Japanese high schoolers meet Pope Francis

Japanese high schoolers meet Pope Francis

Two high school peace ambassadors from Japan meet Pope Francis and express their hopes for a world free from nuclear wea...

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M6.7 quake hits Yamagata Niigata

M6.7 quake hits Yamagata Niigata

A magnitude 6.7 quake strikes the Sea of Japan coast and injures 27 people.

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Flip that table

Flip that table

People compete in Iwate Prefecture to be the best table-flipper.

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Get muddy, it's okay

Get muddy, it's okay

Nearly 120 players compete in an annual mud volleyball match in Kumamoto Prefecture.

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Flying squirrel nests in temple

Flying squirrel nests in temple

A temple in southwestern Japan has found an unusual animal nesting in their paper lantern.

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Animal smuggler nabbed at Narita

Animal smuggler nabbed at Narita

A man is indicted in Japan for trying to smuggle rare animals out of Thailand.

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$2700 watermelons

$2700 watermelons

A pair of Raiden watermelon fetches $2700 (300,000 JPY).

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Nightclub for the elderly

Nightclub for the elderly

A karaoke pub in Kanagawa Prefecture specialized for those 65-years and older.

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Japanese-style shades at Dogo Onsen

Japanese-style shades at Dogo Onsen

The Dogo Onsen hot spring prepares for the summer by installing Japanese-style shades.

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Imperial couple attends tree-planting festival

Imperial couple attends tree-planting festival

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a tree-planting event and plant saplings.

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