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The moving history of a Hiroshima dish – BBC Reel

Okonomiyaki is the classic street food of Hiroshima and often contains lavish toppings, but the dish has a much humbler history. In the years immediately following the war, as the survivors of the bomb tried to stave off starvation after 1945, the snack became a vital part of Hiroshima’s revival. …

How immigration will change Japanese politics

The Japanese government has revised the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law that could expand the entry of non-skilled foreign workers into the Japanese workforce. The law introduces the Specified Skilled Worker Category 1, opening up new professional fields for unskilled foreign workers. It is expected to attract around 345,000 workers in …

Fire erupts at Japan’s Shuri Castle – UPI.com

Oct. 30 (UPI) — The main building of Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Okinawa, Japan, has burned down in a predawn fire, authorities said. Local police said the main hall and a nearby building have been destroyed, and a third building is still burning, Japan’s national broadcaster NHK reported. …