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The nation's cherry trees are starting to bloom rapidly amid the warming weather. A Somei-Yoshino in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward started flowering on Saturday, nine days earlier than usual, followed by the emergence of blossoms in the cities of Fukuoka, Matsuyama, Nagoya, Gifu and Yokohama on Monday.
Japanese street artist Roamcouch is back with a brand new mural depicting beautiful Japanese women wearing kimono with seasonal flora including cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, maple leaves, and peonies. Entitled “Four seasons”, it's painted as part of his project “Emotional Bridge”. Roamcouch started ...

GIFU--Katsuyuki Mitsumura was working in his garden in October 2012 when he came across a shiny fragment. He took the piece into his house because it looked pretty. Mitsumura, 74, put the "rock" on display in his home but never gave it much thought until June 2017 when he read a newspaper article ...
A stone that a man stumbled across near his home in central Japan has turned out to be a meteorite believed to date back 4.6 billion years. It is the first meteorite identified in Japan in 15 years. Six years ago, Katsuyuki Mitsumura was harvesting vegetables at a field near his house in the city of Gifu, when ...
A new Self-Defense Forces hospital will be built in fiscal 2021 next to Iruma Air Base in Saitama Prefecture, bringing the total to 17, informed sources said. Afterward, the government will reduce the roles played by the SDF hospitals in Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, and Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture, so that ...
OGAKI, Gifu Prefecture--An autoparts maker here is adding luster to traditional Japanese board games, with “shogi” the latest to experience the company's Midas touch. Hayano Kenko Co., a metal processor, has started selling gold-plated shogi pieces. A standard king piece weighs 40 grams. In summer ...

I visited the Itoshiro district of Gujo, Gifu Prefecture, one of the featured communities. Nestled at the foot of the Hakusan mountain range between the Hokuriku and Tokai regions, Itoshiro is regaining vitality through a small-scale hydroelectric generation project. Itoshiro thrived in the past as a base for ...
GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a woman's skull and corpse in a field in Kakamigahara City, reports Sankei Sports (Mar. 10). At around 11:15 a.m. on March 10, a man cutting grass in the Unumaoigicho area reported the discovery of the woman's ...
SHIRAKAWA, Gifu Prefecture--Snow chaos may have been predicted for Tokyo on Jan. 22, but it was a different story in the UNESCO World Heritage village here, where the white stuff created a picture of calm. Enchanting “gassho-zukuri” steep thatched-roof houses glowed in the snow as the village's ...
The base is the city of Nagoya, Japan, the take-off point to Shirakawa-Go village in neighboring Gifu Prefecture, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1995. The wooden and thatched-roof farmhouses here, believed to have been built in the 17th to 19th centuries, are treasured examples of gassho-style ...
There are loyal listeners to CBC and then there is Masa Kato. The Japanese man from Gifu City listens to our morning show every day and visits Thunder Bay once a year. 8:17. Every year for the past 20 years a former foreign-exchange student at Lakehead University travels to Thunder Bay, Ont. from Gifu, ...
The Japanese government plans to tighten regulations on how close drones may fly to people after a candy-dropping drone crashed at a November event in Gifu. Japanese news source Yomiuri Shimbun reports that the drone crash injured 3 people. The approximately 3-foot tall drone was dropping candy ...
The Gifu Municipal Board of Education's plan came in response to this request. Since 2013, the city of Yokohama has prompted elementary and junior high schools to completely close for 14 straight days during the summer vacation. In the 2013 academic year, just 12 percent of the schools did so, but in the ...
GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police have arrested a 70-year-old former member of cult Aum Shinrikyo for allegedly slashing his son with a samurai sword in Takayama City on Friday, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Dec. 30). At around 9:50 p.m., Kiyohide Nakata, a former upper-level member of the cult, ...
GIFU – A 70-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly slashing his son with a samurai sword in Gifu Prefecture, the police said Saturday. Kiyohide Nakata, a former member of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was arrested on the spot Friday on suspicion of attempting to murder his 40-year-old son at ...
A group of people gathered on the banks of a river in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan on Saturday to take part in a purification ceremony. The Shinto ritual at Atayuta Shrine in Takayama City is held every year on December 30th to pray for good health in the new year. Nineteen people, including parishioners ...
The Yomiuri ShimbunIn response to a drone crash that injured three people at an event in Gifu Prefecture in November, the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has decided to strengthen safety standards for flying drones in areas where people gather. Users will be obliged to comply with ...

GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police have launched an investigation after a charred corpse was found inside the ruins of fire at an office of a charter bus service in Seki City on Monday, reports TV Asahi (Dec. 25). At around 2:30 a.m., a passerby to the Driving Service Chuno Eigyosho, located in the ...
TOKYO, Dec 20, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems Co., Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) has become the first partner in a new scheme by Gifu University to initiate joint research in partnership with the industrial sector. The university concluded an agreement with MHI which ...
GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police are seeking the help of the public in obtaining information related to a newborn whose body was found at a shrine in Gifu City one year ago, reports the Gifu Shimbun (Dec. 16). On December 15, 2016, the body of the infant, with its umbilical cord attached, was found ...
GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police are seeking the help of the public in obtaining information related to a newborn whose body was found at a shrine in Gifu City one year ago, reports the Gifu Shimbun (Dec. 16). On December 15, 2016, the body of the infant, with its umbilical cord attached, was found ...
GIFU – The Supreme Court has upheld a high court ruling that found a city mayor in Gifu Prefecture, who in 2013 became the youngest mayor in Japan, guilty of graft. Minokamo Mayor Hiroto Fujii, now 33, told a news conference he will resign as of Thursday despite being unjustly convicted. “I learned that ...
GIFU--Wearing only traditional loincloths and headbands, about 200 boys and men jumped into a frigid river on Dec. 9 during a centuries-old festival held to pray for good health and expel evil spirits. Before bathing in the Nagaragawa river and shouting as if to keep warm, the participants underwent a ...
Tokyo [Japan], Jan 10 : From Central to Western Japan, there are many great tourist attractions and places to visit. In the Land of Clear Waters, the prefecture of Gifu, there are numerous world heritage sites, diverse histories, and many industrial tourism resources. "The history and culture of Gifu prefecture ...
GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police have arrested a 70-year-old former member of cult Aum Shinrikyo for allegedly slashing his son with a samurai sword in Takayama City on Friday, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Dec. 30). At around 9:50 p.m., Kiyohide Nakata, a former upper-level member of the cult, ...
The city of Seki in Gifu prefecture is also taking advantage of virtual reality technology for tourism promotion. Since May 2016, the central Japan city has ...
The Japanese manufacturer plans to automate 70% of production at its factories in Aichi and Gifu prefectures that handle major parts such as ...
Department of Radiation Oncology, Gifu Municipal Hospital, Japan., Department of Urology, Gifu Municipal Hospital, Japan., Department of Radiology, Gifu ...
GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police have arrested a 50-year-old man for defrauding an acquaintance he met on a site for people seeking to take ...
Photo/Illutration Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso gives a speech in front of JR Gifu-Hashima Station in Hashima, Gifu Prefecture, on Oct. 14.
One newcomer to the latest event, a 75-year-old man from Gifu Prefecture, is now nicknamed Shinkansen because to get to the event he rode a ...
AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police have sent a woman and her younger brother to prosecutors at the Nagoya District Court for dumping a pile ...
Also in Gifu, I don't know if it counts as vending machines, but there was a kind of "self service" egg shop : put money in the slot so you can ...
In Hida, Gifu Prefecture, a facility for a gravitational wave detector called KAGRA is being constructed deep underground, as a project by the ...
... Toyota Motor Corp. decided to suspend operations at factories assembling vehicles in the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi, ...
These photos taken on Saturday show, from left, Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe in Kani, Gifu Prefecture, Kibo no To leader ...
People take part in a game of human shogi in Sekigahara, Gifu Prefecture, on Oct. 15, 2017. Dressed in full armor, the participants positioned ...
On September 24, 2015, a Japanese delegation from GIFU CHERRY BLOSSOM ASSOCIATION (GIFU SAKURA NO KAI) visited Delhi and expressed their keen ...
Child consultation center officials and police officers conduct training for inspections of families suspected in child abuse cases in Seki, Gifu ...
... the GDP of a developing nation, but a fairly basic joint specialising in game cooked over an open flame, high up in the hills of Gifu prefecture, ...
Thankfully, researchers at Gifu University in Japan have built a "mobile personal space" robot to reduce anxiety arising from social interactions.
A Personal Space Robot to Assist People With Social Anxiety Image: Gifu University Gifu University's Mobile Personal Space (MPS) is a robotic ...
FUKUOKA/GIFU – Foreign objects including insects and hair have been found in 46 lunchboxes offered at municipal junior high schools in ...
GIFU – Six people, including children, were injured Saturday when a 4-kg drone that was distributing candy at an event in Ogaki, Gifu ...
These persimmons, which had been cultivated by the Gifu prefectural government for over 10 years through selective breeding, were sold on ...
TAKAYAMA, Gifu Prefecture--The Autumn Takayama Festival reached its climax here on Oct. 10, having dazzled crowds of visitors over two ...
Northern Kentucky University welcomed back international students from Japan's Gifu University for another year of learning and teaching.
Some 30 felines were brought on board a train in Gifu Prefecture by an NGO to organise the "purfect" Sunday commute. The event was held so ...
Smack in the middle of the country, Gifu is home to Yoro Park, a theme park of sorts also known as the Site of Reversible Destiny, which the ...
Photo/Illutration A couple pose on a rubber boat “levitating” over the Itadorigawa river in Seki, Gifu Prefecture, on Aug. 30. (Minako Yoshimoto).


 

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