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"The venue featured 100 “floor ladies” hailing from various provinces of the nation who served customers in their local dialects." - Time-honored Showa Era club in Ginza closes after a nine-decade run | The Japan Times  https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/11/national/time-honored-showa-era-club-ginza-closes-nine-decade-run/#.Wlf-dGDOOwY.twitter 
“It’s a bit sad to think this bleak place is the final destination” for some people. - Unclaimed remains accumulating in aging Japan | The Japan Times https://t.co/euyqbUsjon
RT @japantimes: With fast-track permanent residency rule, Japan looks to shed its closed image  http://jtim.es/LAHH30hzyD1  https://t.co/brZdoJEa1V
"Prices range from just ¥15 million for a 1,500-square-meter islet in the Seto Inland Sea...to ¥500 million for a roughly 36,000-sq.-meter island in Okinawa." - Many of Japan's thousands of isles await buyers | The Japan Times https://t.co/3f7ADLZUFB
RT @jt_osaki: Another fucked-up, stranger-than-fiction kind of tragedy ... TV says parents guarded the house w/numerous security cameras &…
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