'The Japanese government has announced a grant assistance of $10.6 million for Pakistan'
The Ainu people -- many of whom live in northern Hokkaido -- have long suffered the effects of a policy of forced assimilation
The season is traditionally celebrated with hanami, or viewing parties, in cherry blossom hotspots, with picnics organised beneath the trees.
The announcement comes after the agency in October delayed the touchdown for several months, saying they needed more time to prepare the landing.
'Make them evict! You go and start a fire today and get arrested! Burn it! No joke! Go and destroy the building now!' the mayor had said
International Brent crude oil futures were at $61.79 per barrel at 0743 GMT, up 29 cents, or 0.5 percent, from their last close.
TOKYO: "World's oldest man" Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity's first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said. Nonaka was born in July 1905, according to Guinness World Records -- just months before Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity. Guinness officially recognised Nonaka as the oldest living man after the death of Spaniard Francisco Nunez Olivera last year. "We feel shocked at the loss of this big figure. He was as…
Kisenosato, the first Japanese-born wrestler to reach the heights of yokozuna since 1998, decided to throw in the towel after three straight losses in the New Year "basho" or tournament.