Stories about Japan from January, 2019
What makes this film notable is that it features actual sound footage of Japanese city life at that time. Usually, newsreels from that era are silent.
Pressure by conservationists made it too expensive for Japan to continue the Antarctic hunt.
For Japan, 2018 was the year of Heisei saigo (平成最後), "the last time we'll do this in the Heisei era" — especially year-end New Year's events.
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Nevin Thompson is our Japan editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.