Sights, Sounds Of Showa Era Greet Visitors To Fukui Culture Museum

Sights, sounds of Showa Era greet visitors to Fukui culture museum

FUKUI--A permanent exhibition at the Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History here allows visitors to travel back to the Showa Era (1926-1989) to see how people's lives were beginning to change at the time.

"Life in the Showa Period" features items and scenes from the period during which Japan achieved rapid economic growth after its defeat in World War II.

Abe: Japan's New Era Name To Be Announced April 1

Abe: Japan's new era name to be announced April 1

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will announce the name of the country's new era on April 1st. He said the name will take effect on May 1st when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne.

Abe held a New Year's press conference on Friday after visiting Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture.

Poll: 70% See Development In Heisei Era

Poll: 70% see development in Heisei era

An NHK survey shows that nearly 70 percent of respondents say they saw development in their communities during the 30 years of the current Heisei era.

The era began on January 8th, 1989 when Japan's Emperor Akihito ascended the throne. It will end on April 30th this year, one day before Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne at the start of a new era.

Japan's New Era To Be Named On April 1st

Japan's new era to be named on April 1st

NHK has learned that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to have the name of the country's new era announced on April 1st, after it is approved by the Cabinet earlier in the day.

Abe intends to outline his plan at a news conference on Friday.

Showa Era Anime Heroes Return With Modern Updates

Showa Era anime heroes return with modern updates

Dusted off and brought into the modern day, fan-favorite anime characters from the Showa Era (1926-1989) are making their comebacks in nostalgic TV shows that are currently being aired.

One of the new shows sees superheroes from different universes form an "Avengers"-like team in an attempt to save the world. In another, a villainous trio get their long-cherished dream fulfilled by starring in their own show, while in a third, three monsters find themselves lurking in an adult entertainment town.

Let's Go To The Museum / Yokohama's Municipal Trams Recall Bygone Era

Let's go to the museum / Yokohama's municipal trams recall bygone era

By Yuki Miyashita / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterYOKOHAMA — The first thing you encounter at the Yokohama Tram Museum is seven Yokohama municipal tram cars, each with a conspicuous ad on its front. Such ads were common when the municipal tram network was in service, and the ones in the museum include ads for the weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun and Shin Sankyo drugs.

The tram cars have chic wood-finished interiors and are slightly larger than buses. In some cars, you can push a switch with your foot, producing a sort of "ring ring" sound. Two such bells were the signal for departure, while a single bell indicated the train would stop.

2017 To Mark Dawn Of Oled Tv Era

2017 to mark dawn of OLED TV era

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — This year is expected to herald a new era for the popularization of organic light-emitting diode display television sets.

Toshiba Corp. launched OLED TVs in March, followed by Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. in June.

Photoscape / End Of An Era For Shimokitazawa Market

Photoscape / End of an era for Shimokitazawa market

By Kazuki Wakasugi / Yomiuri Shimbun PhotographerThe brown, light blue and gray tin roofs of Ekimae Shokuhin Ichiba, a shopping street whose name literally means a food market in front of a station, form a patchwork in front of Shimokitazawa Station in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. This small strip has been popular for many years but is destined to disappear as early as this autumn.

"It used to be crowded with so many customers it was hard to walk along the street," said Yu Hirota, who operates the clothing shop Americaya, recalling the old days. The 81-year-old has been selling U.S.-made jeans and other clothing he procured from sources such as U.S. troops stationed in Japan, as well as food and other items, for more than 60 years. He has decided to shut up shop for good because of the street's scheduled demolition.

Ring And Skybell Are Home-checking Frameworks And Two-route Radios For The Cell Phone Era

Ring and Skybell are home-observing frameworks and two-path radios for the cell phone timeDING-DONG! Who's there?
When somebody is at your entryway, you don't know their identity until you check the peephole, or an expensive security framework. In case you're not at home, you may never know.
But imagine a scenario in which your doorbell could talk. Two contraptions have turned the modest doorbell, minimal changed since the Victorian period, into a computerized doorman.

University Ninja Club Uncovers Lost Secrets Of Feudal-era Agents

University ninja club uncovers lost secrets of feudal-era agentsA group of university students is uncovering the fascinating history of a local ninja group with hopes of learning their skills, from throwing “shuriken” stars to producing the drugs they used.
Shigeto Kiyokawa, 56, a professor at Aomori University’s faculty of pharmacy with a passion for history, learned that there was a local ninja group called Hayamichinomono in the Hirosaki domain during the feudal era, and suggested that students establish a ninja club to study it in detail.

Usj Set To Stage Samurai Era Spectacle Using Osaka Castle

USJ set to stage samurai era spectacle using Osaka CastleUniversal Studios Japan is set to hold its first outdoor spectacular away from the theme park here with a dazzling show about the siege of Osaka Castle in the 17th century.
USJ said the event, titled “Sengoku the Real at Osaka Castle,” will involve images beamed on to the walls of Osaka Castle as well as fireworks, music and live performances. It will run from December through March next year.