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Pharmacists in Oita make guidebook to drinkable hot springs water

Feb 09, 2018

Pharmacists in Oita make guidebook to drinkable hot springs water

Pharmacists in Oita have compiled a guidebook on local fountains of drinkable spa water in the prefecture richest in onsen (hot springs) and spa water output. The guidebook, created by the Oita Pharmaceutical Association, is intended to publicize the benefits of drinking onsen water, not ...

Feb 09, 2018

A new world, a new Nuclear Posture Review

The world is more dangerous than it has been for a long time, but there are justifiable concerns that the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policy could magnify dangers, not reduce them.

'Ainori' teaches lessons in love ... and soft power

Feb 09, 2018

'Ainori' teaches lessons in love ... and soft power

by Patrick ST. Michel

Netflix Japan's reboot of the reality show "Ainori" features plenty of drama — most of it interpersonal, but some geopolitical. The streaming-era version of the show, a joint effort between Fuji TV and Netflix, debuted last fall. Like the original incarnation that ran from 1999 ...

New third-party committee to investigate every Japan Sumo Association member

Feb 09, 2018

New third-party committee to investigate every Japan Sumo Association member

In response to successive scandals involving physical violence, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday that a third-party committee has convened and will question every member of the JSA. "Our goal is the preservation of sumo," committee chairman Keiichi Tadaki, a former prosecutor general, told a ...