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Actor Nomura Vows to Showcase Recovery at Tokyo Games

July 31, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese kyogen actor Nomura Mansai vowed Tuesday to showcase his country’s recovery from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident through the Japanese spirit of “wa” harmony at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and

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Perfectly Preserved Tokugawa Shogun’s “Kago” Found in Fukui Pref.

July 31, 2018

Obama, Fukui Pref.- A palanquin that carried Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third Tokugawa shogun, has been discovered at a temple in the city of Obama, Fukui Prefecture, a historical museum in the central Japan city announced Tuesday. It is believed to

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Kyogen Actor Nomura Mansai to Supervise 2020 Games Ceremonies

July 31, 2018

Fukushima- Famed kyogen actor Nomura Mansai has been named “chief executive creative director” to serve as the top supervisor for the planning for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was announced Monday.

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All 9 Japan Students Get Medals at Physics, Chemistry Olympiads

July 30, 2018

Tokyo- All of the nine Japanese high school participants received medals at the 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) and the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), the Japanese education ministry said Monday. At the IPhO, held in the Portuguese capital of

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Astronaut Kanai Describes Space Trip as “Nothing Special”

July 30, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, who returned to Japan after ending a 166-day stay at the International Space Station, on Monday described his trip to space as “surprisingly” not out of the ordinary. “Going to space was, surprisingly, nothing special,”

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Japan’s Goto Wins 2nd Place at Varna Int’l Ballet Competition

July 30, 2018

Berlin- Japan’s Haruto Goto, 18, has won second place in the junior division of male dancers at the Varna International Ballet Competition, which is regarded as one of the three most prestigious ballet contests in the world. Among other Japanese

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117-Year-Old Woman, Japan’s Oldest Person, Dies

July 27, 2018

Yokohama- Chiyo Miyako, the oldest person in Japan and a resident of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, died on Sunday, the municipal government said Thursday. She was 117. Kane Tanaka, a 115-year-old woman in the southwestern city of Fukuoka,

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2 Years to Go: Beppu Opens English Website on “Onsen” Hot Springs

July 26, 2018

Beppu, Oita Pref.- The southwestern Japan city of Beppu has launched an English website on local “onsen” hot springs ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, hoping to attract foreign visitors. An increased number of visitors from abroad are

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