Japan's emperor and empress attend a cultural festival and visit a rehab facility in Niigata.

Most schools reopen in typhoon-hit Chiba

Most schools reopen in typhoon-ravaged Chiba Prefecture after Typhoon Faxai hit the Tokyo metropolitan area 8 days ago.

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Princess Kako meets choir boys in Vienna

Japan's Princess Kako is in Austria to meet the country's president and choir boys.

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Artificial snow tested for 2020 Games

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics experiment with artificial snow to beat the heat at the canoe spri...

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Japan's centenarians top 70,000

The number of centenarians in graying Japan tops 70,000 for the first time.

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Paralympians test Japan's major quake

Paralympians from around the world experience what a major earthquake in Japan feels like.

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Opening ceremony held for Olympic museum

An opening ceremony celebrates Tokyo's first Olympic Museum.

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Abe reforms fourth cabinet

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shuffles his fourth cabinet, choosing a record 13 new ministers.

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Wheelchairs for Dogs

A couple in Osaka makes custom built wheelchairs for handicapped dogs.

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Thousands in Chiba still without power and water

About 450,000 households in Chiba Prefecture east of Tokyo are still without power 2 days after powerful typhoon Faxai p...

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