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Issuance of “manhole cards” exceeds one million

October 8, 2017

TOKYO- A total of more than one million “manhole cards,” featuring pictures of manhole covers with unique local designs, have been issued in Japan since distribution began in April last year, a group promoting the collectible cards has said. “No

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Author Ishiguro cites uncertain times behind his Nobel Prize

October 6, 2017

LONDON- Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro spoke of the present uncertainty around the world as a factor behind his winning of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 in a phone interview with Nobel Media on Thursday. “I think the

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Japanese encouraged to wear sneakers to work

October 3, 2017

TOKYO- The Japan Sports Agency will encourage people to wear sneakers to work as part of a new project aimed at promoting exercise among the working population in their 20s to 40s. Under the project, starting next March, the agency

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“Kimi no Na wa” to be remade into Hollywood live-action movie

September 28, 2017

TOKYO- Major Japanese movie distributor Toho Co. said Thursday that the megahit animation film “Kimi no Na wa” (Your Name) will be remade into a Hollywood live-action movie. Toho said it granted the right to adapt the film into a

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Tokyo Game Show

September 25, 2017

Hundreds of gamer gathered in Chiba City for the Tokyo Game Show last September 21. The event with over 250,000 attendees, mostly men was present in the event. Some women were also present with beaming smile on their faces to

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A full-size Gundam statue unveiled in Tokyo

September 25, 2017

The new full-size standing statue RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime is unveiled at a press preview in Tokyo last September 23, 2017. The 19.7-metre tall statue will be open to the public on September 24

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Japan unveils new English textbooks for 5th-, 6th-graders

September 22, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s education ministry unveiled on Thursday new English textbooks to be used for elementary school fifth- and sixth-graders’ foreign-language classes for fiscal 2018 and 2019. The structure of the textbooks is organized so students will be able to work

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Nobel Laureate Ohsumi sets up foundation for fundamental biology

September 13, 2017

TOKYO- Tokyo Institute of Technology honorary professor Yoshinori Ohsumi, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has announced the establishment of a foundation for fundamental biology research. “I would like to provide research funding for researchers who

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