4K TV broadcasts underway

 Super hi-definition 4K TV broadcasts began today in Japan.Minister of Communications Yoko Kamikawa joined TV executives...

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Health through heat

  People in Japan are enduring a bit of heat in search of good health. Visitors to a temple in central Japan are undergo...

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Princess Hisako ‘nervous’ before daughter’s engagement

 Japan’s Princess Hisako says she was nervous about her daughter Noriko’s recent engagement.The Princess made the commen...

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World's prettiest snail

A zoo in Shizuoka Prefecture has put on display a snail many experts consider one the most beautiful in the world. Polym...

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Princess Noriko to marry Shinto priest

 Japan’s Princess Noriko is getting married. The lucky man wedding the 25-year-old princess is a priest from one of Japa...

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Imperial silkworms making good progress

 Japan’s Empress Michiko is engaged in her yearly cultivation of silkworms. The Empress today transferred the worms to a...

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‘Mountain Day’ Japan’s newest national holiday

Japan has a new national holiday.Officials announced the creation of “Mountain Day.”The holiday will take place every Au...

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Imperial couple visits Ashio mine

Japan’s Imperial couple today visited a mine that was once one of Japan’s most toxic sites.The Ashio Copper Mine heavily...

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Radiation manga going on hiatus

A Japanese manga under fire for depicting radiation poisoning in Fukushima is taking a break from publication.In last we...

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Traditional rice-duck farming underway in Mie

 Dogs may be man’s best friend, but at times a farmer’s best friend is the duck.In Mie, Japan farmers began rice-duck fa...

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