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Cool Biz campaign starts in Tokyo’s gov’t district

May 2, 2017

Tokyo- This year’s Cool Biz campaign, designed to encourage workers to dress lightly during summer to save electricity, started in Tokyo’s Kasumigaseki government district on Monday. Many male employees at government agencies showed up without ties on. Some at the Environment

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Kindai University makes tuna skin wallet 

May 1, 2017

Tokyo- Kindai University has created a wallet from the skin of bluefin tuna that it fully farmed from eggs for the first time in the world. The black wallet, developed jointly with Cordvan & Co., a leather products maker in the

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Shiki-Shima luxury sleeper train goes into service

May 1, 2017

Tokyo- The Train Suite Shiki-Shima luxury sleeper operated by East Japan Railway Co. or JR East, went into service with some fanfare on Monday with Japan now into its Golden Week holiday period. At 11:40 a.m., Shiki-Shima left central Tokyo’s Ueno

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Baby crying contest at Sensoji Temple

April 30, 2017

Two babies born in 2016 are held face-to-face by amateur sumo wrestlers during Nakizumo, a baby crying contest at Sensoji Temple at Asakusa in downtown Tokyo last Sunday. One hundred and sixty babies born in 2016 participated in the spring

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8th World Bonsai Convention

April 30, 2017

A woman looking at a bonsai displayed at the 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama, suburban Tokyo.   The three-day convention held in Saitama was participated by around  1,200 bonsai enthusiasts 40 countries and regions. (AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI

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Visitors enjoys azalea flowers at a shrine garden in Tokyo

April 27, 2017

Visitors enjoy viewing blooms of azalea at a shrine garden in Tokyo, Japan, 27 April 2017. The garden, containing around 3,000 azalea bushes of hundred kinds, attracts visitors from mid-April to beginning of May but due to poor weather conditions

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Nintendo expects to sell 10 million units of new console

April 27, 2017

A visitor playing Nintendo’s new Switch game console during its game experience session in Tokyo last January. Nintendo Company said on Thursday they expects to sell 10 million units of the new Switch game console over the next year, as it

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Darth Vader’s pure gold life size mask

April 26, 2017

An employee of Japan’s jeweler Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry displays a pure gold life size mask of Darth Vader, a character in the Star Wars, at their main shop in Ginza shopping district in Tokyo on Tuesday.   The pure gold

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