SoraNews24New Japanese Sake Kit Kat developed by esteemed brewery and famous soccer playerSoraNews24Called the Masuizumi Japan Sake Kit Kat, the new product will be sold in red boxes containing nine individually packaged bars, with ?Masuizumi? (???) appearing on the front of each wrapper in Japanese. On the box is an image of a beautifully read more...

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JFS Newsletter No.181 (September 2017) Nishiawakura Village Nishiawakura is a "#village" (Japanese "mura," essentially a rural district) located at the northeastern edge of Okayama Prefecture where it borders Hyogo and Tottori prefectures in Japan. The village covers 57.97 square kilometers and has a population of 1,490 (as of August 1, 2017). Through the center of the village flows the Yoshino River, with a long, narrow flat plain extending along it. About 95 percent of the village is forested, with Japanese cedar and cypress dominating. At the northern edge of the village, a wakasugi (young read more...

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JFS Newsletter No.181 (September 2017) Nishiawakura Village Nishiawakura is a "#village" (Japanese "mura," essentially a rural district) located at the northeastern edge of Okayama Prefecture where it borders Hyogo and Tottori prefectures in Japan. The village covers 57.97 square kilometers and has a population of 1,490 (as of August 1, 2017). Through the center of the village flows the Yoshino River, with a long, narrow flat plain extending along it. About 95 percent of the village is forested, with Japanese cedar and cypress dominating. At the northern edge of the village, a wakasugi (young read more...

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Thinking of #sushi, you might feel the pressure to cut off an arm and a leg to afford a meal at a flashy, well-decorated, and elegant Japanese restaurant. But Xiaoxian might save read more...

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 Toyota is very invested in love. The automaker has a central philosophy of making vehicles that inspire ‘Aisha,’ a concept that literally means “beloved car” in Japanese. But #the nature of ‘Aisha’ is #changing, necessarily, just at the nature of automobiles themselves are fundamentally changing as we usher in automated and semi-autonomous driving. The key… Read More read #more...

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Kyodo News PlusTokyo Paralympics to usher in "new era" for disabled #sports: IPC chiefKyodo News Plus"I really think that the Games will be a catalyst for a new era for Paralympic sports here in Japan, and also for the perception by Japanese society toward people with impairments," IPC President Andrew Parsons said in an interview with Kyodo News in ...and read more...

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Daily StarREVEALED: You'll NEVER guess what #the #code in The Matrix really meansDaily Star... as a production designer, #revealed the truth behind the mystery that has plagued film buffs since its release in 1999. "I like to tell everybody that The Matrix's code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes," he told CNET. "Without that code, there ...and read more...

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Cyclingnews.comTai Chi and #lion #dancing: The Tour peloton descends on Shanghai - GalleryCyclingnews.comWhile the Saitama media days have seen pro riders try their hand at sumo wrestling and Japanese archery, Saturday's event in Shanghai had them decked out in robes for Tai Chi and lion dancing. Chris Froome wore yellow as the Tour de France read more...

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Nikkei edges lower, #financials #offset gains in Apple suppliersReuters UKInsurers and banking shares underperformed, with T&D Holdings and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group both shedding 1.5 percent. Japanese Apple suppliers outperformed, with TDK Corp and Foster Electric both rising 0.6 percent, and Taiyo Yuden surging 1.2 ...and read more...

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High TimesMan Busted For Disguising His Pot Plants As Bonsai TreesHigh TimesSatoshi Ohashi, a 35-year old janitor living in the Higashiyodogawa Ward of Osaka, Japan, was arrested at his home last month #for cultivating and selling ?taima??the Japanese word for marijuana (pronounced ?tie-mah?)?which resembled #bonsai trees read more...

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Are you a #victim of 'noodle harassment'? This $130 #fork can #solve your problemSacramento BeeSlurping a bowl of ramen is the norm in Japan. But the Japanese are also known for their politeness, and Nissin, the company that first brought us Instant Ramen and Cup Noodles, knows that not everyone is comfortable with the jarring sound of slurps at ...and read more...

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Having already arranged a round of golf against one of the world?s best players, Donald Trump?s Japanese hosts have hired the singer behind the online pop sensation of 2016 to #entertain the president during his Asia tour. Piko Taro, whose infuriatingly read more...

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… factory floor under scrutiny as manufacturers struggle with increased pressure on … adapt quickly enough. Some Japanese makers have taken the attitude that … , said Toshiyuki Shimegi, #president of Porsche Japan. "There is a read more...

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… factory floor under scrutiny as manufacturers struggle with increased pressure on … adapt quickly enough. Some Japanese makers have taken the attitude that … , said Toshiyuki Shimegi, #president of Porsche Japan. "There is a read more...

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Insidethegames.bizIPC and Tokyo 2020 agree to focus on Paralympic legacy during fourth Project ReviewInsidethegames.biz"Tokyo 2020 proposed during this Project Review that in conjunction with the IPC, we would seek a new framework with which to measure the impact on Japanese society of Tokyo hosting the Paralympic Games - a framework that provides the means to ...and read more...

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Insidethegames.bizIPC and Tokyo 2020 agree to focus on Paralympic legacy during fourth Project ReviewInsidethegames.biz"Tokyo 2020 proposed during this Project Review that in conjunction with the IPC, we would seek a new framework with which to measure the impact on Japanese society of Tokyo hosting the Paralympic Games - a framework that provides the means to ...and read more...

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Kyodo News PlusJapanese #director Hayao Miyazaki's new anime #title revealedKyodo News PlusOscar-winning Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki who has come out of retirement is now working on a new animated feature film titled "Kimitachi wa Do Ikiru ka," (How do you live?), studio sources said. The title is the same as a 1937 book written by ...Unretired anime guru Miyazaki reveals title of new anime?The Asahi ...Asahi ShimbunFilm Director Hayao Miyazaki Announces Title Of Upcoming Film And Potential Release DateThe InquisitrHayao Miyazaki's Next Film Title Revealed - The read more...

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Kyodo News PlusJapanese #director Hayao Miyazaki's new anime #title revealedKyodo News PlusOscar-winning Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki who has come out of retirement is now working on a new animated feature film titled "Kimitachi wa Do Ikiru ka," (How do you live?), studio sources said. The title is the same as a 1937 book written by ...Unretired anime guru Miyazaki reveals title of new anime?The Asahi ...Asahi ShimbunFilm Director Hayao Miyazaki Announces Title Of Upcoming Film And Potential Release DateThe InquisitrHayao Miyazaki's Next Film Title Revealed - The read more...

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In the simple pews behind the mesmerizing cross-shaped glow, scores of visitors snap pictures on their phones of the concrete installation. They are inside a life-sized replica of the Church of the Light, the famous Osaka chapel by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, which perfectly demonstrates his signature manipulation of the relationship between concrete, space and read more...

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Irish TimesAcademic convicted of #defaming #wartime #sex slaves in KoreaIrish TimesA court in Seoul has convicted a history professor on charges of defaming victims of wartime sex slavery, known as ?comfort women?, by saying not all the women were dragged from their homes by Japanese troops. The Seoul high court fined Sejong ...and read more...

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