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Tokyo professor discovers Vatican helped Japanese in Siberia return home

Nov 12 (ROME REPORTS in English) - Professor Saho Matsumoto says that the Vatican's diplomatic intervention saved many World War II Japanese prisoners.

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Demolition work on a nearly completed ten-story apartment building in Kunitachi, Tokyo, which obstructed the view of Mount Fuji, began last week, seeking to restore the once picturesque view from the 'Fujimidori' shopping street extending from JR Kunitachi Station.

Operations on the Tokaido Shinkansen between Nagoya and Hamamatsu stations remain suspended following a derailment involving a maintenance vehicle.

Japan experienced a scorching heatwave over the first weekend of summer vacation, with temperatures soaring from Okinawa to Hokkaido. Despite comprehensive heatstroke measures at festivals, numerous incidents were reported.

A junior high school girl drowned on Sunday while trying to save her younger sister at a beach in Saka Town, Hiroshima.

Tsutomu Shirosaki, a former member of the Japanese Red Army, who was serving time for his involvement in the 1986 attack on the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia, died on the 20th of July at the age of 76.

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Japan's territory today is divided into 47 areas called prefectures. This system was established in 1868 to replace the old provinces which had actually been in use since the year 600. (General Knowledge)

A 43-year-old American male, who has been teaching English at elementary and junior high schools in Kanagawa Prefecture for 18 years, is voicing his struggles with living expenses.

The 'Hajimete Challenge' service is gaining popularity for helping children complete their first errands. The service, provided by Tokyo-based video production company WAGAKOTO, includes filming and editing the errand experience, which is then sent to parents.

Japanese swords, also known as 'katanas,' areĀ samurai sword made in Japan. Many sword collectors highly regard katanas for their sharpness, durability, and rich history. That's why a real katana can cost as much as $200,000.

As Japan comes under a wave of strict new laws decreed by Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the tension is set to burst when a group of 47 Ronin carry out a now legendary attack against a rival government official, eventually coming to be known as the Ako Incident. (The Shogunate)

Japanese swords, or katanas, have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. However, many people often find themselves puzzled, thinking that all swords look the same and unsure of how to appreciate them. To address this, a special exhibition is being held to help enthusiasts distinguish and enjoy these historical weapons.

Kings and Generals' historical animated documentary series covering the Pacific War continues with a video on the early Japanese success during the Burma-India campaign of 1942-1943, as we cover the battles of the Fall of Rangoon, Stilwell's command, First Arakan campaign and the Chindits penetration. (Kings and Generals)

A compliance training session for host clubs in Tokyo's Kabukicho district was conducted in response to a series of "urikake" problems, where malicious host clubs saddled customers with exorbitant debts.