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Aug 26, 2015

New guidebook planned to accommodate needs of Muslim tourists

The Japan Tourism Agency has drawn up a guidebook to help hotel and restaurant operators better understand the needs of Muslim travelers, including their food, sources told Jiji Press. The guidebook is based on surveys of some 1,300 Muslim travelers to Japan. In recent ...

Aug 26, 2015

Japan to help Nicaragua open tsunami warning center

The central government will help Nicaragua open a tsunami warning center this year that would serve all of Central America, an official said Tuesday. The center would provide real-time earthquake and tsunami information across that continent, according to Wilfried Strauch of the Nicaraguan Seismological ...

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

Aug 26, 2015

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo’s new National Stadium so that the facility is complete by January 2020, but the minister in charge of the games cautioned this may not be possible. ...

Nagasaki survivor, 80, tells stories of war for fallen

Aug 26, 2015

Nagasaki survivor, 80, tells stories of war for fallen

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Sakue Shimohira, an 80-year-old atomic bomb survivor in Nagasaki, is determined to continue serving as a storyteller for the sake of people who died without speaking of their agony. Shimohira was born in the northeast China region of Manchuria. Her father, an employee of ...