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Citizens group formed to support Osaka bid for 2008 Olympics
【1996.12.24】

Citizens group formed to support Osaka bid for 2008 Olympics

The Osaka Olympics Katteren (the Citizens Group forBringing the Olympic Games 2008 to Osaka) was for...
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Hyogo housing starts up 30.4% in April-Sept.
【1996.12.24】

Hyogo housing starts up 30.4% in April-Sept.

Housing starts in Hyogo Prefecture during April-September 1996 increased 30.4% from a year earlier t...
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Construction work starts on Osaka Int'l Convention Center
【1996.12.24】

Construction work starts on Osaka Int'l Convention Center

Construction of the Osaka International Convention Center (tentative name) began December 17 in Naka...
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Osaka's new museum to honor 1,400-year history
【1996.12.24】

Osaka's new museum to honor 1,400-year history

The City of Osaka outlined a plan on December 17 to build a combined museum and archaeological cente...
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Dr. Zhou awarded Yamagata Banto Prize
【1996.12.24】

Dr. Zhou awarded Yamagata Banto Prize

Dr. Zhou Yiliang, professor at Beijing University, is this year's winner of the 15th Yamagata Banto ...
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SAIL OSAKA '97 assembles 60 tall ships
【1996.12.24】

SAIL OSAKA '97 assembles 60 tall ships

Sixty vessels from 17 countries and one area will participate in SAIL OSAKA '97, the Hong Kong-Osaka...
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Kyoto strives for fulfilling its role as COP3 host city
【1996.12.24】

[Columns]Kyoto strives for fulfilling its role as COP3 host city

The Third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (CO...
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Over 5,000 participants
【1996.12.24】

[Columns]Over 5,000 participants

COP3 will be the most important conference on global environmental preservation this century: it wil...
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From Kyoto to the world
【1996.12.24】

[Columns]From Kyoto to the world

Organizations monitoring climate change predict that, if present trends go unchecked, the earth's av...
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JR West to debut world's fastest bullet train on March 22
【1996.12.17】

JR West to debut world's fastest bullet train on March 22

West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) announced December 6 it will put into service on March 22 the 500 S...
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