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Japanese resort to launch search for new geisha

A small hot spring resort in eastern Japan plans to recruit three women to become geisha in an effort to preserve a tradition and to boost tourism, a local official said on Friday. Shimoda city, 130 kilometres (80 miles) southwest of Tokyo, has set aside 5.23 million yen ($68,000) for…

Another quake hits Japan, which preps for another tsunami

TOKYO (Reuters) – A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.4 shook northeast and eastern Japan late on Thursday, and a tsunami warning was issued for the northeastern coast of Japan, an area badly hit by the March 11 earthquake. Japan’s NHK public television repeatedly said those in areas where the tsunami…