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Japanese anime film “Mirai” wins Annie Award

February 3, 2019

Los Angeles–Japanese animated film “Mirai no Mirai” (Mirai) by director Mamoru Hosoda won the best animated independent feature prize in the 46th annual Annie Awards on Saturday. The film is about a mysterious adventure that a four-year-old boy goes through


Ibaraki Pref. to certify LGBT couples as partners

January 31, 2019

Mito, Ibaraki Pref.–The government of Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan, is considering introducing a system for LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, couples to be treated in the same way as married couples, it has been learned. The prefecture will


XVI World Ice Fishing Championship

January 27, 2019

Anglers prepare their equipment during the XVI World Ice Fishing Championship at the Shiroka Polyana dam near Batak on January 26, 2019. – They battled with snow drifts and waded in knee-deep slush to get to their competition ground on


Sony’s Aibo to watch over family at home

January 25, 2019

Tokyo- Sony Corp. said Wednesday it will start a new service of enabling users of its “aibo” robot dog to watch over their children or elderly family members at home from remote places through videos sent to their smartphones from


Philippines records all-time high 7.1m visitor arrivals in 2018

January 24, 2019

The Philippines attained its highest-ever number of tourist arrivals despite the temporary closure of world-famous resort Boracay, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Thursday. The tally of 7,127,168 represents a 7.65 percent growth rate compared to 6,620,908 in 2017. “This


Kanji “Wa,” Meaning Harmony, Most Popular for New Era Name

January 21, 2019

Tokyo–“Wa,” meaning harmony, is the most popular “kanji” Chinese character among Japanese people for use in the new era name, or “gengo,” to replace Heisei, according to a private survey. As a reason, respondents expressed “hope for harmony in the


10th Antique “Hina” Doll Exhibition Starts in Tokyo

January 18, 2019

Tokyo–An annual antique “hina” doll exhibition, the 10th of its kind, began Friday at the Hyakudan Kaidan exhibition hall in Tokyo, with collections having been handed down in families over centuries. The exhibition in 2019 brings together a total of


Tuna auction viewing area opens at Toyosu Market

January 15, 2019

Tokyo–A crowd of people, including foreigners, visited the Toyosu central wholesale market in Tokyo on Tuesday as the new landmark in the Japanese capital started to allow visitors to view tuna auctions from a designated area the same day. The