Japan Pavilion wins best exhibition prize at world expo

National Oct 31, 2015

Japan Pavilion wins best exhibition prize at world expo

The Japan Pavilion received the gold prize for best exhibition Friday at Expo Milan 2015, on the eve of the six-month event's final day. Under the theme of "Harmonious Diversity," the exhibition showcased Japan's traditional culinary culture, including foods cooked with fermentation methods, as well ...

Japanese ballet dancers win third, fifth places in Lausanne competition

National Feb 9, 2015

Japanese ballet dancers win third, fifth places in Lausanne competition

Lausanne Switzerland An 18-year-old Japanese male won the No. 3 spot and a 17-year-old Japanese female placed fifth in an international competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, for young dancers aiming to perform professionally. Mitsuru Ito, of Saitama Prefecture, and Rina Kanehara, of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, were among ...

Pope Francis favored to win Nobel Peace Prize for poverty focus

World Oct 3, 2014

Pope Francis favored to win Nobel Peace Prize for poverty focus

Pope Francis, who has made the fight against poverty a focus of his tenure, and Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege are among the top contenders for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Other favorites include Edward Snowden, the former American intelligence contractor who revealed secret surveillance programs, ...