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May 28, 2015

Guidelines eyed for drone operators recording video in residential areas

The government is drafting guidelines to prevent videos shot by drones flying in residential areas from infringing on people’s privacy when posted online, the communications ministry said Thursday. While drones have been increasingly used at construction sites and in disaster areas, people are increasingly ...

Central American Film Festival in Tokyo

| May 28, 2015

Central American Film Festival in Tokyo

Scenes and stories of contemporary Central America will be shared through films in Tokyo next week. The embassies of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are organizing the Central American Film Festival as part of the events to celebrate 80 years of ...

JAZA holds annual meeting, with dolphin hunt on the agenda

May 28, 2015

JAZA holds annual meeting, with dolphin hunt on the agenda

The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums started its two-day annual general meeting on Thursday, where its member bodies were expected to hear more about the association’s recent decision to ban the acquisition of dolphins from a controversial drive hunt. The heads of about ...

May 28, 2015

Mie Prefecture apologizes over bear attack

Officials in Mie Prefecture have apologized to neighboring Shiga Prefecture after an elderly woman was attacked by a moon bear 6 km from where they released such an animal. The 88-year-old woman from Taga suffered severe injuries including a broken right cheekbone after being ...

'Emoji' among words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

May 28, 2015

'Emoji' among words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

“Emoji,” a word of Japanese origin, is among more than 1,700 new entries that have been added to the Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary, its publisher has said on its official blog. The dictionary defines “emoji” as “any of various small images, symbols, or icons used ...