Twenty-ton tug-of-war

When Japanese people play tug-of-war, they don’t kid around.Residents of Daisen city in northern Japan's Akita Prefectur...

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Giant Valentine’s Day chocolate

How big is your love?With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, some ambitious chefs in Japan have unveiled a giant Va...

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Sandal of the gods

Exactly how large are the feet of gods?For people in Japan, the answer could be about 12 meters long.People in the city ...

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Japan pop-up shop in NYC

People in New York City are getting an inside look at the latest Japanese fashions.Famous Japanese department stores Ise...

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Sapporo Snow Festival readies for launch

Japan’s famous Sapporo Snow Festival kicks off on Wednesday.Ahead of the event, artists brought their completed snow scu...

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Bamboo shoots prep for spring

Japan’s traditional calendar says today (Tuesday) is the first day of spring, but the weather was snowy in Kyoto.That di...

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Celebs join Shinshoji Setsubun festival

It may still be cold, but people in Japan are already welcoming the oncoming spring.Visitors to Shinshoji temple near To...

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Setsubun demons have kids crying for good luck

People in Japan have an unusual way of bringing good luck. Crying children are said to drive away demons and bring good ...

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Mt. Zao’s ‘snow monsters’ biggest in memory

Japan gets some of the heaviest snowfalls in the world. At this time of year, people can enjoy some otherworldly sights ...

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Japan treats Davos leaders to sushi

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was busy selling Abenomics to world leaders in Davos on Thursday. But Japan was also l...

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