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Cherry Trees Unseasonably in Bloom in Japan

October 18, 2018

Tokyo- Cherry blossoms, a symbol of spring, are being observed in many parts of Japan now, in the middle of autumn, apparently due to the fallout of record-breaking heat in summer and recent strong typhoons. According to Weathernews Inc., Somei-Yoshino

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Youngest Othello Winner’s Pilot Held Previous Record

October 18, 2018

Tokyo- The pilot of a flight carrying the 11-year-old Japanese boy who became the youngest winner of the World Othello Championship has surprised passengers by saying that he was the previous youngest holder of the title. “The previous youngest-age record

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Robot Pepper Appears before British Parliament

October 17, 2018

London- Softbank Group Corp.’s Pepper humanoid robot testified on Tuesday at the Education Committee of Britain’s House of Commons. It was the first time in the long history of the British parliament, which has served as the world’s standard-setter of

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Japan Sees 1st Monthly Fall in Visitors in Over 5 Years

October 17, 2018

Tokyo- Japan saw the first decline in the number of visitors from abroad in five years and eight months in September, due to major natural disasters early in the month, government estimates showed on Tuesday. The number of inbound visitors

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Sharp to Release World’s 1st TVs with 8K Tuners

October 16, 2018

Osaka- Sharp Corp. said Monday that it will release the world’s first televisions with built-in tuners that are able to receive 8K superhigh-definition broadcasts on Nov. 17. The Japanese company’s Aquos 8K comes with three screen sizes–60 inches, 70 inches

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11-Yr-Old Japanese Becomes Youngest World Othello Champion

October 15, 2018

Tokyo- An 11-year-old Japanese boy has won the 42nd World Othello Championship, breaking the record for the youngest winner in the annual competition for the first time in 36 years, according to the Japan Othello Association. Keisuke Fukuchi came out

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Ceremony Marks 10th Year of Release of Crested Ibises into Wild

October 15, 2018

Sado, Niigata Pref.- A ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the start of a project to release artificially bred crested ibises into the wild has been held in the island city of Sado in Niigata Prefecture, central Japan. Among participants

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Almost 70 Pct of Young Japanese Feel Stress from Gaze of Others

October 12, 2018

Tokyo- Nearly 70 pct of young people in Japan feel stressed when they are under the gaze of other people, a survey by Mandom Corp. has shown. The Osaka-based cosmetics maker said the result may reflect the spread of communication

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