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Hinomaru Today is a holiday as Labor Thanksgiving Day falls on Sunday national holiday.

The next holiday is December 23, Tenno Tanjoubi (Emperor's Birthday).

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Japan sadly bid farewell to one of the true giants of modern cinema when it was revealed today that Takakura Ken died of lymphoma on November 10 at the age of 83. Takakura made his name as the stoic star of gangster movies in a career that had many comparing him to a Japanese version of ...
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Hanten Jacket STORE: If you want to stay warm and cosy this winter, there's no better way than with a padded cotton hanten jacket.

Warmer even than a down or fleece jacket, hanten have been worn in the cold north of Japan for more than a century. Go...

Abe Shinzo POLITICS: Japan has had seven prime ministers in as many years but not many get a second bite at the apple.

The return of Abe Shinzo to the post also means a shift back towards conservatism, controversy and possible conflict with Japan's East Asian neighbors. Go...

Sumo SPORT: So how much do you know about Japan's traditional sport of sumo? Its centuries-old history and deeply ingrained rituals make it a hard sell for young Japanese, whose places in the top ranks have increasingly been taken over by foreign stars.Go...

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