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Hiroshima, Nagasaki Plan A-Bomb Exhibition in Washington

HIROSHIMA — The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hope to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of their cities in World War II by holding an exhibition in Washington, D.C. If realized,...

Auschwitz Guide Strives To Enlighten Japanese Visitors

OSWIECIM, Poland – Takeshi Nakatani is the only Japanese-speaking docent at Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, which is dedicated to educating visitors about the Auschwitz death camps operated by the Nazis in World War...
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Conductor Seiiji Ozawa Conducts in Europe

ROLLE, Switzerland — For the first time in about three years, Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa picked up his baton to lead a group of young string players from the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in...

Himeji Castle Reopens Following Five-Year Restoration

KÖBE — After five and a half years under wraps, restoration of the 17th-century Himeji Castle has finally been completed. A government celebration ceremony was held at the UNESCO — United Nations Educational, Scientific...
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Japan House Centers To Be Set Up In London, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo

TÖKYÖ — In an effort to popularize Japanese culture, technology and diplomatic stances abroad, Japan’s Foreign Ministry is hoping to establish Japan House communication centers in London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, beginning in...

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS RELATED TO JAPAN’S SECURITY POLICY

Photo Credit: DW.DE TÖKYÖ — The following is a chronology of major events related to Japan’s security policy. August 1945: Japan surrenders unconditionally in World War II after U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. May 1947:...
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New Nagasaki Monument Commemorates Pows

NAGASAKI — A monument to commemorate prisoners of war who died in a World War II prison camp in the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki was unveiled on Sept. 13, with a former POW...

Tökyö Ward OK’s Same-Sex “Partnerships”

TÖKYÖ — One of Tökyö’s major wards has become Japan’s first municipality to adopt a draft ordinance enabling it to issue certificates recognizing same-sex relationships as being almost equivalent to marriage. The ordinance approved by...

Japan’s Last “Blue Train” Ends Service

TÖKYÖ — An era came to an end Sunday, Aug. 23, when Japan’s last “Blue Train” long-distance sleeper train in service completed its final run, nearly 60 years after the train debuted in 1958. The...
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Hitachi Develops Two-Armed Warehouse Robot

TÖKYÖ — Hitachi Ltd. has unveiled a prototype double-arm robot that can pick up various types of goods from shelves and pack them into boxes for the eventual automation of warehouse work. The robot, which...

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