All-star Kabuki show at Kyoto's Minamiza Theatre

All-star Kabuki show at Kyoto's Minamiza Theatre

Yearly Kabuki event Kaomise Kogyo, a serious of plays with all-star casts, has begun at Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto.

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1000-year-old Hadakabo festival

1000-year-old Hadakabo festival

A 1,000-year-old festival in western Japan is held to comfort the spirit of a 9th century noble.

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Designed apples fetch $2300

Designed apples fetch $2300

Three of producer Chisato Iwasaki's designed apples go for $2300 at auction in Aomori Prefecture.

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Tokyo Olympic swimming venue unveiled

Tokyo Olympic swimming venue unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers unveil the 15000-seat Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

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Construction begins on maglev station

Construction begins on maglev station

Construction begins on a maglev train station in Kanagawa Prefecture, part of the 500 km/h Linear Chuo Shinkansen bullet...

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Imperial Couple visit Ise Jingu post enthronement ceremonies

Imperial Couple visit Ise Jingu post enthronement ceremonies

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visit Ise Jingu Shinto shrine to mark the completion of enthronement ceremonies incl...

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Narita Airport celebrates 1.1 billion travelers

Narita Airport celebrates 1.1 billion travelers

A ceremony celebrates 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 released in Japan

Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 released in Japan

A match-making app for drinking buddies helps people celebrate the release of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau in Japan.

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Daijosai imperial succession rite venue open to public

Daijosai imperial succession rite venue open to public

The venue for the Daijosai imperial succession rite opens to the general public before being dismantled.

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Emperor attends Grand Banquet to fete succession

Emperor attends Grand Banquet to fete succession

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend the second Grand Banquet, Daikyo-no-gi, marking the end of the Daijosai rite ...

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