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Sakurajima erupts in miles-high plume of ash

National Nov 8, 2019

Sakurajima erupts in miles-high plume of ash

Mount Sakurajima shot smoke and ash miles into the sky Friday in its biggest eruption in more than three years, the Meteorological Agency said. The plume erupted from the volcano's Minamidake crater at 5:24 p.m., sending smoke and debris 5.5 km (3.4 miles) into the ...

Leopalace21 braces for ¥27.3 billion net loss for fiscal 2019

Business / Corporate Nov 8, 2019

Leopalace21 braces for ¥27.3 billion net loss for fiscal 2019

Rental apartment operator Leopalace21 Corp. posted net losses of ¥24.4 billion ($223 million) for the April-September period on Friday, with sales falling 13.3 percent to ¥221.5 billion from the same period last year. The firm, hit by scandals involving 30,000 defective buildings earlier this year, ...

Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds

Business Nov 8, 2019

Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds

Finance Minister Taro Aso indicated a new openness to introducing 50-year government bonds, days after the country's central bank chief suggested such a move could be helpful. "This is one topic of our considerations," Aso told reporters Friday in Tokyo when asked about the potential ...

Art gets a second life via digitized showcasing

General | NEWS AND NOTES Nov 8, 2019

Art gets a second life via digitized showcasing

NTT East Corp. has launched a project to preserve Japan's cultural properties in an effort to conserve assets susceptible to damage from natural disasters or deterioration over time. Under the project, the telecommunication firm plans to digitalize cultural properties, such as paintings, architecture and historical ...

Savor rich British cuisine and funky tunes

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Nov 8, 2019

Savor rich British cuisine and funky tunes

Britain is not unique in its stance as a nation obsessed with food; its contribution to the culinary canon speaks of rich flavors and nods to the country's history. Such is the thinking behind Prince Hotels and Resorts Timeless U.K. British Fair 2019. Intimate dinners ...

Details announced for final 2020 lotto

Olympics Nov 8, 2019

Details announced for final 2020 lotto

by Ryusei Takahashi

The second and final lottery for Japanese residents to buy tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will commence on Nov. 13, the organizing committee announced Friday. Applications will be accepted from the morning until 11:59 a.m. on Nov. 26. The lottery results will be announced ...

Opera singer Placido Domingo pulls out of Tokyo 2020 event

Olympics Nov 8, 2019

Opera singer Placido Domingo pulls out of Tokyo 2020 event

Opera performer Placido Domingo, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from a cultural festival planned in conjunction with the Tokyo Olympic Games, organizers said Friday. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee said the renowned Spanish singer ...

Japan wraps up Premier12 group with perfect record

Baseball Nov 8, 2019

Japan wraps up Premier12 group with perfect record

Samurai Japan will head home to the Premier 12 super round having completed a sweep of Group B with an 8-1 win over group host Taiwan on Thursday. Both teams were playing for pride having already clinched a spot in the six-team round robin next ...