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Shiseido Launch New Makeup Collection Worldwide Starting on Sep 1, 2018

| Beauty & Fashion, News, Tokyo News | 08/10/2018

SHISEIDO Makeup Collection September 2018

New SHISEIDO Makeup Collection, Featuring Skincare-like Light Textures and Bold Colors, to Launch on Saturday, September 1, 2018

Date: Aug. 1, 2018
Source: Shiseido Co., Ltd.

Shiseido Company, Limited (Shiseido) is launching a new makeup collection worldwide (21 products, 124 shades) starting from Saturday, September 1, 2018. The collection comes under the SHISEIDO brand, which is distributed in 88 countries and regions across the world.

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Tokai-Denshi and Shizuoka Cancer Center Research Institute jointly developed AI-based Portable Odor detector/Identifier to analyzes malodorous components emitted from cancer patients

| News, Science and Technology News, Shizuoka News | 08/08/2018

(from left) Masatoshi Kusuhara, M.D., Ph.D. and Developer of Tokai-Denshi

Tokai-Denshi Developed A.I.-Equipped Portable Odor Detector/Identifier “Aino-Pro”

Date: March 15, 2018
Source: Tokai-Denshi Inc.

FUJI, JapanTokai-Denshi Inc. and The Shizuoka Cancer Center Research Institute jointly developed an A.I.-based Portable Odor detector/Identifier which analyzes malodorous components emitted from cancer patients.

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Telecom Square Launch AR Navigation App with Word Scanner (OCR) Function for Foreign Tourist

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 08/06/2018

PinnAR - Image

Telecom Square Announces the Launch of AR Navigation Application “PinnAR”

Date: July 30, 2018
Source: Telecom Square

TOKYOTelecom Square is excited to announce the launch of “PinnAR”, an AR navigation application that will guide users to their destination. Available in 4 languages, the app can be used when travelling to Japan as well as anywhere around the world. The intuitive navigation is perfect for those who have difficulty reading maps as well as those who are unable to type the location they are searching for.

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Fuji Xerox releases cloud-based signage service with visual & audio information in multi-language and also delivers disaster alert contents at public facilities

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 08/04/2018

Fuji Xerox: kyDesk Media Message Synchronizes Signage Screen and Audio Announcements

Fuji Xerox Launches Cloud-Based Signage Service for Distributing Multi-Language Facility Information and Disaster Alert

Date: July 25, 2018
Source: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

- SkyDesk Media Message Synchronizes Signage Screen and Audio Announcements -

TOKYO, July 25, 2018Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. today releases SkyDesk Media Message, a cloud-based digital signage service that can simultaneously distribute visual and audio information in multiple languages Note 1 at commercial or public facilities. The new service also delivers disaster alert contents that are universally designed in terms of color and readability.

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Toyota Tsusho and Chubu Electric Power Chose Nuvve Corporation as V2G system provider in Japan’s first ever V2G Aggregator Project

| Aichi News, News, Transportation News | 07/25/2018

Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Chubu Electric Power and Nuvve Corporation

Nuvve Corporation is selected as a V2G system provider in Japan’s first ever V2G Aggregator Project by Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.

Date: July 24, 2018
Source: Nuvve Corporation

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2018 – Nuvve Corp. has been selected as a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system provider of V2G demonstration project by Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co. Both companies had already been selected for awards to initiate a “V2G Aggregator Demonstration Project” as a part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Agency for Natural Resources and Energy’s “FY2018 Subsidies for Virtual Power Plant Demonstration Project for Improvement of Energy Management in Demand Side.” Nuvve’s purpose of the project is to demonstrate Nuvve’s V2G aggregator technology in the Japanese market, guide Japanese market regulations, and provide Japan’s electrical system with solutions for managing their grid. This demonstration project began on May 29th 2018.

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PHC Corporation, a Medical Device Manufacturer, Launch New Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Designed for Energy Savings and Low Environmental Impact

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 07/24/2018

Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer

Introducing the New -85 °C Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer VIP ECO Series Designed for Energy Savings and Low Environmental Impact for the Japanese Market

Date: July 18, 2018
Source: PHC Holdings Corporation

TOKYO – PHC Corporation (hereafter PHC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan) has introduced a new -85°C ultra-low temperature freezer VIP ECO series*1 using natural refrigerants*2 and new inverter compressors for the Japanese market. This product series comprising models MDF-DU702VHS1-PJ/DU502VHS1-PJ (single-phase 100V) is specially designed for pharmaceutical companies, research and medical institutions.

