Hitachi Mulls Selling Chemical Unit To Showa Denko

Hitachi mulls selling chemical unit to Showa Denko

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi is planning to sell a core subsidiary to major chemical maker Showa Denko. Sources say negotiators are now working on the deal for Hitachi Chemical.

Hitachi has a 51-percent stake in the subsidiary, which is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Emperor, Empress Visit Mausoleum Of Emperor Showa

Emperor, Empress visit Mausoleum of Emperor Showa

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have visited the Mausoleum of Emperor Showa in western Tokyo to report his abdication on April 30.

The couple waved to well-wishers as they left the Imperial Palace on Tuesday morning.

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.

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.

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.