Archive List

January 20, 2017 at 12:53 am

US Ambassador Kennedy Left Japan Saying "I'll be Back!"

There are many things I regret having missed so far and plenty more I'm afraid I might repeat missing from now on.

January 19, 2017 at 1:57 am

Panel Met to Discuss Traffic Accidents by the Aged

There is a growing number of traffic accidents due to the reckless driving by the aged, and the Metropolitan Police Department summoned a panel for the first time to discuss how best to minimize unfortunate cases of elderlies causing traffic accidents, January 16.

January 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Mini Rocket Failed to Launch

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) attempted and failed to launch a Mini rocket off the Uchinoura Space Center January 15.

January 15, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Outgoing US Ambassador Kennedy Enjoyed "Karuta" at Official Residence January 13

Over sixty Japanese high school students called on the outgoing US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Bouvier Kennedy at her official residence January 13 to join a "Hyakunin Isshu Karuta" game held in conjunction with the annual New Year's poetry reading at the Palace.

January 12, 2017 at 3:52 am

Toyota's Prius Best-Selling Car in 2016

The Japan Automobile Dealers Association year announced January 10 the aggregate number of automobiles sold the last year 2016.

January 11, 2017 at 12:07 am

Tokyo to Remodel International Airport with 2020 in View

The Haneda Airport, Tokyo's aviation gate to the world, is going to undergo major remodeling on its international facilities to accommodate more international flights toward the year 2020.

January 9, 2017 at 11:55 pm

Public Library Offers "Grab Book Bag" to Encourage Book Reading

The traditional Oriental calendar signifies the year 2017 a "Year of Bird" when everything starts afresh high up into the sky.

January 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

International Space Station Now Mounting Japan's Iithium-ion Batteries

Three Iithium-ion batteries delivered by Japan's space transfer vehicle "Konotori" last month for use on the International Space Station are now being installed outside the station by six US astronauts, 21:30 January 6.

January 7, 2017 at 12:31 am

Chiba City Museum Experimented ICT for Foreigners

Chiba City Museum, Chiba, started a demonstration experiment to apply ICT (Information Communication Technology) to assisting foreign visitors, January 4.

January 4, 2017 at 1:10 am

Traditional Carving Knife Ceremony

Japan abounds in traditional ceremonies so unique that foreigners are often taken aback, as western housewives use kitchen knives everyday thinking nothing of them - except, perhaps, how to keep them sharp enough - and find no reason for a ceremony for the knife's sake.

December 30, 2016 at 4:32 am

Avian Influenza Found Twice in Number the Past Highest

The Ministry of the Environment bared December 27 that this season's avian influenza due to wild birds is detected nearly twice in the number of cases the highest recorded 6 years ago.

December 27, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Top 10 News in Japan 2016

A week to go for the year 2016 to fade into obscurity, this column looks back on 2016 by way of listing up top 10 newsworthy events throughout the year, based on a survey done by Yomiuri Shimbun on 14,593 responders in and out of Japan.

December 27, 2016 at 12:21 am

14-Year-Old Shogi Prodigy Outplayed 62 Years Older Veteran

Shogi or chess is not exactly my favorite game and it wouldn't matter who won against whom, but this event is something worth reporting

December 24, 2016 at 3:34 am

Taxi Fares in Tokyo to Change Effective Jan. 30

Foreign tourists, watch out! Taxi fares in Tokyo are changing effective next month to benefit some and hurt others, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced December 20.

December 22, 2016 at 12:17 am

National Treasure-Class "Yohen Tenmoku" Found in TV Show

Tea-cups come in all sizes and designs - some quite ordinary everyday cups while other rare ones in the class of national treasures.

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