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· January, 2019

Stories about Japan from January, 2019

14 January 2019

Rare film footage with sound of Kyoto, Japan, from 1929

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.

8 January 2019

Conservation groups claim victory as Japan leaves IWC and ends Antarctic whaling

Pressure by conservationists made it too expensive for Japan to continue the Antarctic hunt.

1 January 2019

New Year's Eve 2018 marked the end of an era in Japan

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.