Enthronement parade set for October 22, 2019

Enthronement parade set for October 22, 2019

Japan outlines a plan for ceremonies linked to Emperor Akihito's abdication and Crown Prince Naruhito's enthronement in ...

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Japan high school girls least happy with body shape: survey

Japan high school girls least happy with body shape: survey

A survey of high schoolers in Japan, the US, China and South Korea finds Japanese girls the least satisfied with their f...

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ANA debuts virtual travel system

ANA debuts virtual travel system

Japanese airline ANA is launching a new virtual travel experience.

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Teenagers aim for Mars

Teenagers aim for Mars

A group of high school students in Japan attempts to build an aircraft able to fly over Mars.

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Forced sterilization victims demand redress

Forced sterilization victims demand redress

Diet members hear for the first time from disabled women who underwent forced sterilization under the nation's former eu...

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Udon marathon aims to promote local noodles

Udon marathon aims to promote local noodles

Takamatsu in western Japan promotes its famous udon noodles via a 60-kilo ultra "mara-nic" (marathon + picnic) with stop...

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Summer temperatures warm Japan

Summer temperatures warm Japan

Temperatures across Japan hit the mid-20s, making for a perfect summer-like day to enjoy sakura cherry blossoms in full ...

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Softbank to invest in $200 bil. Saudi solar project

Softbank to invest in $200 bil. Saudi solar project

Communications giant Softbank will invest in the Saudi Arabian government's planned solar power generation facility, aim...

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Imperial Couple end Okinawa visit with karate demo

Imperial Couple end Okinawa visit with karate demo

Japan's Imperial Couple take in a karate demo and visit the Okinawa Karate Hall before returning to Tokyo on their last ...

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Transport ministry sees future of pilotless ships

Transport ministry sees future of pilotless ships

Transport officials present a roadmap for a future of automated ships.

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