Japan's government to take steps to prevent fire ants from settling

National Oct 21, 2019

Japan's government to take steps to prevent fire ants from settling

The government Monday decided to take steps to prevent poisonous foreign fire ants from settling in Japan. "A situation totally different from the past has been confirmed," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a meeting of relevant ministers. "The government will join forces to prevent ...

Aromas of old town Tokyo attract new visitors

Lifestyle Feb 20, 2016

Aromas of old town Tokyo attract new visitors

by Sophie Jackman

A traditionally working-class neighborhood in Tokyo that rose from the ashes to become one of the city's favorite retreats lies a stone's throw east of the Sumida River across from Nihombashi. In the Kiyosumi-Shirakawa district, where cafes and boutiques have cropped up like wild flowers ...