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| Feb 1, 2003

New course track takes aim at language barrier

KYOTO — The term “internationalization” has come into everyday use in the last decade, but Japanese people still face language barriers when it comes to implementing the concept behind the word. A new attempt at Seibo Gakuin Elementary School in Kyoto’s Fushimi Ward, however, ...

Watery worlds on show without a snorkel

Jan 26, 2003

Watery worlds on show without a snorkel

Although the Kaiyukan Aquarium is located right on Osaka Bay, it is truly a case of “water, water everywhere, ne’er any drop to drink” for the 39,000 fish and 580 species of other sea creatures kept there in 15 large tanks. The aquarium in ...

| Nov 30, 2002

Literature museum goes into cyberspace

KOBE — The opening earlier this month of a new museum of literature in Hyogo Prefecture was marked by the usual ceremonial pomp. But unlike other institutions, visitors to this new museum don’t need to have a map, know the nearest station or a ...

Refurbished Taisho Era hall set to debut anew

Oct 29, 2002

Refurbished Taisho Era hall set to debut anew

Central Public Hall, an 84-year-old Neo-Renaissance civic gathering place, will reopen Friday after a three-year, 11 billion yen restoration. After nearly eight decades of use, the hall was dull and worn out, its wood floors scarred by wear and its doors creaking. The Taisho ...

Sanyo touts home-use sensor to gauge sleep apnea

Sep 4, 2002

Sanyo touts home-use sensor to gauge sleep apnea

OSAKA — A new sensor developed by Sanyo Electric Co. could help people with sleep apnea, and may eventually regulate the environment in which one sleeps. The sensor can measure the heart rate and number of breaths sleeping people take, without using special devices ...

Sheep replace lawn mowers on river bank

| Aug 2, 2002

Sheep replace lawn mowers on river bank

OSAKA — Sheep graze as children watch or pet them — a sight reminiscent of a farm or zoo. Such a scene, however, might become more common on riverbanks here as the animals are used as an alternative to lawn mowers. In a trial ...

New softener bolsters UV protection

Jun 12, 2002

New softener bolsters UV protection

OSAKA — Times have changed from the days when young girls were eager to get a dark tan and be called “ganguro,” or “black-faced.” The latest beauty trend is to be as white as possible, setting the stage for myriad ultraviolet-ray-blocking products lining drug ...