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.
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.
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.
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.
It is already known that a mix of blue and red light from light-emitting diodes in a proper ratio spurs plant growth.
After 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.