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Statue of elephant Hanako built year after death 

May 6, 2017

TOKYO- A statue of Hanako, a beloved elephant that died in May last year, has been built in front of Kichijoji Station in western Tokyo. “We want to pass on the story of Hanako” for centuries to come, Inokashira Park Zoo

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A 47 year-old Myanmar refugee in Tokyo

May 4, 2017

47-year-old Myanmar refugee, Nonnon works as a nail artist in Tokyo City. Anti-refugee sentiment is rising in Europe and the United States but in Japan those seeking haven from tyranny and war have long faced daunting legal and social gauntlets.

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Actress Okamoto at Chanel Croisiere fashion show

May 4, 2017

Japanese actress Tao Okamoto poses during the photocall before the Chanel Croisiere (Cruise) fashion show last Wednesday at the Grand Palais in Paris.  (AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ / ALTERNATIVE CROP- Jiji Press)

Full bloom nemophila flowers in Ibaraki

May 4, 2017

People on Wednesday walk on a hill covered with nemophila flowers in full bloom at Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture. Visitors of the park can witness an estimated 4.5 million nemophila in bloom until the end of May.

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New York meets Kawakubo’s design

May 3, 2017

People look at designs by Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo on display during a preview of this year’s Costume Institute exhibit ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York,

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Cool Biz campaign starts in Tokyo’s gov’t district

May 2, 2017

Tokyo- This year’s Cool Biz campaign, designed to encourage workers to dress lightly during summer to save electricity, started in Tokyo’s Kasumigaseki government district on Monday. Many male employees at government agencies showed up without ties on. Some at the Environment

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Kindai University makes tuna skin wallet 

May 1, 2017

Tokyo- Kindai University has created a wallet from the skin of bluefin tuna that it fully farmed from eggs for the first time in the world. The black wallet, developed jointly with Cordvan & Co., a leather products maker in the

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Shiki-Shima luxury sleeper train goes into service

May 1, 2017

Tokyo- The Train Suite Shiki-Shima luxury sleeper operated by East Japan Railway Co. or JR East, went into service with some fanfare on Monday with Japan now into its Golden Week holiday period. At 11:40 a.m., Shiki-Shima left central Tokyo’s Ueno

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