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Bluefin Tuna Sells for 4.5 Million Yen at Tōkyō Auction

TÖKYÖ  — The first fish auction of 2015, held Jan. 5 at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tōkyō, saw a bluefin tuna sell for 4.51 million yen, or roughly $37,934. That breaks down to...

Four Japanese Writers Among 1964 Nobel Nominees

STOCKHOLM — Four Japanese writers, including novelists Junichiro Tanizaki and Yukio Mishima, were nominated for the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature, according to documents released by the Swedish academy. The documents were released at the...

Former JACL Head Publishes Book On Historical Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seventy years after the end of World War II, civil rights advocate Floyd Mori is on a mission to remind the American public of the injustices committed against Americans of Japanese...

Book on “Sugihara Survivors” Published in English

TÖKYÖ — A former official of the Japan National Tourism Organization has released an English-language version of his research on the wartime escape of Jews from Nazi persecution via Japan. Akira Kitade, 70, published his...
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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...

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...
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Japan Exceeds 2014 Record For Foreign Tourists

TÖKYÖ — The number of foreign visitors to Japan this year — 13.42 million as of Sept. 10 — has already surpassed last year’s record number — and the total is likely to reach...

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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U.S. Travel Magazine Lists KYÖTO Tops In World’s Best City Ranking

KYÖTO — According to the website of the U.S. magazine, Travel + Leisure, readers ranked Kyöto first in a 2014 poll of the world’s best cities. An ancient Japanese capital, Kyöto is known for...
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Haruki Murakami’s New Essay Arrives In Bookstores

TÖKYÖ — Novelist Haruki Murakami’s newest essay, “Shokugyo Toshiteno Shosetsuka,” in which Murakami looks back on his life as a novelist, hit bookstore shelves across Japan on Sept. 10. This time, however, the book...

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