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SHIRAHAMA, Wakayama -- A 29-year-old man suspected of drowning his wife here allegedly searched several times through his smartphone how to disguise a killing as an accident, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned. After analyzing data on the smartphone of the suspect, Takashi Noda, police alleged ...
NEC Corp has announced its contributions to field trials in remote medical examinations using 5G. NEC provided a base station system as part of comprehensive 5G demonstration experiments carried out by NTT Docomo, the Wakayama prefectural government, and Wakayama Medical University and ...

WAKAYAMA (TR) – Wakayama Prefectural Police have arrested a 29-year-old man over the murder of his wife during a diving excursion in the town of Shirahama last year, a case that he framed as an accidental drowning, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Apr. 20). On the afternoon of July 18, Takashi Noda, ...
The footage, which has been released for free public viewing by the town's board of education, is believed to represent the oldest available video records of the Yoshino area, the mountainous backlands of southern Nara Prefecture, and the Kumano area farther to the south, which straddles Wakayama and ...
The 5G-based field trial is taking place in the Wakayama prefecture, a populated region of Japan with limited access to advanced medical institutions. The Wakayama Prefectural Government had previously established a remote medical support system (a video conference system that used an Internet ...
NEC set up a base station system using the 28GHz band as part of a 5G demo conducted by NTT Docomo with support from the Wakayama Prefecture government and the university. Wakayama Prefecture is a mountainous, sparsely populated region, with limited access to advanced medical facilities.

NEC has announced its contributions to field trials in remote medical examinations using 5G. NEC provided a base station system as part of 5G demonstration experiments carried out by Japanese operator NTT Docomo, the Wakayama Prefectural Government, and Wakayama Medical University and ...
Radiology professional suspended for stalking four doctors in Wakayama ... Wakayama Medical University took the disciplinary action against the woman, 44, after she ambushed the doctors, who are in their 20s and 40s, on campus, sent emails professing her attraction to them and at times called them ...
The name Wakayama translates as the poetry of the mountains, and is most appropriate for this region of Japan. It is not far from Osaka's Kansai interna-tional airport. This is easily reached from Aberdeen or Inverness via the KLM flights with easy transfers at Amsterdam to the long haul flight to Japan.
Kumanozakura trees are found in an area about 90 km (60 miles) north to south and 60 km (40 miles) east to west around the Kumano River basin, straddling Nara, Mie and Wakayama prefectures. The two groups plan to select superior examples of Kumanozakura trees with the aim of establishing a ...
Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and the Wakayama prefectural government's forestry test station have given a new species of a wild cherry tree the Japanese name Kumanozakura. The cherry tree, growing in the southern part of the Kii Peninsula in ...
Tokyo, March 14 (Jiji Press)—Japan's Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and the Wakayama prefectural government's forestry test station have given a new species of a wild cherry tree the Japanese name kumano-zakura. The cherry tree, growing in the southern part of the Kii Peninsula in ...
In an effort to help replace the missing statues and to prevent other sacred artefacts from being stolen, a group of students from the Wakayama Technical High School are producing 3D printed replicas of Buddhist statues. The initiative is part of an Industrial Design course at the high school. This year, seven ...
There are also two other propositions to the likings of Rinku Town in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, and Wakayama Marina City in Wakayama Prefecture. In the meantime, Caesars Entertainment Corp announced its plans to develop a future gambling resort located in Tomakomai, northern Japan. The casino ...
160 Buddhist statues were stolen in Wakayama, Japan between 2010 and 2011. Now, Students in Wakayama Technical High School's industrial design course in Japan are creating 3D-printed replicas of Buddhist statues to prevent the ongoing theft of the original statues from Buddhist temples.
Zoo keepers in Wakayama Prefecture presented female giant panda twins special ice cakes to mark a Doll Festival on Saturday. The twin sisters, Ouhin and Touhin, were born at Adventure World in Shirahama Town, western Japan, about 3 years ago. The "Ou" in Ouhin means cherry and "Tou" in Touhin ...
Eimei eats leaves at Adventure World in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan. (Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn). Eimei, a 26-year-old male panda from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan Province, has won a top animal award in Japan. The Japan Society for the Prevention of ...

