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1 hr ago | The Kyoto Shimbun News

Lacquered "Guinomi" Cups for Japanese Sake

In response to the municipal ordinance "Seishu de Kanpai Jorei," or toast with a cup of Japanese sake act, which took effect last year, "Kyoto Shikki Kogei Kyodo Kumiai," a cooperative association of Japanese lacquerware craftsmen, in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, has focused on producing lacquered "Guinomi," or large sake cups, which were rare before.


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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Times

Japan revamps US$1.26t public pension fund

Drawing attention: Financial markets are keenly watching GPIF's investment strategy as the public pension fund, the world's biggest, is a huge investor and a bellwether for Japanese institutional investors.


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Paper Age

Toscotec to Supply Oji Paper with Steel Yankee Dryer at Kasugai, Japan

April 22, 2014 - Toscotec has received an order from Oji Paper Co., Ltd.Japan for a TT SYD to be installed at its production site in Kasugai, Japan.


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Vacuum ultraviolet lamp of the future created in Japan

First solid-state vacuum UV phosphor, described in APL-Materials, promises smaller, safer, longer lasting, low power lamps for industrial applications WASHINGTON D.C., April 22, 2014 -- A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a ... (more)


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USA Today

Another cruise line to expand in Japan

Add Compagnie du Ponant to the list of cruise lines offering more sailings in Japan.


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Julia Roberts opens up about sister's 'heartbreaking' suicide

Actress Julia Roberts attends the 'Eat Pray Love' press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo on August 18, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan.


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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Shiseido Opens Research Facility Dedicated to Hair Regeneration

Shiseido Co., Ltd. announces plans to open the Shiseido Cell-Processing and Expansion Center on May 1, 2014.


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The Peninsula

Sheikha Moza meets Japan PM

H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday.


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Eastern Daily Press

Spiritual sanctuary created in hidden space behind Norwich Market

Artist Darren Johnston inside part of his art installation at the Undercroft, called Sanctum, which will be the setting for a dance performance.

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5 Reasons to Visit Shikoku, Japan

The least populous of Japan 's four primary islands, Shikoku exists in a dreamy, under-the-radar state far removed from Tokyo 's neon lights and Harajuku girls.


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Russia Taday

Fukushima radiation killing our children, govt hides truth - former mayor

Students walk near a geiger counter, measuring a radiation level of 0.12 microsievert per hour, at Omika Elementary School, located about 21 km from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture.


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The Japan Times

Is Japan a 'normal' country simply trying to stick out?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is often quoted as saying that he wants Japan to become a "normal" country again.


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CBC News

B.C. environment minister warned about LNG emissions

A liquefied natural gas tanker arrives at Sodegaura city in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo in 2009.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, World News, Canada, Global Warming

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks on his way to meet a delegation of US representatives at the premier's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, April 21, 2014.


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Wisbech Standard

'I think this is possibly the only time a Wisbech man has done...

"I did my first concert for Sakura City in the Town Hall lobby, which was televised by the local TV station and was show twice a day for five days.


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Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Ukraine crisis shadows Obama's Asia trip

The Big Gig has dropped another batch of 22 side-stage headliners for the June 25-29 and July 1-6... President Obama heads to Asia this week with the goal of making clear to allies that he's serious about the United States sharpening its focus on the region.


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Sag Harbor Online

Japana s Greatest Monster Breathes Once Again

You can already see the trailer on television for the latest epic version of Godzilla that opens theatrically on May 16. More interesting is that from April 18 to 24 the Film Forum on Houston Street in New York City will be showing Godzilla: The Japanese Original , a sixtieth anniversary restoration, including new subtitles, of Japan's most ... (more)

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Disney News and Disney Star News

Justin Bieber Flies To Tokyo, Japan With His Family

Justin Bieber Tweeted a note to his followers early this morning asking them to find him! Some of Justin's Beliebers found him in Tokyo, Japan with his family! We know for sure that Justin is traveling with his mom Pattie Mallette, but he also might be with his dad Jeremy Bieber.


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The Miami Herald

Miyazato wins by 2 in Japan

Nagoya, Japan - Yusaku Miyazato carded a 6-under 65 on Sunday to claim a 2-stroke victory at the Token Homemate Cup.


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Japan steps up surveillance posture...

Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the weekend, reports said, as territorial tensions with China simmer.

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