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Actress Utako Kyo dies at 89

April 8, 2017

TOKYO- Utako Kyo, a Japanese actress and half of the popular stand-up comedy duo “Utako Keisue,” died on Thursday. She was 89. Born in Kyoto, Kyo started her show business career as a stage actress just after World War II and

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Tourist arrivals in January total 631, 639

March 3, 2017

More foreign tourists, especially Chinese and South Koreans, arrived in the Philippines last January, the tourism department said in a statement. Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo said January arrivals totaled 631,639. This reflects an “impressive growth” of 16.48 percent from the

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Post-Fukushima disaster character’s popularity grows in Thailand

January 14, 2017

AKITA– A Japanese hero character created in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami is growing in popularity in Thailand through a television program broadcast in the Southeast Asian nation. The television show featuring the character

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FEATURE: Japanese No. 1 “udon” noodle chain’s secrets of success in Russia

January 7, 2017

Japan’s biggest “udon” noodle restaurant chain, Marugame Seimen, has gained a foothold in Russia, overcoming the obstacles to foreign companies that have kept many of its rivals out of the market. With Tokyo and Moscow seeking to strengthen private-sector ties, Marugame Seimen’s operator

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Death Penalty Movie Week to be held at Tokyo theater

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– The annual Death Penalty Movie Week will be held at a Tokyo theater in February, with eight films from home and abroad providing viewers with an opportunity to think about the “right to life.” The event will take place as

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