Posts Tagged ‘ Kyoto ’

Foreign visitors come back to Japan

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06/27/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) Among the economic gloom, there’s some good news for this beautiful and fascinating country. The tourists are coming back. The number of foreign visitors to Japan in May reached 669,000 — a jump of 87 percent from a year ago. The March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident had dissuaded tourists...
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Nineteen hospitalized after taking herbs

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11/16/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Some potent “natural” herbs are causing people to have intense hallucinations and out-of-body experiences, police said today. At the end of September, 16 men and 3 women were given medical emergency treatment at an unidentified hospital in Kyoto after taking herbs, which induced hallucinations. The compound herbs (the names haven’t...
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Kyoto moves to outlaw child pornography possession

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09/15/2011
Kyoto moves to outlaw child pornography possession

KYOTO (majirox news) — The Kyoto Prefectural Government has drafted an ordinance to make it the first prefecture in Japan to outlaw possession of pornographic images or video featuring children under 18. Under Japan’s Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Protecting Children, the manufacturing and trafficking of pornography featuring children under...
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Ancient capital Nara falls short in domestic tourism ratings

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08/26/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Nara prefecture, home to one of Japan’s ancient capitals and active in promoting tourism, ranks in the bottom quarter for tourism popularity across most categories, according to an annual online survey by Recruit Co. Nara ranked fourth among Japan’s 47 prefectures for its “spots and facilities that adults can enjoy,”...
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Kyoto pours more water on idea of using radiated wood in bonfire

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08/14/2011
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KYOTO (majirox news) — Five hundred woodblocks from Rikuzentakata, an Iwate prefecture town wiped out in the March 11 tsunami, were scheduled to be burned in ritual bonfires on one of the five mountains surrounding Kyoto on Aug. 16. However, the Kyoto Municipal Government announced on Aug. 12, the burning would be canceled due...
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Under fire Kyoto relents

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08/11/2011
Under fire Kyoto relents

KYOTO (majirox news) — Kyoto will now use the wood from the tsunami devastated town of Rikuzentakata at Iwate prefecture in the August 16 Obon fires after the federation of local bonfire festival organizers came under attack for refusing to burn woodblocks for fear of radiation. About 340 woodblocks with prayers and messages to...
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Kyoto rejects ‘safe’ wood from disaster area for fire ritual

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08/10/2011
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KYOTO (majirox news) — One of the few remaining cedar trees from the tsunami-devastated town of Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture was cut into 340 pieces. Prayers and messages to family members who were lost in the tsunami were written on these woodblocks. The blocks were meant to be burned in one of the Kyoto...
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Mind control most common form of high school date violence, group finds

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08/03/2011
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KOBE (majirox news) – Strict control of relationships with others was the most common form of date domestic violence experienced by its high school victims, according to a survey by the Women’s Net Kobe NPO. Social violence, such as a partner imposing restrictions on the time someone could go outside or who they could...
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Your Favorite Enemies has landed in Japan

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05/27/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – While many foreign musicians cancelled their shows in Japan, Canadian rock band Your Favorite Enemies (YFE) is performing “Arisen from Despairs – A Morning of All Hope” this weekend in Osaka, Tokyo and Kyoto. “I asked a lot of people if it was appropriate for us to do the shows...
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