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【2014.12.22】

[Columns]Are ancient foods the origin of today’s Japanese cuisine?

 Some say the main attraction of Japanese cuisine culture, recently designated as a UNESCO Intangibl...
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【2014.12.22】

The 20th anniversary of Japan’s first LED traffic light – Tokushima City

 The first traffic light equipped with blue LEDs (light-emitting diodes) in Japan was installed in T...
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【2014.12.22】

Suntory’s Yamazaki named world’s best whiskey by British whisky guide

Suntory’s Yamazaki named world’s best whiskey by British whisky guide  Suntory&rsquo...
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【2014.11.24】

[Columns]“Kansai World Masters Games 2021,” the world’s largest-class sports event, to be held

   The World Masters Games (WMG), a sports event expected to be attended by about 50,000 a...
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【2014.11.24】

Know-how in purifying Lake Biwa can save a World Heritage site!―Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

   Urban infrastructure has been actively exported by advanced local governments in Japan ...
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【2014.11.24】

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ranked 2nd in travel review website ranking

   TripAdvisor (U.S.), the world’s largest travel review website, announced its rank...
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【2014.10.20】

Sightseeing for manufacturing is proceeding well in Higashiosaka, a town of small and medium-size businesses

   Many manufacturing factories are concentrated in Higashiosaka City. Tours of the city t...
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【2014.10.20】

“Leaf business” in Kamikatsu Town in Tokushima Prefecture is developed overseas―People’s interest in washoku serves as a tailwind

   “Irodori” (in Kamikatsu Town, Tokushima Prefecture), a venture business tha...
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【2014.10.20】

[Columns]Restoration of World Heritage buildings has a drastic effect Uji and Himeji are both overwhelmed and delighted by flocking tourists

 Tourism-related business operators in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, where restoration of the World He...
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【2014.10.20】

The “Golden Tea Room” appears in Kansai International Airport―Welcoming foreign tourists

   The Siege of Osaka 400th Anniversary Project Executive Committee (made up of such bodie...
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