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The Heisei Emperor : Wishing for peace, true to wartime memories

February 15, 2019

Tokyo–Emperor Akihito’s starting point as the symbol of Japan wishing for peace dates back to his memories of witnessing wartime devastation in Tokyo when he was 11 years old. The Emperor and Empress Michiko have repeatedly visited the bloodiest battlefields

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The Heisei Emperor: Encouraging Disaster Victims

February 14, 2019

Tokyo–Japan was hit by numerous natural disasters, including earthquakes and eruptions, during the Heisei era, and Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have visited affected areas each time to offer encouragement to people staying at evacuation centers. When talking to such

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Ressa, Rappler boss, freed on bail in cyberlibel case

February 14, 2019

“I’m free.” This is what Rappler chief executive officer and founder Maria Ressa said after posting P100,000 bail at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 Thursday. Ressa was arrested by the authorities of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on

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Japan govt to report new era name to crown prince beforehand

February 3, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government will report the new era name to Emperor Akihito and Crown Prince Naruhito before making it public April 1, informed sources said Sunday. The government thinks it desirable to let the new era name known to both

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NGOs selling Valentine’s Day chocolate for refugee support

February 2, 2019

Tokyo–Tokyo-based international nongovernmental organizations are selling Valentine’s Day chocolate gifts whose sales will be partly used for refugee support. In cooperation with a long-established confectionery maker, the NGOs are calling for assistance to refugees, saying that buying chocolate helps save

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Excerpts from Interview with Ski Jumper Kobayashi

January 21, 2019

London–Following are excerpts from a Jiji Press interview with Japanese ski jumping star Ryoyu Kobayashi held in the Italian ski resort of Val di Fiemme on Jan. 10: Question: You won the overall Four Hills Tournament title with a grand

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113-Year-Old Japanese, world’s oldest man, dies

January 21, 2019

Sapporo, Jan. 20 (Jiji Press)–Masazo Nonaka, the world’s oldest man and a resident of the town of Ashoro, Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, died on Sunday at the age of 113. Nonaka was born on July 25, 1905. In April last year,

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Ichiyo Higuchi’s “Takekurabe” Manuscript Fetches 21 M. Yen

January 21, 2019

Tokyo–The autograph manuscript of “Takekurabe” (growing up), a novella by Japanese author Ichiyo Higuchi (1872-1896), fetched 21 million yen in a Tokyo auction on Saturday. A male collector from outside Tokyo made the successful bid, higher than the assumed price

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