat 19 dunia. (News on Japan)

For seven years, a photographer known as biggate4444 (@biggate43) has been capturing the charming sight of sparrows and sharing them on social media. During this cold season, many of these birds puff up into adorable round shapes to keep warm, a phenomenon fondly referred to as "fukura suzume" (inflated sparrows).

The complete series of the anime "Cells at Work!", based on the original work by Akane Shimizu, will be broadcast for free on Nico Nico Live on January 21st, starting at 6:30 PM.

Kanzen's new children's book encyclopedia series "Visual Encyclopedia" kicks off with the release of "Visual Encyclopedia: Dragons" on January 16th. Below is the original press release.

"Pertunjukan Reiwa 6 Februari Bunraku" akan dipentaskan dari tanggal 5 hingga 13 Februari di Japan Youth Hall di Tokyo. (News on Japan)

In Aichi Prefecture's Akabicho, a man believed to be a resident was found dead under a mattress on the property of his home.

In the latest episode of the popular tokusatsu (live action) drama "Kamen Rider Gatchard," airing on the Asahi TV network, a historic moment unfolds as the first-ever female secondary Rider, Kamen Rider Mageed, makes her debut.

A new manga series titled "Futsuu no Keion-bu" (The Ordinary Light Music Club), created by Kuwahara with art by Tetsuo Ideuchi, has launched today, January 14th, on Shonen Jump+.

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