A group of young Japanese members of the Global Shapers Community have just founded the first private student dormitory in Tokyo. Rooms there are cheap and very close to the university.
Heated toilets that spray users clean, train seats that revolve so passengers can admire the scenery: welcome to Japan, where hospitality and customer service form part of the country's DNA.
The UN Security Council has denounced North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan. But with no further sanctions in sight, many Japanese are still looking for answers. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Japanese commuters are being encouraged to work from home, albeit only on July 24. The nationwide "Telework Day" is an experiment aimed at reducing congestion as the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo draw nearer.
Reports indicating advanced North Korean nuclear capability and a fiery exchange of words between Pyongyang and Washington are causing concern in Japan that US military facilities might be the first targets.
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