Japan's capsule hotels are stacking up overseas

Business Dec 27, 2019

Japan's capsule hotels are stacking up overseas

Cheap and cheerful capsule hotels are forever expanding from their Japanese cradle, including now in Milan, where the tiny, stacked rooms are helping the Italian city cope with exploding tourist numbers. With no-fuss convenience for both the city and transport links, digital connectivity and a ...

National May 20, 2019

Japanese sculptor Tomonori Toyofuku dies at 94

Tomonori Toyofuku, a sculptor known for his abstract works featuring many oval holes, died Saturday at a hospital in the city of Fukuoka, according to his assistant. He was 94. Born in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Toyofuku learned woodcarving under the late sculptor Chodo Tominaga after ...

Safety of Fukushima-produced foods emphasized at Milan expo

National Oct 12, 2015

Safety of Fukushima-produced foods emphasized at Milan expo

A campaign began at the Japan Pavilion of the food-themed world expo in Italy on Sunday to demonstrate to visitors that food from Fukushima Prefecture is safe despite a nuclear disaster there in 2011. During the four-day campaign which ends Wednesday, samples of local foods, ...

World Aug 1, 2015

Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in British plane crash

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for the Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. A spokeswoman for the British police ...