Tokyo Bay steamer hits rocks; Tokyo slums may be cleared; Tokyo sets up bins for 'embarrassing trash'; Kaifu won't seek re-election

/ | Oct 1, 2016

Tokyo Bay steamer hits rocks; Tokyo slums may be cleared; Tokyo sets up bins for 'embarrassing trash'; Kaifu won't seek re-election

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100 YEARS AGO Sunday, Oct. 22, 1916 Tokyo Bay steamer hits rocks near Sasage The Tsu-un Maru of the Tokyo Bay Steamship Co. grounded near Sasage, Chiba, early yesterday morning. The steamer, which runs between Tokyo and Tateyama, left Reiganjima at 10 o'clock on Friday evening for Tateyama, ...

Residents want park where 47 ronin buried; man passes bar exam after 17 failures; birth rate drops due to superstition; USS Independence arrives

/ | Sep 3, 2016

Residents want park where 47 ronin buried; man passes bar exam after 17 failures; birth rate drops due to superstition; USS Independence arrives

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100 YEARS AGO Friday, Sept. 29, 1916 Residents want park where 47 'ronin' buried Residents in Shiba are negotiating with the city authorities for the establishment of a park around Sengakuji, where the remains of the 47 ronin (masterless samurai) are buried. It is reported that the ...

'Rikisha' disappearing; 'Storm day' forecast to be calm; ¥100 bills to be replaced by coins; 1991 white paper predicts sustainable growth

/ | Aug 6, 2016

'Rikisha' disappearing; 'Storm day' forecast to be calm; ¥100 bills to be replaced by coins; 1991 white paper predicts sustainable growth

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100 YEARS AGO Friday, Aug. 11, 1916 'Rikisha' disappearing from Tokyo's streets With the introduction of electric railways and automobiles, the number of rikisha in Tokyo has greatly decreased, and with the decrease of its number the romantic feature of rikisha has entirely disappeared. The rikisha of ...

Okuma escapes assassination attempt; League to instill Bushido spirit in lawmakers; World's largest 'new town' planned; Allies bomb Iraq

/ | Jan 2, 2016

Okuma escapes assassination attempt; League to instill Bushido spirit in lawmakers; World's largest 'new town' planned; Allies bomb Iraq

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| THE JAPAN TIMES100 YEARS AGO Friday, Jan. 14, 1916 Count Okuma survives assassination attempt Count Okuma, prime minister of Japan, had a sensational experience Wednesday night, when the veteran statesman narrowly escaped being the victim of a diabolical outrage. The count had attended a state banquet given ...