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We, JALAC regularly introduce the articles with links on the latest news from Japan published on the Nippon Communications Foundation’s English WEB site “”. The news articles will help readers to learn the latest politics, economics, society, and culture in Japan. is published in seven languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian and is produced by the Nippon Communications Foundation with support from the Nippon Foundation. The Nippon Communications Foundation promotes understanding of Japan through web-based publishing and other activities

Tokyo 2020: Building a Positive Legacy [November 14]

Preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are proceeding apace, though various hurdles remain. […]

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Unlimited Bus Ride Pass Offered for Foreign Tourists in Hokkaidō (News) [November 13]

Sapporo, Nov. 13 (Jiji Press)―Two bus companies have started to sell unlimited ride passes for foreign tourist […]

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Baseball Star Ōtani Announces Desire to Play in US (News) [November 13]

Tokyo, Nov. 11 (Jiji Press)―Japanese professional baseball star Ōtani Shōhei of the Hokkaidō Nippon-Ham Fighte […]

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The Freewheeling Yamazaki Mari: Citizen of the World and Bestselling Manga Artist [November 13]

Yamazaki Mari is best known as the author of time-travel manga Thermae Romae, about an ancient Roman architect […]

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Abe Adviser Wants Kuroda to Stay as BOJ Chief (News) [November 10]

Tokyo, Nov. 7 (Jiji Press)―Hamada Kōichi, special adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō’s cabinet, has […]

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Japan City Draws Up Guidelines to Prevent Hate Speech (News) [November 10]

Kawasaki, Kanagawa Pref., Nov. 10 (Jiji Press)―The Kawasaki municipal government has compiled guidelines aimed […]

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New Brand of Blue-Tinted Cyclamen Unveiled in Japan (News) [November 10]

Narita, Chiba Pref., Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)―Suntory Flowers Ltd. showed off its new brand of “blue cyclamen” in N […]

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Tokyo Named Third Most “Magnetic” City [November 10]

A Decade of City Watching In October 2017, Tokyo was named the third most “magnetic” city in the world based o […]

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The Words of 2017 [November 10]

Jiyū Kokumin Sha, a publisher of language reference texts, has released its highly anticipated nominees for Ja […]

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Honda N-Box Wins Japan Hall of Fame’s Car of the Year (News) [November 10]

Tokyo, Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)–Honda on Thursday announced its N-Box minivehicle had been selected as the Japan Au […]

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