M5.7 quake strikes Fukushima Daiichi

M5.7 quake strikes Fukushima Daiichi

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Tuesday afternoon. No abnormalities were...

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People flock to swan lake in central Japan

People flock to swan lake in central Japan

People flock to a famous swan lake in central Japan after entry restriction due to bird flu is lifted.

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Japan's emperor, empress leave for Vietnam

Japan's emperor, empress leave for Vietnam

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko leave for Vietnam to promote bilateral friendship.

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Toshiba's listing at risk: Japan Exchange boss

Toshiba's listing at risk: Japan Exchange boss

The head of the Japan Exchange warns the listing of Toshiba Corporation may be in danger.

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Bill to restrict smoking to small bars

Bill to restrict smoking to small bars

A new bill against passive smoking in Japan signals wide changes, restricting indoor smoking to bars of less than 30 squ...

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University to axe president over alleged mob ties

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

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

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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Monkey allergies nothing to sneeze at

Monkey allergies nothing to sneeze at

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

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Workers leave early to spend on Premium Friday

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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