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KYOCERA Completes 28MW Solar Power Plant in Miyagi Pref., Japan – Provide Equivalent Electricity of Approx 11,100 Households

| Green Business News, News | 07/24/2018

KYOCERA TCL Solar's second largest solar power plant to provide equivalent electricity of approximately 11,100 average households

KYOCERA TCL Solar Completes 28MW Solar Power Plant in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Date: July 24, 2018
Source: Kyocera Corporation

KYOTO, JapanKyocera Corporation (herein “Kyocera”) and Tokyo Century Corporation (herein “Tokyo Century”) nnounced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC (herein “Kyocera TCL Solar”) has completed construction of a 28 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power plant in the town of Taiwa, Kurokawa District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The company has developed this 28MW solar power plant in collaboration with Tokyo-based Tsuboi Corporation and started operations in late June 2018.

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SmileMaker, Social Game Developer Launches HecatonCav Using Blockchain Technology

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 07/17/2018

SmileMaker - HecatonCave

SmileMaker Offers New Blockchain Technology Service, HecatonCave

Date: July 17, 2018
Source: SmileMaker Inc.

TOKYO – Social game and app planning, development and operation company SmileMaker Inc. (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Shinnosuke Udawaga, president) plans to begin offering HecatonCave in December 2018, a new service that facilitates the commercial use of blockchain technology. The service offering follows the release in mid-August of a browser game featuring HecatonCave.

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Enjoy Japanese Shaved Ice “Kakigori” Using Natural Ice in Nikko’s Summer 2018!

| Foods and Drinks News, News, Tochigi News, Tochigi Reports, Tourism Reports, Travel and Tourism News | 07/13/2018

Nikko Coffee Goyoteidori's Shaved Ice

Summer Treat in Nikko, Japan: Natural, Hand-Crafted Shaved Ice “Kakigōri” Cool Off and Quench Your Thirst!

Date: June 24, 2018
Source: Tobu Railway Co., Ltd.

NIKKO, Japan – June 24, 2018 – Nikko, an area just less than two hours north of Tokyo on the Limited Express Tobu-railway line, has been famous in Japan for more than a century, providing a respite for cooling off and immersing in nature, during Tokyo’s hot and humid summers.

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Pacifico Energy successfully completed acquisitions of two additional solar power plant projects, Yanai (12.3MWdc) and Yuza (23.9MWdc)

| Energy News, Green Business News, News, Yamaguchi News | 07/10/2018

Solar Plant at Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Pacifico Energy: Announcement of the Completion of Asset Acquisitions

Date: July 10, 2018
Source: Pacifico Energy K.K.

TOKYOPacifico Energy K.K. (“Pacifico”), a company involved in the development, construction, and operation of some of the largest solar power plants in Japan, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisitions of two additional solar power plants, Yanai (12.3MWdc) and Yuza (23.9MWdc), into its first solar investment fund (the “Fund”).

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Shiseido Announces Three Tips for Yukata Hair & Makeup Styles 2018

| Beauty & Fashion, News | 07/09/2018

Shiseido - 2018 Yukata Makeup

2018 Trends for Cute & Cool Yukata Hairstyling and Makeup

Date: Jul. 4, 2018
Source: Shiseido Co., Ltd.

Summer is approaching, bringing along a lot of fun events such as summer festivals and firework shows. A fashion item that lifts you up and helps you fully enjoy the summer season in Japan is definitely yukata. It has been increasingly popular especially among the younger generation as it is perfect for summer events and makes you look different in an instant. Many people agree that yukata is a must-have for Japanese summer.

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ActPro, a business solution provider, to install approx. 350 automatic currency exchange machines in Japan

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 07/09/2018

ActPro: SMART EXCHANGE

ActPro to Install Pioneer Japan Made Automated Currency Exchange Machines at Approximately 350 Sightseeing Spots in Japan

Date: Jul 05, 2018
Source: ActPro Co., Ltd.

Resolving an inconvenience of the money exchange location shortage within two years in Japan

TOKYOActPro Co., Ltd. installed approximately 350 units of SMART EXCHANGE automated currency exchange machine in Japan within 2 years. The machines can exchange 12 foreign currencies.

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Daiwa House and Itochu Corporation jointly launch high-rise rental housing development project in Dallas city, Texas

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 07/05/2018

Daiwa House, ITOCHU, ZOM Living

Daiwa House Industry Starts High-Rise Rental Housing Development Project in Dallas, Texas in U.S.

