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Victims remembered 3 years after Kumamoto quakes

April 15, 2019

Kumamoto–A ceremony was held in the city of Kumamoto, southwestern Japan, on Sunday to remember people who died in a series of powerful earthquakes three years ago. A total of 345 people, including 75 bereaved family members, participated in the

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70 percent in Japan ok female emperors, female-line succession

April 12, 2019

Tokyo–A recent Jiji Press poll showed that 69.8 pct of Japanese support the idea of allowing female members of the Imperial Family and descendants in its female line to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. Meanwhile, the proportion of respondents backing the

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Over 80 percent positive about new era name Reiwa: Jiji Poll

April 12, 2019

Tokyo–Over 80 pct of people in Japan expressed positive feelings toward the country’s new era name, Reiwa, a Jiji Press opinion poll in April showed. The survey, conducted for four days through Monday, showed that 84.8 pct of respondents gave

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Events held on 60th wedding anniversary of Japan emperor, empress

April 10, 2019

Tokyo–Events were held at the Imperial Palace on Wednesday to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. At the “Matsu-no-Ma” state room, a congratulatory ceremony was held by Imperial Family members, including Crown Prince Naruhito,

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Road to Tokyo 2020: Japan’s capital rapidly evolving into “global-standard” city

April 10, 2019

Tokyo–Foreign-language signs are increasingly common along streets, cashless payment is available at more and more shops and restaurants, and ashtrays are vanishing from public spaces. Tokyo is rapidly transforming into a “global-standard” city with these moves, before it hosts the

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Announcement of new banknote portraits prompts surprise, joy

April 9, 2019

Tokyo–People with connections to the new faces chosen for Japanese paper money set to be redesigned expressed surprise and joy after the government announced the planned banknote renovation on Tuesday. The new 10,000-yen bill will have a portrait of industrialist

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Japanese people greet new era name “Reiwa” with applause

April 1, 2019

Tokyo–Many people in Japan have welcomed the country’s next era name, Reiwa, with applause and hopes for peace. “It sounds fresh. I want to pass down the memories of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami (to the next generation), in

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TOKYO REPORT: Sony’s Aibo Evolving from “Pet Dog”

March 20, 2019

Tokyo-Aibo, a large dog-like robotic pet developed by Sony Corp., is finding its way into the fields of medical care and home security. “We will make (Aibo) useful not only as a cute pet but also as a family member,”

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