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Antique sword showcases traditional technique

A Japanese sword featuring a cherry-blossom pattern on its blade is currently on display at the Japan Sword Gallery in Toranomon, in Tokyo’s Minato Ward. The blade sports a cherry blossom design, as well as a running water motif modeled on the Yoshino River. Made in 1821, the sword is ...

Global worshippers gather to fete Buddha

| Mar 30, 2017

Global worshippers gather to fete Buddha

The birth of Buddha will be celebrated on April 8 at Sampozan Muryojuji Temple, the head temple of the Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan, in Kato, Hyogo Prefecture. Supreme Buddhist leaders from 41 countries on five continents gathered at the Sixth Buddhist Summit in ...

Exploring the nation's tea and rice cuisine

| Mar 2, 2017

Exploring the nation's tea and rice cuisine

Arigato.kitchen presents its first book, “Chazuke” (¥1,200), an inside look at traditional Japanese recipes, ingredients and regional attractions. As the book aims to introduce both Japanese and international readers into the culinary art of , a bowl of rice with tea poured over it ...

New lock allows for remote home security

| Jan 26, 2017

New lock allows for remote home security

Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. (KKE) began selling RemoteLock, which secures doors remotely, in Japan on Jan. 17, after the Tokyo-based company in the business of disaster risk reduction acquired the marketing rights from the Colorado-based LockState. RemoteLock also enables the creation of passcodes for ...

Jan 14, 2017

Weight-loss surgery offers long-term benefits to obese teens

Gastric bypass surgery helps “severely obese” teenagers shed weight and keep it off for years, according to research published on Jan. 6. In two studies, one in the United States and the other in Sweden, young people who underwent the procedure were about 30 ...

Get the latkes out for Hanukkah in Japan

Dec 22, 2016

Get the latkes out for Hanukkah in Japan

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When Binyomin Edery, the chief rabbi of Japan, was a child growing up in the farming village of Kfar Chabad in Israel, the nine-pronged menorah could be seen everywhere during the winter Hanukkah festival. So when he arrived in Japan during Hanukkah 18 years ...

Conference examines the future of acupuncture

| Dec 8, 2016

Conference examines the future of acupuncture

The International Conference of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies Tokyo/Tsukuba was held in Tsukuba on Nov. 5 and 6, with 1,733 people from 32 countries, including 1,495 Japanese, in attendance. The conference, under the theme of “The Art of Acupuncture and Moxibustion — ...

Phillip Morris awarded for gender pay equality

| Dec 8, 2016

Phillip Morris awarded for gender pay equality

Phillip Morris Japan Ltd. has been awarded Equal-Salary Certification, in recognition of the company’s efforts at salary equality between men and women. To date, 19 companies have received the certification and the Japanese unit of the multinational tobacco giant was the first company outside ...

Latest watch offers powerful, refined appeal

Nov 3, 2016

Latest watch offers powerful, refined appeal

Astron GPS Solar: The perfect watch for the best player in the world. Since the beginning of 2014, when he selected Seiko as his watch partner, Novak Djokovic has traveled the globe in pursuit of ever-greater tennis glory. Today, Djokovic is not only the ...

Summer buses offer easy Odaiba access

| Aug 4, 2016

Summer buses offer easy Odaiba access

Hinomaru Jidosha Kougyo Co. will operate a bus tour in cooperation with Sky Bus double-decker tourist buses to transport people to Tokyo’s posh Odaiba waterfront area until Aug. 31. The tour, dubbed “Going to Odaiba in summer vacation with Sky Bus – You can ...