Matsutake mushrooms hit the shelves

People in Japan like mushrooms so much, they will sometimes pay astounding prices for them.The first gourmet matsutake m...

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Japan Expo launches in Paris

 Fans of Japanese culture are heading to the Japan Expo in France today.Europe’s largest Japanese culture event opened f...

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Thomas debuts in Japan

 Thomas the Tank Engine has landed in Asia.The familiar friendly steam engine debuted today on a rail line in central Ja...

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Mt. Fuji climbing season underway

Dozens of climbers greeted the dawn from the top of Japan’s Mt. Fuji this morning.The official climbing season begins to...

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JR East unveils bullet train with foot bath

 Feet feeling tired?A Japanese train operator has unveiled what may be the first train equipped with a foot bath.JR East...

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Recycled Atomic Dome cranes carry peace message worldwide

 Vast numbers of origami cranes are left at the Hiroshima Atomic Dome each day. Now a Japanese firm has come up with a w...

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Free hot springs day

 Hot spring lovers in central Japan are enjoying a free dip today.Five hot springs in the city of Takayama offer free ad...

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Cube watermelon season is here

 Watermelons come in many shapes and sizes. In Japan, there are even square watermelons.The year’s first shipment of the...

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Japanese Wagyu beef exports resume

 Japanese Wagyu beef is back on the menu in Europe.The EU this month lifted an export ban on Japanese beef put in place ...

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Ready, set, spit

 People in northern Japan tested how far they could spit a cherry pit at an annual summer contest on Sunday. The 29th ch...

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