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May 24, 2017

Efforts to combat homelessness showing results, survey shows

The number of homeless people in the nation decreased to 5,534 as of January, down 701 from a year earlier, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Tuesday. Homelessness has been declining since the ministry started compiling the statistics in 2003, apparently because ...

Multilingual audio tourist guide app offered for Japan's Imperial sites

May 24, 2017

Multilingual audio tourist guide app offered for Japan's Imperial sites

The Imperial Household Agency started offering a multilingual tourist guide using a smartphone application Tuesday in a bid to attract more foreign visitors to places with Imperial connections. The new service, called Imperial Palaces Guide, provides Apple iOS users with detailed information in English, ...

May 24, 2017

Niigata city of Tsubame to hold missile evacuation drill

An evacuation drill will be held in the city of Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, next month, under the scenario that a ballistic missile has fallen near the central Japan prefecture, Jiji Press learned Tuesday. This is believed to be the first such drill in a ...