WAKAYAMA--A botanist says he has identified a new species of cherry tree in the Kii Peninsula, which, if verified, will be the first to be discovered in the wild in Japan in about a century. The early-blooming “Kumano-zakura” (Kumano cherry) is thought to be distributed in Wakayama, Nara and Mie ...
9, the water temperature was 14 degrees around Okinoshima island, located about 2.7 kilometers off the coast of Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, in the southern part of the peninsula. In early February, the temperature of the sea area fell below 12 degrees. In that area, part of “kushihadamidoriishi,” a coral ...
SHINGU, Wakayama Prefecture--The crowd of 1,800 men who gathered for the Oto Matsuri festival here got all fired up before lighting up the night with burning torches Feb. 6. The ritual participants, known as “noboriko,” clad in white robes and with thick straw ropes tied around their waists, climbed the 538 ...
WAKAYAMA (TR) – Wakayama Prefectural Police have arrested a 64-year-old girlfriend of an elderly man after finding him collapsed on the Gobo City property of another girlfriend who was found dead, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Feb. 3). On Friday, officers from the Gobo Police Station found Akira ...
The Kii Peninsula is a land of ancient spiritual paths and holy mountains. Until the Meiji Era (1868-1912), the peninsula was the site of the Kii Province. Now, a part of Wakayama Prefecture, the area is famous for onsen (hot springs), fish and produce like mikan (mandarin oranges) and ume (plums), and is ...
The Yomiuri ShimbunThe vast majority of coral reefs examined off Wakayama Prefecture — the world's northernmost coral reef zone — are bleached and facing extinction, a recent survey by the Environment Ministry has found. Coral bleaching, which leads to coral extinction, was observed at all six points ...
By Makoto Kondo / Yomiuri Shimbun PhotographerWAKAYAMA — With smartphones in hand, female high school students enthusiastically looked at a standing statue of Amida Nyorai that was made in the 14th century, saying things such as, “The shape of the foot looks pretty,” and “This form is so complex.
Earlier this month, police found Akira Yurimoto, 80, collapsed at the residence of his girlfriend, Yoshiko Kurita, a 67-year-old garbage collector living in the town of Fujita. Yurimoto, whose face was red and his left wrist had suffered a gash, was rushed to a hospital where he remains in serious condition.
WAKAYAMA--A botanist says he has identified a new species of cherry tree in the Kii Peninsula, which, if verified, will be the first to be discovered in the wild in Japan in about a century. The early-blooming “Kumano-zakura” (Kumano cherry) is thought to be distributed in Wakayama, Nara and Mie ...
KOMPAS.com - Prefektur Wakayama, daerah yang berjarak sekitar dua jam dari Osaka, Jepang, tempat wisata yang akan diperkenalkan kali ini adalah Pulau Tomogashima yang memiliki keindahan alam yang masih belum banyak terjamah. Berikut rencana perjalanan yang bisa dinikmati satu hari di sini.
9, the water temperature was 14 degrees around Okinoshima island, located about 2.7 kilometers off the coast of Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, in the southern part of the peninsula. In early February, the temperature of the sea area fell below 12 degrees. In that area, part of “kushihadamidoriishi,” a coral ...
SHINGU, Wakayama Prefecture--The crowd of 1,800 men who gathered for the Oto Matsuri festival here got all fired up before lighting up the night with burning torches Feb. 6. The ritual participants, known as “noboriko,” clad in white robes and with thick straw ropes tied around their waists, climbed the 538 ...
In western Japan, the total number of schools in the prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara and Wakayama that have adopted or will adopt English for their exams stood at 28, up sharply from the six schools seen doing so just four years ago, according to Hamagakuen, a major cram school.
People at a Shinto shrine in western Japan have celebrated the annual "Setsubun" festival to drive off evil spirits and bring good luck. The bean-throwing festival is held every year on the last day of winter on the old lunar calendar. At Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine in Wakayama Prefecture, priests wearing ...
WAKAYAMA (TR) – Wakayama Prefectural Police have arrested a 64-year-old girlfriend of an elderly man after finding him collapsed on the Gobo City property of another girlfriend who was found dead, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Feb. 3). On Friday, officers from the Gobo Police Station found Akira ...
WAKAYAMA – The Wakayama Prefecture town of Taiji, known for its whaling and dolphin hunts, said Wednesday it has established a sister city relationship with a town in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic that conducts similar harvesting. Taiji Mayor Kazutaka Sangen told a news conference he visited ...
