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The Value Behind Japan’s Stigmatized Properties

Once thought of as impossible to sell, each of the properties is marked by a dark history. They were the sites of various unfortunate incidents, including the deaths of previous residents. But now, Marks’ Jobutsu Estate website, named after the Japanese word for “resting in peace,” is showcasing these properties rather than giving them a pass.

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Casino Integrated Resort Locations to be Formally Announced after May 2021

Japan’s long-running mission to get casino resorts off the ground has been delayed not only because of the coronavirus but also due to related political scandals and public opposition. As Yokohama prepares for a mayoral election on Aug. 22, it and other localities hoping for a casino resort are moving forward with plans to formally finalize their proposals, which the central government will accept from October until April 28, 2022.

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Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Propels Japan into Hydrogen Energy

As billions of people watch the Olympics, front and center is the Olympic cauldron, fueled by hydrogen. It’s an important statement Japan is sending to the world: They are on a new path to a clean energy society. A brand new, totally green, facility in Fukushima produces hydrogen – the most abundant element in the universe. The plant uses solar energy, then takes water and splits it into hydrogen. The result is clean burning fuel and no carbon footprint.

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