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Thousands of juvenile salmon dead at aquarium after Hokkaido quake

National Sep 11, 2018

Thousands of juvenile salmon dead at aquarium after Hokkaido quake

The powerful earthquake that rocked Hokkaido and knocked out electricity across the prefecture last week also affected aquarium and zoo operations, with one facility losing thousands of juvenile salmon, known as parr, because it failed to maintain the oxygen supply for its tanks. The magnitude ...

Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Business Sep 11, 2018

Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Sharp Corp.'s RoBoHon, a small humanoid robot with artificial intelligence features, will accompany tourists in taxis in Kyoto and offer sightseeing guidance in Japanese, Chinese and English starting Sept. 22, the service providers said Tuesday. Sharp, Kyoto-based taxi operator MK Co. and travel agency JTB ...

65% of people in Japan lack an emergency kit, survey finds

National Sep 11, 2018

65% of people in Japan lack an emergency kit, survey finds

As much as 65 percent of the nation is lacking an emergency kit, according to a private survey, underscoring the public's lack of preparedness for disasters. "You never know when a natural disaster will occur," said an official of content marketing firm Econte Inc., which ...

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

World / Politics Sep 11, 2018

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs virtually tied in an election Sunday, while the far-right — which neither wants to deal with — made gains on a hard-line anti-immigration platform. With nearly all votes counted Monday, the ruling center-left ...

'Lee Kit "We Used to Be More Sensitive"'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 11, 2018

'Lee Kit "We Used to Be More Sensitive"'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 16-Dec. 24 Hong-Kong born artist Lee Kit is internationally acclaimed for his early textile works, which subtly reference everyday activities and objects, and were hand painted in pastel-colored checks and other patterns. Since then, he has shifted his focus to large-scale works, most recently ...

Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

Soccer Sep 11, 2018

Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

A new-look Japan side gave manager Hajime Moriyasu a winning start to his tenure on Tuesday night, beating Costa Rica 3-0 in an international friendly. Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito scored their maiden international goals in the second half at Panasonic Stadium Suita, ensuring a ...

Kisenosato perseveres to stay undefeated at Autumn meet

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 11, 2018

Kisenosato perseveres to stay undefeated at Autumn meet

Yokozuna Kisenosato secured a third consecutive victory in his first meet back from injury on Tuesday, as most of the elite wrestlers in the top division maintained spotless records at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day's final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Kisenosato braved ...