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Veteran Actress Kirin Kiki Dies at 75

September 17, 2018

Tokyo- Kirin Kiki, a Japanese television and film actress known for her unique performances, died at her home in Tokyo on Saturday. She was 75. Kiki, a Tokyo native whose real name was Keiko Uchida, disclosed five years ago that

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Namie Amuro Gives Final Live Performance, in Her Home Okinawa

September 17, 2018

Ginowan, Okinawa Pref.- “Really, really thank you,” iconic Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro told thousands of fans at the end of her final live stage performance, held in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Saturday, the day before her retirement from the

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Japan’s Crown Prince Watches Kabuki in Paris

September 14, 2018

Paris- Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito watched kabuki performances at the Chaillot National Theater in Paris on Thursday. The performances were part of the Japonismes 2018 series of Japanese cultural events. At the Petit Palais museum, the Crown Prince watched an

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Prince William Celebrates Opening of Japan House in London

September 14, 2018

London- Britain’s Prince William raised a toast to help celebrate the grand opening of Japan House in London, a Japanese government-run public relations hub, at a ceremony on Thursday. The prince led the traditional Japanese toast of sake, saying, “Kanpai”

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Foreign Group Promotes Japanese Food via Fishing, Farming

September 14, 2018

Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Pref.- A group of five foreign men, mostly of Japanese descent, has started work to communicate the attraction of Japanese culture such as “washoku” local cuisine through hands-on experiences in fishing and farming. The quintet, aged 17 to

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Japanese Decoration Conferred on Author Kazuo Ishiguro

September 13, 2018

London- An award ceremony was held in London on Wednesday to bestow the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star on Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro. The winner of the 2017 Noble Prize in Literature, who won the

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ANA Offering Japanese Space Meals during Japan-U.S. Flights

September 13, 2018

Narita, Chiba Pref.- All Nippon Airways and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, jointly started on Wednesday to offer Japanese space meals during flights between Narita International Airport and Houston. The service, set to continue until Sept. 20, is

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Nihon Buyo Dancer Hanayagi Toshinami, National Treasure, Dies at 93

September 12, 2018

Tokyo- Hanayagi Toshinami, a noted performer of “nihon buyo” classical Japanese dance and a designated living national treasure, died of old age in Tokyo early Tuesday morning. She was 93. Born in the capital, Toshinami, whose real name was Teruko

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