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Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japan’s first “naked restaurant” opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry — podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, “The Amrita” — Sanskrit for ‘immortality’ — also has strict age restrictions, …

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Hiroshima bombing ‘of Japan’s own making’

Beijing, China | AFP | Chinese state media said that the “atomic bombings of Japan were of its own making”, ahead of a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday by US President Barack Obama. The trip is the first visit to the city by a sitting American President since the …

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G7 leaders’ visit to Ise Shrine: things to know

Ise Shima, Japan | AFP | Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will Thursday take fellow world leaders on a tour of Ise Shrine, an ancient spot that sits at the heart of Japan’s native Shinto religion. The trip is part of the cultural programme on the sidelines of the Group …

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Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid ‘public flatulence’

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public “belching or flatulence” in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident. The Hokkaido Tourism Organization, which represents Japan’s northern-most island, published a downloadable brochure on …

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Japan donates sh 863m to Uganda

By Sarah Namulondo Amidst donor cuts the Japanese government has donated 863m shillings to three grass roots projects in the health, education and sports sector in Uganda. The money was given to go to the construction of a maternity ward in Bubangizi health centre III in Mitooma district, to improve …

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