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'Rikisha' disappearing; 'Storm day' forecast to be calm; ¥100 bills to be replaced by coins; 1991 white paper predicts sustainable growth

/ | Aug 6, 2016

'Rikisha' disappearing; 'Storm day' forecast to be calm; ¥100 bills to be replaced by coins; 1991 white paper predicts sustainable growth

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100 YEARS AGO Friday, Aug. 11, 1916 ‘Rikisha’ disappearing from Tokyo’s streets With the introduction of electric railways and automobiles, the number of rikisha in Tokyo has greatly decreased, and with the decrease of its number the romantic feature of rikisha has entirely disappeared. ...

Full text of 2016 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

/ Aug 6, 2016

Full text of 2016 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration read Saturday by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima: 1945, August 6, 8:15 a.m. Slicing through the clear blue sky, a previously ...

/ Aug 4, 2016

Kennedy to miss Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb ceremonies

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will not be attending this year’s ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a U.S. Embassy official said. The ambassador, who has attended the ceremonies over the past two years, will be ...

Straw boats set sail to test Taiwan-Japan settler theory

/ Jul 17, 2016

Straw boats set sail to test Taiwan-Japan settler theory

Two primitive straw canoes departed from Yonaguni Island on Sunday morning to reproduce a 75-km ocean voyage thought to have brought the first settlers to the Japanese archipelago about 30,000 years ago. The voyage has “started at last,” said lead researcher Yosuke Kaifu, head ...