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Toyosu Wholesalers Want to Sell Fish to Consumers

December 16, 2018

Tokyo–With the new Toyosu wholesale food market in Tokyo in a busy year-end trading period, intermediary wholesalers are calling for the general public to be allowed to enter the market to buy fish. Unlike in the former Tsukiji market, only

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“Tonari no Totoro” Hits Screen in China

December 15, 2018

Shanghai–“Tonari no Totoro” (My Neighbor Totoro), directed by Japanese anime giant Hayao Miyazaki and released in Japan 30 years ago, started being screened in cinemas across China on Friday. This is the first time that any movie produced by Japanese

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Japan Enters Flu Season

December 14, 2018

Tokyo–Japan has entered the influenza season, the health ministry said Friday. The timing of the full season start was almost the same as in usual years, according to the ministry. Some 5,000 regularly monitored medical institutions had a total of

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Visitors to Japan in 2018 Seen Hitting 30 M. Soon

December 14, 2018

Tokyo–The number of visitors to Japan in 2018 is expected to reach 30 million as early as next week, Japanese tourism minister Keiichi Ishii said Friday. It would be the first time for Japan to have 30 million visitors in

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Tourism dept. confident to hit 2018 goal of Japanese arrivals

December 13, 2018

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said they are confident in hitting their target on Japanese tourist arrivals for 2018. In a media briefing Thursday, Tourism and Development Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr. said 530, 228 Japanese arrived from January to October

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“Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” to Get Kabuki Remake

December 12, 2018

Tokyo–Shochiku Co. said Wednesday that it will remake “Kaze no Tani no Naushika” (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind), a manga series by Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, into a kabuki traditional theater performance. Kabuki actor Onoe Kikunosuke V will

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Scientist Tasuku Honjo Becomes 26th Japanese Nobel Laureate

December 11, 2018

Stockholm–Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo, 76, and U.S. researcher James Allison, 70, jointly received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at an award ceremony in Stockholm on Monday, for their achievements that paved the way for cancer immunotherapy. Honjo

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TOKYO REPORT: More Scenic Sites Collect Entry Payments in Japan

December 4, 2018

Tokyo–An increasing number of national parks and other scenic areas in Japan are collecting voluntary entry payments from visitors for environmental protection and infrastructure improvement, including the creation of footways and installation of lavatories. Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain at

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