History Of Japan's Hansen's Disease Policy

History of Japan's Hansen's disease policy

The Japanese government promoted the forced isolation of leprosy patients under a 1953 leprosy prevention law. Leprosy is also known as Hansen's disease.

Soon after, it became known that the disease was not particularly contagious and effective treatments had been established. But the government continued with the forced segregation until 1996, when the law was finally repealed.

Honda Restores An Important Part Of Its History: A 1961 Chevy Apache

Honda restores an important part of its history: a 1961 Chevy Apache

Though they may be rivals in the car market and on race tracks today, there was a time when Honda leaned on Chevrolet for help getting started in the U.S. market in 1959, using a fleet of Chevy Apache pickup trucks to deliver motorcycles to dealers. After all, its not like Honda had the Ridgeline, let alone any passenger cars, back then to tote its bikes.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Honda's American motorcycle sales, the company fully restored a 1961 Chevy Apache 10. It's not one of the original delivery trucks, but it has been given an accurate and hand-painted livery down to Honda's original American home office address. Powering the truck is a 283-cubic inch V8 with a three-speed manual transmission.

The History Of The Toyota Supra, As Told By Toyota

The history of the Toyota Supra, as told by Toyota

As part of the various spec packs, features lists and releases we received when attending the 2020 Toyota GR Supra press launch, Toyota included a rather in-depth history of the Supra, from the first A40 generation through the legendary, most recent A80. We thought it was pretty interesting, and rather than rewriting and regurgitating the fine work of someone within Toyota's press office, we decided to share an abridged version of it below. So this would be the history of the Toyota Supra as told by Toyota itself, more an autobiography, really, but it's worth a read. Enjoy.

Excerpt from Toyota Supra History News Release:

Gen 1 (A40): The First Supra

History Of "gengo"

History of

The history of "Gengo" has roots in ancient China. All the way back to the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty during the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.

At the time, an era name was an important symbol of an emperor's rule. Asian countries that use Chinese characters eventually took on the custom.

Check Out Dean Fujioka's Pv For 'history Maker'

Check out DEAN FUJIOKA's PV for 'History Maker'

The PV for DEAN FUJIOKA's song "History Maker" has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

"History Maker" was released digitally in October of 2016 and served as the opening theme for TV anime 'Yuri on ICE' back then. It will be included in DEAN's new album "History In The Making" to drop on January 30. In the PV, which was shot on a subway, DEAN follows a young girl wearing a red coat and is led into a fantasy world. It was directed by Ninomiya Ken, and the dance was choreographed by Bambi Naka. 

Check Out Amuro Namie's History Movie

Check out Amuro Namie's history movie

Amuro Namie's history movie 'NAMIE AMURO ~glorious days~,' which was created to commemorate her 25th anniversary, has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

The movie reflects on Amuro's activities, not only in terms of music, but also in fashion, hair, and make up. Its English version was released about earlier, and it received so much attention that they prepared this Japanese version.

Us Marine Ospreys Have History Of Accidents

US Marine Ospreys have history of accidents

US Marine Corps Osprey aircraft have been involved in a series of accidents.

Last September, 2 service members were injured in a crash in Syria. In December 2016, one of the tilt-rotor aircraft broke up during a midair refueling drill off Okinawa, southern Japan.

Matsue Castle Interior Revamp Reveals Unseen History Of Keep

Matsue Castle interior revamp reveals unseen history of keep

MATSUE--Visitors to Matsue Castle, built in the 17th century, have a limited-time opportunity to enjoy an unobscured view of the main keep's entire interior after exhibits that had concealed many parts were removed.

The previously hidden corners were revealed when the city government took out 163 items totaling about 15 tons in weight to renew exhibits. The items removed by the end of March included feudal weapons and a city diorama.

Getting A Feel For History Wearing Period Armor On The Battlefield

Getting a feel for history wearing period armor on the battlefield

SEKIGAHARA, Gifu Prefecture--The historic town of Sekigahara is basking in rediscovered glory, courtesy of out-of-towners eager to roam a medieval battlefield outfitted in samurai armor.

To get the most of their visit to the site of a decisive battle fought here in 1600, tourists can arrange to rent replica "kacchu" armor that gave warriors of old their fearsome look.

Rediscovering Nation's 100-year History Of Original Animation

Rediscovering nation's 100-year history of original animation

By Mutsumi Morita / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer The comical-looking samurai has quite a big head for his body, and his black eyes are always roving around. He's just bought a sword and wants to test it, so he tries to attack a masseuse and an express messenger, only to find himself beaten.

The samurai is the lead character of "Namakuragatana" (The Dull Sword), which was released in 1917. It is the oldest surviving piece of animation in Japan.

Febvre & France Make History At Matterley Basin

Febvre & France Make History at Matterley BasinMonster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing's Romain Febvre delivered a silver medal performance in the Open Class on-board the all-new 2018 YZ450FM at the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, which crowned a historic weekend for Team France with the team landing on the top step of the podium for the fourth year in a row.

Let's Got To The Museum / Specimens Unveil Geological History

Let's got to the museum / Specimens unveil geological history

By Kazuyoshi Nakaya / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterNAGATORO, Saitama — In 1916, poet and novelist Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) visited the Chichibu area in Saitama Prefecture and composed a tanka poem about the beauty of striped metamorphic rocks lying on the riverbed of the Arakawa river: "The colors of rocks on the Arakawa river look like Hakata obi sashes with really stylish patterns."

Back then, the poet, who later wrote masterpieces like "Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru" (Milky Way Railroad), was a second-year student at the Morioka Imperial College of Agriculture and Forestry (now the Faculty of Agriculture of Iwate University) and was interested in minerals. He ventured all the way to the mountainous area of Saitama Prefecture because it was a geological sanctuary where various types of rocks could be found.