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.