Nathan Shiga

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 19, 2017 at 1:35 am

Tomoki Sato Grabs Gold Medal in World Para Athletics Championships, London

The World Para Athletics Championships ongoing, Day 3, in London, Japan's Tomoki Sato of World-AC won a gold medal and Hirokazu Ueyonabaru (SMBC Nikko Securities) a bronze in men's 1500m (wheelchair T-52), July 16.

July 16, 2017 at 12:57 am

Raumen Museum Opened Afresh in Yokohama

Let's assume most of you known Raumen, or otherwise spelled Ramen - that popular noodles you' ve heard or tried while in Japan or locally in New York, for instance.

July 13, 2017 at 2:12 am

EMS Targeting Women Coming Mid-July

Elecom, leading electrical equipment manufacturer, is introducing a unique EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) device named Eclear Lean mid-July targeting women in muscle training.

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 11, 2017 at 1:16 am

Mario and Other Nintendo Characters Marching On

Nintendo's Mario, Pokemon, Kirby, etc. are now out of the game machines into a new arena of activity - joining in car races in the theme parks, holding concerts there, etc., living the dreams of the late President Satoshi Iwata of Nintendo.

July 10, 2017 at 12:47 am

Life Shift: A Wake-Up Call for New Life Style

Drop in any major bookstores, and you wouldn't miss stacks of a book titled "Life Shift: The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity".

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.

July 2, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Duty-free Shops in Arrivals Area to Open this Fall in Narita

The Narita International Airport will be the first domestic airport to install duty-free shops in the arrivals area this fall.

July 1, 2017 at 4:58 am

Oh My Glasses Looks for Global Market

What about glasses and why Oh? A local glass frame dealer in Fukui is undertaking projects to create another made-in-Japan commodity out of IT-merged glass frames.

June 30, 2017 at 1:42 am

Crowdsourcing Fast Booming

Most workers (95%) commute to the office for pay and some 5% option to work outside the office for pay - and the ratio is rising in favor of the latter.

June 28, 2017 at 2:27 am

Rakuten to Embark on Minpaku Business

Minpaku may perhaps be new to you but Airbnb may ring a bell - it's a jargon you might interpret as a way of making available private residence for vacation rental, the kind of business the US firm Airbnb is running the world over.

June 27, 2017 at 1:14 am

Sota Fujii Did It at Last!

Don't say you are fed up with Sota and tired of Fujii -because it's well worth reading about him, folks.

June 26, 2017 at 1:18 am

Japanese Dancers Sparkle in Moscow Ballet Competition

Okawa is from Aomori, Japan and belongs to a ballet troupe in the Tatarstan Republic in Central Russia. Чино(Chino) Марк is the eldest son of Masami Chino of Machida, Tokyo of the Russian Ballet.

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