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Japanese pearl industry rocked by 20 million oyster die-off

National Oct 31, 2019

Japanese pearl industry rocked by 20 million oyster die-off

The mysterious death of over 20 million Akoya pearl oysters in Ehime, Mie and other prefectures this summer is expected to hobble pearl production next year and beyond. While the cause of the die-off is unclear, oyster producers have started taking steps to minimize the ...

Comforting ambiance accompanies fine dining

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Oct 31, 2019

Comforting ambiance accompanies fine dining

Modern Japanese food in the heart of Japan's most modern city. That's what guests can expect when they walk through the doors of new Tokyo restaurant Hirakawacho Kanaya from Nov. 27. Kanaya Hotel Kanko Group brings its century-long knowledge and history of running ryokan (Japanese ...

Fuchu celebrates 65th anniversary

Life | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 31, 2019

Fuchu celebrates 65th anniversary

In western Tokyo on Oct. 20, locals and visitors at the Fuchu Folk Parade danced in traditional garb to celebrate the city's 65th anniversary. The event included dozens of Japanese taiko drums and dashi festival floats as well as a chance to take part ...

Midfield battle one to watch in RWC final

Rugby Oct 31, 2019

Midfield battle one to watch in RWC final

The adage that rugby games are won up front will never be more true than in Saturday's World Cup final when the massive, mobile packs of South Africa and England clash in Yokohama but the battle of the midfield could be just as crucial. England's ...

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to Paris Masters third round

Tennis Oct 31, 2019

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to Paris Masters third round

Four-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a first-set wobble against unheralded Corentin Moutet, beating the 97th-ranked Frenchman 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 to reach the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic lost his serve in game seven and needed to save two set ...