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  1. Boomtown?

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... Mutsuko Murakami Japan's fourth-largest city, Nagoya, has a population of more than 2 million- and a reputation problem. Sure, it's a bustling hub on the south-central coast ... provincial backwater. Many Japanese think of the capital of Aichi prefecture as drab and slow-paced compared to Osaka and Tokyo, the two mega-cities that sandwich it. After all, they say, ...

  2. Gateway to heaven

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Keith Mundy

    ... Miyajima's 'floating' torii is traditionally regarded as one of the three best sights of Japan. But beyond the structure are myriad mystical treasures, writes Keith Mundy. ... the 'floating' torii (gate to a shrine) of Miyajima- is familiar outside Japan. A visit is likely to put it into a few personal top 10s too. Miyajima- 'Shrine Island'- is a mountainous, wooded ...

  3. Beijing's island Claim crazy, says owner

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... individual. I would only sell to the Japanese nation, the city of Tokyo or Okinawa prefecture.' But the nationalist governor's announcement, made during a speech in Washington, caught him ... Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Osamu Fujimura, said the government could seek nationalising the Senkakus 'if necessary'. No price has been mentioned for buying the islands, but even ...

  4. Activist applies to lease Diaoyus

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for permission to lease the islands. The renewed effort by campaigner Tong Zeng comes as Tokyo's metropolitan government and Japan's central government are preparing to buy the disputed islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan, from a Japanese businessman who claims to be their owner. Tong, a venture capitalist and president of the Chinese Civilian Association for Safeguarding ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Pollution from China triggers health alert in Japan's Kumamoto prefecture

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Officials in Kumamoto, Kyushu island, advise residents to stay indoors in Japan's first official health warning over smog drifting from China Japanese health warning over smog from China A prefecture in southwestern Japan yesterday advised residents to stay indoors or wear masks when they go outside, in the nation's first official health ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan nuclear crisis crew not told of danger, says worker

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:53pm by Associated Press in Iwaki

    ... for Tepco – stopped calling him for jobs in March, just telling him to stand by. He now works on radiation decontamination of “hot spots” in Fukushima prefecture. “So I decided I’ve had enough ...

  7. Music and the city

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Nicole Fall

    ... city. The area also takes in part of Mount Fuji (the other half belongs to Yamanashi prefecture) and some pretty beaches. Equidistant between Hamana (below), which is Japan's second-largest ... Nicole Fall Between Tokyo and Osaka stands the lakeside city of Hamamatsu, which lays claim to the largest South American population in Japan. Hamamatsu is better known as the music ...

  8. The contenders

    Posted Feb 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... times to the House of Representatives from Yamaguchi prefecture, western Japan. Education: Seikei University (law) and the University of Southern California Business experience: Kobe Steel ... prefecture, western Japan Education: Gakushuin University, Stanford University and London School of Economics Business experience: President of Aso Mining Outspoken conservative with firm stances ...

  9. News - Asia

    Typhoon Vongfong weakens after sweeping through Japanese archipelago

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:57pm by Kyodo in Tokyo

    ... two dead and 90 others injured. Typhoon Vongfong made landfall twice in Japan on Monday – in Kagoshima prefecture in the southwest and Osaka prefecture in the west – and passed Tokyo ... million people nationwide, and one person each was killed in the western Japan prefectures of Tottori and Ehime. West Japan Railway had cancelled all of its local train services in the Osaka, ...

  10. Disasters-hit prefectures seek revival at Canton Fair

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... since its founding more than 50 years ago. The group, a consortium of 12 companies and organisations, comprised of about 30 people from three prefectures in Japan- Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, ... is now seeking to boost trade with the mainland. Takashi Sato, deputy director of the Yamagata prefecture's economic exchange division, said Japan's domestic food supply was tested ...




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