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88 anime “pilgrimage” sites picked in Japan

August 27, 2017

CHIBA- The Anime Tourism Association on Saturday announced 88 locations closely related to Japanese animation works, including the central Japan city of Hida, Gifu Prefecture, tied to the “Kimi no Na wa” (Your Name) blockbuster movie. Based on votes from

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Four-day dance festival held in Tokushima

August 15, 2017

Dancers and performers showcased their talents during the Awa Odori festival in Tokushima. Different traditional dance were seen in the streets, performers also played the shamisen- a three-stringed instrument. Awa Odori festival is part of the Obon festival in Tokushima

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Pikachu Outbreak! event at Yokohama

August 15, 2017

Hundreds of Pikachu character were seen during the Pikachu Carnival Parade in Yokohama, South of Tokyo last Monday. Visitors cheered as Pikachu mascots dance and perform during the parade as part of the “Pikachu Outbreak!” event. Jiji Photo (EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

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Wall painting of doves made under Japan-Vietnam project

August 13, 2017

TOKYO- A wall painting of flying white doves has been completed at a museum in Ho Chi Minh City by Japanese and Vietnamese painters, students and other people to express a wish for peace. Participants in the painting project included

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“Spa-Musement Parkˮopens 

July 30, 2017

BEPPU, OITA PREF.- A unique “spa-musement park” combining hot spring with an amusement park opened on Saturday, though operating for only three days, in the famous spa resort city of Beppu in Oita Prefecture, southwestern Japan. In the park, created at

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Sophia Univ. Prof. Ishizawa wins Magsaysay Award

July 27, 2017

MANILA- Yoshiaki Ishizawa, who worked for decades to save Cambodia’s Angkor archaeological site, is among the winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, known as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, the award organizer said Thursday. Born in Obihiro in

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Kimonos of 196 nations created to revitalize craft

July 25, 2017

TOKYO- A project to create kimonos representing 196 countries is in progress, taking the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as an opportunity to spread the wonders of Japan’s master craftsmanship across the country and overseas. With the output of

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Smartphone game Pokemon Go strikes series of records in first year

July 23, 2017

TOKYO- The smash-hit smartphone game Pokemon Go has struck a series of records since its launch in Japan on July 22 last year. While the product helped invigorate the game market, it caused a lot of problems, such as fatal

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