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.

Imperial Couple Visits Tomb Of Emperor Showa

Imperial couple visits tomb of Emperor Showa

Japan's Emperor and Empress have visited the tomb of the late Emperor Showa.

Emperor Showa, the father of Emperor Akihito, passed away on January seventh, 1989, and Crown Prince Akihito acceded to the throne.

Diary: Emperor Showa Anguish On War Responsibility

Diary: Emperor Showa anguish on war responsibility

A newly disclosed diary of an aide to Emperor Showa suggests that he felt anguish over his wartime responsibility in his final years.

The late former chamberlain Shinobu Kobayashi served the emperor for 14 years, from 1974.

Wakasa Railway Unveils Plans For Its Sightseeing Train 'showa'

Wakasa Railway unveils plans for its sightseeing train 'Showa'

WAKASA, Tottori Prefecture--Wakasa Railway Co. has unveiled the design and other details planned for its sightseeing train, the Showa, which is slated to start running on March 4, 2018.

The semi-public railway operator, based in the town of the same name, has been working since April on redesigning three of its four train cars at a total cost of 70 million yen ($616,000) to introduce the Showa.

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.

Showa Museum Full Of Sweet Memories

Showa museum full of sweet memoriesAs I opened the rattling slide door at the entrance to the wooden building with a tiled roof — once home to a furniture shop — my trip back to the Showa era (1926-1989) immediately began.
Decades-old enamel signs popped into view for merchandise like the carbonated Oronamin C Drink and Bon Curry, the first boil-in-the-bag product to hit the market in Japan.

Putting A Face On Emperor Showa In ‘the Emperor In August’

Putting a face on Emperor Showa in ‘The Emperor in August’On the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II, filmmaker Masato Harada has released one of his most ambitious works: A remake of Kihachi Okamoto’s 1967 classic “Japan’s Longest Day,” which follows the events leading to Japan’s acceptance of the terms of the Potsdam Declaration and a failed coup aimed to thwart the surrender.

Japan Oil Distributor Idemitsu Mulls Buying Rival Showa Shell

Japan oil distributor Idemitsu mulls buying rival Showa ShellIdemitsu Kosan Co., Japan's second-largest oil distributor, is considering acquiring fifth-ranked Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. through a tender offer, sources familiar with the move said Saturday, in a deal that could trigger a broader industry realignment called for by the government.

Showa Era 'ultraman' Retrospective Being Showcased At Aichi Museum

Showa Era 'Ultraman' retrospective being showcased at Aichi MuseumA retrospective dedicated to the undyingly popular "Ultra" superhero franchise offers visitors a nostalgic trip back to the Showa Era (1926-1989) at the Kawara Museum in the city's Aokicho district.

The "Ultraman Soseki-ten" (the Ultraman genesis exhibition) focuses on the first eight shows in the franchise, from 1966's "Ultra Q" sci-fi drama series to 1980's "Ultraman 80" live-action superhero series.

Japanese Architecture In Late Showa Period

Japanese architecture in late Showa periodAfter the war and under the influence of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, General Douglas MacArthur, Japanese political and religious life was reformed to produce a demilitarised and democratic country. Although a new constitution was established in 1947, it was not until the beginning of the Korean War that Japan (as an ally of the United States) saw a growth in its economy brought about by the manufacture of industrial goods.