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IWATA, Shizuoka Prefecture--A rare albino Japanese gecko that has poor vision and difficulty catching food could soon be on display to bring luck to visitors. Shizuma Yanagisawa, 23, a staff member of the Ryuyo Konchu Shizen Kansatsu Koen insectarium here, has kept the cream-colored lizard, about 9 ...
Takei's parents used to run a Japanese confectionery shop in Shizuoka Prefecture. “My parents, grandmother, every member of the family would cook in the kitchen on a daily basis. We were fussy about how food tasted,” says Takei, who also began cooking when he was around 10. When he set off for ...

Jiji Press KOFU (Jiji Press) — The prefectural governments of Yamanashi and Shizuoka adopted Tuesday numerical targets for the number of climbers on some routes on Mt. Fuji. The move is designed to prevent the mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from becoming crowded with too many hikers.
Mishima City is situated in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, and is easily accessible from the Tokyo metropolitan area in about one hour by Shinkansen bullet train. Furthermore, the city has fascinating features such as the historic "Mishima Taisha Shrine," the "Mishima Skywalk," ...
KOFU, YAMANASHI PREF. – The prefectural governments of Yamanashi and Shizuoka on Tuesday adopted targets for the number of climbers on some Mount Fuji routes. The move is designed to prevent the mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from becoming crowded with too many hikers.
Japan's JXTG Energy has withdrawn its plans to construct a gas-fired power plant in Shizuoka prefecture because of opposition from local people, according to Nikkei. The power plant was to be located near the centre of the city of Hammatsu. The local community opposed the plant on air quality and ...

The tie-up with Shizuoka Bank, covering a range of services for retail customers and small to midsize businesses, will be the first in a broader effort by Mizuho to trim costs and redistribute operations through partnerships with regional banks. Other local lenders may be inspired to seek similar arrangements.
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. and Shizuoka Bank are considering tying up to offer financial services tailored to individual customers, sources said Monday. The move is designed to improve the efficiency of operations, as commercial banks in Japan struggle with the impact of the central bank's negative ...
Inder Pal Singh, Dr Abhay H. Pande and two students Purvi and Sanjay from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar visited Shizuoka University, Japan on an invitation from Professor Enoch Y. Park, Director, Research Institute of Green Science and Technology, ...
SHIZUOKA (TR) – The Shizuoka District Court last week sentenced a 34-year-old man to death over the murders of two male acquaintances whose dismembered bodies were found at a lake in Hamamatsu City two years ago, reports Jiji Presss (Feb. 23). On February 23, presiding judge Masanobu Sato ...
Blackened Canteen Serves As Inspiration For PeaceOn the night of June 20, 1945, during a bombing raid over Shizuoka, Japan, two Army Air Force B-29s from the 314th Bomber Wing out of Guam collided and crashed, killing 23 crewmen. The raid also claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Shizuoka ...
A devout Buddhist, Ito believed all life is precious and bore no hatred or ill will towards America for the loss of civilian life in Shizuoka. Shortly after the raid, he started the tradition of conducting an annual ceremony, honoring those who had paid the ultimate price as a result of war. During the ceremony, a ...
SHIZUOKA – An industrial blast Friday that left one man dead and 11 other people injured in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, might have been caused by a dust explosion, plant officials said. The blast took place at 8:30 a.m. at a plant owned by Arakawa Chemical Industries Ltd., which makes chemical agents for ...
Police in Shizuoka said Monday they have arrested an unemployed 34-year-old man on suspicion of abandoning a body after the decaying corpse of a 62-year-old woman was found wrapped in a blanket in a mountain forest last month. Police identified the suspect as Toyokazu Yamamoto, the son-in-law ...
On around October 6, Toyokazu Yamamoto allegedly dumped the body of Kumiko Jin, 62, in the Otani area of Suruga Ward, about 600 meters from Shizuoka University. The suspect admits to the allegations. The partially decayed body of Jin was found by a search team that included police officers and ...
First featured here last year, 11-year-old Scrooge has found a loving home in Shizuoka with the Shibata family. Now rechristened Boo, he is pictured here with Julia Shibata. Boo's story touched the family's hearts and Julia's mother, Marianne, says, “He was in great need of a new home. His world had ...
Shares of Shizuoka Gas Co Ltd (TYO:9543) last traded at 969, representing a move of -0.21%, or -2 per share, on volume of 9,700 shares.

