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Judging of Tokyo Games mascot competition to be streamed online

Jun 20, 2017

Judging of Tokyo Games mascot competition to be streamed online

The judging of the public design competition to choose the official mascot of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast online to ensure fairness and transparency, according to the games’ organizing committee. It remains to be seen what phase of the selection process will ...

Myanmar adopts new first-grade curriculum with help from Japan

Jun 20, 2017

Myanmar adopts new first-grade curriculum with help from Japan

In its first major educational reform in almost 20 years, Myanmar has introduced a new curriculum for first-grade students developed with Japanese assistance. With the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Myanmar’s Education Ministry has produced textbooks based on the new curriculum for ...

Japan's tourism, real estate sectors actively seeking foreign workers

Jun 20, 2017

Japan's tourism, real estate sectors actively seeking foreign workers

The nation’s hotel operators and real estate firms are ramping up their hiring of foreign workers to capitalize on booming in-bound tourism and increasing property investment from wealthy overseas buyers. Liang I-ting, a Taiwanese clerk, greets guests in Chinese, Japanese and English at an ...

Princess Mako's engagement to be officially announced on July 8

Jun 20, 2017

Princess Mako's engagement to be officially announced on July 8

The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will officially announce the engagement of Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, to a university classmate on July 8. Princess Mako, 25, and her fiance-to-be, Kei Komuro, 25, will hold a news ...