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2008-07-29 Tue 01:34
A man was killed and nine others injured as four large tents were knocked down by strong winds at a festival venue in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture.
According to the Fukui Local Meteorological Observatory, atmospheric conditions in the area became unstable as warm, humid air came up against a weather front above the Sea of Japan.
2008-07-29 Tue 00:47
Typhoon Fung-Wong is expect to cross Taiwan throughout Monday
A typhoon with winds of up to 140km/h has hit the east coast of Taiwan bringing heavy rain,
It will cause schools and businesses to close.
2008-07-29 Tue 00:00
In a picture published in 1798 (Kansei 10), variety of shoppers and merchants were described along with the Kimono store Matsuya (currently Daimaru).
The reason in which Shinsaibashisuji became prosperous in the Edo period, the street was located between Shinmachi and Dotonbori.
. Shinmachi was a red light district and Dotonbori was a theater district in that time.
The patron accompanied by Shinmachi's geisha girls passed along Shinsaibashisuji and carried out to the theater of Dotonbori.
As the popularity of Shinmachi to the north and the Dotonbori theatre district to the south , the popularity of Shinsaibashisuji established as Osaka's main shopping district.
There was a tremendous variety of stores: kimono stores, cotton stores, furniture stores, and hardware stores.