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Emperor, empress surprisingly stroll outside palace

April 8, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko unexpectedly appeared outside the Imperial Palace, to take a walk, on Sunday morning, surprising people who happened to be at the scene, including joggers. The Imperial couple routinely takes a walk inside the premises

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Evacuees enjoy cherry blossoms in Tomioka for first time in 9 years

April 7, 2019

Tomioka, Fukushima Pref.–Evacuees viewed cherry blossoms Saturday in their hometown of Tomioka, part of which remains under an evacuation order since the 2011 nuclear accident, in Fukushima Prefecture for the first time in nine years. Evacuees and others rode buses

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Japanese study finds cats recognize their Names

April 7, 2019

London–Domestic cats recognize their names even though they may not act like they do, a new Japanese study has shown. A team including Atsuko Saito, associate professor at Sophia University, studied how cats kept at homes and a so-called cat

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“Peaceful” picked most in Japan as positive word describing society

April 5, 2019

Tokyo–As many as 58.4 pct of respondents in Japan picked “peaceful” as a word that they think matches a positive image of the current society, a Cabinet Office survey showed Friday. In the interview-based annual survey, respondents were asked to

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Shizuoka man shares same characters as new era name

April 2, 2019

Shizuoka–A 45-year-old man in Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture, received many congratulations on Monday after the government announced the next Japanese era’s name, which is written with the same Chinese characters as his given name. “I was first surprised and then felt

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Duterte, Robredo give birthday greetings to Vice Ganda

March 30, 2019

The two top officials of the land greeted showbiz personality Vice Ganda on his birthday on Saturday. The celebrity, who celebrated his 43rd birthday in his daily program, was shocked after the faces of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President

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Imperial Palace’s Inui Street Opened to Cherry Blossom Viewing

March 30, 2019

Tokyo- A throng of spectators enjoyed viewing cherry blossoms on Inui Street at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday as the street was opened to the public. Inui Street, which stretches about 750 meters from Sakashita gate to Inui

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613,000 Midlife, aged people living as recluses in Japan

March 29, 2019

Tokyo–An estimated 613,000 people aged 40 to 64 are living as “hikikomori” social recluses in Japan, with men accounting for nearly 80 pct of the total, the Cabinet Office said Friday. According to the estimate, 51 pct of the total

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