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In Niigata, a lesson on the history of skiing in Japan

Feb 7, 2016

In Niigata, a lesson on the history of skiing in Japan

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A group of outdoor-loving history buffs in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, has revived the first skiing technique brought to Japan more than a century ago by an Austro-Hungarian Army officer. Established nearly 50 years ago, “Lerch no Kai” (the Society of Lerch) is named after ...

Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

| Feb 6, 2016

Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

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In recent years, the Imperial couple have made an effort to leave behind a meaningful legacy by visiting World War II battlefields. The idea is to ensure that future generations of Japanese do not forget the war and its bitter lessons. However, until they ...

Japanese manga goods store opens in Bangkok

Feb 6, 2016

Japanese manga goods store opens in Bangkok

An estimated 400 customers lined up in Bangkok for the opening Saturday of the first Thai branch of animate, a Japanese manga and animation goods store that features limited items, accessories and other products related to popular comic books and anime shows. The 560-square-meter ...

JR East to sell boxed 'ekiben' meals in Paris

Feb 6, 2016

JR East to sell boxed 'ekiben' meals in Paris

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said it will start selling ekiben (train station boxed meals) in Paris on March 1 to help promote Japan’s food culture, which has grown popular in France. JR East said Friday it will open an outlet at Paris ...