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Oct 1, 2016

Documentary film on Tsukiji fish market released amid relocation row

The first documentary film about the famed Tsukiji fish market was released in Tokyo on Saturday, depicting the everyday lives of unsung seafood professionals, amidst an imbroglio over the site’s planned relocation. “Tsukiji Wonderland” has been released at a time when the wholesale fish ...

U.N. program gives Japanese students new worldview

Aug 13, 2015

U.N. program gives Japanese students new worldview

For Japanese high school student Takumi Masaka, traveling to New York City to play the role of a Syrian diplomat at a simulation of a United Nations conference was a life-altering experience that opened his eyes to differing worldviews. Masaka, 17, is one of ...

Motivated women in tsunami-hit Ishinomaki launch new businesses

Sep 29, 2014

Motivated women in tsunami-hit Ishinomaki launch new businesses

Starting up a business never occurred to Sachiko Setsuda, a 50-year-old housewife, until her community in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. But Setsuda is now busy preparing to open a cake shop in a temporary shopping area ...

A-bombed cities don't buy Abe vow

| Aug 10, 2013

A-bombed cities don't buy Abe vow

Is Prime Minister Shinzo Abe truly willing to play an active role in ridding the world of nuclear arms? That was the question posed by atomic bomb survivors, mayors and peace activists at a series of events Tuesday and Friday commemorating the 68th anniversary ...