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In Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, two things are certain: You're never far from the remains of dead people and you're never far from a knife. The... [Read More]
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On Aug. 6, the BBC aired a story about four Ussuri brown bears being successfully transported from a museum in Hokkaido to a wildlife park... [Read More]
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For Tomoya Yamashiki, chief strategist of Dandelion Chocolate Japan, Inc., U.S. entrepreneurism opened doors to a new sweet way of life. [Read More]
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Over the course of nearly 60 years, the Tsuji Culinary Institute has turned out 140,000 chefs and patissiers, in the process becoming the largest culinary... [Read More]
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To give their staff a mid-August break, most magazines came out with special two-week issues. A few, waxing nostalgic, are describing this year as "the... [Read More]
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Four consortia have submitted bids for a bundle of rights to operate New Chitose Airport and six other airfields in Hokkaido, informed sources say. One... [Read More]
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The Defense Ministry is considering making a record request of over ¥5.3 trillion for the fiscal 2019 budget, informed sources said. The amount will b... [Read More]
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A length of the field try by center Jack Goodhue and a late double from Waisake Naholo spurred New Zealand to a 38-13 win against... [Read More]
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The earthly delights are numerous and varied in Kabukicho, Shinjuku's notorious, though now mostly scrubbed-up, red-light district. The pleasures offered a... [Read More]
at a time when few F... [Read More]
Known for his precise, classically French approach to cooking, Daniel Calvert will join Yusuke Namai of restaurant Ode in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward for a collaboration... [Read More]
The story of a young bear operating a sweets store has earned its own real-world merchandise, pop-up cafe and limited-edition desserts. [Read More]
Kumiko Makihara's recently published memoir "Dear Diary Boy" might well come with a trigger warning for parents of school-aged children in Japan. Many will... [Read More]
In the midst of Showa Era (1926-89) Japan, with patriarchy dominating and imperialism rising, a young female playwright, Fumiko Enchi (1905-86), started a... [Read More]
Few topics have proven to be more sensitive online than the present state of Fukushima Prefecture. Years after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster... [Read More]
There's nothing quite like Japan's Heian Period (794-1185). Almost four centuries of peace and a governing aristocracy of culture set it apart. [Read More]
Asia's biggest multisport event, attracting more than 10,000 athletes from across the continent and offshore islands, got underway Saturday for two weeks o... [Read More]
Right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano went the distance and threw a two-hit shutout on Saturday, earning his 10th win of the season as the Yomiuri Giants handed... [Read More]
Much still needs to be sorted out when it comes to making video recordings of interrogations. [Read More]
When the Diet passed a law governing the operation of integrated casino resorts last month, public celebrations were few. Media polls showed strong public... [Read More]
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