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Otaku Anime Funerals in Akihabara

True otaku can never have too many anime figures, toys and collectibles, amassing huge collections in their homes and spending tons of money for years or even decades. Akihabara is dotted with hundreds of stores catering to all kinds of hobbies and obsessions – from gaming, figures, anime series, to manga and model kits. There…

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Medical Tourism: Next Boom in Japan?

This is HUGE in Thailand! An incorporated association promoting the globalization of Japanese medical services said it will publicly solicit medical institutions seeking to be registered on a list of hospitals prepared to treat foreign patients. Compiling the list has been planned under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s growth strategy as the administration seeks to boost…

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Could Japan get nuclear weapons overnight?

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Japan has the capacity to acquire nuclear weapons “Virtually overnight.” Speaking at a Public Broadcasting Service program aired Monday, Biden said he had urged Xi to exert influence on North Korea so it will abandon its missile and nuclear weapons developments. Referring to…

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Japanese Yen Might Be The Safe Currency Following Brexit

It may seem like a strange concept for investors to grasp, but according to Simon Derrick, an analyst at BNY Mellon, a safe haven for investors post-Brexit vote is the Japanese yen. Speaking as a guest on CNBC early Friday morning, Derrick stated the Bank of England’s chief Marc Carney made it “Very, very clear”…