It contains pilgrimage routes dating back more than a millennium. The first pilgrims were adherents of Shinto who travelled to worship beside the natural wonders of the sacred Kii mountains. Later pilgrims followed an amalgam of Shinto and Buddhism. Osaka. Japan. Wakayama. Hongu shrine. Hayatama.
If visitors to Japan have time to connect with spirituality, then Koyasan and Negoro-ji are charming places to visit in Wakayama, where living Buddhism is still ticking strongly. Indeed, the prefecture of Wakayama is famous for other holy places to visit, irrespective if Buddhist or Shinto. This notably applies to ...
Meiji Era naturalist and polymath Minakata Kumagusu (1867-1941) described his chosen home of Tanabe as a quiet place with kind people, cheap commodities and beautiful weather and scenery — a description that still holds true. On the 150th anniversary of Minakata's birth, I traveled to Wakayama ...
During the recent public meeting, Yoshinobu Nisaka, the governor of Wakayama prefecture, was quoted as saying in the release that the hosting locally of any casino resort would be conditional on the central government's ability to develop programmes and initiatives nationally to mitigate the risk of ...
L. nigricans was first discovered in 1931 by HONDA Masatsugu in Japan's Wakayama prefecture. In the plant description, he wrote "The flowers are not open, and the petals are connected to form a cylindrical tube." From this description, it seems that the original L. nigricans did not bloom (cleistogamous).
The film is based on a 2002 murder case in Wakayama Prefecture that began with a dip into the world of online dating. “Love Disease” is brutal and crude, but nevertheless sports a streak of likable naivete. After all, this was back when the internet was still young and mobile phone dating was the hot new ...
The government already conducted demonstration experiments last November in Wakayama and Kochi prefectures, and tested issuing "tsunami warnings" via Michibiki satellites. Separately, the government plans to build a safety confirmation system utilizing the satellites. People can confirm the safety of ...
Hirotaka Kai, a chief manager of the personnel division at travel agency Hankyu Travel International Co., participated in an excursion last October organized by Wakayama Prefecture. “If we could take a week off and later spend several days working, it would be encouraging to take paid vacations,” Kai said.
The government conducted experiments last November in Wakayama and Kochi prefectures, and tested issuing tsunami warnings via Michibiki satellites. Separately, the government plans to build a safety confirmation system utilizing the satellites. In the envisioned system, people would be able to confirm ...
studio kalyn norwood kezi 9 news. coos county deputies are looking for a man who is accused of beating his girlfriend and leaving her to die in her home. kezi nine news reporter brady wakayama is live in the studio and spoke to the victim's daughter on her mother's status. brady? matt -- i met with an ...
Gakkin, a native of Wakayama and now a resident of Amsterdam, draws freehand, forgoing modern stencil machines to work directly on the body, conforming to and molding its curves and lines. Whether tribal blackwork, an ero-guro (erotic/grotesque) dream or a nature scene rooted in long-established ...
All municipalities are taking part in the project in seven of the nation's 47 prefectures — Toyama, Fukui, Wakayama, Yamaguchi, Kagawa, Ehime and Kumamoto. By contrast, the proportion of participating municipalities is below 50 percent in seven other prefectures, with the lowest figure standing at 33.9 ...
WAKAYAMA (TR) – Wakayama Prefectural Police last week arrested a 20-year-old male government worker for allegedly injuring an elementary school girl with what he claims was tear gas in attempting to molest her, reports NHK (Dec. 22). At around 3:10 p.m. on December 19, Yusuke Miyashita, ...
Officials at Wakayama Prefectural Police's Tanabe Police Station suspect that Miyashita approached the girl, a student at Kamihaya Elementary School who was on her way home, on a prefectural road in the Kamihaya district at around 3:05 p.m. on Dec. 19, and then sprayed a liquid on her face, causing ...
1, 2017. A Wakayama native, Yume recently debuted as an Invited International Artist of the 45th Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, held in Pensacola (Florida is a sister state of Wakayama). Yume was the second Japanese artist invited since 1999, when a master woodblock artist from Pensacola's sister city of ...
The swimmers' association in Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, holds the annual event on January 2nd to promote good health throughout the year. One hundred and 20 locals and tourists took part in the 92nd round of New Year's bathing on Tuesday. After doing some warm-up exercises, they shouted ...
Out of the country's 47 prefectures, only seven - Toyama, Fukui, Wakayama, Yamaguchi, Kagawa, Ehime and Kumamoto - have achieved a recycling rate of at least 50 percent. By contrast, the proportion of other municipalities is below 50 per cent in seven other prefectures. The lowest figure has been ...


 

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