Date: Jul 03, 2018
Source: Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., together with ITOCHU Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Atelier Project — a high-rise rental housing development project — on June 29, 2018, in Dallas in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Renovated 10 Rooms, Moreover 3 New Luxury Type Rooms with Flexibility of Accommodation Options Newly Opened

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 07/05/2018

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo - Universal Design Room

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Renovates Universal Design Guests Rooms

Date: Jul 03, 2018
Source: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

TOKYOKeio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will begin renovation of its ten universal design guest rooms (35.5 square meters) on the 30th floor of our Hotel from the middle of July 2018, and add three new luxury type universal design rooms, including two 47.0 square meter and one 67.4 square meter rooms, bringing the total number of universal design rooms to 13 to be reopened in the middle of December 2018.

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Daiwa House and Odakyu Electric Railway will jointly develop the first large-scale residential housing in New South Wales, Australia

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Osaka News, Tokyo News | 07/03/2018

Box Hill Project - Daiwa House Industry and Odakyu Electric Railway

Daiwa House Industry Announces “Box Hill Project,” First Large-Scale Joint Residential Housing Development Project in New South Wales, Australia

Date: July 2, 2018
Source: Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd.

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. and Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. are set to begin the “Box Hill Project (provisional name),” a large-scale residential housing development project in the suburbs of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, Australia.

Ahead of the development project, Daiwa House Industry established DH Box Hill Pty Ltd. on April 13, 2018, to serve as a company in charge of land development. The company is also pleased to announce that the inspection conducted by the Australian government’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has been concluded. As such, it is set to begin site preparation and lot division sales from July 2018.

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Toyoda Gosei collaborate with EBM Corporation to develop prototype surgical training simulator for reproduce heart beating

| Aichi News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 07/02/2018

Super BEAT (prototype) cardiac surgery training simulator

Toyoda Gosei and EBM Corporation Develop a Prototype “Super BEAT” Medical Simulator Using e-Rubber

Date: Jul 02, 2018
Source: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.

KIYOSU, JapanToyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. and EBM Corporation1 have developed a prototype “Super BEAT” surgical training simulator that can reproduce the beating of the heart with extreme accuracy using e-Rubber,2 an artificial muscle that functions with electricity.

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Japan’s cutest bike and craftsman bike available in USA! – Honda’s Monkey and Super Cub

| News, Tokyo News, Transportation News | 06/29/2018

Honda - Monkey & Super Cub

Honda to Bring Monkey and Super Cub C125 to U.S. Market

Date: June 7, 2018
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

TOWNSEND, Tenn. – During a special welcome dinner at the popular Smoky Mountain Crawl rally, American Honda announced this evening that the Monkey and Super Cub C125 ABS models will be made available to U.S. customers for the 2019 model year. First unveiled in concept form last September at the Tokyo Motor Show, the models are both closely based on iconic motorcycles from Honda’s past, and are the latest examples of the company’s aptitude for developing pocket-sized motorcycles that capture the fancy of enthusiastic subcultures.

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Asahi Glass Collaborate with Silicon Valley’s Ubiquitous Energy to Develop Transparent Solar Window

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 06/28/2018

Square Foot ClearView Power™ Prototype Window

AGC and Ubiquitous Energy Announce Strategic Development Agreement for Transparent Solar Glass

Date: Jun 28, 2018
Source: Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.AGC (AGC Asahi Glass), the world’s largest producer of flat glass, has entered into a strategic development agreement with Ubiquitous Energy, the leader in transparent solar technology. The collaboration will focus on the development of Ubiquitous Energy’s transparent and color neutral solar coating to create windows that produce electricity.

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NGK, World’s Largest Electrical Insulators Manufacturer, Receives Order NAS Battery from Dubai – First Installation of Large-scale Energy Storage System

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 06/27/2018

NAS Battery in Dubai

NGK Receives NAS Battery Order for Demonstration Project in Dubai

Date: June 22, 2018
Source: NGK Insulators Ltd.

NGK Insulators Ltd. announced on June 22 that NGK received an order for a NAS (R) battery for use in an energy storage technology demonstration project to be conducted in Dubai.

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One of the finest hotels, Hotel Okura Tokyo, will be reborn as The Okura Tokyo in Sep 2019 and available to book from Apr 2019

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 06/27/2018

The Okura Heritage Wing Yamazato

Hotel Okura Tokyo to be Reborn as The Okura Tokyo in September 2019

Date: June 25, 2018
Source: Hotel Okura Co., Ltd.

