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Honda to end car production in Turkey in 2021

Business / Corporate Apr 9, 2019

Honda to end car production in Turkey in 2021

Honda Motor Co. will end car production in Turkey in 2021 after the completion of existing manufacturing operations for the Civic Sedan model. The automaker said Monday the move is needed to ensure appropriate production capacity amid developments in the electrification field in the global ...

Japan's Lower House approves free preschool education bill

National / Politics Apr 9, 2019

Japan's Lower House approves free preschool education bill

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to expand child care support by offering free preschool education from October, with the move coming as Japan struggles to reverse its falling birthrate. The free education program, expected to cost ¥776 billion a year, is a ...

Weaving in and out of a century of art

Art Apr 9, 2019

Weaving in and out of a century of art

by Claire Williamson

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo's re-opening exhibition is an ambitious exploration of an entire century's worth of art that runs through the majority of the museum building and spans four floors. Allow yourself ample time to make your way through it.

'Bizen Swords: The Flower of Japanese Swords'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 9, 2019

'Bizen Swords: The Flower of Japanese Swords'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 13-June 2 Bizen Province, now the southwest area of Okayama, was once known as the sword kingdom. Possessing talented bladesmiths and nearby high-quality raw materials accessible by water transportation, Bizen produced the most swords in Japan during the Heian Period (794-1185), beating Yamashiro, Yamato, Sagami ...