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Emperor and Empress visit Yoron Island to observe 'illusory sandbar'

National Nov 17, 2017

Emperor and Empress visit Yoron Island to observe 'illusory sandbar'

Conducting a three-day tour to meet residents of remote islands, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Friday visited Yoron Island in Kagoshima Prefecture. The Imperial Couple, who stayed the prior night on Okinoerabu Island, traveled to Yoron to observe what is called an "illusory sandbar" ...

National Nov 17, 2017

Japan to scrutinize U.N. recommendation on 'comfort women'

The government said Friday it will look closely at a U.N. body's recommendation urging Japan to apologize and pay compensation to "comfort women" who were forced to work in World War II military brothels. The issue was included in a total of 218 non-legally binding ...

Japan's cosmetics makers advance makeup's role as medical camouflage

National Nov 17, 2017

Japan's cosmetics makers advance makeup's role as medical camouflage

Makeup is commonly used to make one's face more attractive, but it can also help conceal scars and other skin irregularities as an extension of medical treatment. Cosmetics makers have developed products designed to camouflage birthmarks, discoloration, and post-operative scars, as well as chromatosis and ...

Lions bring back Kazuo Matsui after 15 years

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 17, 2017

Lions bring back Kazuo Matsui after 15 years

The Seibu Lions confirmed Friday they have acquired former major league player Kazuo Matsui, who started his professional career with the club. The 42-year-old outfielder, who was not offered a new contract by the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, will return to Seibu 15 seasons after ...