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Shaved Ice Runs Out in Japan amid Scorching Heat

August 8, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese confectionery firms have been struggling to make enough shaved ice products due to soaring sales amid scorching hot weather. Futaba Foods Corp. has suspended the supply of five flavors of its Sacre shaved ice packaged in a cup,

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Japan to Strengthen Oversight of National Park Hotels

August 8, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Environment Ministry plans to strengthen its oversight of hotels operating at national parks to prevent them from becoming ghost buildings, officials said. The move is aimed at helping protect landscapes of national parks. Japan has 34 such parks.

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Coins to Mark 30th Anniversary of Japan Emperor’s Enthronement

August 7, 2018

Tokyo- Japan’s Finance Ministry said Tuesday it will issue a gold coin with a face value of 10,000 yen and a 500-yen bronze one to mark next year’s 30th anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s accession to the throne. The gold coin

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4 Endangered Bears in Hokkaido Start New Life in Britain

August 7, 2018

London- Four endangered bears in Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, have started a new life in Yorkshire Wildlife Park in England after being flown 8,600 kilometers to London, British media reports said Monday. The aged bears–Riku, Kai, Hanako and Amu–will live the

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Photographer Passing on A-Bomb Tales thru Family Photos

August 7, 2018

Hiroshima- A 36-year-old female photographer is passing on the stories of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by taking family photos of third-generation hibakusha atomic bomb survivors. Since 2015, Hiroko Doune, who lives

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Hiroshima to Promote Peace through Tourism

August 7, 2018

Hiroshima- Hiroshima, the western Japan city devastated 73 years ago by the world’s first atomic bombing, is planning a project that will help visitors think about peace by taking them to sites related to the tragedy. While tourism involving sites

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Novelist Murakami Reveals He Learned Writing from Music

August 6, 2018

Tokyo- Prominent Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami took part in a radio program for the first time on Sunday and revealed that he leaned his manner of writing from music. Murakami, 69, served as a disc jockey in the program, which

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Visitors to Katsura Imperial Villa to Be Charged from Nov.

August 1, 2018

Kyoto- The Japanese Imperial Household Agency will boost the capacity of daily visitors to Katsura Imperial Villa, a popular tourist spot in the western Japan city of Kyoto, and begin to charge for admission from Nov. 1. It will be

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