Ryusei Takahashi

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Tokyo 2020 launches second ticket lottery for Paralympic Games

National Jan 14, 2020

Tokyo 2020 launches second ticket lottery for Paralympic Games

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Games will begin accepting applications Wednesday for the second ticket lottery for the Paralympics. The application period will run from early Wednesday until 11:59 a.m. on Jan. 29 for residents of Japan. Applicants will know the results Feb. ...

Japanese youths come of age at the dawn of a new decade

National Jan 13, 2020

Japanese youths come of age at the dawn of a new decade

For many 20-year-old women and those close to turning 20, Monday was a busy day that involved waking up early to apply makeup, arrange their hair and don a furisode, a style of kimono distinguished by its long sleeves. But above all, once preparations are ...

Nagano is first prefecture in Japan to declare a climate emergency

National Dec 6, 2019

Nagano is first prefecture in Japan to declare a climate emergency

Nagano became the first prefecture to declare a climate emergency Friday, joining a growing coalition of nations, regions and local municipalities around the world in vowing to take action that reflects the urgency of the crisis. A Climate Emergency Declaration is a nonbinding promise to ...