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Sharing the same surname, ethnicity and drive, Tokyo and Kyoto students by coincidence each start volunteer groups - with the same name In 2011, with a renewed sense of community solidarity in the air following the March 11 tsunami in Tohoku, the character for the word kizuna was selected as Japan's kanji of the year.
Tattoos in Japan have long moved on from the kind often romanticized by the West - that imagery of flamboyant yakuza that so many seem reluctant to relinquish.
Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the UN.
Hyper-prolific Japanese experimental/noise musician Aube passed away Sept. 25, it was learned recently.
On Sunday New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu brushed off questions about the possibility he might become involved in the election for mayor of Taipei City launching into a story about proposals that the cities of Taipei and New Taipei be merged into a "Double Taipei" City.
A candy house made by students of Shiga Junior College, in Tatsugaoka, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, has been completed and is on exhibit in the lobby of the Otsu Prince Hotel, located at Nionohama 4-chome, Otsu City.
Last month on the afternoon before the first press day, the bosses of each member of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association stood shoulder to shoulder on the same stage, as the sound of a revving engine from each of their lineups roared in turn.
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Tuesday evening, somewhere above Indonesia, and I'm in a very happy place. I'm stretched out in a rather empty cabin on the Qantas 747 service to Brisbane and I've settled in with a nice Chardonnay, two Nurofen Plus and a tasty selection of Aussie cheese.
According to the old adage, "Home is where the heart is" - and Rebecca Otowa would no doubt agree.
Police officers patrol a Tokyo street. In the Japanese city of Sakai, police arrested a woman who called them over 15,000 times in the span of six months Police officers patrol a Tokyo street.
Unable to get to that must-see tourist site but can't bear for your teddy to miss out? Then Japan has just the thing for you -- a travel agency that takes stuffed toys on package tours and even provides the holiday snaps to prove it.