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We shouldn’t treat plastic as an enemy, nor ostracize those who use it. What’s needed is appropriate management of trash and to search for solutions through innovation.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking at a meeting of the Science and Technology in Society Forum in Kyoto. Read

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There is a high possibility that these attacks were aimed at abusing the vulnerability of IoT devices to spread malicious programs. We want people to keep in mind to update their software for strengthening security

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A National Police Agency (NPA) official. The number of confirmed cases of suspicious access to Internet Protocol addresses per day in Japan in the first half of 2019 came to 3,530.8 per address, up 58.8 percent from a year before, according to the NPA. Read

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Teaching is a significant job linked to human resource development.

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Education Minister Koichi Hagiuda, expressing his eagerness to review the country's teacher training system in order to prevent teachers who face challenges from dropping out. Read

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Users tell us they don't want their children to see tattoos. We don't want Japanese customers to leave us.

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Seiji Hori, a senior official at the Beppu City Ryokan Hotel Association in Oita Prefecture. Hotels and bathhouses at the popular Beppu Onsen hot-spring resort continue to be divided over whether to accept tattooed visitors, as the city hosts five Rugby World Cup matches. Read

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About 300 shops and restaurants have already introduced PayPay and China's Alipay as part of efforts to follow the trend of cashless payments and to welcome more inbound tourists.

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Nobumasa Takahashi, chairman of the Yokohama Chinatown Development Association. Some restaurants and shops in Yokohama Chinatown are pinning their hopes on a rebate program for cashless purchases aimed at mitigating the impact of the sales tax increase to 10 percent from 8 percent. Read

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The average number of flu patients topping 1.0 at this time will have grave consequences as Tokyo has a population of more than 10 million and a heavy traffic of people.

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Norio Sugaya, a doctor and an expert on influenza at Keiyu Hospital in Yokohama. The Tokyo metropolitan area has entered a flu epidemic more than two months earlier than last year. Read

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The Tourism Agency wants to share disaster information using various media, such as apps and social media, so that international visitors can feel safe while they enjoy their stay in Japan.

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Akira Takano, a senior official of the Tourism Agency in charge of foreign visitors' safety. The agency will expand its disaster information app "Safety tips" to include 14 languages by the end of March next year. The languages are Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Tagalog and… Read

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