Once Infertile, Woman Gives Birth After Surgery, Japanese Researchers Report

Once infertile, woman gives birth after surgery, Japanese researchers reportA 30-year-old infertile woman gave birth after surgeons removed her ovaries and re-implanted tissue they treated in a lab, researchers report.
The experimental technique was only tried in a small group of Japanese women with a specific kind of infertility problem, but scientists hope it can also help women in their early 40s who have trouble getting pregnant because of their age.

Androp To Sing The Theme Song For Mitsushima Hikari Drama, Woman

androp to sing the theme song for Mitsushima Hikari drama, Womanandrop's new song, "Voice", has been picked up as the theme song for NTV's upcoming drama series, 'Woman' (starts July 3rd). 

'Woman' is a human drama that portrays the life of a single mother. The protagonist will be played by Mitsushima Hikari and her late husband by Oguri Shun.

Japanese Woman, 114, Named World's Oldest Woman Update

Japanese woman, 114, named world's oldest woman updateA 114-year-old Japanese woman, the daughter of a kimono maker, was formally recognized Wednesday as the world's oldest woman.

Misao Okawa said Wednesday that she was "very happy" to receive the recognition and a certificate from Guinness World Records.

Woman Modifies Koto To Play Jazz, World Music

Woman modifies koto to play jazz, world musicMasako Naito wanted to connect herself with music around the world using her favorite instrument: the koto.

But the traditional, harp-like instrument was not quite a match for her dream. So the free-spirited thinker made it more shorter, pop-oriented and easier to play. Thus, the "Doremi Pop-Corn" was born.

Nissan Micra Elle: The Ultimate Partner For The Woman About Town

NISSAN MICRA ELLE: THE ULTIMATE PARTNER FOR THE WOMAN ABOUT TOWNStylish, assertive, energetic and loving the city. It's a description that applies as much to the Nissan Micra as it does to readers of the world's best selling fashion magazine, ELLE.

In fact, the pair go so well together that Nissan and ELLE have joined forces to develop a special version of the popular city car.

Comedian Hachimitsu Jiro Remarries A Non-celebrity Woman

Comedian Hachimitsu Jiro remarries a non-celebrity womanHachimitsu Jiro of comedian duo Tokyo Dynamite has announced that he has remarried a non-celebrity woman.   According to sources, Hachimitsu’s new wife is pregnant and is expected to give birth within this year. His agency also confirmed the news saying, “We have heard that he remarried in May.”

Kyoto Woman Turns Obsession With Bread Into Lampshades

Kyoto woman turns obsession with bread into lampshadesYukiko Morita eats bread for meals, snacks on bread and still can't get enough.

The 26-year-old corporate worker, who lives in Kyoto, has turned her fixation for her favorite food into an art form.

She creates "Pampshades"--lighting fixtures made from real French baguettes. The name is a play on the Japanese word for bread--“pan.”

Yamanashi Woman Seeks To Spread Seashell Art In Japan

Yamanashi woman seeks to spread seashell art in JapanHatsue Iimuro is a Japanese trailblazer in the popular art form known as "Sailor's Valentine," in which artists make colorful geometric patterns out of a variety of seashells.

In the most prestigious contest for Sailor's Valentines, held in the United States in March, Iimuro won the top prize in a category. She was competing in the event for the first time.

Iimuro, 48, who lives in Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture, said she plans to open a workshop in Hokuto, also in Yamanashi Prefecture, in June to spread the art form.

73-year-old Japanese Woman To Make 3rd Attempt To Scale Mt. Everest

73-year-old Japanese woman to make 3rd attempt to scale Mt. EverestA 73-year-old woman will try for the third time to scale Mount Everest, hoping to become the oldest woman to conquer the world's tallest peak, Nepal's Tourism Ministry said Tuesday.

Eiko Funahashi, a patent lawyer from Tokyo, will fly to Lukla, the most popular gateway to the mountain, on April 17 and trek to the base camp to become acclimatized to the altitude before attempting to climb the mountain in the first week of May, a Katmandu-based agency handling her expedition said.