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リッチ 素子 NYT Tokyo bureau chief. Typos are human. Coffee books & chocolate always. Wakimaenai onna She/Her richm @nytimes .com. Instagram @motokorich

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3 months ago
The kind of criticism hurled at Princess Mako on social media echoes the treatment of women who have spoken out about sexual assault or even workplace rules about wearing high heels.
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Today’s vocabulary かいじょ 解除 lifting (of a ban, sanctions, etc.); removal; release (from obligations); cancellation (of a warning, alert, etc.); NHK on the rising calls to shorten isolation for close contacts in order not to halt the economy
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7 hours ago
Number of foreigners entering Japan in 2021 down to lowest level since 1966
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2 days ago
Today’s vocabulary ついきゅう 追及 Investigating guilt; pressing; hounding; pinning down
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3 days ago
Keidanren chief Masakazu Tokura calls for end to Japan’s entry ban "there is no point keeping the measure in place given Omicron has already become the dominant strain”
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3 days ago
In her press conference, Shiori Ito talks not just about her own case but raising her voice to highlight Japan’s age of consent: still 13. Sexual assault laws: still no mention of consent. H/t @hikarimaehida
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3 days ago
Over the years, Kim Jong-un "has learned that the best way to grab the attention of an American president is with weapons. And that the best time to do it is when the world can least afford the instability" @choesanghun
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Today’s vocabulary たいききかん 待機期間 Waiting period
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4 days ago
@hudidi1 Judge ordered Mr Yamaguchi to pay Y3,300,000 to Ms Ito. Judge ordered Ms. Ito to pay Y550,000 yen for the allegation that Mr. Yamaguchi used a “date drug” in her drinks, and which he said hurt his reputation.
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4 days ago
Shiori Ito’s case against Noriyuki Yamaguchi stands. Judge has rejected his appeal of her account that he sexually assaulted her. H/t @hudidi1
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4 days ago
In @NYTOpinion virologist Hitoshi Oshitani says Japan’s messaging on 3Cs key to relatively low Covid deaths “Japan has tendency toward adherence & responding to powerful peer pressure…many are reluctant to face disapproval of their friends and neighbors”
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5 days ago
Today’s vocabulary ふかけつ 不可欠 indispensable
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5 days ago
After a gap of more than two years, Japan has an American ambassador again
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ラーム・エマニュエル駐日米国大使
6 days ago
日本の皆さん、はじめまして。Amy and I are excited to have arrived in Japan and are eager to meet the people of Japan as we travel throughout the country. よろしくお願いいたします。
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