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Kanji Museum to open in Kyoto in June

Feb 9, 2016

Kanji Museum to open in Kyoto in June

The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation, the group that annually announces the single character best symbolizing the year, will open a facility in June where visitors can learn about kanji in a fun atmosphere. The Kanji Museum, located in the city of Kyoto, will ...

Pop singer Eriko Imai clarifies bid for Upper House

Feb 9, 2016

Pop singer Eriko Imai clarifies bid for Upper House

Eriko Imai, a member of the female J-pop group SPEED, has officially announced she will run in the Upper House election this summer as a proportional-representation candidate of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Explaining the reason for her candidacy in a news conference Tuesday ...

Feb 9, 2016

Human pyramid guidelines to be drafted for Japanese schools

New guidelines to help prevent injuries when students take part in kumitaiso, the gymnastic formation known as a human pyramid, will be drafted by the end of March, education minister Hiroshi Hase announced Tuesday. Kumitaiso is a popular and long-running feature during sports days ...