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Russia Issues Commemorative Banknote for Soccer World Cup

May 23, 2018

Moscow- The Bank of Russia said Tuesday that it has issued a commemorative 100-ruble bill for the 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer finals, which will be held in the country from June 14. Some 20 million such banknotes will be

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Soseki Natsume’s Postcards Found for 1st Time in 100 Years

May 23, 2018

Fukui- Three postcards written by Japanese literary legend Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) during his study in Britain have been found for the first time in about 100 years, the prefectural government of Fukui, central Japan, said Wednesday. The postcards were sent

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Number of Species on Japan’s Endangered List Up by 41

May 23, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Environment Ministry on Tuesday released its revised endangered list, which now has a total of 3,675 species. The number of species on the list increased by 41. The Mikawa salamander, some 200 of which inhabit a hilly area

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71st Cannes Film Festival

May 22, 2018

France- Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda poses for photos with his Palme d’Or trophy in Cannes, France, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Koreeda’s “Manbiki Kazoku” (Shoplifters), a feature film that portrays human ties of an impoverished family in Tokyo, won the Palme

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Japan to Promote Health through Use of Bicycles

May 21, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s transport ministry has put together a draft plan for the wider use of bicycles, including health-promoting measures through the spread of related sports. The three-year plan through fiscal 2020 will be adopted by summer after a public comment

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Sanja Matsuri festival in Tokyo

May 21, 2018

Tokyo- Participants of annual Sanja Matsuri festival carried a portable shrine or “Mikoshi” outside Sensoji Temple in the Asakusa district last Sunday. Some of the participants showed their traditional Japanese tattoos called “Irezumi”, which is related to the Yakuza. Sanja

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Japanese Actress Yukiji Asaoka Dies

May 20, 2018

Tokyo- Yukiji Asaoka, a Japanese actress who appeared in a number of movies as well as television and stage dramas, died at her home in Tokyo on April 27, it was learned Sunday. She was 82. Asaoka, whose real name

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Games Used in Japan for Educating Children on Investments

May 20, 2018

Tokyo- Easy access by children to financial settlements by smartphone has left an increasing number of parents in Japan facing unexpected high bills. Private-sector efforts are gathering pace in the nation to help children develop knowledge about money and investments,

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