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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


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,


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


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


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


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,”


Emperor voices deep emotion over 30 years on throne

February 25, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s Emperor Akihito expressed deep emotion on Sunday over marking the 30th anniversary of his accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne amid congratulations offered by people at home and abroad. “It means so much to me that I commemorate this day



February 22, 2019

Swedish 16-years-old climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers a speech during a meeting at the Civil Society For rEUnaissance at the EU Charlemagne Building in Brussels on February 21, 2018. (Photo by Aris Oikonomou / AFP)Jiji Press