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Nobel Prize Winner Honjo Expresses Delight

October 2, 2018

Kyoto- Tasuku Honjo, professor at Kyoto University, said Tuesday that he has led a fortunate life, expressing his delight at winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Honjo, 76, wearing a navy suit and a light blue tie,


Pagers Gaining Renewed Attention in Wake of Disasters

September 13, 2018

Tokyo- Pager telecommunication devices, which were popular in the 1990s, are gaining attention again in Japan in the wake of recent disasters. As the pagers use special frequencies that can reach inside buildings easily, the radio waves are employed for


Emperor, Empress Visit Tennis Court They 1st Met 61 Years Ago

August 26, 2018

Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.- Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Saturday visited a tennis court in the central Japan resort town of Karuizawa, where they first met 61 years ago. This is expected to become the Imperial couple’s last visit


One Year On, Japan Foreign Min. Kono Boosting Presence

August 8, 2018

Tokyo- With one year having passed since he took office, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has been boosting his presence as a possible major candidate to be chief of the nation’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, and prime minister, to succeed


Duterte: War on drugs won’t be sidelined; to be “relentless, chilling”

July 23, 2018

While his administration is on its third year, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated on Monday that his administration’s war on illegal drugs would be “relentless and chilling.” In his third State of the Nation Address, Duterte said he could not be


FOCUS: Japan Starts Discussing Measures against Pirate Websites

July 16, 2018

Tokyo- With the aim of protecting the copyright of manga and anime, the Japanese government has taken the measure of encouraging Internet service providers to block access to pirate websites that publish such works for free. The government believes that


People Have “Instinct” to Reconcile: Kazuo Ishiguro

July 4, 2018

London- Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro said Tuesday that he believes people have “an instinct” to reconcile. “I think individual people and individual families have an instinct to understand each other and reconcile,” the Nobel laureate in literature in 2017


Okinawa Entrepreneur Sees Discussion as Key in Peace Education

June 27, 2018

Ginowan, Okinawa Pref.- As nearly three-quarters of a century have passed since the end of World War II and wartime memories get more and more blurry, Japan is facing a challenge: how to help young generations learn about peace. An