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UK and Italy Past China in Per Capita Tourist Spending in Japan

Government surveys on tourism indicate the tourists from the UK and Italy now outspend the Chinese while touring in Japan.

September 10, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Cancer Drug Opdivo Found Effective for Gastric Cancer

The revolutionary cancer drug Opdivo is now proven effective for gastric (stomach) cancer and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare will shortly approve it as such, it was bared September 8.

August 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm

73.9% of Japanese "Satisfied/Generally Satisfied" with Current Lifestyle Says Public Opinion Survey

According to the Public Opinion Survey Concerning People's Lifestyles compiled by the Cabinet Office released on August 26, 73.9% of the responders are totally and generally pleased with the current lifestyle - the highest ratio since the survey started in 1963.

August 15, 2017 at 12:21 am

Prof. Ishizawa Awarded 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Award

The Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation announced July 27 five individuals and one organization to award this year's awards, July 27, Manila.

July 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm

An Iconic Figure in Medicine Passed Away at Age 105

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, the legendary man of medicine in active service past age 100, passed away on July 18 morning due to respiratory failure at age 105.

July 18, 2017 at 1:26 am

Heat Island - Japan

The whole island of Japan - down south from Okinawa to way up north to Hokkaido, the entire archipelago is moaning under a deadly heat averaging 33-35°C for days on. That's between 91+ to 95°F.

July 12, 2017 at 2:19 am

Poisonous South American Ant Invading Inland Japan

A highly poisonous ant, Hiari or Solenopsis invicta, so far found only at a few ports, is now traced inland, 30 km inside Nagoya Port, July 10.

July 5, 2017 at 12:17 am

Asuka-dera in Nara Credited for the Oldest Pearls

Asuka-dera, otherwise known as Hokoji Temple, in Asukamura, Nara is one of the oldest temples in Japan built in 588 shortly after the arrival of Buddhism in Japan.

July 4, 2017 at 12:09 am

Tokyo Governor Koike Grabs More than Comfortable Majority in Metropolitan Assembly

The 127-seat Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election just over, the Tokyoites are to have a new greenish assembly under Governor Yuriko Koike who had a while back won her own gubernatorial election with more or less similar lopsided results.

June 19, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Tourist Pollution? in Kyoto

The story has to do with a disturbing movement in one of Japan's most charming tourist town - Kyoto.

June 14, 2017 at 12:58 am

Kounotori (Ciconia ciconia) Fledging in Tokushima

Kounotori or white stork is a special natural monument, the wild species of which exterminated 40 years ago in 1971.

June 6, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Chiba to Apply for GSSP: Chibanian?

Here's a bit academic terminology for you to chew on - Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point, or GSSP in short, meaning a certain stratigraphic section that defines the lower boundary of a stage on the geologic time scale.

May 28, 2017 at 8:58 pm

Shinjuku's Tourist Info Station Drawing Over 100 Thousand Visitors

Here's a valuable info for foreign tourists on a visit of Japan - perhaps this might help some of you currently touring Tokyo.

May 18, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Princess Mako to Wed ICU Classmate

A delightful news flashed across the nation yesterday as the first daughter of Thier Highnesses Fumihito and Kiko of Akishinonomiya, Princess Mako, has found her husband in the person of the commoner Mr. Kei Komuro of Yokohama - ex-classmate at International Christian University.

May 16, 2017 at 11:39 pm

1-Meter+ Alligator Gar Caught in Hyogo

Heard of alligator gar? They are the largest species in the gar family and perhaps the largest predatory freshwater fishes in North America.

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