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Princess Kako, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, turns 24

National Dec 29, 2018

Princess Kako, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, turns 24

Princess Kako, a grandchild of Emperor Akihito and the younger daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, turned 24 on Saturday. The princess, who performs official duties while studying at International Christian University in Tokyo, has drawn attention to the kind of activities she will ...

New challenges for the Japanese cheese market

Food & Drink Dec 29, 2018

New challenges for the Japanese cheese market

by Masanao Okuda

With the Japanese cheese market facing an imminent threat from imports due to multilateral free trade pacts, a mom and pop factory in Hokkaido is striving to offer quality products that can compete with Europe's best. Ryota Kikuchi, who opened his cheese factory, Chikap, with ...