It looks like you’re using an ad blocker.
To enjoy our content, please include The Japan Times on your ad-blocker’s list of approved sites.
Thank you for supporting our journalism.

Contributing writer
Debate continues to intensify around an artifact on display in the exhibition hall of the Idojiri Archeological Museum.
Among the hundreds of items on show — most excavated from nearby sites close to the border of Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures — stands a 5,000-year-old yūkōtsubatsuki-doki earthenware vessel.
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add and to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.
In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.
With your current subscription plan you can comment on stories. However, before writing your first comment, please create a display name in the Profile section of your subscriber account page.
Your subscription plan doesn’t allow commenting. To learn more see our FAQ
King Charles inherits untold riches and passes off his own empire
In reclaimed towns, Ukrainians recount a frantic Russian retreat
Munetaka Murakami chases history after matching Sadaharu Oh’s mark
Zelda gets a release date and Yakuza returns to Edo in Nintendo and Sony’s pre-TGS streams
Jean-Luc Godard, daring director who shaped the French New Wave, dies at 91
Sponsored contents planned and edited by JT Media Enterprise Division.
Read more
The Japan Times LTD. All rights reserved.


Shop Sephari