NHK has learned that Japan's Kyoto University plans to set up a research center for cancer immunotherapy to be headed by Nobel laureate Tasuku Honjo.
Honjo, a distinguished professor at Kyoto University, jointly received last year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of a cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
KYOTO--An elegant cloth used to decorate a Buddhist altar at Kodaiji temple here turns out to have been refashioned from a kimono belonging to the wife of warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
A description on the back of the "uchishiki" cloth stated that Hideyoshi's wife, Nene (1549-1624), donated it to Kodaiji in July 1607. Nene commissioned the temple the previous year.
A famed temple built in Japan’s cultural capital of Kyoto by the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a warlord from the 16th century who unified Japan, to commemorate her husband will now have an Android deity preaching to the public. The Android Kannon, with its hands clasped together, adds a touch of modernity to the historical temple.
The Android Kannon is a Buddhist deity of mercy and it was unveiled to the media earlier this month at the Kodaiji temple. It will officially start preaching to the public next month.
The PV for HYDE's new song "ZIPANG" has been uploaded onto YouTube.
This is the title track to HYDE's latest single released on February 6. It's a ballad song in which YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) participates on piano. The PV was shot at Kyoto's Toji Temple, which is registered as a World Heritage Site. The Limited Edition B DVD will contain this PV as well as a documentary footage.
KYOTO--Due to popular demand, a night-time cherry blossom viewing event will return along the Shirakawa river in the city's Gion-Shinbashi district in Higashiyama Ward for the first time in three years.
The event to light up cherry blossoms was canceled after spring 2016 due to safety concerns following a rapid increase in the number of visitors.