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Taiwan extends trial visa-free exemption for Filipinos for one year

July 12, 2018

Taiwan on Thursday announced its trial visa exemption for Filipinos has been extended for another year, its representative office in Manila said. Visa-free entry for Filipinos will continue until July 31, 2019 and will be reviewed for further extension, according to a statement by

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“Eel” Bread Hitting Tokyo Store Shelves ahead of Day of Ox

July 11, 2018

Tokyo- A Tokyo department store will start selling on Wednesday bread products resembling eels and “kabayaki” skewered grilled eels through July 20, the first Day of Ox this summer. Nutritious kabayaki and other eel dishes have traditionally been served in

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Actor Go Kato, Known for “Ooka Echizen,” Dies at 80

July 9, 2018

Tokyo- Prominent Japanese actor Go Kato, known for his role in popular television period drama “Ooka Echizen,” died of gallbladder cancer on June 18, it was learned Monday. He was 80. Kato, whose real name was Takeshi Kato, started to

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Japan 2017 Noodle Exports Hit Record High for 3rd Yr

July 8, 2018

Tokyo- Noodle exports from Japan hit a record high for the third straight year in 2017, aided by the addition of the country’s washoku traditional cuisine to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Combined exports of “udon” thick wheat noodles,

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Service Launched to Deliver Lunch Ordered via Vending Machines

July 6, 2018

Tokyo- Suntory Beverage Solution Ltd. said Thursday that it has started a service with Gurunavi Inc.  to deliver “bento” boxed lunch ordered through vending machines in offices. In the service, which began in central Tokyo, people press a vending machine

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Tour Guide System Featuring 3-D Anime Character Developed

July 6, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese telecommunications firm KDDI Corp. and staffing agency Pasona Group Inc. started testing a tablet-based tour guide system featuring a three-dimensional animation character on Wednesday. The anime character appears in real footage on a tablet screen to serve as

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Sudo Wins 5th Straight Title in N.Y. Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 6, 2018

New York- Miki Sudo extended her winning streak in the annual Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest in New York to a fifth year on Wednesday. At the July Fourth event on the Coney Island boardwalk, the 32-year-old Las Vegas

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Disabled People Emerging as Bearers of Traditional Craft Culture in Kyoto

July 4, 2018

Kyoto- People with intellectual disabilities are playing key roles in the traditional manufacturing industry in Kyoto, where a shortage of inheritors is becoming a serious problem. Intellectually impaired people aiming to acquire professional techniques to make traditional crafts, such as

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