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Cat cafes in Japan to be allowed to open until 10 p.m.

Apr 27, 2016

Cat cafes in Japan to be allowed to open until 10 p.m.

The Environment Ministry plans to permanently allow cat cafes to stay open until 10 p.m. from June, extending a temporary measure after finding the later hours make little difference to the animals’ stress, ministry officials said Wednesday. At the same time, the ministry will ...

Apr 27, 2016

Japan, China, South Korea agree to cooperate over disaster waste

Environment ministers from Japan, China and South Korea agreed Wednesday to cooperate on management and reuse of disaster waste, with Tokyo offering to share its experience from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan and other disasters. “Japan would prepare an ...

Low-cost bus to link Narita with Tokyo's Osaki Station

Apr 27, 2016

Low-cost bus to link Narita with Tokyo's Osaki Station

Travelers heading from southern Tokyo or Yokohama to Narita airport will have the option of a new, low-priced bus service from October. It will link Narita with Osaki Station in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward, the companies involved said Tuesday. The bus aims to cut out ...

Kumamoto's Kumamon muscles in on quake fundraising

Apr 27, 2016

Kumamoto's Kumamon muscles in on quake fundraising

Prefectures hit by the recent quakes in Kyushu are relaxing controls on their popular mascots so that businesses and public sector entities can use them to raise funds for the victims. Kumamon, a black bear with rosy cheeks that promotes Kumamoto Prefecture, is in ...