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Crown Princess Masako hopes to inherit Imperial sericulture tradition

National May 10, 2018

Crown Princess Masako hopes to inherit Imperial sericulture tradition

Crown Princess Masako has expressed her hope to inherit the Imperial tradition of sericulture from Empress Michiko, Imperial Household Agency sources said Thursday. Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako and Princess Aiko — their only child — are set to visit the Imperial Palace in ...

Cracks in British nuclear reactor ring power alarm bells

Business May 10, 2018

Cracks in British nuclear reactor ring power alarm bells

Cracks in the core of a Scottish nuclear reactor could signal that most of Britain's aging plants will not be able to supply the country with much-needed power for as long as predicted. Nuclear reactors generate just over 20 percent of Britain's electricity, and even ...

Japan's first foreign nursing care trainees to arrive in June

National May 10, 2018

Japan's first foreign nursing care trainees to arrive in June

Japan will receive its first two foreign trainees in the field of nursing care as early as next month after a supervising body approved training plans for them, the group accepting the two Chinese women said Wednesday. Their planned arrival comes after a law took ...

Culinary forces unite for collaborative dinner

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS May 10, 2018

Culinary forces unite for collaborative dinner

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo will offer a collaborative dinner between chefs from two restaurants — the hotel's Japanese restaurant Unkai and Odette, a two-star Michelin restaurant in Singapore, from May 24 until May 26. Titled "UNKAI's Traditional Japanese x Odette's Modern French Cuisine," the dinner ...

Global art show returns

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 10, 2018

Global art show returns

May 25 and 26 promise creativity at its best at the much-anticipated fourth Tokyo International Art Fair at Bellesalle Roppongi. This year's event promises to be bigger and better, with at least 150 exhibitors from over 40 countries filling the centrally located venue with modern ...

Ritsu Doan to complete full transfer to Dutch side Groningen

Soccer / J. League May 10, 2018

Ritsu Doan to complete full transfer to Dutch side Groningen

Gamba Osaka confirmed Thursday that midfielder Ritsu Doan will complete a full transfer to Dutch first-division side Groningen in July, in a move revealed last month by the Eredivisie club. An attacking midfielder who can also play on either wing, the 19-year-old Japan youth international ...