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53 articles published


Bike-sharing race expected to heat up

Business May 29, 2018

Bike-sharing race expected to heat up

by Kazuaki Nagata

Bike-sharing service operators are locking horns with each other as the service catches on with consumers. Firms participating in the Bicycle City Expo 2018 that kicked off Tuesday in Tokyo said competition is expected to become more heated in the coming years. At the same ...

Kasuga's grand treasures hold history high

Art May 29, 2018

Kasuga's grand treasures hold history high

by Matthew Larking

Around a half-century after Heijo (present-day Nara) became Japan's capital in 710, Minister of the Left Fujiwara no Nagate constructed Kasuga Grand Shrine at the behest of Empress Shotoku in 768. The shrine complex went up at the foot of the sacred Mount Mikasa, ...