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Cherry blossoms reach full bloom in Tokyo

March 28, 2019

Tokyo–A Somei-Yoshino cherry tree monitored in Tokyo came into full bloom on Wednesday, becoming the first such sample tree to do this in Japan this year, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The tree, located at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward


Japan approves 1st english textbooks for primary school kids

March 27, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government said Tuesday that it has approved the first batch of English textbooks to be used at elementary schools in the country, from fiscal 2020. The English textbooks were the first to undergo the government’s quadrennial textbook-screening process.


Taxi Driver

March 24, 2019

This photo taken on March 23, 2019 shows a passenger paying his fare to a taxi driver in Tokyo’s Ginza district. AFP-Jiji Press

Hungary Japan Butoh Dance

March 23, 2019

Japanese 72-year-old dancer and choregrapher Tadashi Endo greets the audience at the end of a rehearsal of a Butoh dance, titled “Ha Do” (Wave Motion), composed by Brazilian Daniel Maia and that he directed on March 22, 2019 at the


Fashion Japan

March 22, 2019

A model displays a creation from the 2019 Autumn/Winter collection of Indonesian fashion brand “(X)S.M.L.” at the Tokyo Fashion Week on March 22, 2019. AFP-Jiji Press

Cherry blossoms start blooming in Tokyo, Fukuoka

March 21, 2019

Tokyo–The Japan Meteorological Agency declared on Thursday the start of cherry blossom blooming in Tokyo and the southwestern city of Fukuoka. Checking a sample Somei-Yoshino cherry tree at Yasukuni Shrine in the capital’s Chiyoda Ward past 10 a.m. (1 a.m.


Nagasaki Kicks Off Cherry Blossom Season

March 20, 2019

Tokyo- The local meteorological observatory in the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki said Wednesday that the blossoms of a Somei-Yoshino cherry tree it observes on its grounds have bloomed. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, it was the first such


Russia Music Bravo Award

March 20, 2019

Japanese conductor Michiyoshi Inoue holds his trophy during the 2nd award ceremony of the International Professional Music Award ‘BraVo’ in the field of classical arts at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia, 19 March 2019. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV.EPA-Jiji Press