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  • Dollar firms to ¥110.50 in Tokyo

    The dollar firmed above ¥110.50 in Tokyo trading Monday amid receding worries about U.S.-China trade negotiations.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥110.55-56, up from …

    Posted: by The Japan Times

  • Family Mart employee fired after video shows him licking items

    Convenience store operator Family Mart Co. on Monday announced the dismissal of a male employee after the emergence of a video showing him licking items, the latest of several similar incidents involving a food-related company in the last week, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 12). (tokyoreporter.com)

    Posted: by News On Japan

  • Japanese apartment provider finds more building defects

    Rental unit provider Leopalace21 said Thursday that possible construction code violations were found in an additional 1,324 of its apartment buildings, a discovery that will require the relocation of roughly 14,000 tenants. (Nikkei)

    Posted: by News On Japan

  • Record number of people injured by deer in Nara this year

    Nara Park in Nara Prefecture is famous for its 1,000-plus-strong shika (native deer) population. These deer, considered to be messengers of the gods, are a national treasure and a protected species within the city’s limits, due to their sacred connection to Nara’s Kasuga Taisha Shrine. (soranews24.com)

    Posted: by News On Japan

  • Sapporo shivers through coldest day in 40 years

    People in Sapporo shivered through frigid conditions on Friday as the city recorded a daytime high of minus 10.1 degrees Celsius, making it the first time in 40 years that the mercury has failed to reach minus 10.
    (NHK)

    Posted: by News On Japan