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Wealthy buyers in Asia grow more interested in Japan’s nishikigoi ornamental carp

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 21:36
An increasing number of wealthy buyers in Asia have shown an interest in nishikigoi Japanese colored carp, pushing up the market for the luxury ornamental ...

Man kills head of Tokyo foster home where he used to live, police say

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:22
The head of a Tokyo foster home was stabbed to death Monday by a man who said he used to live there and wanted revenge, ...

Life-long hatred of felines spurred serial Japanese cat poisoner

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:09
A 29-year-old man who has admitted to poisoning cats with poison in Kanagawa Prefecture last November said he was driven by his long-standing hatred of ...

Japan’s Emperor Akihito to be addressed with ’emeritus’ after abdication

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:04
Emperor Akihito will be called “emperor emeritus” and Empress Michiko “empress emerita” following his abdication in April, the Imperial Household Agency said.Their Japanese titles to ...

Japanese fishing boat crew detained by Russia may be released this week

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 04:54
The crew members of a Japanese crab fishing boat detained by Russian authorities in late January are likely to be released, along with their vessel, ...

Bhutanese exchange students face extortion, threats and hard times in Japan, families say

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 03:23
Bhutanese exchange students are being extorted by overseas employment agencies and threatened into silence, according to representatives who spoke to the press Monday on behalf ...

Farming village aims to restore Fukushima’s reputation with hot product: habanero ice cream

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 02:37
A northeastern farming village that saw demand for its produce plunge after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis has found a way to reinvigorate its image ...

Parisian museum hosts Japanese tea ceremony and talk by grandson of former grand master

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 02:22
Visitors at a Parisian museum were treated to Japanese tea ceremonies and a talk on the history of the practice Sunday by members of the ...

Nagoya student tracks classical and jazz gigs for music fans across Japan

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 01:53
A student at Nagoya University’s Graduate School of Information Science has developed an online platform for music fans that keeps them update on classical and ...

Japan seeks UNESCO heritage list recognition for traditional architectural craftsmanship

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 01:51
Japan has decided to nominate traditional architectural craftsmanship used in timber-framed structures for addition to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in the fall of 2020, ...

Japan scientists win backing for work on potential Nipah virus vaccine at Todai

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 01:50
A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics has struck a $31 million deal with scientists at the University of Tokyo to speed up ...

After strong ‘no’ vote, Okinawans look to highlight case against Henoko base plan in Tokyo and Washington

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 01:39
A prefecture-wide referendum in Okinawa on Sunday demonstrated overwhelming opposition, at least among those who voted, to relocating U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from ...

North Korea alleges ‘nuclear weaponization’ by Japan as Trump-Kim summit draws near

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 01:32
In the latest jab at perennial foe Japan, Pyongyang has blasted Tokyo over its alleged “nuclear weaponization” just days ahead of a second summit between ...

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov asks why Japan PM Abe is confident of ending row over islands off Hokkaido

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 23:14
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has questioned why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is confident of resolving the long-standing territorial dispute between Japan and Russia over ...

Power failure halts JR Chuo Line trains in Tokyo

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 19:07
A power failure occurred between JR Chuo Line’s Kanda and Yotsuya stations in Tokyo on Monday morning, forcing trains to halt operations during rush hour.East ...

North Korea unable to get information on joining Tokyo Olympics due to network issue: sources

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 06:19
North Korea’s Olympic committee has been unable to receive information required for the country’s participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to a network problem, ...

There’s so much that bonobos and chimps can teach humans

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 03:30
About 6 million years ago in Africa there was an ape species that would change the world. We don't know much about that animal, but ...

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