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Israel Serves Japan’s Abe Dessert in Shoe

May 8, 2018

Jerusalem- Chocolates served to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a dessert at a dinner hosted by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem have caused a controversy as they were offered in a shoe-shaped metal container. The dessert drew

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Japan Promotes Open-Style Kindergarten Kitchens

May 8, 2018

Izumi, Osaka Pref.- The Japanese Education Ministry has suggested that kindergartens install open-style kitchens that allow children to watch cooking in order to excite their interest in food and teach them health-conscious eating habits. The suggestion is part of guidelines

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Talent Agency Accepts Tainted Tokio Member Yamaguchi’s Exit

May 7, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates said Sunday that it has accepted a resignation offer from Tatsuya Yamaguchi, a scandal-tainted member of all-male pop group Tokio. Yamaguchi, 46, offered to leave Tokio when he met with the four other

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Japanese Novelist Kaoru Furukawa Dies at 92

May 7, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese author Kaoru Furukawa, known for a series of historical samurai novels about the late 19th century, died of angiosarcoma at a hospital in his home city of Shimonoseki in the western Japan prefecture of Yamaguchi on Saturday. He

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Astro Boy Sketch Sells for 269,400 Euros in Paris Auction

May 6, 2018

Paris- A sketch of “Tetsuwan Atomu” (Astro Boy), a popular manga series produced by the late renowned Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, sold for 269,400 euros, or about 35 million yen, in an auction in Paris on Saturday. It is the

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Man Creating Film on Japanese Village’s Reconstruction after Quakes

May 6, 2018

Nishihara, Kumamoto Pref.- A man is working to create a documentary movie on people in a southwestern Japan village fighting to rebuild their community ravaged by powerful earthquakes about two years ago. “I want to pass on to future generations

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One Year On, Legoland Japan Boosting Efforts to Increase Visitors

May 6, 2018

Nagoya- Legoland Japan is redoubling efforts to increase the number of visitors as the outdoor theme park is apparently fighting an uphill battle about a year after its opening. The theme park in the city of Nagoya, the capital of

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Ichiro takes assistant role with Mariners, off field at least in 2018

May 5, 2018

Seattle- Ichiro Suzuki will not play again at least in 2018, as he is moving into the front office of the Seattle Mariners, the US Major League team announced Thursday. Suzuki “is transitioning to the role of special assistant to

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