Pink locomotive spruces up Love Day

Pink locomotive spruces up Love Day

Wakasa Station in Tottori Prefecture, southwestern Japan, puts a pink steam locomotive on display for the recently insta...

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Families of N. Korean abduction victims place hopes in Trump

Families of N. Korean abduction victims place hopes in Trump

The families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean operatives about 40 years ago head to the US, hoping Preside...

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Government approves human trials for embryonic stem cell treatment

Government approves human trials for embryonic stem cell treatment

Japan's government green lights an embryonic stem cell treatment for clinical trials on human beings, a first for the co...

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Temple becomes Instagram sensation

Temple becomes Instagram sensation

A small temple in western Japan is becoming an Instagram phenomenon.

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Ex top finance official gets reprimand and pay cut

Ex top finance official gets reprimand and pay cut

Japan's Finance Ministry apologizes for sexual harassment against a female reporter and reprimands the ex vice minister.

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Mountain opened with prayers and fanfare

Mountain opened with prayers and fanfare

High in Japan's Central Alps, people celebrate the opening of the mountains with prayers and fanfare.

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Instagrammable sushi drawing customers

Instagrammable sushi drawing customers

Conventional sushi is topped with raw fish. But rice topped with meat is leading a new generation of sushi culture in Ja...

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New Fukushima reactor images indicate holes

New Fukushima reactor images indicate holes

New images of the meltdown hit Fukushima no.2 reactor indicate at least two holes through which fuel leaked out.

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Record minors fall victim to crimes through social media

Record minors fall victim to crimes through social media

A record number of minors fell victim to crimes through social media in 2017.

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Abe denies intent to dissolve lower house

Abe denies intent to dissolve lower house

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denies any intent to dissolve the lower house over a series of scandals.

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