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Movie on “visas for lifeˮ Japanese diplomat shown in US 

April 23, 2017

WASHINGTON- A movie depicting the life of late Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who issued transit visas to thousands of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution during World War II, was shown in the US Department of State on Thursday. The screening party was


Convenience stores strengthening services for seniors in Japan

April 22, 2017

TOKYO- Major Japanese convenience store chain operators are strengthening services for older people amid population aging. Assuming that elderly people may find it difficult to go far for shopping, operators are making such efforts as opening more convenience stores within


Cosmetics makers give grooming tips to job-hunting young men

April 10, 2017

TOKYO- With job-hunting by university students about to get into full swing, Japanese cosmetics makers are offering young men tips on grooming and how to maintain a good appearance for job interviews. The companies hope to familiarize students with their products,


Actress Utako Kyo dies at 89

April 8, 2017

TOKYO- Utako Kyo, a Japanese actress and half of the popular stand-up comedy duo “Utako Keisue,” died on Thursday. She was 89. Born in Kyoto, Kyo started her show business career as a stage actress just after World War II and


Tourist arrivals in January total 631, 639

March 3, 2017

More foreign tourists, especially Chinese and South Koreans, arrived in the Philippines last January, the tourism department said in a statement. Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo said January arrivals totaled 631,639. This reflects an “impressive growth” of 16.48 percent from the


Post-Fukushima disaster character’s popularity grows in Thailand

January 14, 2017

AKITA– A Japanese hero character created in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami is growing in popularity in Thailand through a television program broadcast in the Southeast Asian nation. The television show featuring the character


FEATURE: Japanese No. 1 “udon” noodle chain’s secrets of success in Russia

January 7, 2017

Japan’s biggest “udon” noodle restaurant chain, Marugame Seimen, has gained a foothold in Russia, overcoming the obstacles to foreign companies that have kept many of its rivals out of the market. With Tokyo and Moscow seeking to strengthen private-sector ties, Marugame Seimen’s operator


Death Penalty Movie Week to be held at Tokyo theater

January 4, 2017

TOKYO– The annual Death Penalty Movie Week will be held at a Tokyo theater in February, with eight films from home and abroad providing viewers with an opportunity to think about the “right to life.” The event will take place as