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Kyoto, Japan Newswire

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  1. Of kimono and cultural appropriationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Fifteen years ago I visited Nishijin, Kyoto's famed kimono manufacturing quarter with my then host family. I had just finished reading Yasunari Kawabata's "The Old City," a novel steeped in Kyoto's kimono culture; its main character Chieko is the adopted daughter of a kimono merchant.

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  2. The true cost of the Hiroshima bomb: John Hersey's definitive accountRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Independent

    Seventy years ago, a nuclear bomb killed 100,000 people and razed two-thirds of their city. Here is an extract from John Hersey's shocking field-report.

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  3. Kyoto cold-brew coffee is good to the last drop, if youa re patientRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The device at Chinatown Coffee Co. looks like the jury-rigged still that Hawkeye and Trapper built to make moonshine in their tent on "M*A*S*H."

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  4. It Takes a Village to Launch the GALAK-ZRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Playstation.Blog

    Suit up! You can finally climb aboard the GALAK-Z as it launches today! If we've been lucky enough to have you following us, you already know that GALAK-Z is an homage to our anime dreams. Piloting your prototypical craft is equally fun to fly as it is to transform into a mech and slash your way through an onslaught of wiley enemies.

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  5. News of the Weird by Chuck ShepherdRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Jewish World Review

    The Japanese, especially, report a decline of intimacy -- convenient for a Kyoto research institute's announcement in June that it had developed a huggable, human-sized, featureless pillow , with skin-like texture, to serve as an embraceable intimacy substitute. For people with actual lovers, the "Hugvie" has a mouth slot for a cellphone to enable running sweet talk with a remote "companion."

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  6. Debate on anti-discrimination bill begins in DietRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    The Diet started deliberations Tuesday on a bill that would ban racial discrimination, including harassment and hate speech, and oblige the government to draw up anti-discrimination programs that report every year to lawmakers. The bill, submitted to the Upper House by opposition lawmakers, was crafted to cope with a recent rise in discrimination against non-Japanese, in particular ethnic Koreans.

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  7. Dissemination of Chest Compression-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ...Read the original story

    Monday | Circulation

    From Kyoto University Health Service, Japan ; Division of Environmental Medicine and Population Sciences, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita, Japan ; and Department of Public Health, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan . Correspondence to Taku Iwami, MD, PhD, Kyoto University Health Service, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.

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  8. Summer is the Season for Fireworks in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Global Voices Online

    Our global community of volunteers work hard every day to bring you the world's underreported stories -- but we can't do it without your help. Support our editors, technology, and advocacy campaigns with a donation to Global Voices! See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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  9. MomentumA Righteous NationRead the original story

    Friday Jul 31 | American Reporter

    Stopping into the Misawa bookstore for a fun book to read as I prepared to travel for another 10 days, I spotted T.C. Boyle's newest book, The Women. T.C. is the father of my son's best friend.

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  10. Motenashi Kuroki: Chilling with summer specials at one of Akihabara's best ramen shopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Japan Times

    Any season is ramen season. But when the heat builds and energy levels start to sag, is it really worth trekking across town and waiting in line for noodles that will only make you sweat even more? In the case of Motenashi Kuroki, most definitely yes.

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  11. 6 Creatively Repurposed Historical Spaces to VisitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Hypebeast.com

    There's something to be said for architecture from the past: whether they were built to quietly nestle a person from the chaos of the city, or to inspire wide-mouthed reverence with their scale and splendor. These buildings and spaces have a certain je ne sais quoi that cannot be found in the geometric glass-and-steel structures of today.

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  12. Motenashi Kuroki: Chilling with summer specials at one of Asakusa's best ramen shopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Japan Times

    Any season is ramen season. But when the heat builds and energy levels start to sag, is it really worth trekking across town and waiting in line for noodles that will only make you sweat even more? In the case of Motenashi Kuroki, most definitely yes.

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  13. High-tech iced coffee cools the summer heatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Japan Times

    As the Japanese summer reaches its sweltering zenith, a steamy cup of coffee in the morning no longer seems quite so inviting. It's time to drop your inhibitions, and reach for some ice.

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  14. Is It Tough to Be Free? Searching for RewardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Kyoto Shimbun News

    Recently creators from Germany and Japan held the symposium titled, "Is It Tough to Be Free? - Artists' Various Ways of Living" at Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa, in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. Creators of movies, music, contemporary art and other works shared their thoughts regarding the market realities around them, possibilities of public and private support, and other topics under the theme of environments of artists working individually while not belonging to an organization.

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  15. Instructions for Foreign Tourists for Flushing Toilet PaperRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Kyoto Shimbun News

    In response to the increasing number of foreign tourists, who use restrooms according to the lifestyle habits of their own countries, Kyoto City Government has prepared stickers for understanding the correct way to use restrooms in Japan. The stickers have been prepared for using both Japanese and western-style toilets, with many illustrations for understanding with just a glance.

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  16. "Jizo Bosatsu" Prayer for War OrphansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Kyoto Shimbun News

    Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2, people involved with Buddhist services at Daizenin Temple in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, made a stone statue of "Ojizo-san," or the Guardian Deity of Travelers and Children, in order to pass down the history of children who lost their families in the war. A High school student in charge of designing the statue put feeling into the design, saying "War is wrong.

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  17. Globe TrekkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | KUAT-TV Tucson

    Megan's journey begins in Kyoto, where she explores the city's best flea market, meditates with a Buddhist monk, is entertained by geishas at a banquet and visits both the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and the Toji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage site. Then it's off to Osaka, where she visits a Cat Cafe and the Kidzania theme park.

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  18. First wave of teams allocated for new hoop leagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | The Japan Times

    The Japan Professional Basketball League announced which divisions 20 of the teams that will make up the new men's top circuit will play in on Thursday, following a meeting of the FIBA-led Japan 2024 Task Force. A total of 12 clubs have been allocated to the first division, six each from the NBL and bj-league.

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  19. Where to get a cold cup of coffeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Philly.com

    Cold-brewed coffee and nitrogenated cold brew are available on draft, . Or, go for the premium Kyoto-style dripped cold coffee.

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  20. Nintendo reports profit but no word on new presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Lowell Sun

    Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the company after the death this month of Satoru Iwata. Quarterly sales at Nintendo Co., the Japanese video-game maker of the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, rose 20 percent to 90.2 billion yen .

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