TOKYOHotel Okura Co., Ltd. announced today the much-anticipated opening of The Okura Tokyo in early September of 2019, replacing the highly reputed but aging Hotel Okura Tokyo. The Okura Tokyo will reprise the former Hotel Okura Tokyo’s famed traditional Japanese beauty as well as its cherished simplicity and elegance to offer a new combination of “traditional luxury” and “contemporary luxury.”

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Borderless world emerges in Odaiba! – Mori Building and teamLab collaborate to launch the Mori Building Digital Art Museum

| Culture and Society News, News, Tokyo News | 06/22/2018

Borderless World - 01

Mori Building and teamLab Launch Unprecedented Digital Art Museum

Date: Jun 21, 2018
Source: Mori Building Co., Ltd.

“MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless” presents a borderless world that visitors explore freely without following routes

TOKYO – “MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless,” an unprecedented digital art museum – jointly created and operated by Mori Building Co., Ltd., a leading urban landscape developer, and teamLab, a world-leading digital art collective — opened today, the two organizers announced.

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Nitto, Industrial Adhesive Tapes Manufacturer, to Provide Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane to Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant in Singapore

| Green Business News, News, Osaka News | 06/22/2018

Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant

Nitto’s RO membrane to be used for Singapore’s first dual-mode desalination plant

Date: Jun 21, 2018
Source: Nitto Denko Corporation

Nitto Denko Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan; President, CEO COO: Hideo Takasaki; hereafter “Nitto”) won the bid to provide Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane to “Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (also known as KMEDP).” The plant is designed to be able to treat both seawater and freshwater to produce up to 137,000m3 of drinking water per day. Shipping of the membranes is slated to begin this fiscal year 2018 to meet the requirements for the plant’s operational start scheduled in 2020.

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Umitron, a pioneer of aquatech, had raised $11.2 million SGD, and it will strengthen its existing services and R&D through this finance

| Ehime News, News, Science and Technology News | 06/21/2018

UmiGarden(R) installed image

Aquatech pioneer Umitron closes $11.2 mil investment to lead sustainable development of aquaculture through technology

Date: Jun 21, 2018
Source: Umitron

SINGAPORE, June 21, 2018UMITRON PTE. LTD. (Location: Singapore, Co-founder / Managing director Masahiko Yamada, hereinafter Umitron) announced that it had raised $11.2 million SGD on 8 June as the first enterprise equity finance. The financing is a co-investment by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, D4V(Design for Ventures) participated by IDEO, and angel investors.

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GA-ASI’s First Large-Scale RPA in Japan, Successfully Concluded Demonstration Flights in Iki Island of Nagasaki Prefecture

| Nagasaki News, News, Security & Defense | 06/21/2018

GA-ASI Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights

GA-ASI Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights – Conclusion of successful first large-scale RPA flights in Japan

Date: Jun 21, 2018
Source: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

TOKYO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has concluded the first large-scale demonstration flights in Japan. The demonstration flights, which took place from 10 – 23 May, were intended to promote the civil and scientific applications of the RPA.

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Good news for roller coaster lovers! Fujikyu Highland will be exempted admission fee of 1,500 yen from 7/14

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 06/20/2018

Fujikyu Highland

Free Admission to World-Class Magic Wonderland Fujikyu Highland from July 14th

Date: Jun 19, 2018
Source: Fuji Kyuko Co., Ltd.

TOKYO – From July 14th, 2018, visitors to Fujikyu Highland Park (hereinafter referred to as “Fujikyu Highland”) will be exempted the admission fee of 1,500 yen (approximately RMB 86). Located in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan and next to Mount Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes, Fujikyu Highland is a perfect destination that adds more fun to your visit to Mount Fuji.

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AGC, World’s Largest Flat Glass Manufacturer Establish Joint Venture Companies with Kinestral to Sell Smart-Tinting Glass

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 06/20/2018

Halio before(Upper Image) and after(Lower Image) tinting example - at 8 AM.

AGC and Kinestral Technologies Establish Joint Venture Companies to Sell and Service Halio™ Smart-Tinting Glass

Date: Jun 20, 2018
Source: Kinestral Technologies Inc.

HAYWARD, Calif. – Kinestral Technologies, maker of Halio™ smart-tinting glass technologies, and AGC, the world’s largest manufacturer of flat glass, today announced that the joint venture companies they formed, Halio North America (HNA) and Halio International (HINT) are now open for business. HNA and HINT are the exclusive sales and service agents for Halio smart-tinting glass for the building industry.

