A Trip And Treat For Shoppers In Shinjuku On Halloween Night

A trip and treat for shoppers in Shinjuku on Halloween night

Jack-o'-lantern-shaped rickshaws whizzed shoppers around Tokyo's Shinjuku district on Halloween night.

Customers who spent more than 10,000 yen ($88) or wore Halloween costumes at the Shinjuku outlet of department store Takashimaya Co. were given free rides in the "jinrikisha" carriages on Oct. 31.

Research Team Finds Compound That Could Help Treat Down Syndrome

Research team finds compound that could help treat Down syndrome

KYOTO -- A research team has discovered a new compound that inhibits a gene which is one of the causes of intellectual disability in people with Down syndrome, the team announced on Sept. 4.

Made up of members including professor Masatoshi Hagiwara of Kyoto University's Graduate School of Medicine, the team verified that administration of the compound in pregnant mice carrying fetuses with Down syndrome led to improvements in the fetuses' condition -- in terms of brain structure abnormalities and learning capability.

City In Fukushima Hopes Cool 'ramen Ice Cream' Treat Will Get Warm Reception

City in Fukushima hopes cool 'ramen ice cream' treat will get warm reception

KITAKATA, Fukushima -- A tourist facility in this city known as a holy grail for ramen has hatched a new plan to attract hungry tourists: "ramen ice cream."

The unique treat is sold at the Kitakata Ramen Jinja (shrine) & Ramen Museum in the city, home to a version of the noodle dish revered as one of Japan's top three. The icy version comes in a cup containing soft-serve ice cream made to look like noodles and topped with "naruto," a famous pink and white sliced fish cake, made from rice cakes. The soy sauce flavor is true to the original, and the shop recommends topping the treat with black pepper or chives.

Triple Treat For Toyota Coaster

Triple Treat for Toyota CoasterToyota Australia has given local buyers of the perennial Coaster bus three special reasons to celebrate, headed by a complete styling and safety redesign due here within two months.
Coaster's extensive upgrade is focused on enhanced safety with the introduction of airbags for the driver and front-passenger seats, and a stronger frame that improves body structure and rigidity.

Photo: Trash Or Treat 2016

Photo: Trash or Treat 2016Volunteers are seen collecting garbage in Jack-o'-lantern trash bags in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on the morning of Oct. 31, 2016. A group organized by the Shibuya Ward office and residents clean up the youth culture hotspot's streets in the mornings around Halloween as the area has become a major draw for costumed revelers in recent years.

Taros Boiled In Huge Pan In Yamagata Fall Festival Treat

Taros boiled in huge pan in Yamagata fall festival treatIn a hearty taste of fall, thousands of festival-goers feasted on a mouth-watering serving of taros in a soup boiled in a massive 6-meter pan in a riverbed here on Sept. 18.
A total of three tons of locally produced taros were cooked along with 1.2 tons of beef, 3,500 pieces of konjac and 3,500 leeks for about 30,000 people in the Best Imoni Society Festival in Japan. "Imoni" means “boiled taros.”

Deep-fried 'kakiage' Of Broad Beans Seasonal Treat

Deep-fried 'kakiage' of broad beans seasonal treatSatoru Uchida and his staff at Tsukiji Mikuriya, a Tokyo-based vegetable wholesaler catering to restaurants, always prepare their own lunches.
The 61-year-old proprietor and his workers, who are on the job in the wee hours of the morning, look forward to using in-season vegetables for the meal.

World‘s First Cyborg-type Robot Hal Will Be Used To Treat Spinal-cord Injuries In Japan

World‘s first cyborg-type robot HAL will be used to treat spinal-cord injuries in JapanCyberdyne and Keio University School of Medicine has concluded a partnership memorandum of understanding, in order to advance and accelerate the world’s first, cutting-edge research project and to realize medical innovations for the purpose of making direct contributions to extending healthy life expectancy , using Robot Suit HAL for Medical Use (Lower Limb Type).

High-resolution Mri Developed To Treat Baldness

High-resolution MRI Developed to Treat BaldnessMen's Health Clinic Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), which has a specialty outpatient clinic for treatment of androgenic alopecia (AGA) or male pattern baldness, developed a technology to carry out an image-based diagnosis of AGA by using an "ultra-high resolution scalp MRI."