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Soseki Museum in Britain to Reopen in May

April 19, 2019

London- A museum in London on the late renowned Japanese novelist Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), which was closed over two years ago, is set to be revived, in nearby Surrey in May. Ikuo Tsunematsu, 67, who headed the former museum, decided

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Baby Born at 258 Grams to Leave Central Japan Hospital

April 19, 2019

Azumino, Nagano Pref- Nagano Children’S Hospital Said Friday That A Baby Born Weighing 258 Grams In October Last Year Will Leave The Facility In Nagano Prefecture, Central Japan, On Saturday According To The Hospital In The His weight has since

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Lupin III manga creator Monkey Punch dies at 81

April 17, 2019

Tokyo–Monkey Punch, the author of the Lupin III manga series, died of pneumonia last Thursday, it was learned Wednesday. He was 81. Born in the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido, Monkey Punch, whose real name was Kazuhiko Kato, moved to

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Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho starts procedures to become Japanese

April 17, 2019

Tokyo–Mongolian yokozuna professional sumo grand champion Hakuho has entered procedures to acquire Japanese nationality, informed sources said Wednesday. After retirement, sumo wrestlers from overseas need to obtain Japanese citizenship in order to remain in the Japan Sumo Association as a

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Schedules fixed for all Tokyo Olympic competitions

April 17, 2019

Tokyo–The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled Tuesday the detailed schedules for all competitions in the Olympics, moving up the start time for men’s and women’s marathon to 6 a.m. from the earlier planned 7

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LGBT assembly member to pursue more open society

April 16, 2019

Sapporo–Ayako Fuchigami, a recently elected local assembly member who has come out as a transgender person, aims to pursue a society where everyone can feel comfortable. Fuchigami, 44, was elected a member of the Hokkaido prefectural assembly in northern Japan

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Japan team wants regulations on gene editing of human eggs

April 15, 2019

Tokyo–A team of a Japanese government panel Monday broadly agreed on the need to consider regulations to ban the genome editing of fertilized human eggs for childbirth. After a meeting of the specialist panel on bioethics on April 22, the

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Road to Tokyo 2020: Bus, railway firms aiming to attract foreign tourists to local areas

April 15, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese bus and railway operators are gearing up to attract foreign travelers to local areas in the country by improving services connecting major airports and railway stations to less accessible tourist destinations. The move comes as the Japanese government aims

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