Square watermelons shipped in western Japan www3.nhk.or.jp

Farmers in Kagawa Prefecture, western Japan, have started shipping square watermelons across the country.

Such watermelons were first developed by farmers in the district of Fudeoka in the city of ...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


June 2017 Events tokyocheapo.com

Rainy and humid June is the calm before the storm. That is, in terms of events and activities, it’s relatively quiet compared to May (what with its spring festivals) and July, which marks the start...

posted by  Tanuki | 4 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


Summer Already? www3.nhk.or.jp

People across Japan sweated it out in summer-like conditions, with temperatures on Saturday surpassing 30 degrees Celsius in some areas. Most observation points recorded their highest temperatures ...

posted by  Tanuki | 5 months ago | 1 comment


Rainy season appears underway in southwest Japan www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's Meteorological Agency says it appears the annual rainy season has begun in Okinawa and the Amami islands in the southwest.

The agency made the announcement on Saturday morning.

Officials at...

posted by  Tanuki | 5 months ago | 1 comment


Experiencing Japan’s Senpai-Kouhai System at Work blog.gaijinpot.com

In Japan, where seniority and experience continue to take precedence over qualifications or ability, the idea of “respect your elders” is at the forefront of daily working life. One of the ways thi...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Kumamoto ‘baby hatch’ accepted 125 babies over nine years since launch www.japantimes.co.jp

The controversial “baby hatch” set up at a Kumamoto hospital in 2007 to enable people to leave infants anonymously took in a total of 125 babies over nine years through March last year.

Ahead of it...

posted by  Yubi | 5 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Statue of elephant Hanako built in Tokyo www3.nhk.or.jp

A bronze statue of Japan's oldest elephant, Hanako, has been unveiled at a train station in Tokyo.

About 300 people attended a ceremony on Friday in front of JR Kichijoji Station.

The Asian elephan...

posted by  Tanuki | 5 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


Direct democracy for small villages?

I saw this news story on mainstream media today:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/02/national/social-issues/kochi-mountain-village-may-adopt-direct-democracy-system-council-population-slide...

posted by  Yubi | 5 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


What to do if there is a missile attack www.japantimes.co.jp

Get indoors, keep away from windows and switch on the TV. That’s the latest advice from the government on how to prepare for a ballistic missile strike.

Japan has an early-warning system designed t...

posted by  Yubi | 5 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


Event to taste various types of jam in Komoro www3.nhk.or.jp

Jam-lovers tried out many varieties of the fruit spread at a promotional event in the central Japanese city of Komoro on Sunday.

Komoro in Nagano Prefecture is said to be the birthplace of strawber...

posted by  Yubi | 6 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment

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