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2008-07-28 18:00:29

Osaka, July 28 (Jiji Press)--All Nippon Airways plans to scrap its route linking Kansai International Airport near Osaka and Guam, and reduce flights on five domestic routes using the airport as part of its review of operations amid surging fuel prices, it was learned Monday. ANA officials have convened the plan to officials of the Osaka prefectural government, informed sources said. The airline hopes to scrap the Guam route early next year, the sources said. In November, ANA plans to...

2008-07-07 21:00:22

TOYAKO, Japan. July 7 (Interfax) - German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel offered to discuss Russian energy supplies with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Monday meeting on the sidelines of the G-8 Hokkaido Toyako summit. "There is a difference between Russia, which has oil and gas, and Germany, which has to buy [hydrocarbons]. I suggest that we should discuss the demand and the production [of hydrocarbons]," she told Medvedev at the beginning of the meeting. The relationship...

2008-07-07 15:00:16

By JOSEPH COLEMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUSUTSU, Japan The world's top industrialized nations begin their annual summit today. Global warming, a slowing world economy and continued efforts to alleviate world hunger and poverty will be on the agenda. Leaders from the Group of Eight the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada, Italy and Russia started gathering in the northern Japanese resort village of Toyako on Sunday for three days of meetings among themselves and...

2008-07-04 12:00:23

TransTeleCom, a Russian backbone telecommunications operator, and NTT Communications, a provider of IP solutions, has announced that the Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System, which directly links the two companies' telecom networks via an undersea cable between Nevelsk, Sakhalin in Russia and Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan, began commercial operation on July 3, 2008. The two companies jointly started to construct the fiber-optic submarine cable Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System (HSCS) in 2007 and the...

2008-06-26 09:02:30

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Sapporo, June 26 Kyodo - Activists planning to protest against the Group of Eight summit in Hokkaido in early July are setting up camp sites that can accommodate a total of 2,000-3,000 people to prepare for large-scale rallies and demonstrations. At last year's G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, protesters from anti-globalization groups staged rallies during the summit, some of which turned violent and sparked clashes with...

2004-11-28 18:00:03

TOKYO - A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Monday, swaying buildings, throwing objects off shelves and triggering a small tsunami wave that reached the shore. The 3:32 a.m. quake injured at least eight people, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Japan's Meteorological Agency quickly issued a tsunami warning for the eastern shores of Hokkaido's Pacific coastal area. Tsunami are potentially dangerous waves...

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Hokkaido Pony
2014-04-17 11:01:25

The Hokkaido Pony is a breed of pony native to Japan. It is an old breed but very rare. It is most likely a descendent of the now extinct Nanbu, a military horse, but no confirmation of this exists. It is believed that the Hokkaido Pony was transported from Honshu by fishermen in the spring months between 1600 and 1800. The ponies were left in Hokkaido when the fishermen returned to Honshu in the fall. The fishermen would return in the spring with new ponies and also use the surviving...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.