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Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

| Sep 26, 2016

Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

The popularity of nishikigoi carp is growing outside Japan. Known as the “swimming jewel,” one nishikigoi can fetch up to tens of millions of yen. Exports from the Tokai region, an area that actively breeds and raises Japanese brocaded carp, grew to ¥264 million ...

Sep 26, 2016

Seoul prods Tokyo to toughen sanctions on Pyongyang

South Korea hopes that Japan will toughen sanctions on North Korea to discourage Pyongyang from conducting additional nuclear tests, South Korean Vice Unification Minister Kim Hyung-seok said in a recent interview. Kim said Thursday the international community holds the common view that the North ...

Sep 26, 2016

Taipei-bound ANA 767 loses one engine, returns safely to Narita

An All Nippon Airways Boeing 767 jet bound for Taipei returned to Narita International Airport shortly after takeoff Sunday evening and made a safe emergency landing after one of its two engines shut down. The plane was carrying 191 passengers and crew members. Flight ...

Sep 25, 2016

Lawmakers urge LDP to withdraw draft constitutional amendments

The major opposition Democratic Party on Sunday urged the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to withdraw its draft constitutional amendments. The draft “makes light of the people’s rights,” party secretary-general and former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said during a televised debate among senior lawmakers from ...

Museum displaying ancient Kitora tomb murals opens in Nara

Sep 25, 2016

Museum displaying ancient Kitora tomb murals opens in Nara

Murals from the ancient Kitora tomb, which dates from the late seventh to early eighth centuries, went on display in a new museum that opened Saturday. About 400 archaeology fans — selected by lot — were the first visitors allowed into the Kitora Kofun ...