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Japanese Startup Postpones Rocket Launch

December 29, 2019

Taiki, Hokkaido- Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies Inc. said Sunday that it has postponed the launch of a small observation rocket until at least Tuesday for technical reasons. Interstellar was scheduled to launch the Momo-5 rocket in Taiki, Hokkaido, northernmost Japan,


Japan’s Princess Kako Turns 25

December 29, 2019

Tokyo- Japanese Princess Kako, the second daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, turned 25 on Sunday. She graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo in March, visited Austria and Hungary on her first official trip abroad in


Tourism Concern Grows in Sapporo amid Snow Shortages

December 29, 2019

Sapporo- Concerns are growing for tourism in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, due to serious snow shortages in the northernmost Japan prefecture this year. Some ski resorts have yet to open, while organizers of the annual Sapporo Snow Festival are


Japan Lunar New Year

December 27, 2019

Sixteen-year-old sea lion ‘Leo’ poses after writing the Chinese character for rat ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, December 26, 2019. – Much of Asia and the world celebrated the Lunar


Idol Group Arashi to Serve as Japan-China Goodwill Ambassador

December 26, 2019

Chengdu, China- The Japanese government said Wednesday it has appointed male idol group Arashi to serve as goodwill ambassador for sports and cultural exchanges with China next year. Arashi can represent both countries as it is very popular in China


Mount Fuji

December 24, 2019

Japan’s highest peak Mount Fuji is covered with snow and visible through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo, Japan, 24 December 2019. The active volcano, at​ 3,776 meters high, is located about 100km southwest of Tokyo. EPA-Jiji Press

Emperor Emeritus Akihito’s 86th birthday

December 23, 2019

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako arrive in a vehicle at the Imperial Palace to celebrate Emperor Emeritus Akihito’s 86th birthday in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019.Emperor Emeritus Akihito turned 86 on Monday and now feels happy as a


Tokyo Great Santa Run 2019

December 22, 2019

Participants dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in the Tokyo Great Santa Run 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, 22 December 2019. Some 3,500 people participated in the event to raise money for a children’s charity. EPA-Jiji Press