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· January, 2016

Stories about Japan from January, 2016

28 January 2016

Japanese TV Personality's Career Demolished After Affair With Married Musician

A relatively tame sex scandal highlights the unforgiving nature of Japan's entertainment industry.

23 January 2016

Get a Glimpse of Life in ‘Fair Japan’

Japanophiles, rejoice! Many amazing images of the country can be found in the New York Public Library's digital image archive, now in the public domain.

17 January 2016

Viral Story About Special Train Service for Hokkaido Schoolgirl Causes Problems for Student

Heard of that viral story about the train station in Japan with just one young passenger? It's full of inaccuracies. And the female student is being harassed by train nerds.

12 January 2016

Japan Celebrates the Spectacular Images of a Volcanic Island Being Born

A volcano south of Japan is providing spectacular images of a new island's slow creation.

7 January 2016

Japan and South Korea's Historic ‘Comfort Women’ Deal Angers Surviving Victims

The Imperial Japanese Army forced women from across Asia forced into sexual slavery during WWII. The surviving victims and some right-wing Japanese politicians weren't on board with this agreement.

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