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World's oldest fishhooks found in Okinawa

/ Sep 20, 2016

World's oldest fishhooks found in Okinawa

Fishhooks found on a southern Japanese island date back some 23,000 years, making them among the world’s oldest fishing implements, researchers said Monday. The hooks were discovered in Sakitari Cave on the southern end of Okinawa Island several years ago, said Masaki Fujita, chief ...

'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. ...