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Pair of yubari melons fetch record 5 M. Yen

May 24, 2019

Sapporo–A pair of Yubari melons sold for an all-time high of 5 million yen in this season’s first auction at the wholesale market in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, on Friday. The price substantially surpassed the previous record of 3.2 million

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Tomei Expressway to mark 50 years of full opening

May 22, 2019

Tokyo–The 347-kilometer Tomei Expressway, running through a key business corridor between Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, is set to mark on Sunday the 50th anniversary of its full opening in 1969. It has supported the growth and development of

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Japan agency to call for family names to come first in Roman script

May 22, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s Cultural Affairs Agency will shortly issue a notice calling for Japanese people’s names to be described in order of last name and then first name when rendered in Roman script, education minister Masahiko Shibayama said Tuesday. The notice will

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Nearly 90 percent positive about New Era Name: Jiji Poll

May 18, 2019

Tokyo–As many as 88.9 pct of people in Japan expressed positive feelings toward the country’s new era name Reiwa in May, even higher than last month, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed. The survey, conducted for four days through Monday,

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EXCLUSIVE: Japanese woman fighting terrorism in Israel

May 16, 2019

Kela, Golan Heights–A 21-year-old Japanese woman who has Israeli citizenship and serves for the military of the Middle East country has underscored her determination to fight terrorism. “I want to do my best” in the frontline of the combat unit

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Robot models from “Gundam” anime series to be launched into space

May 15, 2019

Tokyo–In a bid to boost spirits for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, a Japanese project is under way to launch into space models of humanoid robots from the popular “Mobile Suit Gundam” animation series. The project was jointly announced

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Japan to add 10 B. phone numbers

May 15, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s communications ministry plans to create some 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers starting with “020” for assignment mainly to devices with communication functions. This is in response to an expected shortage of phone numbers. The plan to introduce the new

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Proclaiming themselves as gay couple, Osaka lawyers siding with LGBTs

May 14, 2019

Osaka–The Nanmori Law Office’s webpage notes: “Yoshida and Minami are gay and a same-sex couple. They will give advice to not only gays but all other LGBTs.” While the law firm in Kita Ward of the city of Osaka deals

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