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Graffiti has been found gouged into Saiin-Ogaki, a wall at Horyuji Temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, the prefectural board of education said Wednesday. The two scribbled messages translate as I'll kill you and you must have nothing to do in the
Asked by his client to convert a former cedar storage warehouse in the city of Gojo, in Nara, Japan, into a cafe, architect Yoshihiro Yamamoto responded by unveiling the structure. He removed all of the decorative features and artificial materials
Japan's hotels, restaurants and food shops were being warned Wednesday over dishonest labeling amid a growing scandal that is threatening to undermine the country's reputation for safe, high-quality produce. The direction comes as top department
Mie rice wholesaler raided over mislabeling scam MIE A rice wholesaler based in Mie Prefecture and its affiliates have been accused of perpetrating Japan's largest ever case of rice mislabeling, in an attempt to sell foreign rice as domestic product.
A giant rubber duck will make a triumphant return to Osaka after having survived serious hardships including drowning and being stabbed during its global tour. The 10-meter-high inflatable bird, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, will be one
Kintetsu Department Store Co. has lowered its earnings estimate for the year through February after its flagship outlet, which opened in June, missed its sales target. It is now projecting ¥4 billion in consolidated operating profit, down ¥600
A Chinese exchange student received an official commendation on Wednesday for saving a nine-year old boy who fell into the Yodo River in Osaka city of the western Japanese prefecture of Osaka, local press reported. The 26-year-old Chinese man, Yan
Radioactive cesium has been found on an estimated 200 to 300 tons of wood chips that were left months ago near Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, prefectural officials said. Samples of the chips show a reading of up to 3,000 becquerels per kilogram, the
More than 5,000 people in Japan were told to evacuate Monday due to threats of flooding caused by heavy rain, a media report said. The western prefecture of Hyogo saw rainfall between 80 and 100 mm by noon Monday.
Japanese told to evacuate due to rains Tokyo, Sep 2 : More than 5,000 people in Japan were told to evacuate Monday due to threats of flooding caused by heavy rain, a media report said. The western prefecture of Hyogo saw rainfall between 80 and 100