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A full-size Gundam statue unveiled in Tokyo

September 25, 2017

The new full-size standing statue RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime is unveiled at a press preview in Tokyo last September 23, 2017. The 19.7-metre tall statue will be open to the public on September 24

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Japan unveils new English textbooks for 5th-, 6th-graders

September 22, 2017

TOKYO- Japan’s education ministry unveiled on Thursday new English textbooks to be used for elementary school fifth- and sixth-graders’ foreign-language classes for fiscal 2018 and 2019. The structure of the textbooks is organized so students will be able to work

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Nobel Laureate Ohsumi sets up foundation for fundamental biology

September 13, 2017

TOKYO- Tokyo Institute of Technology honorary professor Yoshinori Ohsumi, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has announced the establishment of a foundation for fundamental biology research. “I would like to provide research funding for researchers who

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Violinist Nakamura wins Brahms competition 

September 10, 2017

BERLIN- Japan’s Daichi Nakamura won the first prize in the violin category at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Poertschach, southern Austria, on Friday. “I am relieved now,” Nakamura, 27, who is originally from Kitakyushu in the southwestern Japan prefecture of

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Kiryu 1st Japanese to break 10 seconds in 100 meters

September 10, 2017

FUKUI- Yoshihide Kiryu, 21, of Toyo University became the first Japanese sprinter to run 100 meters in less than 10 seconds on Saturday. Kiryu marked a new Japanese record of 9.98 seconds with a tailwind of 1.8 meters per second in

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KitKat “Chocolatory”

September 7, 2017

Different flavors of chocolate brand KitKat is displayed at a KitKat “Chocolatory” boutique shop in Tokyo. Guests and customers can enjoyed the different flavors can be seen in the chocolatory. KitKat “Chocolatory” is a specialty store operating in at least

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Japanese team finds Pokemon Go reduces stress in workers

September 7, 2017

TOKYO- The smash-hit smartphone game Pokemon Go eases stress and depression in workers when played for at least a month, according to a Japanese team including University of Tokyo Prof. Norito Kawakami. The research, also involving Kazuhiro Watanabe, a graduate

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Ajinomoto to Open “Gyoza” Restaurant Mainly for Foreigners

September 7, 2017

Tokyo- Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co. on Monday unveiled to the media a “gyoza” pot sticker restaurant set to open in Tokyo’s posh Akasaka district on Thursday, hoping to let more visitors to Japan enjoy the popular food. The menu at

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