Jun 3, 2014

Awa Odori dancers bound for Paris

Dozens of Japanese folk dancers will perform the traditional Awa Odori in Paris next year as part of efforts to promote Japanese culture overseas, organizers say. It is believed to be the first planned performance in France of the weaving dance, which is native ...

Anti-Korean sign discovered on popular pilgrim trail

Apr 9, 2014

Anti-Korean sign discovered on popular pilgrim trail

A xenophobic notice calling for the exclusion of foreigners was discovered Wednesday on the route of a popular 88-temple walking course known as “Shikoku Henro” on Shikoku. The sign, found glued at a rest station in the city of Yoshinogawa, Tokushima Prefecture, read, “Let ...

Dec 1, 2013

Kyoto books place in J1 playoff final

by Gus Fielding

Kyoto Sanga got the result they needed to advance to the playoff final for promotion to the J. League first division after a 0-0 draw at home to V-Varen Nagasaki on Sunday. Kyoto, who finished third in J2 this season, only had to avoid ...

Jul 6, 2003

Two held in ¥4.4 million yen 'Ore' scam

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of swindling two Tokushima Prefecture women out of a total of 4.4 million yen by posing as acquaintances, the police said Saturday. The police also suspect the two have been involved in several hundred similar cases in ...