Stamps Mark 30 Years Since Emperor's Enthronement

Stamps mark 30 years since Emperor's enthronement

Post offices around Japan are selling stamps to mark the 30th anniversary of Emperor Akihito's enthronement.

There are two designs available, both included in sheets of 10 stamps. One image features a crane and a turtle, and the other chrysanthemum flowers. The motifs are based on kimonos worn by the Emperor when he was young.

Stamps Mark 30 Years Since Emperor's Enthronement

Stamps mark 30 years since Emperor's enthronement

Post offices around Japan are selling stamps to mark the 30th anniversary of Emperor Akihito's enthronement.

There are two designs available, both included in sheets of 10 stamps. One image features a crane and a turtle, and the other chrysanthemum flowers. The motifs are based on kimonos worn by the Emperor when he was young.

Real Wages Up In 2018 For 1st Time In 2 Years

Real wages up in 2018 for 1st time in 2 years

Average monthly wages in Japan adjusted for inflation rose in 2018 for the first time in two years. But critics say the results are skewed.

The release of the preliminary figures by the labor ministry on Friday follows the recent revelation that improper methods were used to conduct the survey.

Nmb48 To Tour The Kinki Region For The First Time In 7 Years

NMB48 to tour the Kinki Region for the first time in 7 years

NMB48 will hold a Kinki tour called 'NMB48 Kinki Juuban Shoubu 2019' from March to April. 

It's been about seven years since the group last toured the Kinki Region. They are scheduled to hold seven shows in Osaka, one in Wakayama, and two in Hyogo. The members will be performing with their new teams as the team shuffle will be effective as of March. 

Jinnai Takanori's Band Th Erockers To Release New Album After 38 Years

Jinnai Takanori's band TH eROCKERS to release new album after 38 years

Jinnai Takanori's band TH eROCKERS will release a new album titled "Rock'n Roll" on April 17. 

TH eROCKERS make their debut with their first album "WHO TH eROCKERS" in September of 1980. After releasing their original albums and one cover album, they disbanded in June of 1982. Since then, they've regrouped a few times to hold lives, and last December 31, they appeared at Uchida Yuya's countdown live '46th NEW YEARS WORLD ROCK FESTIVAL' with Jinnai (Vo), Anai Nikichi (B), Sumida Takeshi (G), Momo Kazuhiro (G / MO'SOME TONEBENDER), and Tanaka Gensho (Dr / BLUE TONIC).

Night Viewing Of Cherry Blossoms In Kyoto Returns After 3 Years

Night viewing of cherry blossoms in Kyoto returns after 3 years

KYOTO--Due to popular demand, a night-time cherry blossom viewing event will return along the Shirakawa river in the city's Gion-Shinbashi district in Higashiyama Ward for the first time in three years.

The event to light up cherry blossoms was canceled after spring 2016 due to safety concerns following a rapid increase in the number of visitors.

Geisha, 'maiko' Make New Year's Vows In Gion To Hone Their Art

Geisha, 'maiko' make New Year's vows in Gion to hone their art

KYOTO--Geisha and their apprentices, called "maiko," pledged to practice and work hard this year to improve their performances at their New Year's business opening ceremonies here on Jan. 7.

The ceremonies were held in four quarters out of five major "kagai" (entertainment streets) in the city: Gion Kobu, Miyagawacho, Pontocho and Gion Higashi.

Road Rage Driver Gets 18 Years

Road rage driver gets 18 years

A court in Yokohama has sentenced a man to 18 years in prison for dangerous driving that caused 2 deaths.

Prosecutors say Kazuho Ishibashi's actions last year led to a truck crashing into another vehicle on the Tomei Expressway.