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Seniors can still make Koshien dream come true

Dec 23, 2013

Seniors can still make Koshien dream come true

Makoto Chogahara, 48, is making it possible for former high school baseball players to once again chase their dream of playing in Koshien Stadium, home of the national tournament. Chogahara, an associate professor at Kobe University’s Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, founded ...

Budding scientists test skills at egg drop contest

Dec 20, 2013

Budding scientists test skills at egg drop contest

A nonprofit group in Osaka has been organizing a contest for high school physics students since 2011 to see if they can build a device that can protect eggs dropped from 10 meters above the ground. The event, dubbed Egg Drop Koshien, “can serve ...

Sign language 'bible' under major revision

Oct 2, 2010

Sign language 'bible' under major revision

KYOTO — Around 1.2 million people are estimated to use sign language in Japan. While they have to deal with new words and phrases that are constantly emerging in fields such as information technology, many also say they have difficulty expressing subtle nuances peculiar ...