Hay fever season hits Kanto earlier than usual

Jan 31, 2014

Hay fever season hits Kanto earlier than usual

by Atsushi Kodera

Hay fever season has arrived in the Kanto region to the dismay of people who every year suffer sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes from “sugi” cedar or “hinoki” cypress pollen. Weathernews Inc. said the allergy season arrived a week to 10 days earlier ...

Aug 24, 2011

1991 USSR coup attempt's steep cost

by Mikhail Gorbachev

Twenty years ago this weekend, a group of Communist Party Politburo members and Soviet government officials attempted a coup d’état. They created an unconstitutional “committee on the state of emergency,” isolated the Soviet president and removed him from power. The events of that August ...