Empress Michiko feeds silkworms mulberry leaves as her silk-farming activities at the Imperial Palace near their end.

Airbnb teams up with FamilyMart

US-based online room broker Airbnb teams up with the FamilyMart convenience store chain.

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Pen artist making waves

An artist in Tokyo is drawing attention with her delicate all-pen drawings.

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University grad employment rate hits all-time high

A record-high 98% of this spring's university graduates in Japan land jobs.

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Narita airport turns 40

Narita International Airport turns 40 on Sunday.

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Alligator-like creature spotted in Fukuoka

A local resident spots a creature that looks like an alligator in a river in Fukuoka.

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Another gender identity

X-gender people, identifying as neither male nor female, share their stories and struggles as they work to raise awarene...

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'Fighting float festival' kicks off in Toyama

Kids in central Japan kick off the Iwase Hikiyama Festival, or "fighting float festival."

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Imperial Couple hosts Pacific island leaders

Japan's Imperial Couple invites heads of state to tea ahead of the Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting.

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3 file suit over forced sterilizations

Three Japanese including a 75-year-old man file suit over their forced sterilizations under an old eugenics law.

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