Jan 25, 2016

Fukushima towns to partner with Ghana, Netherlands for Olympics

Two municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture are poised to partner up with Ghana and the Netherlands in a central government project to promote exchanges between local people and athletes coming to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The town of Inawashiro and the city of ...

Dec 6, 2015

Japanese women skate to gold in World Cup event

Japan overcame the Netherlands to capture the gold medal in the women’s team pursuit at the World Cup speed skating competition on Saturday. The Japanese team of Nana Takagi, Miho Takagi and Misaki Oshigiri clocked 2 minutes, 59.08 seconds and finished 0.61 seconds ahead ...

Dutch ambassador swims Nile in Khartoum for Facebook bet

Nov 22, 2015

Dutch ambassador swims Nile in Khartoum for Facebook bet

The Dutch ambassador to Sudan swam across the Nile in Khartoum on Saturday in a stunt that began as a bet to win more “likes” for her embassy’s Facebook page. Clad in an bright orange swimsuit bearing the embassy logo, Ambassador Susan Blankhart swam ...

Dutch letter trove details 17th century refugee wave

Nov 12, 2015

Dutch letter trove details 17th century refugee wave

A treasure trove of 17th century letters in the Netherlands is giving researchers a rare glimpse into the lives of ordinary people, many of them French refugees fleeing turmoil and persecution. Today’s wave of migrants escaping conflict to reach European shores is able to ...