Heita Kawakatsu, Governor of Shizuoka prefecture, said: “Two thirds of [the] Shizuoka prefecture is covered with forest. We will donate hinoki ...
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... their workplaces in Aichi, followed by 11 each from Tokyo and Kyoto, nine from Shizuoka Prefecture, and eight each from Hyogo and Osaka.
Monex, Inc. has been offering the service above, and now Shizuoka Bank Group agreed on a plan to introduce the service, with the launch ...
But in reality, this cluster of five hilltop teepees in Japan's eastern Shizuoka prefecture, 115 miles (185 kilometers) from the capital of Tokyo, ...
On Nov. 3, Atami Sekaie in Shizuoka Prefecture opened a new annex named Atami Sekaie Tsuki-no-michi featuring 13 rooms, including a ...
SHIZUOKA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested two male Nepalese nationals for allegedly picking up an underage prostitute in ...
In late September, the Shizuoka Prefectural Government invited 33 ... to watch a Japan Rugby Top League match held at Shizuoka Stadium, ...
Shares of Shizuoka Bank Ltd (TYO:8355) last traded at 1097, representing a move of -0.63%, or -7 per share, on volume of 1.46 million shares.
Toyota Motor Corp. suspended operations Monday at vehicle factories in Iwate, Miyagi, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie and Fukuoka prefectures ...
But in reality, this cluster of five hilltop teepees in Japan's eastern Shizuoka prefecture, 115 miles (185 kilometers) from the capital of Tokyo, ...
This June 11, 2016 file photo shows the special Oigawa Railway Co. "Thomas the Tank Engine" steam locomotive in Shimada, Shizuoka ...
SHIZUOKA -- Police launched a murder investigation on Oct. 17 following the discovery of a woman's body in a mountainous area here the ...
Four JASDF personnel are missing, presumed dead, after their UH-60J helicopter (similar to this one) crashed off the coast of Japan's Shizuoka ...
SHIZUOKA -- The body of a suspected murder victim found in the mountains here on Oct. 17 was identified as Kumiko Jin, a 62-year-old ...
Police in Shizuoka city on Wednesday began a murder investigation after the body of a 62-year-old woman was found in a mountain forest.
Rescuers on Wednesday said despite finding three helmets, none of the four crew members had been found at the site where an Air ...
SHIZUOKA – A 4-year-old boy was found safe in a forest in Shizuoka Prefecture on Monday, 45 hours after going missing. Police initially ...
"I only returned to Shizuoka when I was getting married and helped at the restaurant as a part-timer. The more I learned, the more interested I was. I asked my father, 'I want to make sushi and could you teach me?' He didn't think I'd eventually take over the restaurant." Chiba's father was her mentor and ...
IWATA, Shizuoka Prefecture--An extremely rare and new addition to an insect observation park here clearly didn't have camouflage in mind when it was found hiding in green foliage. The critter that is causing such a stir is a pink bush cricket, also known as long-horned grasshopper. “It's such a delight to ...
Shares of Shizuoka Gas Co Ltd (TYO:9543) last traded at 968, representing a move of 1.36%, or 13 per share, on volume of 67,100 shares.
At the Izu Animal Kingdom in Higashi-Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, in mid-May, visitors could view a larger, mammalian version. Hair covers the ...
This undated handout photo obtained on November 2, 2017 from Shimoda Aquarium in Shizuoka Prefecture, shows female bottlenose dolphin ...
The trial on the section between Shin-Shizuoka Interchange and Mori-Kakegawa Interchange, both in Shizuoka Prefecture, will continue for at ...
... cooperated in the creation of coastal disaster prevention forests in Miyagi Prefecture's Iwanuma City and in Shizuoka Prefecture's Kakegawa ...
On Thursday, the trade delegation and I will visit Shizuoka to promote investment opportunities here in Nebraska. We will also be visiting Osaka ...
Shizuoka police have arrested a 16-year-old boy over the stabbing death of his father at their residence in Shizuoka City on Thursday ...
According to a study published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, research led by Makoto Moriya, of Shizuoka ...
Midtier renewable energy company Renova will invest a little over 30 billion yen in Shizuoka Prefecture to open a 75,000kW biomass plant by ...
... joins other top players for a group photo during the awards ceremony for the Pacific Ocean Cup 8 held over the weekend in Shizuoka, Japan.
MISHIMA, Shizuoka -- Training specifically for pet owners were included in comprehensive disaster-preparedness drills held at Yamada Junior ...
The Nankai Trough is a long depression in the seabed stretching from Shizuoka Prefecture to waters off Kyushu. A working group of the Central ...
Shizuoka Gas Co., Ltd. (TSE:9543) has a current Magic Formula rank of 7948. The formula which was developed by hedge fund manager Joel ...


 

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