A ceremony was held the night of March 12 in this village to call for reconstruction of the area following the severe damage sustained in the Northern Nagano Prefecture Earthquake that struck on March 12, 2011.
Chinese action film actor Jackie Chan, 59, who also serves on a political advisory body in China known as the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), told the Mainichi Shimbun on March 12 that China and Japan "are neighboring nations, and should have friendly relations."
On a late January weekday afternoon at a used brand goods store near Tokyo's seedy Kabukicho neighborhood, a man buying a second-hand Birkin, a luxury bag from Hermes, handed the cashier a China UnionPay debit card.
The inspirational words of U.S. President John F. Kennedy from his 1961 inaugural address urging greater citizen involvement will be included in a monument here honoring Uesugi Yozan (1751-1822), the ninth head of the Yonezawa domain.
A 300-millimeter-tall parfait debuts at a cafe in Abeno Ward, Osaka, western Japan, on March 7, 2014, near the 300-meter-high Abeno Harukas skyscraper that fully opened for business the same day. The building is the tallest skyscraper in Japan.