Akira Tomoshige
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 17, 2022
Seals help Japanese researchers collect data under Antarctic ice
The seals were equipped with a head-mounted conductivity, temperature and depth sensor between March and November 2017, allowing scientists to collect observation data.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 26, 2022
Crunch time: 'Miracle' Japanese snack gets first price hike in decades
Tokyo-based Yaokin Corp. is increasing the price of Umaibo by u00a52 apiece to u00a512 from April due to higher costs, sources say.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2021
Young sumo wrestlers chase dreams of fame and fortune in Japan's ancient sport
Japan's Children's Sumo Association says some 40,000 children from ages 10-12 take part in the sport.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2021
Japanese octogenarian skateboarder learns new tricks
81-year-old Yoshio Kinoshita has mastered a number of tricks, and recommends skateboarding as a way to prevent dementia.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2021
Traditional bars in the firing line of Japan's second COVID-19 emergency
With losses already built up and footfall down as people work from home, owners of Japan's traditional izakaya are being forced into crushing choices.
Japan Times
Jan 7, 2021
Kitchen equipment piles up as pandemic shutters Japan's restaurants
With businesses closing, recycling shops are buying up equipment to repair, clean and resell.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2020
Santa Claus bikers parade in Tokyo against child abuse
At the parade, bikers said this year's event meant more, because more children were vulnerable to domestic violence during the pandemic.
Japan Times
Feb 6, 2020
Japan's robot bartenders: Last call for human service?
Japan's first robot bartender has begun serving up drinks in a Tokyo pub in a test that could usher in a wave of automation in restaurants and shops struggling to hire staff in an aging society.


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