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2008-12-06 14:58:57

The flight of a Japanese passenger plane was delayed this week because of confusion over the number of people in the pop group SMAP's entourage. The flight, carrying 502 passengers from New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, took off 48 minutes late Thursday as a result, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Members of the band and their companions were checked in for the All Nippon Airways flight separately. After the plane started taxiing into position for takeoff, an airline employee realized only 15...

2008-07-04 09:00:30

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Sapporo, 4 July - Police arrested a South Korean man Friday on suspicion of obstructing an immigration officer at an airport - an incident that sources familiar with the matter said involves a labour union official trying to enter Japan to attend a rally related to next week's Group of Eight summit in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Lee Geun Sun, 48, is suspected of pushing the back of the officer's head against a wall after the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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