Rare find of 7 ancient 'dotaku' rings a bell with surprised worker ...
Ancient bronze “dotaku” bells and some of their clappers have been unearthed on Awajishima island in Hyogo Prefecture. (Gen Hashimoto)
MINAMI-AWAJI, Hyogo Prefecture--A worker was dumbfounded when he dug up seven ancient bronze “dotaku” bells at a sand storage site on Awajishima island.
Plenus opens first Yayoi Japanese restaurant in Australia
Customers enjoy their meals at the Yayoi restaurant in Sydney. (Provided by Plenus Co.)
Plenus Co. opened a Yayoi Japanese restaurant on June 5 in Sydney, the first outlet in Australia.
Genetic kinship found between Ainu and native Okinawans
The Asahi Shimbun
Geneticists have identified similar inherited traits between the Ainu of Hokkaido and native Okinawans, two peoples whose homelands are geographically poles apart.
Japanese people's freckles may be governed by ancient genes
The Asahi Shimbun
A cosmetic company is investigating whether DNA from ancient peoples may be influencing modern Japanese people's propensity to get freckles and age spots.
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