Shipping firms strive to survive

Shipping firms strive to survive

Three major Japanese shipping firms agree to spin off and merge their container shipping operations under a new joint ve...

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Twister wreaks havoc in northern Japan

Twister wreaks havoc in northern Japan

A suspected tornado tosses about vehicles leaving damage in its wake in Akita Prefecture, northern Japan.

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Shibuya rammed with Halloween revelers

Shibuya rammed with Halloween revelers

Costumed revelers pack Tokyo's Shibuya district celebrating Halloween.

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Visitors to Japan top 20-million mark

Visitors to Japan top 20-million mark

Foreign visitors continue to visit Japan in droves taking the number of overseas visitors over 20 million this year for ...

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Fireball illuminates sky over northern Japan

Fireball illuminates sky over northern Japan

A mysterious fireball darts across the predawn sky in Niigata Prefecture, northern Japan.

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Artist Kusama to receive Order of Culture

Artist Kusama to receive Order of Culture

Renowned artist Yayoi Kusama and scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi are among several people selected for Japan's top culture pr...

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39-year-old elephant gives birth

39-year-old elephant gives birth

A 39-year-old elephant gives birth at a facility in eastern Japan.

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Japan votes against UN anti-nuke talks

Japan votes against UN anti-nuke talks

Japan, the US and other nuclear powers vote against a United Nations proposal to discuss a ban on nuclear weapons.

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Pikotaro receives Guinness World Record

Pikotaro receives Guinness World Record

Japanese YouTube sensation Pikotaro receives a Guinness World Record for "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen," the shortest song ev...

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Japanese mountaineer leaves a trail of glitter

Japanese mountaineer leaves a trail of glitter

Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei gained fame when she became the first woman to conquer Mount Everest. After her 4-year ...

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