Buddhist temples and other centuries-old structures make use of recent technology to improve earthquake resistance. JAPA...

Casino bill passes lower house committee

Japan is poised to get casinos after a lower house committee rushed through a new casino bill.

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Twin giant pandas turn 2

Twin giant pandas turn 2 in western Japan.

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Anime hit

Anime hit "Your Name" opens in 6k theaters across China

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Gusts and snow hit northern Japan

Gusty winds and snow sweep northern Japan due to a developing low pressure system and cold front.

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Morita celebrates official recognition of Nihonium

Kyushu University Professor Kousuke Morita celebrates the official naming of the world's newest element Nihonium, which ...

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Princess Aiko turns 15

Princess Aiko, Crown Prince Naruhito's only child, celebrates her 15th birthday.

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Pedestrian-detecting automatic brake tests publicized

Japan's transport ministry reveals the results of the first tests of pedestrian-detecting automatic brakes.

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Unesco adds 33 festivals to cultural heritage list

Unesco adds 33 traditional festivals featuring parades and floats to its intangible cultural heritage list.

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3 Japanese students die in Hawaii car crash

3 Japanese students die when their car slams into a tree in Hawaii.

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