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Over 5,000 gather in Darwin to mark Japanese air raid in 1942

More than 5,000 people attended a memorial ceremony in Darwin, Australia, on Sunday to remember the victims of a Japanese air raid on the city 75 years ago. On Feb. 19, 1942, Imperial Japanese military forces carried out a bombing on Darwin, a strategic base for the Allied forces during ...

Osaka dig yields 140 tombs likely from Yayoi Period

Jan 27, 2017

Osaka dig yields 140 tombs likely from Yayoi Period

The Osaka Center for Cultural Heritage and other entities said Thursday that more than 140 ancient tombs have been found at two neighboring ruins in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture. The tombs, each surrounded by a square or rectangular moat, are called hokei shukobo and were ...

¥50, ¥100 coin designs unchanged for half century

Jan 6, 2017

¥50, ¥100 coin designs unchanged for half century

The designs of the current ¥50 and ¥100 coins haven’t changed much since they debuted 50 years ago. The ¥50 coin was introduced in 1955 and was initially made entirely of nickel. Circulation of a ¥100 coin minted mainly in silver started two years ...