Ruling parties aiming for Abe to attend Pyeongchang Olympics

Ruling parties aiming for Abe to attend Pyeongchang Olympics

Japan's ruling parties agree Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should attend the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Ancient dance for food and good fortune

Ancient dance for food and good fortune

Women in northern Japan brave the cold to perform an ancient dance to bring health and a bountiful harvest.

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So long...and thanks for all the fruit

So long...and thanks for all the fruit

A fruity experiment kicks off at Narita International Airport on the outskirts of Tokyo.

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Dogo Onsen capsule toy winning fans

Dogo Onsen capsule toy winning fans

A new novelty toy based on the famous Dogo Onsen bathhouse is winning fans in western Japan.

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New Year poetry reading held at Imperial Palace

New Year poetry reading held at Imperial Palace

Japan's Imperial Family joins the annual New Year poetry reading.

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Dipping toes into new public bath

Dipping toes into new public bath

Some Japanese public baths are more than just a public bath.

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Space Invaders takes over Tokyo observation deck

Space Invaders takes over Tokyo observation deck

Space Invaders takes over a Tokyo observation deck in an exhibition celebrating the iconic game's 40th birthday.

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Emperor and Empress won't attend sumo

Emperor and Empress won't attend sumo

The Emperor and Empress will not attend the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in the wake of an assault scandal.

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Crown Princess Masako attends New Year's Lectures

Crown Princess Masako attends New Year's Lectures

Crown Princess Masako attends New Year's Lectures at the Imperial Palace for the first time in 15 years.

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High school student becomes 2018 lucky man

High school student becomes 2018 lucky man

An annual lucky man selection race takes place at Nishinomiya Shrine, or Ebessan as it is affectionately known to locals...

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