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Soseki Museum in Britain reopens

May 9, 2019

London–A museum in London that was dedicated to the late renowned Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) reopened on Wednesday in Surrey, south of the British capital. Ikuo Tsunematsu, 67, who headed the museum before its closure in 2016, revived the

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Travelers surge during Japan’s Golden Week holiday

May 7, 2019

Tokyo–The number of people in Japan who traveled by rail and air during this year’s Golden Week holiday period in the nation surged from a year earlier, data from railway operators and airlines showed on Tuesday. The six passenger service

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Ise Jingu sees visitor surge during Golden Week holiday

May 7, 2019

Tsu, Mie Pref.–The Ise Jingu shrine complex in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, saw the number of visitors more than double from a year before during this year’s Golden Week holiday period in the country, the Shinto shrine said Tuesday. During

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People back to work in Japan after 10-day holiday

May 7, 2019

Tokyo/Osaka–Many people in Japan were back to work on Tuesday, after the end on Monday of an unprecedented 10-day holiday during which the Imperial succession was carried out and the country’s era name changed to Reiwa from Heisei. Ticket gates

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Retired couple smiles

May 6, 2019

Minato-ku, Tokyo–The Emperor and his wifet the Tokyo lawn tennis club. Jiji Press

INTERVIEW: New emperor expected to aim for open imperial family

May 2, 2019

Oxford, Britain–Looking back on his memories with Japanese Emperor Naruhito, Arthur Stockwin, emeritus fellow at the University of Oxford, has hinted that the new Emperor may aim for an open Imperial Family. The Emperor “may well try to open up

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Newborns welcomed on first day of Japan’s Reiwa Era

May 2, 2019

Tokyo–Newborns were welcomed in Japan on Wednesday, the first day of its Reiwa era, at hospitals around the nation. Nine babies were born in the morning at Fukuda Hospital in the southwestern city of Kumamoto. Yurie I, 31, gave birth

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New Empress: Passionate about international goodwill

May 2, 2019

Tokyo–Both new Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako place importance on their work for international goodwill. In particular, the Empress, a former diplomat at the Japanese Foreign Ministry, has continued to hold strong feelings about overseas visits. After gaining confidence on

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