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Toyama's food, dance introduced at Milan expo

Aug 2, 2015

Toyama's food, dance introduced at Milan expo

Food and cultural traditions from Japan’s Toyama Prefecture were introduced to an international audience on Saturday during an event at the world expo in Milan. At the food-themed event’s Japan Pavilion, a chef explained how to prepare masuzushi, a local raw fish dish, by ...

Aug 2, 2015

Ferry crew member remains missing after fire off Tomakomai

The Japan Coast Guard said Sunday its search team failed to find the missing crew member of a ferry that caught fire off Tomakomai in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido on Friday. The smoke and heat inside the still-burning ferry, Sunflower Daisetsu, operated by ...

Aug 2, 2015

Venue for 2019 Rugby World Cup final still undecided

World Rugby officials are still undecided about where the 2019 World Cup final will be played after the Japanese government scuttled their proposal to stage the match in Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium. The final of the first Rugby World Cup in Asia was supposed ...

Aug 2, 2015

Insect repellent clothes now popular

Insect repellent casual clothing is growing in popularity in Japan, with retailers introducing new products one after another to help customers protect against insect-borne diseases. Their popularity rocketed after the first domestic infections of dengue fever, transmitted by tiger mosquitoes, in about 70 years ...

Aug 2, 2015

New law to require stress checks for workers

The government plans to introduce stress checks for its workers, as the number of staff on leave due to mental illness remains high, according to sources. Under the system, the National Personnel Authority plans to conduct a stress survey every year, based on the ...

Yusukina recognition sought for fallen brother

Aug 2, 2015

Yusukina recognition sought for fallen brother

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Amid growing controversy over moves by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration toward allowing Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense, an 88-year-old man wants people to know the story of his younger brother, who he says is the only Japanese man killed serving ...