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Japanese startup to make drugs using silkworms

Jun 18, 2018

Japanese startup to make drugs using silkworms

A company was founded in southwestern Japan in April to make pharmaceutical materials using silkworms. The company, based in the city of Fukuoka, is called Kaico, which means silkworm in Japanese. It was established using financial assistance from Kyushu University. Kaico plans to make raw ...

Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

May 13, 2018

Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

A shinkansen featuring a design inspired by the popular Japanese animation series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" made its final run on Sunday, drawing throngs of fans to witness the last journey. Around 1,200 people, including anime fans and train enthusiasts, gathered on a platform at Shin-Osaka ...

Apr 2, 2018

Fukuoka begins official recognition of LGBT partnerships

The Fukuoka Municipal Government on Monday began officially recognizing the partnerships of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples, adding to nationwide efforts to eliminate discrimination against sexual minorities. The city is the seventh municipality in the country to issue such certificates after Tokyo's Shibuya Ward ...

Japan making efforts to improve nightlife options for tourists

Mar 27, 2018

Japan making efforts to improve nightlife options for tourists

Many foreign tourists to Japan often question why public transportation, especially in areas of Tokyo renowned for their nightlife, is so limited after the last scheduled trains. Amid the country's ongoing tourism boom, officials are brainstorming for ideas to address this dissatisfaction, and others, and ...