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Lake Hamana searched for WWII sunken tank

Apr 17, 2013

Lake Hamana searched for WWII sunken tank

A project is under way to find a “phantom tank” at the bottom of Lake Hamana in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. The Imperial Japanese Army produced two Type 4 Chi-To medium-heavy tanks on a trial basis near the end of World War II, utilizing what ...

Tatami industry seeks to transform itself

Jul 25, 2008

Tatami industry seeks to transform itself

Tatami makers, for years in retreat before the march toward Westernization, are now trying to reverse the trend and capitalize on the merits of a traditional home lifestyle, from the dining room to the living room to the bedroom. Although houses still tend to ...

Slumping builders turn to ostrich farming

Jan 17, 2008

Slumping builders turn to ostrich farming

A Tohoku region construction firm has successfully turned about 3 hectares of land into a celebrated locale with ostriches as its centerpiece. Yasuo Nakazato is president of construction firm Nakazato Kogyo, which manages Shirotori Dacho Mura (White bird Ostrich Village) in Murayama, Yamagata Prefecture. ...

Ex-addicts serving as rehab center role models

Nov 22, 2005

Ex-addicts serving as rehab center role models

At an addict rehabilitation center forum held at a facility for the aged in Sendai in early October, 10 drug, alcohol and inhalant addicts struggling through rehab performed for the audience, depicting their individual experiences. “I used to be a civil servant,” one man ...