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The World Mega Sushi Roll Celebrates International Sushi Day on the Culinary Aficionado Cruises

| Foods and Drinks News, News, Travel and Tourism News | 06/19/2018

Largest Sushi Roll at Sea Created by Holland America Line 05

Largest Sushi Roll at Sea Created by Holland America Line Culinary Council Member and Sushi Master Andy Matsuda Aboard Koningsdam

Date: Jun 18, 2018
Source: Holland America Line

SEATTLE, June 18, 2018 – Today is International Sushi Day, and Holland America Line is celebrating the beloved delicacy by revealing the Largest Sushi Roll at Sea made on June 9 by Culinary Council Member Andy Matsuda while he sailed aboard Koningsdam on a special Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise in Norway. Dubbed the “World Mega Roll,” the creation measured 49 feet long (15 meters) before getting rolled, 3.3 feet (100 centimeters) wide and used 70 pounds of sushi rice.

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World’s Most Advanced Japanese-made Massage Chair is Now Available at Dealers Nationwide

| News, Osaka News, Sports and Health News | 06/19/2018

Worlds Most Advanced Massage Chair

Synca Wellness Launches the Only Made-in-Japan Massage Chair to Feature a Foot Roller in All of North America

Date: Jun 18, 2018
Source: Synca Wellness

COMPTON, Calif., June 18, 2018Synca Wellness has officially launched the flagship of its massage chairs line nationwide: the JP1100. The JP1100 has won the 2017 Good Design Award and is designed by master engineers in Osaka Japan and manufactured by Japanese company that invented massage chairs in 1954. With key components manufactured by Hitachi and master upholstering done by the supplier to Nissan you know you’re getting a chair made with the best materials by the best craftsmen in Japan.

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Tokushima City released tourism videos “Undiscovered Tokushima, the Real Tokushima” through the four themes of culture, town, food, and nature

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 06/17/2018

Tokushima - Promotional Video

Visit the Real Tokushima! Release of a Tourism Promotional Video Filmed from a First-Person Viewpoint!

Date: Feb 12, 2018
Source: Tokushima City

Original Soundtrack with “The Sounds of Tokushima City” Produced by Using the Musical Instruments of Awa Dance – Promoting “Tokushima, the Water City” through the four themes of culture, town, food, and nature

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All Nippon Airways launches the CRAFTSMANSHIP website to increase foreign visitors

| Culture and Society News, News, Transportation News, Travel and Tourism News | 06/15/2018

IS JAPAN COOL?" - "CRAFTSMANSHIP": Japanese armor-maker

ANA’s “IS JAPAN COOL?” Introduces New Theme “CRAFTSMANSHIP” – Focusing on country’s traditional artisans

Date: June 13, 2018
Source: All Nippon Airways (ANA)

TOKYOAll Nippon Airways (ANA) announced today the launch of a new website theme that celebrates “CRAFTSMANSHIP” as part of its “IS JAPAN COOL?” program, which helps promote Japan to international visitors. This new theme will have two features, including interviews with seven traditional Japanese artisans and the SAMURAI AVATAR.

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Airweave, Japanese bedding maker announces new model “airweave Mattress Advanced” with DUAL MODE technology

| Aichi News, News, Sports and Health News | 06/13/2018

airweave - Mattress Advanced Airfiber

Innovative Japanese Mattress Brand Introduces The Airweave Advanced

Date: Jun 12, 2018
Source: airweave inc.

NEW YORK, June 12, 2018Airweave, the leading bedding brand of Japan, announces the launch of its latest mattress model to the US market, the Airweave Mattress Advanced. The experience is designed to satisfy a wider range of customers’ needs while still offering Airweave’s signature support and breathability which is scientifically proven to provide a deeper, more restorative sleep compared to traditional foam mattresses.

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Hello Kitty try to keep running over 500 km between Hakata and Shin-Osaka during this summer

| News, Transportation News, Travel and Tourism News | 06/13/2018

Hello Kitty Shinkansen

In a collaboration between West Japan Railway (JR West) and Sanrio’s popular Hello Kitty character, the Hello Kitty Shinkansen will begin operation on June 30 with the aim of revitalizing regional communities in western Japan.

Date: May 18, 2018
Source: West Japan Railway Company, Sanrio Co., Ltd.

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