Like many rural communities with a dwindling population, Nanmoku opens its arms to visitors--and one, in particular. That person is Yuki Iwama, who first visited the village in 2009, fell in love with the place and kept coming back.
The operator of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in central Japan said Wednesday its investigation found no active geologic faults under or around the site, which was forced to shut down in 2011 after operation of the plant was deemed risky.
A Japanese research team announced a glass bottle whose lid can be easily opened even by the elderly. The team found an optimal bottle shape through feeling and numerical evaluations. The body of the bottle has a parallelogram-shaped cross-section so that the user can tightly hold it. It has a universal design that enables elderly people, women, children, etc to easily open the lid.
Pottery unearthed at a cave site in southern Japan dates back 8,000 years, making it the oldest in Okinawa Prefecture. The find also helps to shed light on a mysterious 10,000-year gap following the discovery of Minatogawa Man.
Even in ancient times, marital relations could be rocky, according to an ancient earthenware dish bearing a set of kanji characters found in the remains of a high-class nobleman’s house in Heiankyo (present-day Kyoto), the capital of the Heian Period (794-1185).
Recent analysis of writing on ancient pottery excavated at the Wadayama-Matsujiyama burial mound group 36 years ago could prove that Chinese characters were commonly used throughout local regions more than 1,500 years ago.
The oldest and clearest example of hiragana script has been found on ancient clay pottery recovered from the former site of an aristocrat’s residence in Kyoto’s Nakagyo Ward, officials from Kyoto City Archaeological Research Institute said June 27.
Once used to hide a face, a wooden mask fragment recently discovered here and currently on public display hints at ancient cultural links between this part of western Japan and China, archaeologists said May 30.
Here it is – we’ve finally tracked down one of the oldest British-built Toyota Carina Es still on the road in the UK!
Our search for the earliest running example of the first model made at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK factory in Derbyshire gained huge exposure – and after chasing down leads, we’ve located the one of the earliest Carina Es still on the road.