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Enthusiast teaches Japanese art of goldfish scooping

Jun 23, 2016

Enthusiast teaches Japanese art of goldfish scooping

A common sight at summer festivals is people crouched over pools trying in vain to catch goldfish with a paper scoop. If only they knew how to do it. “You need to level the poi (paper scoop) underwater and scoop the goldfish from the ...

Second to last of 1942 Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

Jun 23, 2016

Second to last of 1942 Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders — who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale — has died in Montana, his family said. Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher died Wednesday in a ...

Utamaro woodblock print fetches world-record €745,000 in Paris

Jun 23, 2016

Utamaro woodblock print fetches world-record €745,000 in Paris

A Japanese woodblock print from the Edo Period fetched €745,000 ($841,000) at auction in Paris, setting a world record for both the genre and the artist, Kitagawa Utamaro, the auctioneer said. The work by the 18th-century artist, titled “Deeply Hidden Love” (“Fukaku Shinobu Koi”), ...

Jun 22, 2016

Diners at Michelin-starred Japan eatery get food poisoning

A Michelin-starred restaurant in Japan has been ordered to shut temporarily after 14 people got food-poisoning on a fancy Japanese-style meal. The Kanagawa Prefectural Government said officials were investigating after six men and eight women complained of diarrhea and stomach pains after eating at ...

Jun 22, 2016

Japan, Russia resume talks on postwar peace treaty

Senior Japanese and Russian officials agreed Wednesday to continue talks on a post-World War II peace treaty, with the two countries yet to formally end hostilities due to a territorial dispute over Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands off Hokkaido. The next round of talks will be ...