Volunteers have begun participating in the cleanup process in the earthquake-hit city of Noto.

Volunteers have begun assisting residents of Noto City in Ishikawa Prefecture, which was severely affected by a powerful earthquake on the first day of the new year. Since January 27, Ishikawa Prefecture has been sending volunteers to areas affected by the earthquake, including the cities of Nanao and Suzu. Eleven people registered with the prefecture arrived in Noto on Thursday morning. They promptly traveled to the designated areas,...

Ukrainian-born Miss Japan relinquishes title after affair
Ukrainian-born Miss Japan relinquishes title after affair

Победительница конкурса красоты Мисс Японии, родившаяся в Украине, отказалась от своей короны после того, как таблоид опубликовал отчет о ее романе с замужним мужчиной. Каролина Шино, 26 лет, была коронована Мисс Японии две недели назад, но ее победа вызвала обсуждение в обществе из-за ее происхождения. В то время как некоторые приветствовали коронование гражданки, другие считали,…

More than 100 people were injured in the snowfall in Tokyo
More than 100 people were injured in the snowfall in Tokyo

Как минимум 109 человек были доставлены в больницы Токио к утру во вторник из-за травм, полученных при падении на скользком снегу на востоке Японии, сообщило Токийское пожарное управление. Травмы у пострадавших, доставленных в больницу к 10 утра, были в возрасте от 4 до 92 лет, и ни одна из них не была в критическом состоянии….

Tokyo's second snowfall of the winter season
Tokyo's second snowfall of the winter season

В Токио сейчас необычайно теплая зима, но это не исключает возможности выпадения снега. В то время как прогноз погоды предвещал дождь в Токио большую часть понедельника, низкие температуры привели к тому, что сегодня в Токио выпал снег. Снегопад может продолжиться до утра вторника и затронуть регион Канто-Кошин, включая все 23 района Токио. Причиной этого предстоящего…

The famous Tsutaya store at Shibuya Crossroads plans to open its doors this April
The famous Tsutaya store at Shibuya Crossroads plans to open its doors this April

An icon of the world-famous Shibuya Crossroads, the Shibuya Tsutaya building is currently under urgent renovation. Nevertheless, this emblematic center will soon reopen - on April 25, shortly after the cherry blossom season ends. Opened in 1999, Tsutaya's flagship store was a multi-story mixed retail space where visitors could purchase or rent CDs,...

Forecast of cherry blossoms in Japan for 2024
Forecast of cherry blossoms in Japan for 2024

With the start of the new year, the Japan Meteorology Corporation has already turned its attention to spring with its first official cherry blossom forecast for 2024. This initial forecast predicts that cherry blossoms will begin at the usual time in most regions of Japan, although in some places they may start a few days earlier. Last fall's warm temperatures, above...

A man believed to be escaped convict Satoshi Kirishima has died at Kanagawa Hospital
A man believed to be escaped convict Satoshi Kirishima has died at Kanagawa Hospital

A man suspected of involvement in one of a series of terrorist attacks in Japan in the 1970s died Monday morning, a law enforcement source said. The man, who recently confessed to being the alleged bomber named Satoshi Kirishima, had been in the hospital with terminal cancer. According to the source, the man died of natural causes at the hospital in...

A model of Ukrainian origin became the winner of the Miss Japan 2024 pageant
A model of Ukrainian origin became the winner of the Miss Japan 2024 pageant

Ukrainian-born model Karolina Shino won the Miss Japan 2024 pageant at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo, last Monday. Carolina Shino, the first ever winner born outside Japan to win the grand prize at the age of 26, also set a record as the oldest winner in the pageant's history. In her speech after the gala ...

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 struck Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture and surrounding areas Sunday morning. The meteorological agency said that although the quake at 8:59 a.m. reached a maximum score of 4 on the Japanese seismic scale in central Tokyo, other areas of the capital and Yokohama, there was no tsunami threat. The epicenter of the quake was located in Tokyo Bay at a depth of 80...

Food company creates plant-based alternative to 'tuna'
Food company creates plant-based alternative to 'tuna'

A Japanese food manufacturer has introduced an "alternative tuna" made from plant-based ingredients, with the claim that the product contributes to the preservation of tuna stocks in the ocean. Such fish is hugely popular in Japanese cuisine. NH Foods says the product is based on "konnyaku": made from ginger and other ingredients. According to the company, it took time to develop the flavor and texture of the product to give...