'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 ...

Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

/ | Oct 31, 2015

Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

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100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 11 1915 'Divine' Coronation for Emperor Yoshihito The Coronation of His Majesty the Emperor Yoshihito, the 123rd Emperor in an unbroken line of illustrious sovereigns, was held today in the ancient Imperial Palace in Kyoto with impressive simplicity befitting the solemn occasion. The ...

Germans at Kurume 'getting arrogant'; Throne Assistance body meets; hope abandoned for 208 missing fishermen; Kaifu congratulates unified Germany

/ | Oct 3, 2015

Germans at Kurume 'getting arrogant'; Throne Assistance body meets; hope abandoned for 208 missing fishermen; Kaifu congratulates unified Germany

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100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 7, 1915 Germans at Kurume 'getting arrogant' According to a message from Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, some 700 German prisoners of war currently held at Kurume detention camp are becoming insolent. They refused to respond when the usual roll was called and burst ...