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Sophia Univ. Prof. Ishizawa wins Magsaysay Award

July 27, 2017

MANILA- Yoshiaki Ishizawa, who worked for decades to save Cambodia’s Angkor archaeological site, is among the winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, known as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, the award organizer said Thursday. Born in Obihiro in

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Kimonos of 196 nations created to revitalize craft

July 25, 2017

TOKYO- A project to create kimonos representing 196 countries is in progress, taking the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as an opportunity to spread the wonders of Japan’s master craftsmanship across the country and overseas. With the output of

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Smartphone game Pokemon Go strikes series of records in first year

July 23, 2017

TOKYO- The smash-hit smartphone game Pokemon Go has struck a series of records since its launch in Japan on July 22 last year. While the product helped invigorate the game market, it caused a lot of problems, such as fatal

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Festival begins in disaster-hit Ishinomaki

July 23, 2017

ISHINOMAKI, MIYAGI PREF.- An art, music and food festival kicked off in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Saturday to help revitalize the Tohoku northeastern Japan region hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. In the event, “Reborn-Art Festival,” which will run through Sept.

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Lantern Festival for Marine Day

July 20, 2017

People lit candles inside paper lanterns while looking out at Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo last Monday as part of their lantern festival. The festival is held every July as summer tradition during the celebration of “Marine

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Summer in Tokyo

July 20, 2017

After Japan Meteorological Agency announced central Japan, including Tokyo finished the rainy season of Tsuyu, people are now spending there summer time in different places in Tokyo. Some people spend their time at a swimming pool in amusement parks. Visitors

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Major Fukushima beach reopens after 7 years

July 16, 2017

IWAKI, FUKUSHIMA PREF.- Usuiso Beach in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, reopened Saturday to bathers for the first time in seven years since the summer before the March 2011earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent nuclear accident. Usuiso on the Pacific coast is one of the largest

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JICA launches photography competition

July 7, 2017

In time for the commemoration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched this week its first photography competition in the Philippines dubbed “JICA and the Filipinos: Images of a Better Tomorrow.” The photography

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