Monkeys appear to be suffering from pollen allergies on Shodo Island in Kagawa Prefecture, western Japan.

Fire hits Grand Hyatt Tokyo

fire broke out at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo luxury hotel Sunday night. Hundreds were evacuated but no one was injured.

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University to axe president over alleged mob ties

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine plans to sack its president for an alleged relationship with a mob leader.

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Bridge to the past put in place

A bridge is hoisted in to place connecting the historically important Dejima Island district to Nagasaki by bridge for t...

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Giant pandas mate in Tokyo

A pair of giant pandas is confirmed to have been mating at Ueno Zoo in central Tokyo.

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Famous lioness mauls handler

A lioness attacks and seriously injures a keeper at a zoo in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan.

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Workers leave early to spend on Premium Friday

Japan's government hopes Premium Friday, a day when workers can leave the office early, will boost consumption and chang...

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Toshiba to spin-off semiconductor business

Toshiba will establish its money-making semi-conductor business as Toshiba Memory in April.

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Residents to appeal Kadena base ruling

Residents plan to appeal Thursday's court ruling granting $268 million in US base-related noise pollution damages becau...

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First lady quits honorary position over real estate uproar

Akie Abe, Japan's first lady, steps down as honorary principal of an elementary school after the school is accused of a ...

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