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U.N. official pitches agricultural heritage in Japan

Jul 25, 2016

U.N. official pitches agricultural heritage in Japan

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Kundhavi Kadiresan of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has made her first visit to Japan to promote Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, an award by the organization aimed at boosting eco-tourism and preserving traditional agricultural systems. “People always want to connect with their ...

Jul 25, 2016

Shark likely attacked surfer off Kochi Prefecture

A shark is believed to have attacked a 29-year-old man Sunday evening when he was surfing in shallow waters off Irino Beach, a popular surfing spot in Kuroshio, Kochi Prefecture. The local Japan Coast Guard office quoted the man as saying a creature that ...

Jul 25, 2016

Hiroshima students offer 1,000 paper cranes, call for peace at event

About 500 elementary and junior high school students offered 1,000 orizuru paper cranes Monday at the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. During the ceremony to pray for world peace, the cranes were placed at the “Genbaku no Ko” (“A-Bombed Child”) sculpture, ...

Jul 25, 2016

Japan takes 115 whales in northwest Pacific hunt

Japanese whalers have concluded their annual northwestern Pacific hunt, killing 90 sei whales and 25 Bryde’s whales, the Fisheries Agency said Monday. The numbers taken for what the government says is scientific research, but which many critics say is cover for commercial whaling, was ...