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To celebrate his 34th birthday, Hong Kong actor Raymond Lam was speculated to have chalked up HK$1 million in expenditure on a nine-day holiday to Tokyo and Osaka with girlfriend Karena Ng.
Kyoto can be a place of camera-toting tourist hordes but in this out-of-the-way suburb on a grey, drizzly day it's almost deserted.
Hideo Higashikokubaru, a member of Nippon Ishin no Kai , said in his blog on Wednesday that he will resign as a House of Representatives lawmaker and leave the major opposition party.
So here it is. It involves a fine beverage, a man who made it his life's works, and a story of enduring love against the odds.) Whiskey first became widely available in Japan in the 19th century, mostly in and after the 1870s, although it seems to have been introduced in the 1850s.
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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