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2017/02/16 | Kyodo News
'Dekotora' Art Trucks Find Way into Gucci's Commercial Video
Dekotora trucks became known across Japan due to the popular movie series "Torakku Yaro" (Truck Guys) in the 1970s, featuring a trucker who drove his flamboyantly decorated truck across the country.
2017/02/03 | Kyodo News
Learning the Singapore Way of Topping Global Education Rankings
Some teachers think while it is good that the country is ranked number one in the world for math and science education, they are concerned about the stress level on the children.
2017/01/23 | Kyodo News
Daughter of Refugee Strives to Build Japanese School in Vietnam
‘My dream is to do something that would serve as a bridge between Japan and Vietnam,’ says Doan Thy Trang.
2016/12/15 | Kyodo News
Small City of Nagato Put on Map for Japan-Russia Summit
'We haven't hosted such a big event,' said Masaaki Murakami, chief of public relations at the Nagato city office. 'Because of the difficulty in obtaining sufficient information, we struggled to prepare for the summit.'
2016/12/07 | Kyodo News
Virtual Reality to Help Boost Japanese Public Understanding of Dementia
About 1,000 people have attended its events since the project was launched in March.
2016/11/30 | Kyodo News
Japanese Prison Remodeled to Accommodate Elderly Inmates but Draws Criticism
Taxpayers are questioning if it's necessary 'to provide criminals with facilities almost like a hotel.'
2016/11/16 | Kyodo News
Asylum Seekers Trapped in Limbo as Japan Keeps Door Closed
Many of refugees denied refugee status as Japan's law does not include war refugees under its interpretation of the U.N. Refugee Convention.
2016/10/20 | Kyodo News
Capsule Hotels in Japan Evolve, Reaching Out to Foreign Tourists, Women
A new breed of lodging featuring capsule hotels' signature stack of sleeping capsules is focusing on women, younger travelers and foreign tourists as well as men seeking more than the bare minimum.
2016/10/14 | Kyodo News
Creating Personal Packages for Gifts Becoming Popular in Japan
Ever want to put an original photo and message on the packages of such products as cosmetics, cookies and beer given as gifts? Now you can.
2016/10/11 | Kyodo News
Documentary Film on Tsukiji Fish Market Released Amid Relocation Row
'Tsukiji Wonderland' has been released at a time when the wholesale fish market is drawing additional attention after newly elected Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike postponed the relocation of the aging market in central Tokyo.