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EXCLUSIVE: Japan to Bolster Tohoku Promotion for Foreign Visitors

August 22, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Reconstruction Agency will help travel firms in the Tohoku northeastern region sell tourism products overseas, in a bid to increase the number of foreign visitors to the disaster-hit region, informed sources told Jiji Press. The agency aims to

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Camping Regaining Popularity in Japan

August 21, 2018

Tokyo- Camping is regaining popularity in Japan after a mid-1990s boom led by the country’s “dankai” first baby boomers born in the late 1940s, with various new camping options available. The new options include glamping, or glamorous camping, which offers

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Tokugawa Shogunate Silver Seal Found in Japan

August 20, 2018

Tokyo- A silver seal used for diplomatic documents by the Tokugawa shogunate late in the Edo period (1603-1868) has been found, the Tokugawa Memorial Foundation said Monday. The silver seal was used for the 1859 instrument of ratification of the

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Railfans Happy as Doctor Yellow Will Continue “Checkups”

August 17, 2018

Nagoya- Rare and popular track and overhead wire inspection Shinkansen trains, nicknamed Doctor Yellow, are seen continuing their operations in and after 2020, relieving children and rail enthusiasts in Japan who had been worried that they might be decommissioned in

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Japan’s Skylark Holdings to Ditch Plastic Straws by 2020

August 17, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese restaurant chain operator Skylark Holdings Co. will get rid of disposable plastic straws at all of its group outlets by 2020, officials said Thursday. Skylark will stop distributing plastic straws by the end of this year at its

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Dance Clip Created to Help Okayama’s Recovery

August 16, 2018

Okayama- Local people are calling, through a dance clip, on more tourists and volunteers to come to Okayama, one of the western Japan prefectures heavily damaged in last month’s torrential rains. The clip, the first in a planned series of

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Janome to Release Smartphone-Controlled Sewing Machine

August 16, 2018

Tokyo- Janome Sewing Machine Co. said Wednesday it will launch an embroidery-only sewing machine that can be remote-controlled from smartphones and tablets on Aug. 27. It will be the world’s first sewing machine that can be controlled through smartphones, said

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Pace of Growth in Visitors to Japan Slows in July

August 16, 2018

Tokyo- The pace of year-on-year growth in the estimated number of visitors to Japan in July slowed to 5.6 pct from 15.3 pct in the previous month, due partly to effects from torrential rain that hit western Japan, the Japan

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