Smoke on train causes delay

Smoke on train causes delay

Sagami Railway says a lightning may have struck its train.

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Tokyo Fire Department rescues nine people from flooded river

Tokyo Fire Department rescues nine people from flooded river

Nine people are rescued from a flooded river in Tokyo.

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LDP wins landslide victory

LDP wins landslide victory

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party coalition takes 312 seats in the 48th Lower House election.

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Empress Michiko turns 83

Empress Michiko turns 83

Japan's Empress Michiko turns 83, noting this year may be the last the Imperial Couple travels in an official capacity.

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Sensors and scanners moving IoT forward

Sensors and scanners moving IoT forward

An expo in Tokyo has sensor and scanning innovations pushing the IoT forward and making things ever more connected.

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Sake brewing gets into full swing

Sake brewing gets into full swing

A sake brewery in northern Japan gets down to business making this season's run of the age-old fermented beverage.

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Tokyo police employee fakes own kidnapping

Tokyo police employee fakes own kidnapping

A woman employed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department feigns being kidnapped on a visit to her hometown in centra...

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 Epic illumination at historic site

Epic illumination at historic site

Nijo Castle is illuminated and opened to the public in the fall for the first time to commemorate a watershed historical...

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Cosplay boom meets history

Cosplay boom meets history

Cosplay fans are using historic buildings as backdrops in northern Japan.

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Sapporo streetcar ready for snow

Sapporo streetcar ready for snow

The snow plowing streetcar "Sasara" in Sapporo gets ready for winter.

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