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Japan Times
Apr 22, 2018
For foreign nationals over 150 years ago, Kyoto’s Fushimi was end of the line
Just before reaching Chushojima Station on the Keihan Line heading into Kyoto from Osaka, or just after crossing the Uji River on the almost parallel Kintetsu train that runs between Kyoto and Nara, two towers that look old and of European design flash briefly into view before disappearing among the...
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2018
Moving on from the Meiji Restoration
As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, it finds itself at a new crossroads.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2018
When art met craft in Meiji Era Japan
The focus of "The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Period: Making and Designing Meiji Arts and Crafts" at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, concerns the relationship between nihonga (Japanese-style) painters of Kyoto and craft production during a time when craft and design were part of the government's...
Japan Times
Mar 8, 2018
Japanese government admits claim that 'chocolate is good for the brain' is short on data
More evidence is needed to support a report, compiled by a government-sponsored team and confectionery giant Meiji Co., which concluded that chocolate is good for the brain, the Cabinet Office said Thursday.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2018
Heroism and the changing state of morality
Every age breeds its own morality. One era's good is another's evil. Today's virtue is tomorrow's vice, today's wisdom tomorrow's stupidity, today's sanity tomorrow's madness.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2018
Teikyo, Meiji advance to national college rugby championship final
Teikyo University and Meiji University will contest the final of the 54th collegiate rugby championship following Tuesday's semifinals at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.
Japan Times
Dec 24, 2017
Kyoto to mark 150th anniversary of Meiji Restoration with series of events
Kyoto's long history is one of great prosperity (the Heian Period of a millennium ago, when the arts flourished) and great tragedy (the 1467-1477 Onin War devastated the city). But in more modern times, 1868 was something of an annus horribilis.
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JAPAN / History
Dec 9, 2017
Open waters: Opening of ports 150 years ago remains a watershed moment in the nation's history
The year 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, which ended about 250 years of self-imposed isolation and marked the beginning of Japan's efforts to become a major international power.
Japan Times
Dec 3, 2017
Different constitutions, similar defect?
The Meiji Constitution rise and fall of the affects contemporary constitutional attitudes.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 12, 2017
Meiji to boost premium chocolate output as sales beat target
Meiji Holdings Co., Japan's biggest chocolate maker, will buy more cocoa beans from Latin America to increase output of premium products after selling twice as much of its upscale THE Chocolate brand as it initially expected.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2017
Majority of single Japanese men in their 30s have never had relationship with marriage prospects, poll shows
Nearly 2 in 3 single men in their 30s who had never been married have not been in a relationship they thought might lead to getting hitched, a recent online poll showed.
Japan Times
Jul 28, 2017
Japanese to stay at home this summer as economic worries and smaller bonuses dent budgets
While many Japanese dream of spending weeks on vacation to get away from their homes and offices, many are likely to settle for more modest getaways this summer amid the ongoing uncertainties in the economy.
Japan Times
May 26, 2017
Meiji to slash output of Karl, limit snack to western Japan as sales dwindle
Shock waves buffeted fans of the long-selling corn puff snack Karl on Thursday after its maker, Meiji Co., said it will limit the flavors to two and pull it from shelves in eastern Japan beginning this summer.
Japan Times
Apr 23, 2017
Woolsey thrives on day of romance as Seagulls thrash Pirates in Pearl Bowl
Sunday turned out to be a memorable day for Obic rookie quarterback Ikaika Woolsey. The same could be said for veteran defensive line Byron Beatty Jr.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2017
Imperial Rescript on Education making slow, contentious comeback
Once declared incompatible with Japan's postwar transformation into a democracy, a 19th-century Imperial edict on patriotism is slowly making its way back into the nation's education. Spearheading its resurgence is none other than the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2017
Future high-rise building could provide free views of Jingu Stadium games
It appears some apartment dwellers in Tokyo will soon have a great view of Yakult Swallows games at Meiji Jingu Stadium. A high-rise building is under construction right across the street from the ballpark. It's on the road that runs from the future site of the new National Stadium to the T intersection...
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2017
Vandals attack another temple with oily liquid
Zojoji Temple in central Tokyo appears to be the latest target of attack by vandals suspected of defacing shrines and temples across the country this month with an unidentified liquid, according to the police.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2017
Yasuyuki Namikawa: A master of cloisonne color and design
There are two ways that the skill of craftsmanship can be emphasized: by showing it off through masses of meticulous decorative details, or by stripping everything to the bare minimum and bringing into focus just a few perfectly executed qualities. Think of it as maximalism vs. minimalism — Gucci vs....
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2017
Yokozuna Kisenosato carries out first ring-entry ceremony
New yokozuna Kisenosato performed his first ring-entry ceremony on Friday before a large crowd of around 18,000 at Meiji Shrine.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2017
Artisanal chocolates have hit Japan's convenience stores
Craft beer, move over. It's time for artisanal "bean-to-bar" chocolate to take the spotlight at Japan's convenience stores. Sweets-maker Meiji has recently rolled out a series of chocolate bars called The Chocolate, proudly displaying the high cacao percentage and including graphs on the packaging proving...


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world