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Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi dies at 40

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi found dead at her Tokyo home at the age of 40. Police have launched an investigation and suspect the mother of two took her own life, media reports say. She is said to have been found by her actor husband Taiki Nakabayashi at their home in Shibuya Ward. Her death was […]

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Drive-in haunted house adhering to social distancing norms opens in Tokyo

A Japanese company has created an attraction that follows social distancing guidelines yet remains absolutely terrifying – a drive-in haunted house. Kowagarasetai, a Japanese haunted house and horror event production company, claims the concept is the first of its kind. “When I read that drive-through theaters were making a comeback, it was my ‘aha’ moment,” […]

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Tokyo: Heatstroke killed at least 131 people in August

At least 131 people died of heatstroke in Tokyo this month. Majority of the fatalities occurred indoors. Over 80 percent of the victims were aged at least 70 years or above. People wearing masks to protect themselves from coronavirus also contributed to the increasing rate of heatstroke cases. Officials said elderly were particularly susceptible to […]

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Thieves rob ninja museum in Japan

Thieves robbed a ninja museum in Japan, making off with over a million yen. The Iga-ryu Ninja Museum in central Japan is dedicated to the history of the famous Iga clan of ninja. After an alarm was set off at 1:30pm on Monday the police rushed to the scene. Officers found the office door and […]

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Bizarre! Tokyo comes up with transparent public toilets to ensure users keep it clean

Japan’s capital Tokyo has indeed come up with the idea of installing transparent loos and restrooms. The idea behind designing these transparent restrooms was to let people check that the interiors are clean before stepping in. Units have three cubicles each. These are covered with transparent tinted glass which comes in color variations of cyan, […]

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Doctors remove live worm from Tokyo woman’s tonsil

A Japanese woman who was suffering from an irritated throat was shocked after she was told that a worm was living inside her tonsil. A 25-year-old woman underwent a physical examination at Tokyo’s St. Luke’s International Hospital after being left with throat pain and irritation for five days after eating assorted sashimi. Sashimi is a […]

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Japanese theme park bans screaming on rollercoaster rides amid virus situation

Japan’s Fuji-Q Highland theme park re-opened after months of lockdown near Tokyo but with bizarre set of guidelines. To ensure safety of visitors amid the pandemic, the theme park made face masks and social distancing compulsory and also banned screaming on rollercoaster rides. To prevent the spread of the droplet infection the park authorities asked […]

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Tokyo skies witness massive fireball exploding with loud sonic boom

Tokyo residents witnessed a massive fireball zoom past its skies producing a loud sonic boom. A large space rock sped through sky and exploded in the process. The chunk of space debris entered the earths atmosphere and was spotted around 2:30am local time. Residents witnessed a bright flash of light and a loud sonic boom. […]

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Tokyo pub installs disinfectant tunnel to spray acid on customers when they enter

As Japan’s restaurants and bars slowly open up from a coronavirus lockdown, many are looking to reassure the public that dining out is safe again and one Japanese-style izakaya pub thinks it has found the perfect solution. The pub in Tokyo’s normally-bustling Shinjuku district has installed a machine that sprays customers with hypochlorous acid water […]

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91.6 percent of Tokyo hospital beds reserved for coronavirus patients filled

More than 90 percent of hospital beds secured for COVID-19 patients in Tokyo have already been occupied, the Japanese Health Ministry said on Sunday, underscoring the pressing need to curb the further spread of the new coronavirus. The ministry said 1,832 COVID-19 patients were hospitalised in the capital as of April 28, or 91.6 percent […]

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Japan park cuts 100,000 tulips to avoid public gathering amid virus outbreak

Flower lovers in Japan will have to wait until next year to tip-toe through the tulips after a park razed more than 100,000 stems to comply with social-distancing rules to help control the coronavirus. Officials in the city of Sakura, 50 km east of Tokyo, mowed the tulip beds at “Sakura Furusato Hiroba” and cancelled […]

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Robots replace university students in graduation ceremony

Business Breakthrough (BBT) University graduate students in Tokyo, who weren’t allowed to have a traditional graduation ceremony due to coronavirus concerns, used Newme telepresence robots (also referred to as avatar robots) to stand in their place. Digital tablets were attached to the heads of the robots, showing the faces of students who used a Zoom […]